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Hoffman Estates, IL


  • Over Seven years of experience in Software Industry in which 5+ years on IBM WebSphere Administration (5.x/6.0/6.1/7.0), Websphere Application Server, Websphere Process Server(6.0/6.1/7.0), Portal Server, IBM Http Server running on UNIX, AIX, LINUX and Windows platforms.
  • Expertise in installation, configuration and maintenance of IBM Websphere Application Server 7.0/6.1/6.0/5.x, Websphere Process Server 7.0/6.1/6.0, Portal Server 5.1/ 6.x, WebSphere MQ 5.3/6.0 and IBM HTTP Server V7.0/6.1/6.0 on various platforms like AIX/Linux/Sun Solaris/Windows
  • Well versed in deploying applications in WAR, JAR, and EAR formats on WebSphere servers and clusters.
  • Well versed at enabling Global Security for WebSphere environment using LDAP or custom Registry Configurations..
  • Experience in installing Process Server(6.0/6.1/7.0) binaries and creating the clusters for Messaging Engine, clusters for Process Server and cluster for CEI and configuring Business Process Choreographer container, Human Task Container and BPC Explorer on the Process Server.
  • Expertise in applying fix packs and interim fixes to Application Sever and Process Server using update installer and IBM Installation Manager(IM)
  • Successful implementations of WLM using cloning and clustering techniques including Horizontal and Vertical Cloning for maintaining failover capability and efficient use of resources.
  • Expertise in creating a key Database (kdb) and importing certificates in to the key and trust stores using the Ikeyman tool.
  • Identifying for the need of Queue managers, Queues, Channels, and other MQ Objects, defining, administering the same.
  • Experience in configuring the Tuning parameters of the JVM like Transaction settings, container settings, Thread pool, Heap Size, Verbose Garbage Collection, JVM arguments, JVM custom properties and JVM log files.
  • Experience in configuring Websphere variables and Virtual Hosts.
  • Experience in configuring Queue and QCF and creating the messaging listener ports for them on the Application Servers.
  • Experience in Configuring JDBC providers and creating the data sources and having its authentication set at the cell level for Databases like Oracle and DB2.
  • Extensive experience with web Server administration, which includes installation and configuration of Apache, IIS and IBM Http Servers
  • Experience in generating and propagating the Plug-in files on to IBM Http Servers through the admin console and manually.
  • Experience in creating Service Integration Bus (SIBUS) by setting up Bus Members and Message engines at Server or Cluster level.
  • Optimized the performance of Enterprise Applications using Wily Introscope. Also, used use to find out the performance metrics and for the problem determination.
  • Expertise in Tuning of Application Servers using Wily Introscope by setting up the critical parameters.
  • Experience in Enabling PMI and monitoring the custom metrics enabled for the application Server like Servlet sessions, Thread Pools, Active Sessions and DB Pool connections.
  • Experience in generating and analyzing Thread dumps, Heap dumps, Garbage Collection and system logs.
  • Experience in opening PMRs and gathering the logs with the ISA Lite tool.
  • Configuration of Network Deployment for Centralized Management of Applications.
  • Extensive experience in all phases of software life cycle with emphasis in Design, Implementation, Deployment and Support of distributed enterprise J2EE applications.
  • Experience in Shell scripting including JACL, Jython scripts to automate administration batch jobs including backing up Websphere Admin repository, recycling the application server, deploying customer applications, logs rotation, monitor applications state.
  • Provided 24/7 On-call support during scheduled hours and driving the solution in productions calls when there is a major incident occurred.
  • Familiarity and experience with various procedures and policies required for escalation and outage resolution with Strong documentation skills. Consistently met metric goals (SLA’s) and target dates with a high level of customer satisfaction.
  • Worked closely with Project manager, development, testing and production team to align project deliverables, dates and report issues/concerns.

Technical Skills:

Operating Systems: IBM AIX 5.2/5.3/ TL02, LINUX
(REDHAT)7.2/7.1/6.2, Sun Solaris 8,9 & 10, Windows
NT/2000 server, Windows XP.
Web/Application Servers : IBM WebSphere Application Server 4.0/5.x,/6.x/7.0
IBM Websphere Process Server 6.0/6.1/7.0
IBM Websphere Portal Server 5.1/6.x
Apache WebServer, IBM Http Server 6.x/7.0.
Languages : C, C++, Java, UNIX Shell Programming
Databases : Oracle 8i/9i/10g/11g, DB2/UDB 7.2/8.0/9.7, MS Access
J2EE/Web Technologies: Servlets, JSP, EJB, XML, PHP, JavaScript and XHTML
Applications : RAD 6.0, RAD 7, WID, Ldap browser, JMS test Client,
Hardware : System Installation, Network, PC and Operating System
Trouble Shooting.

