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Application Systems Consultant/team Lead Resume

Chattanooga, TN

SUMMARY:

  • Highly talented, Analytical and solution oriented IT Analyst with expertise in building and architecting middleware/information systems on time and under budget. Proven technical leadership skills include the ability to manage teams, earn the respect of its members, lead by example, and thrive in an entrepreneurial environment. Persuasive verbal and written communication skills compliment a proven ability to multi - task, maintain an organized approach, and ensure success - even when faced with high-pressure or high-risk situations.
  • Excellent Performer with over 8 year’s professional experience in Information Technology.
  • IBM Certified Websphere Administrator with a background in web systems architecture and support. A breadth of experience in managing Internet Infrastructure Configuration, Administration, Disaster Recovery, Implementation, Integration and backup related responsibilities involving multiple architectures highlighting Web and E-Commerce Solutions.
  • Experience working in full life cycle projects
  • 4 years experience in architecting and deploying Identity Management, LDAP Directories, Single/Reduced Sign-On (SSO), Access Management, RBAC (Role-Based Access Control), Federated Identity/Federation and Enterprise System Architecture.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Operating Systems: ZLinux, AIX, Windows Server 2000 and 2003, 2008, Windows 2000 and XP, Ubuntu.

Middleware applications: WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus, WebSphere Service Registry and Repository, WebSphere Business Monitor, WebSphere MQ, WebSphere7.x, 6.1 and 5.1,WebSphere Portal, WebSphere MQ, JBoss 6.0

Web servers: IBM IHS, Apache, IIS.

Languages: C, C++, Java, Java scripting, PHP.

Web Technologies: HTML, XML.

Web Tools: Macromedia Dreamweaver MX, MS FrontPage.

Databases: MS SQL Server, MS Access, and DB2.

Monitoring software: Wily Introscope, Tivoli, and Appsight.

Other: Citrix NetScaler, VMware, Virtual Box, IBM RPT, Microsoft Office 2003 and 2007, Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Project, Active Directory.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Chattanooga, TN

Application Systems Consultant/Team Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Lead five member teams that architect, administer, and support Middleware Technologies like WebSphere, IHS, IIS, Access and Federation Management
  • Preparing daily workloads for staff & coordinating the daily allocation of work. Motivating the team to achieve high standards and KPI targets.
  • Handling new client enquiries and acting as the face of the business
  • Extensive experience in installation, configuration, and administration of Web Sphere Application Server 6.X/7.0, IBM HTTP Server 6.X/7.0 on AIX, and Windows and automation Deploy and troubleshoot J2EE applications on WebSphere across DEV/SIT/UAT/PreProd/PROD environments.
  • Responsible for architecting and deploying Identity Management, LDAP Directories, Single/Reduced Sign-On (SSO), Access Management, RBAC (Role-Based Access Control), Federated Identity/Federation and Enterprise System Architecture.
  • Security Infrastructure Design, Authentication and Authorization technologies (Web Access Manger, Enforcement Agent, Identity Federation Manger).
  • Maintain full Identity and Federation Management systems.
  • Responsible for architecture and implementation of enterprise-class applications and their infrastructure including
  • Responsible to stand up SOA platform, which includes architecting and engineering the platform making it highly available, scalable and truly enterprise in nature.
  • Manage SOA platform service that included the following components: IBM WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus (WESB), IBM WebSphere Service Registry and Repository (WSRR) and IBM WebSphere Business Monitor (WBM).
  • Experience in IBM Web Sphere Application Server Administrator at the expert level on UNIX and Windows Platforms in Development, Production, and QA Environments.

