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Sr Websphere Administrator Resume

Charlotte, NC

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:

  • Over 7+ years of extensive experience in Planning, Design, Installing, Migrating, Configuring, Administering, Patching, Tuning, Troubleshooting, Monitoring, Production Support, Maintenance and Integrating IBM WebSphere Application Server(WAS), WebSphere Portal Server, IIB, Apache Tomcat, JBoss, Apache Http Server, IHS & SunOne Webserver’s on Distributed OS platforms (Unix and Windows)
  • Experience in Planning, Installing, Configuring, Administering, Tuning and Troubleshooting of Business Process Management (BPM) and Business Rules Engines (BRE) applications using Pega Systems Pega Rules Process Commander (PRPC).
  • Proficient in Pega PRPC Implementation cycle including installation, development, testing and deployment.
  • Have worked on several high profile Pega projects through the full Agile life - cycle since process
  • Certified IBM WebSphere V8.0 core Admin associate.
  • Strong understanding of IBM WebSphere Application Server family and architecture basis.
  • Well versed in installing, configuring, administrating and troubleshooting IBM WebSphere Application Server ND v8.5.x/v8.x/v7.0.0.x/6.1.0.x/
  • Expertise in installation, configuration, clustering and administration of WebSphere Application Server and WebLogic server on various platforms like Linux (Red Hat) and Windows.
  • Troubleshooting and fixing of problems on all the different versions of Application Servers like WebSphere.
  • Good Knowledge in Creating Horizontal and Vertical Clustering in WebSphere Application servers for execution environment and long-running applications
  • Experience in designing and administering highly available clustered environments for WMQ series.
  • Creating, configuring and administrating Broker runtime components and ensuring efficient operation on Broker.
  • Sizing and capacity planning using WebSphere Business Monitor and Candle Monitoring plugin nodes.
  • Administering local and remote IIB V9/WMB and WMQ objects like starting stopping IIB V9 Nodes/Brokers and queue managers.
  • Performing administration tasks using script (MQSC) commands to create, update, alter and delete MQ objects like queue managers, queues, clusters, channels, listeners, etc.
  • Performing administration tasks using WebSphere MQ Administration Interface (MQAI) and using WebSphere MQ explorer.
  • Performing administration tasks using MQSI commands and broker explorer for broker environment.
  • Experience in installation and configuration of Apache HTTP Server, IBM HTTP Server and Microsoft IIS and also involved in configuration of Virtual Hosts for IBM HTTP Server.
  • Highly skilled in creating SSL using iKEYMAN, Console and command line tools like gsk7cmd and keytool.
  • Experienced in Workload Management (WLM), WSADMIN scripting JACL JYTHON and troubleshooting the middleware product related issues on different UNIX flavours (Solaris, AIX, and Linux).
  • Worked on SOA Migration Plans, Migration Tracking and Migration testing
  • Vast experience on Installing, configuring and troubleshooting of IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0/7.0/6.x, Web Servers (IHS 6.0/6.1, Apache 2.0) on Linux, AIX, and Windows platforms.
  • Strong experience in Administration and Maintenance of JBoss, Tomcat and WAS ND clusters (vertical, horizontal) and deployment of applications in highly availability, load balanced production environments
  • Experience in applying plug-ins and tuning for WAS with IBM HTTP Server and Apache Web Server.
  • Experience in creating resources, modify properties, view runtime attributes, commit modifications and securing administrative server using Authentication, Authorization, Certificates, User Credentials and WebSphere Resources.
  • Successful implementations of Workload Management (WLM) using cloning and clustering techniques including horizontal and vertical clustering for achieving High- availability, scalability and failover.
  • Configuring and managing Domain name service (DNS)
  • Hands on experience in configuring and deploying J2EE applications on WebSphere Application Servers and WebLogic servers.
  • Experience in 24x7 on-call production support and trouble-shooting problems related to WAS, Web Servers, MQ Series and Database, Managing security, organization and remote computing issues.
  • Expert in supporting Enterprise based Applications in a distributed environment, over a wide range of operating environments across several web farms on a 24/7 rotation basis for high volume, secure transactions and Web services.
  • Expertise in configuring RDBMS products such as IBM DB2UDB 9.x/8.x, Oracle 11.x/10.x/9.x/8.x and Microsoft SQL server 2005 in UNIX, Linux and Windows environments.
  • Well experienced in configuring various LDAP user registries for authentication and authorization and implemented SSO (Single Sign On)
  • Expertise in working with various logs, trace and messages using tools such as Log Analyzer.
  • Expertise in using and modifying wsadmin scripts and Shell scripts to administer and automate batch job scheduling including backup and recovery processes and rotating logs.
  • Experienced in working with change management tools like Remedy and Infrastructure Work request, HP Service Manager ticketing tools.
  • Highly motivated to learn new developments in technology with strong analytical problem solving skills and a flair for creativity. Worked closely with Project manager, development, testing and production team to align project deliverables, dates and report issues/concerns.
  • Excellent communication, analytical skills and highly flexible to learn new technologies in the IT industry and work towards company’s success.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Application/Web Servers: IBM WebSphere Application Server(WAS) 8.x/7.0/6.x, IBM Http Server(IHS) 6.x/7.x/8.x, JBoss 6.x, Apache WebServer 2.0/2.2/2.4, IBM WebSphere MQ /7.x/8.x, Apache Tomcat 7.0, mod jk