Education Summary:
  • Masters Degree in Computers and Electronics
  • Bachelors Degree

Professional Summary

Technical Manager/Websphere Administrator March 2008 – Till Date
Confidential,Hoffman Estates, IL
Infrastructure Environment and Deployment Management (IEDM)
Service Delivery Platform (SDP)/ Uverse Data Access Services (UDAS)

SDP (Service Delivery Platform) and UDAS (Uverse Data Access Services) are the major component of USD to provide Service Provisioning, Service Ordering and Service Activation capabilities for the services IPTV, HSIA and VoIP. SDP provides centralized service creation and service control for cross platform services, as well as product/package (content) management and user subscription management functionality. UDAS provides the USD data in transactional and bulk manner to off load Available Package and Channel Map data processing from the SDP platform. This helps in reduce client access time and increase efficiency of loading the channel map data.

  • Install, configure, support andtroubleshoot Service Delivery Platform systems which span over 700systemsover the Dev(Development), IT(Integration test), ST(System Test), PT(Performance Test) and Production Environments which includes Installing the WebSphere, Creating Profiles, nodes, federation of nodes, was instances, Application Server, Clusters, Virtual hosts, Data Sources, MQ Connection factories, Plug-in configuration, and Service Integration Bus Configuration..
  • Provided infrastructure solutions for J2EE applications around IBM WebSphere Application Server, IBM HTTP Server, WebSphere Process Server, IBM WebSphere Portal Server on AIX and Linux platforms.
  • Configuring the SSL , Data Source (Oracle and Db2), Qs(Sonic,Tibco,MQ and Fusion), QCF configuration , setting up the JVM heap settings, Enabling Introscope and Enabling Admin Security Using LDAPon the WAS installations.
  • Responsible for WebSphere Portal Server installation, configuration and deployment, including activating portlets and portlet applications, managing users and groups.
  • Responsible for administration, development and implementation of web application using Web Sphere Application Server 6.x on AIX Platform
  • Responsible for Installing Third party Software from Motorola which runs on Websphere Application Server and installing any Hotfixs that come in between the releases.
  • Tuning the WAS/WPS/Portal/IHS installations as required by our Java applications.
  • Participated in the Performance tests done by the PT team and tuned the application with the results from average CPU utilization,page swaps, Average response time, Number of transactions ,number of live http sessions, web server thread pools, web and EJB thread pools, database connections pools etc.
  • Work closely with the Environment Managers and help them in creating the Project Plan for building out the Environments each release.
  • Gathering the requirements from the project plansfor each release and work with the System Admins/Application Databasein having the File Systems, Sudos and Database ready for the installs
  • Working with EMAS Team in configuring the environments in Test/Prod Environments by creating work requests
  • Trouble shooting thefailure’s on the Dev/IT/ST/Prod Environments
  • Setting up alerts for the errors encountered and writing up M&P\'s for EMAS to execute whenever the failure conditions are reached
  • Providing root cause determination for enterprise-wide issues, and meeting all the deadlines laid out for the System Delivery.
  • Used Cisco global and local load balancer and FoundaryLoad balancer for enhanced failover and high availability capabilities
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining configuration docs and mentoring new team members on the configurations for websphere.
  • On-call support and driving the solution in productions calls when there is a major incident occurred

Environment: IBM Websphere Application Server 7.0/6.1/6.0/5.x Express/Base/ND, Websphere Process Server 7.0/6.1/6.0, Portal Server 5.1/ 6.x, Websphere MQ Series 5.3/6.x/7.0, Websphere Message Broker 5.1/6.x and IBM HTTP Server V7.0/6.1/6.0, AIX 5.1/5.2/5.3, RedHat Linux, AIX, Windows NT/2000/2003.