Confidential, Chattanooga, TN

Web Architect/SOA Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to stand up SOA platform, which includes architecting and engineering the platform making it highly available, scalable and truly enterprise in nature.
  • Manage SOA platform service that included the following components: IBM WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus (WESB), IBM WebSphere Service Registry and Repository (WSRR) and IBM WebSphere Business Monitor (WBM).
  • Experience in IBM Web Sphere Application Server Administrator at the expert level on UNIX and Windows Platforms in Development, Production, and QA Environments.
  • Installation, upgrades and maintenance of the WebSphere and supporting applications, documentation and support issues.
  • Install, Configure and Administer WebSphere MQ Series
  • Install IBM WebSphere Portal server as primary and secondary nodes and configuring with Database and LDAP.
  • Expertise in deployment of portlets, themes and skins in IBM WebSphere Portal
  • Periodic fixpack updates for WebSphere Application Server, WebSphere Portal Server and HTTP servers.
  • Highly experienced in deploying solutions in High Availability (HA), Load Balancing Configurations eliminating single point of failure, clustering both vertical and horizontal.
  • Create, configure and administer Websites using IIS.
  • Advanced IIS 6 and .NET server administration and troubleshooting experience.
  • Configured Citrix NetScaler as load balancing solution using IBM HTTP Server/IIS for workload management
  • Load testing of application using IBM Rational Performance Tester.
  • 7x24x365 support of production infrastructure and applications.

Confidential

IT Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Install, Configure and Administer IBM WebSphere Application Server and IBM HTTP Server on AIX/Windows platform.
  • Deployed large web-based transaction application (Blue2) which perform functions such as analysis, exchange claims attachments electronically, and request/receive claims status information in WebSphere application Server 6.1
  • Created SIB, JMS Destinations, Queues, and Activation Specification on WAS 6.1.
  • Created Self-Signed Security Certificates for WebSphere Application Server. Very Good Knowledge of creating certificates using Ikeyman and maintaining the certificates in WebSphere.
  • Participated in weekly technical workgroup calls.
  • Responsible for Performance testing of application which involved interacting with other Blue Cross Plans. The Test involved Sending and Receiving Medical Documents and processing claim related messages through Blue2 Application Working with MQ, Filenet, and DB2 team related to WebSphere and Application deployed.

Environment: WebSphere Application Server 6.1, WebSphere MQ, DB2, XML, SQL, Java, Shell Script, AIX, UNIX, ClearCase, Filenet, Microsoft Active Directory, WebSphere IICE.

Confidential, Cleveland, OH

Web Designer/Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Designed and maintained the Confidential newsletter, published on the company’s intranet website.
  • Installed and configured enterprise applications on IBM WebSphere Application Server 5.1, IBM HTTP Web Server in Solaris and Windows NT/2000/2003 environment.
  • Implemented Clustering, Performance tuning and trouble shooting of IBM WebSphere Application Server 5.1.
  • Responsible for application changes across different platforms- development, testing and production environments.
  • Install and configure Apache Web Server.
  • Installed webserver plugins for WebSphere Application Server.
  • Maintained scripts to handle everyday System Administration tasks such as backup procedure, system cleanup.

Environment: WebSphere Application Server 5.1/6.0, IBM HTTP Server, SQL, Java, Shell Script, Perl, Window NT, UNIX, Solaris, HTML.

Confidential

Web Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Installed, Configured, Administered, and Supported IBM WebSphere Application Server 5.0 on Windows environment.
  • Created Server groups, Model, Clones for WebSphere Application Server 5.0.
  • Integrated and deployed enterprise-wide J2EE applications using WebSphere Application Server.
  • Managed connection pooling and registering web applications on WebSphere Application Server 5.0.
  • Involved in designing WebSphere Application Server load balancing, Workload Management (WLM) including horizontal and vertical scaling.
  • Configured the Web Server interfaces, session management, virtual hosts and transports for WebSphere Application Servers.
  • Configured WebSphere resources including JDBC providers, JDBC data sources and connection pooling. Deployed Session and Entity EJBs in WebSphere.

Environment: Solaris, Java, Java Script, Windows NT, IBM HTTP Server, HTML.

Confidential

Software Tester

Responsibilities:

  • Manual testing of web-based applications (like new messenger, audio and video synchronization).
  • Involved in writing test cases for all the features in each application.
  • Involved in preparing the release notes for the product release.
  • Involved in writing test plans for any new feature, which was implemented.
  • Supported AOL customers (USA customers) in Internet and Network related Issues.

Environment: Windows NT, Microsoft Office, and HTML.

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