Operating Systems: LINUX (REDHAT 6), IBM AIX, ZOS, Windows NT/2000 server.

Development Tools: IBM RAD 6.0/7.0, Putty, Ssh Client, FileZilla, WinScp, SVN, Jenkins

Databases & Tools: DB2, Oracle 11g, Sybase, SQL Server and MS Access, Excel, PostgreSql, QMF, Toad, PgAdmin, SQL, PL/SQL.Protocols: TCP/IP, UDP, HTTP/HTTPS, RMI/IIOP, SSL, LDAP, ICMP, DNS, FTP, SFTP, SOAP, POP and HTTP.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, Charlotte, NC

Sr WebSphere Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Installed, configured WebSphere Application Server 7.x/8.x/8.5, IIB,MQ and IBM HTTP Server 7.x/8.5 on multiple platforms like AIX, Linux, Solaris and Windows
  • Installed, Configured siteminder webagent on linux servers.
  • Installed, configured JBOSS on linux servers.
  • Experienced in installation of MQ V8.
  • Experienced in applying fix packs and installing JAVA V7,V8.
  • Administering local and remote IIB V9/WMB and WMQ objects like starting stopping IIB V9 Nodes/Brokers and queue managers, WMB 6,7,8 and IIB v9,10.
  • Experienced in migrating 50+ different PEGA, WEB and SERVICE applications from WAS V7.x to WAS V8.5
  • Actively involved in migration of pega applications from Pega Cloud to AWS Cloud.
  • Install and configure new IBM WebSphere 8.5 ND instance in LINUX box for the migration process.
  • Create new app servers and configure/ and tune them as per application requirements.
  • Configure new horizontal Cluster for the new env setup under different nodes.
  • Maintained WebSphere Application Server on Linux/ZOS platforms, development, testing and staging environments for on-going application development.
  • Implement fix pack in existing production, QA and Development env in WebSphere 7.0 to 7.0.0.29 to resolve JDBC connection issue.
  • Datasource (JNDI) configuration and JMS queue and queue factory creation for native MQ to support application requirements.
  • Create new IBM Http server install plugin and Configuring SSL. Finally configure plugin-cfg.xml file with cluster with proper load balancer.
  • Maintain Dmgr Cell security, also check & update SSL certificates for all running application in Production and non-production environments.
  • Configured security setup for each QM objects for user security and enabled application security at server level for each of the broker servers.
  • Installed and configured XI52.
  • Created QMs, Queues, Listeners, Channels and Servers on each of the servers.
  • Installed iFix to resolve MQ connections on linux servers.
  • Configured clustered environment for each of the environment to achieve high availability and fail over scenarios.
  • Demonstrated the load balancing mechanism over the clustered environment to ensure the load is distributed as per the algorithm.
  • Good Understating in Business process management tools
  • Played a key role in migrating PRPC V5.4/V5.5sp1, project to higher version PRPC V6.1/V6.2sp2,V6.3sp1 and V7.1.6
  • Deployed Pega SMA on separate node and integrated all other pega application node to it in various environments(preprod and prod)
  • Worked on Migrating Pega Rules 5.5 to 7.5 and associated applications.
  • Configured disaster recovery scenarios within NJ and FL data centers..
  • Involved in Installation, Configuration and Maintenance of WebSphere Application and WebLogic servers.
  • Installing, Configuring, troubleshooting WebSphere Application server and installation of fix packs.
  • Supporting, monitoring all Applications at Development, Testing and Production environments.
  • Deploying application in WAS using admin Console and also through scripts.
  • Configured web servers ports and virtual host based on network load balanced URL’s.
  • Configured WebSphere global security with LDAP registry. Created users with various roles to access the WebSphere admin console, users and groups in LDAP and added them as WebSphere Console Groups.
  • Configured and setup Secure Sockets Layers (SSL), PKI and Trusted CA for Encryption and Decryption of data using cryptography and Users Authentication.
  • Installed and maintained multiple Apache Tomcat server instances.
  • Upgraded Applications with various patch files (JSP's, Class files, changing various properties and property files).
  • Troubleshooting various problems in different stages of development using log files and with coordination from Development teams.
  • Fully automated the build process using wsadmin (jython).
  • Developed Automation scripts using Jython and Shell Scripts for performing system administration tasks, migration, develop clusters and build the WebSphere Profiles.
  • Monitoring WAS performance through Tivoli Performance Viewer and tuning the system - caching, queuing, JVM parameters, DB Connection Pooling.
  • Troubleshooting on various infrastructure issues, memory leaks, garbage collections, JVM heap allocations, Hung Threads and Session Timout.
  • Wrote Shell and XML build scripts for various automations and reports, etc.
  • Diagnosis and repair of the WebSphere environment.
  • Assisted developers with the diagnosis and repair of WebSphere Applications.
  • Involved in MULE SOFT poc meetings.
  • On-call Production Support monitoring and maintaining multiple Applications in Development and Test and Production Environments.