WebSphere Administrator

Confidential,Jan 2007 – Dec 2007
Albany, New York

  • Installed, configured WebSphere application server (5.x/6.0), IBM Http Server (1.3/2.x), applied refresh packs, fix packs and cumulative fixes.
  • Involved in number of installations of IBM WebSphere instances from development to production.
  • Performed administration, installation, configuration and troubleshooting of WebSphere MQ 5.3/6.0 on AIX/Solaris
  • Created application server configuration , clusters ( horizontal / vertical) , created JDBC resources ( data source configurations ) , MQ resources ( Queue connection factories, queue destinations and message driven bean listener ports)
  • Involved in deploying the EAR files and scripting automated deployment of the applications.
  • Involved in tuning WebSphere application server components such as webcontainer & data source connection pools, jvm heap, and servlet response times.
  • Enabled WebSphere global security using Sun One LDAP Server.
  • Configured the extranet WebServers and intranet application servers using the firewalls between the Web Servers and application servers (DMZ model).
  • Used IBM Edge Server and Network Dispatchers for load balancing.
  • Configured the webserver interfaces, session management, virtual hosts and transports for WebSphere.
  • Optimized the performance of Enterprise Applications using Wily Introscope. Also, used use to find out the performance metrics and for the problem determination.
  • Involved in configuring the WebSphere load balancing (WLM) using WebSphere workload management like horizontal cloning and vertical cloning.
  • Installed and configured IBM Http Server, installed WebSphere plugins, involved in generating plug-in file and solving plug-in related issues.
  • Used Unix and wsadmin for scripting automating WebSphere administration tasks like creating jdbc resources, deploying applications, creating clusters.
  • Experience in evaluating session state failover options (memory-to-memory, database persistence and create and configures DRS (Data Replication Service) replication domains.
  • Worked closely with Project manager, development, testing and production team to align project deliverables, dates and report issues/concerns

Environment: WebSphere Application Server 5.x/6.0, ATG Dynamo Server V5.0/6.0/6.4, IBM HTTP Server V2.0/, Apache Web Server V2.0.47, IPlanet V6.0, LDAP, Java, J2EE, JSP, Servlets, EJB, XML, JDBC, JavaScript , Linux , Solaris and windows 2000/2003.

Websphere Administrator

Confidential, Nov ‘05 –Oct’06

Edison, New Jersey


  • Responsible for the administration and implementation of web applications using WebSphere Application Server 5.0, IBM Http server and iPlanet WebServers.
  • Implemented Cloning, Clustering, Performance tuning and trouble shooting of IBM WebSphere Application Server 5.0.
  • Experience in evaluating session state failover options (memory-to-memory, database persistence and create and configures DRS (Data Replication Service) replication domains.
  • Experienced in installing/migrating Web Servers like IBM Http Server V6.0.2.3/2.0, Apache V2.0.47, IPlanet V6.0, and installing corresponding plug-ins on the Web Servers to communicate with the Application Server.
  • Experienced in deploying EAR, WAR and JAR files on to both WebSphere Application Server V5.0/6.0/
  • Experienced in managing security and performance optimizations for WebSphere Application Server 5.0/6.0.
  • Used Tivoli Performance Monitoring tool to monitor application resources (Enterprise beans, servlets) and WAS runtime resources (JVM memory, application server thread pools, database connection poo1, CPU Starvations).
  • Experienced in Applying Fix Packs, Refresh packs and Cumulative fixes to the already existing WebSphere versions along with DST Patches.
  • Developed WSADMIN (AdminApp and AdminConfig) commands and also used scripts using tcl and ksh in order to automate the process of WebSphere deployment, configuration and start/stop WebSphere Processes.
  • Experience in configuring Service Integration Technologies by configuring SIB by creating buses and adding servers/clusters to buses links, messaging engines that application using message-based and service-oriented architectures.
  • Provided load/stress and architecture validation testing and trouble shooting on issues such as Out of Memory, 100% CPU Usage, hung Thread sessions, session replication, JVM Crashes.
  • Troubleshooting on issues such as federation of nodes and synchronization of nodes with Deployment Manager.
  • Monitored for Application core dumps, or forced thread dumps to check for system objects using thread analyzer.
  • Developed shell scripts to handle everyday System Administration tasks such as backup procedure, system cleanup, everyday system tasks, log rotation etc.
  • Problem determinations such as Broken Pipe/Connection reset issues by enabling traces in WebSphere V5.0/6.0 various Components and even automating various processes using wsadmin script.
  • Documented all procedures and any other important issues.

Environment: WebSphere Application Server 4.0.x/5.x/6.0, ATG Dynamo Server V5.0/6.0/6.4, IBM HTTP Server V2.0/, Apache Web Server V2.0.47, IPlanet V6.0, LDAP, Java, J2EE, JSP, Servlets, EJB, XML, JDBC, JavaScript, Microsoft SQL Server 2000, ORACLE V8i/9i/10g, DB2 V7.1/8.1, HTML, Red Hat Linux V9, Solaris V8/9/10, AIX V5.1/5.3.