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Middleware Specialist Resume

Phoenix, AZ

Professional Summary:

  • Seven years of professional experience in middleware technologiesIBM DataPower,WMB (WBIMB), and WebSphere MQ, WebSphere Application Server.
  • Highly qualified in analysis, design and developing architectures of n-tier applications.
  • Experience working infull life cycle projects.
  • Installing, configuring and maintainingDataPower appliances XS-40andXI-50as XML security gateways and XML Integrators.
  • Highly experience in providing solutions inService Oriented Architecture (SOA) using IBM DataPowerdevices.
  • UsedRFHUtilto perform different tasks on WMQ and WMB.
  • Experience in implementingPublish/Subscribetopologies.
  • Experience in designingWMBas an intermediary forWeb Services.
  • Worked withMRMand define message sets.
  • Experience in creatingSOAPmessages inWMB messageflows.
  • Through knowledge onXMLandXSLT.
  • Worked on severalEAIprojects and used differentESBandSOAtools to develop projects.
  • Knowledge of differentWBI toolslike System Monitor, LogViewer, System Manager, and Flow Manger.
  • In-depth knowledge ofe-businessandweb technologies(Servlets, JSPs, EJBs, JAVA and JAVA Beans).
  • Proficient in programming languagesC, C++, Java,andCOBOL.
  • Experience in trouble-shooting mission critical production systems under extreme pressure conditions and time constraints.
  • Experience in writingshell scriptsfor administration tasks in MQ.
  • Knowledge of and experience inSoftware Development Lifecycle toolsandutilizingSoftware Configuration Management tools
  • A proven record in identifying operational problems and providing innovative solutions.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills.

Technical Skills:

Middleware: WebSphere Message Broker (WBIMB/WMQI/WMQSI), WebSphere MQ, WebSphere MQ Workflow,WebSphere Application Server, and IBM
DataPower.

OS: Windows, UNIX, AIX, Sun Solaris, and HP-UX.

Languages: Java, C, C++, COBOL, PL/SQL, Visual C++, VB, HTML, XSLT, XML, ASP, ANT, PERL and Shell scripting.

Databases: DB2/UDB, SQL SERVER, Oracle.

Web Servers:IBM HTTP Server, Internet Information Server, Apache

Web Technologies:HTML, Microsoft Expression Web, and JSP.

Java Technologies: Servlets, Beans, EJB, J2EE, Networking, JDBC/ODBC, JMS, JNDI, RMI.

Tools:Qpasa, Candle, VISIO, WSAD, UML, RUP, RFHUtil.

Professional Experience:

Middleware Specialist

Client: Confidential, Phoenix, AZ
Aug 2010 – Present

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for installation, administration and monitoring the DataPower AppliancesXS40andXI50
  • Responsible for the definition, planning and execution of all infrastructure activities required to support theDataPowerenvironment.
  • Worked with IBM DataPower devices tosecureandintegratethe web services.
  • ConfiguringXML FirewallsandWebService Proxyalong with the required objects
  • Creatingnetwork routesand configuringEthernet interfaceson the device as part of the device deployment.
  • Creating Application Domains, objects likeWeb Service proxies, Multi-Protocol Gatewaysas per the requirements.
  • Generated keys, CSRs and self-signed certificates using Crypto tool.
  • CreatedCrypto profiles, SSL proxy profilesas part of SSL implementation.
  • Created Load Balancer Groups to load balance the requests to multiple back end points.
  • CreatedAAApolicies to authenticate and authorize user requests using LDAP.
  • Developed and configuredWSDLandXMLproxies.
  • Experience in working with multiple development and infrastructure teams.
  • Performed general operation tasks such asFirmware upgrade, User management, capacity planningetc.
  • Developed Message flows to transform messages fromXML to COBOL copybookformat.
  • Worked onXSLTand usedXMLTransformation nodeto transform an XML message to another form of XML message.
  • Troubleshot possible problems during the development of message flows containingXMLT nodes.

Environment:
IBM DataPower 3.8.0.3, WebSphere Transformation Extender (WTX), WebServices, WebSphere Application Server(J2EE), SOAP, Java, Qpasa, UML, XML, XSLT, SQL, DB2/UDB, Oracle, Windows XP, UNIX, Sun Solaris, and AIX.

DataPower Developer
Client: Confidential, Hartford, CT
June 2009- July 2010

Responsibilities:

  • Designed and developed various services using MPG’s, XMLFW’s, WSP’s on DataPower XI50 to support mediation services for end-to-end service architecture
  • Maintained stability of the supported platforms and technical implementations through consistent monitoring / tuning, and participate in the establishment of monitoring tools and alerting threshold definitions
  • Designed and Created business processes and ESB mediation flows for auto policy renewals services that interact with various auto quote agencies for policy approval.
  • Integrated DataPower with WPS and WMB services as ESB services interface.
  • Created security framework/Policies for the DataPower services using SSL, PKI(X.509), AAA,WS-Security for secure communication
  • Built knowledge / expertise around understanding performance thresholds and tuning configurations for the supported tools and provide consulting to application areas on constrained design practices
  • Integrated and developed services in WebSphere Message Broker with DataPower and WTX
  • Collected service related metrics, and work closely with the Platform Architects and Infrastructure / Platform Owners to analyze platform capacity and perform demand management activities (for upcoming application loads or change in existing load profiles)
  • Collected learning’s through implementations, design and code reviews, and health checks; translate them into best-practices; and document for establishing group level policies and standards
  • Define engagement and operational models for the supported tools and consistently follow implementation of policies and life-cycle models
  • Defined design standards to ITIL and CMMI oriented processes and policies
  • Created enterprise guidelines and policies to ensure availability to pager and Helpdesk requests for incident resolution related to supported platforms
  • Lead problem management discussions through employing an analytical methodology / structure and engaging appropriate resources on a timely basis