Environment: IBM WebSphere Application Server ND 8.5.x,8.x,7.x,6.1.x/6.0.x,IIB, PRPC V 7.x/5.4/5.5/6.1/6.1sp2, IBMIHS 8.5.x/8.x/7.x, WMQ 8.x/7.x, IIB, XI52, Unix, Linux, AIX, Oracle 12C, DB2, WebLogic server, Willy Introscope, Team Site, G3, Jenkins, WPS, ESB, Windows 2003/2008 Server R2, IBM Data Power, REDHAT 6 Linux, CentOS, SunOne WebServer, JBOSS, Apache Tomcat 6.x.

Confidential, Chicago, IL

Sr WebSphere Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Installed and Configured IBM WebSphere Application Server 6.x/7.x on UNIX and windows platforms.
  • Datasource (JNDI) configuration and JMS queue and queue factory creation for native MQ to support application requirements.
  • Create new IBM Http server install plugin and Configuring SSL. Finally configure plugin-cfg.xml file with cluster with proper load balancer.
  • Maintain Dmgr Cell security, also check & update SSL certificates for all running application in Production and non-production environments.
  • Configured security setup for each QM objects for user security and enabled application security at server level for each of the broker servers.
  • Configured IBM HTTP Web server and generated Plug-ins.
  • Created, Configured and Administered Profiles, Clusters, Nodes and Node Groups for WebSphere Application Server.
  • Migrating IBM WebSphere Application Server from 6.0 to 6.1.0.31and to 7.x.
  • Configured clustering through deployment manager for Load Balancing and Failover functions in WebSphere Application Server ND.
  • Updated Fix-pack for WAS in UNIX.
  • Involved in configuration of WebSphere Application Server resources like JDBC Data Sources, JDBC Providers and Connection Pooling to connect to the DB2, Oracle.
  • Involved in implementing JACL scripts for automating EAR files.
  • Troubleshooting errors both Application & JVM logs and traces.
  • Opened IBM Problem Management Records (PMR) to report WebSphere Application Server problems.
  • Analyzing java cores and heap dumps with thread and heap analyzer.
  • Monitored metrics and performance with Tivoli monitoring tool.
  • Worked on Deployment Suite of scripts for the installations and configurations of WebSphere
  • Deployed the application in production, staging for following change management practices.
  • Used Oracle and DB2 for the configuration of JDBC resources.
  • Enabling Global security at the Application Server level and monitoring Operating System level security for WebSphere Application Server.

Environment: WebSphere Application Server 6.0/7.0/8.0, IBM HTTP Server 6.0/7.x/8.x, UNIX, Windows, Apache HTTP Server 2.2.6, LDAP.