Environment:

DataPower XI50 3.7.2.3, SOAP, Web Services, WSDL, XSD, XMLSpy, WTX, OWSM, Visio, UML, IT CAM, WSRR, XML, XSLT

EAI Consultant

Client: Confidential, Foster City, CA
July 2008 – May 2009

Responsibilities:

  • Designed and implementedPublish/Subscribetopologies.
  • Developed over 30messageflowsto integrate legacy systems.
  • Created, configured and deployed variousTopics.
  • Trouble shooting Websphere MQ Message Brokermigrationissues from 2.1 to 5.
  • Monitoring various MQ objects and debuggingESQL.
  • Setting up, monitoring and troubleshootingadapters.
  • Worked with Rational Application DeveloperXSLT debuggerto debug the style sheets.
  • Performed anXSL transformationby directly using the Xalan-Java transformation engine through its command-line interface.
  • Supervision of testing environments.
  • Troubleshootingend-to-end connectivitytesting issues.
  • Parsing messagesand setting up and monitoring usinglog files.
  • Designed and created collectives in thepublish/subscribetopology to increase the performance.
  • Build custom middleware solution usingJ2EEframework inWAS.
  • Maintained WebSphere 5.0 Application server for web applications development and deploymentJSPandEJBcomponents onWAS.
  • Wrote scripts to handle everyday System Administration tasks such as backup procedure, system cleanup, everyday system tasks, etc.
  • Createdmessage setsusingMRMimport techniques and message flows usingESQLto interface with various systems.
  • CreatedCOBOLdefinitions to describe data from outside applications to import intoMRM.
  • ModifiedESQLwithin Message flowComputeandFilternodesto simplify processes.
  • Troubleshooting problems with message flows where predefined imported formats were used.
  • Writing message parsers to work with existing message processing nodes.

Environment:

WebSphere MB or MQSI, WebSphere MQ, WAS (J2EE), C, C++, Java, UML, XML, SQL, DB2/UDB, Oracle, Windows NT, UNIX, Sun Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, and Windows.

IBM Middleware Consultant
Client: Confidential, New York, NY
Nov 2007 – June 2008

Responsibilities:

  • Installed, configured and certifying the WebSphere MQ products andWebSphere InterChange Server (ICS)on AIX, Solaris and Win 2000/NT.
  • Provided production support forAIXandSolarisqueue managers, including clustered UNIX environments.
  • Administered the MQSeries Queue manager, Queues and Channels.
  • Involved in the configuration of theConfiguration ManagerandMQSI Broker.
  • Designed and developed XML and MRM basedWBIMBMessage flows and Message sets.
  • Developed thescriptsfor importing and exporting Message sets.
  • Developed SQL stored procedures for usage within message flows
  • UsedXSLTfor the transformation of XML documents into other XML documents and formats.
  • UsedXMLSpyto develop and debugXMLandXSLTbased applications.
  • Coded theESQLforWBIMBmessage flow nodes.
  • Troubleshooting and debugging messages flows using Trace nodes and error handling nodes.
  • SetupDB2database forMRMrepository and configuration Repository.
  • Configured theOracleandDB2as the database for Broker runtime environment.
  • Designed Class diagrams and state activity diagrams for java classes and usingRational Rosefor client applications.
  • Worked onWebSphere Application Server, built onJ2EEspecifications.
  • Participating user testing and resolving related issues.
  • Monitoring Production & QA WMB environments.
  • Setting up WBIMB and MQ environments for new application.
  • 24/7 Defect Tracking(Scaling and Fail over) and reporting using MQ series and WebSphere Application Server
  • Coordinated changes to WebSphere MQ (CSDs and PTFs) to improve stability.
  • Addressed the security issues usingSSLandBlockIP.
  • Established node-to-node secure communications between external clients and company in the distributed environment.

Environment:
WBI Message Broker V5.0, WebSphere MQ (MQSeries), WAS(J2EE), MQSeries Integrator (MQSI), WMQI, DB2, Oracle, Windows, OS390, AIX, Java, JDBC, XML, JMS support pack.

MQSeries Consultant
Client:Confidential, Montpelier, VT
March 2005 – Oct 2007

Responsibilities:

  • Supported major e-business project that provided web transactions to back endCustomer Information Control System(CICS) by providing MQSeries infrastructure. Project utilized ASP, DHTML, and CORBA among other leading edge technologies.
  • Installed, Configured, and administered MQSeries on Windows and UNIX platforms.
  • Created and configuredMQ Objectslike Queue Managers, Remote queues, Local Queues, Queue Aliases, Channels, Clusters, Transmission Queues, Performance Events, Triggers, and Processes.
  • Provided training to the application developers in usingMQSeries APIforJAVAand C.
  • ImplementedChannel triggeringandApplication triggering.
  • Developed recovery and backup procedures for MQSeries.
  • Designed and developed MQSeries Applications.
  • Documented MQSeriesarchitectureanddesign.
  • Provide ongoing MQSeries support for various projects.

Environment:

IBM MQ Series, WAS, C, C++, UML, XML, SQL, DB2/UDB, Oracle, ASP, DHTML, Windows 95/NT/98/2K, UNIX, Sun Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, Linux.

Education:

  • Master of Information Sciences

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