Confidential, Newport, NJ

WebSphere Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Installed, configured, and maintained IBM WebSphere Application Server, IBM HTTP Server on Sun Solaris, LINUX, AIX and Windows platform.
  • Upgraded WebSphere ND with refresh packs and fix packs. Implemented the Vertical and Horizontal clustering that meets High Availability and Failover requirement for performance and functionality.
  • Integrated and deployed Enterprise J2EE applications on WebSphere ND 6.1/6.0 that involves EAR, JAR, WAR files using Application Assembly Tool.
  • Installed and Configured WebSphere MQ 7.0/8.0, WMB V 6,7,8, IIB V9/10.
  • Developing MQ infrastructure in enterprise level with Distributed queuing and clustering.
  • Installed vulnerability fixes for WebSphere Application Server.
  • Managed Security and Performance optimizations for IBM WebSphere, IBM HTTP Server and Apache Web Server.
  • Troubleshooting on issues such as out of memory, memory leaks, hung sessions and session replication, federation of nodes and synchronization of nodes with NDM.
  • Configured SIB and Enterprise Service Bus on WebSphere Application Server ND 6.0.
  • Configured WebSphere resources like JDBC providers, JDBC data sources, connection pooling.
  • Enabled Global Security feature by configuring LDAP as user registry and LTPA for authentication and authorization privileges.
  • Upgrade, Configuration, Setting Channels, creation of Queues, Change Queue Properties, Monitor Queues, Administration, Support MQ client.
  • Install, configure, and administer IBM WebSphere and JBOSS 6.0 in clustered and non-clustered environment
  • Deployed the applications on multiple WebLogic Server and maintained Load balancing.
  • Created and configured WebSphere Application server instances for QA, Development and Production
  • Installed and Configured Tivoli Access Manager e-business for Securing Applications
  • Configuring and managing Domain name service (DNS)
  • Extensive hands on using UNIX shell scripts and Jython automated scripts for administration.
  • Monitored for Application core dumps, or forced thread dumps to check for system objects using thread analyzer and other IBM tools.
  • Handled everyday System Administration tasks such as backup procedure, system clean-up, rotating logs, creating system alerts and other everyday system tasks.
  • Enabled Performance Monitoring services through admin console then monitored and analyzed the performance data using Tivoli Performance Viewer.
  • Problem determination using local error logs and by running user traces and service traces.
  • Configured global security on WebSphere using IBM Directory Server and secure the admin console.
  • Troubleshoot problem-tickets, worked with developers to identify the root cause and resolve the issue or propose a potential work around and successfully resolved LDAP, Site Minder, WAS, MQ, code, and data issues.
  • Implemented authentication and authorization permissions to web resources and Installed SSL certificates on the web servers using iKEYMAN.
  • Managed the security and performance optimizations for EJB containers and web applications in IBM WebSphere, IBM HTTP Server and Apache web server.
  • Provided solutions for clustering at Web Server and WebSphere areas. Worked on Horizontal and Vertical clustering methods providing fail over, effective load balance scenarios and efficient utilization of system resources.

Environment: IBM WebSphere Application Server ND V7.x/6.x, PegaRules/PRPC 5.x, WebLogic server, IBMIHS, Oracle 10g, IBM DB2, Tivoli Performance Viewer, UNIX, RHEL, AIX, DB2, Oracle 11g, DNS, F5, Cisco, security firewall, WebSphere MQ 7.0/8.0, Wily Introscope, RHEL, PHMS, SHP, HPOV.

Confidential

WebSphere Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Installed WebSphere Application Server using the silent, GUI and console modes.
  • Installed and configured IBM HTTP Server 2.0.13.x, 2.0.42.x and 2.0.47.x on UNIX and Windows platforms.
  • Implemented horizontal and vertical scaling of WebSphere Application Server (WAS) for workload managed cluster.
  • Configured and maintained Deployment Manager and Application Server Profiles of the installation.
  • Installed EARs, WARs and configured application specific JVM settings, Web container parameters using the Admin Console and WSADMIN.
  • Migrated applications from development environments to staging, QA and Production environment.
  • Administered and maintained production, test and development environment.
  • Automated various administrative tasks for WebSphere Application server by developing WSADMIN scripts.
  • Kept the track of the latest release of fixes and Installed fix packs up to date.
  • Implemented the skills of Load balancing for edge components.
  • Problem Determination through the log files (JVM Logs) and rectified the problems or interacting with IBM support to solve problems.
  • Configured HACMP cluster to keep applications running, restrain it on a backup server.
  • Implemented creation of Server groups and clusters in WebSphere Application server.
  • Configured and setup Secure Sockets Layers (SSL) for data encryption and client authentication.
  • Provided support for System Integration and application flow in a production environment.

Environment: WebSphere Application Server, IBM HTTP Server 2.0.13.x, 2.0.42.x and 2.0.47.x, Sun Solaris, Windows 2003.

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