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Sr. Middleware Administrator Resume

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Plymouth, MN

SUMMARY

  • IBM Websphere Engineer with over 20 years of industry experience. In recent years me've worked primarily as a Lead Systems Software Engineer with a focus on Websphere products, WebLogic, Enterprise Sharepoint, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), running on Solaris, AIX, Linux, MS Windows (VMWare) and zOS platforms.
  • me've successfully engineered and implemented electronic commerce and intra/internet services across multiple platforms in several large scale organizations.
  • me is a team player with excellent analytical skills, seeking to join an organization dat offers career opportunities and potential for growth.
  • More than 15 years of Information Technology experience in technical architecture, engineering & administration of system software in large - scale enterprise-wide, distributed J2EE environments.
  • Expert knowledge in teh design & planning installation, configuration, administration and production support of Web Server (Apache, -IHS, IIS) and Websphere 8.5, 7, 6 Application Server and Websphere Portal, Content Management and other J2EE products (me.e.- WebLogic 12, 10, Tomcat, JBOSS, etc).
  • Years of experience as Technical Lead for SOA/BPM environments; leveraging Websphere Application Server, Websphere ESB, Websphere MQ, MQ Broker, SiBus, Tibco, Vitra-Business Ware, HIPAA, EDI - Industry Health Pack.
  • Possess high- level System Administration skills on AIX 6, Solaris 10, and Red-Hat Linux, VM Ware.
  • Strong knowledge & expertise in planning & design of Multi-Tier Internet/Intranet Web load balancing solutions, using various topologies and components; Big-IP(3DNS), F5 (GTM/LTM), LDAP, Web Servers, Websphere clustering (leveraging vertical & horizontal scaling), Vitria clustering (F5) and database resiliency (Oracle, DB2, etc).
  • High level proficiency writing automation frameworks to perform routine tasks, such as application server, cluster stop & starts, builds, deployments, configurations of J2EE enterprise applications, profile creation, silent installs, upgrades, etc. Scripting tools include: wsadmin, JYTHON, PYTHON, PERL, JACL, ANT, Shell (bash, ksh, sh, etc).
  • Excellent problem determination skills, leveraging such tools as Tivoli, CA Wily Introscope, Dynatrace, New Relic APM, Candle, ITCAM, IBM Support Assistant, Leak Hunter to analyze and perform root-cause-analysis.
  • Strong working knowledge of other Middleware technologies, including: Sun LDAP, Open Source LDAP, Tivoli Access Manager, MQ, MQ Broker, PVCS and more.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Operating Systems: AIX 6, Solaris 10, RHEL 6, Windows 2007 Server, Windows 2010, Z/OS, Cloud Services (Iaas, Paas, Saas)

Middleware & Other Technologies: IBM HTTP Server, Apache, Microsoft IIS 7, me-planet, IBM WebSphere Application Server, V4.07, V5.0, V5.1, V6.0 & V6.1, V7.0, V8.0 & 8.5,WebSphere ESB, Portal, SiBus, RAD 7.0, WAS Lite, WSAD, WSID, WebLogic 12 & 10, JBOSS, JRUN, IBM Tivoli Access Manager, Microsoft Transaction Server, DB2 V6.1 & DB2/UDB V7.2, DB2 Connect, Oracle 10, Sybase, Merant Dimensions, PVCS, SourceSafe, IBM MQ Series v6, MQ Broker, VITRIA/Business Ware, HIPAA Pack, Sun One LDAP, CDS LDAP, OpenLDAP, WILY Introscope, Candle, Tivoli Performance Viewer, ITCAM

Languages: PowerShell, STSADM, Java Programming, Korn & Bourne Scripting, PERL, JavaScript, XML, UML, WSDL, WSCP, JACL, JYTHON, PYTHON, TCL & TK Toolkit scripting, EJB, JSP, Servlets, HTML, Chef, Puppet, etc.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, Plymouth, MN

Sr. Middleware Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Provide middleware integration and perform in an architectural role for support of healthcare information exchange
  • Lead in administration and design review of healthcare information exchange services
  • Evaluates system specifications, input/output processes, and working parameters for hardware/software compatibility
  • Analyze all aspects of teh existing infrastructure and recommends modifications dat will enhance system reliability, availability, serviceability, and scalability
  • Collaborate among teammates, clients, and other teams to identify and address systems problems
  • Evaluate new developments and recommend infrastructure modifications
  • Provide in depth consultation to application teams on a variety of different applications
  • Assist in defining standards, guidelines, best practices and metrics
  • Participates in teh development of business strategy
  • Active role in large and complex Next Generation infrastructure projects to achieve key business objectives
  • Solves unique and complex problems with broad impact on teh business
  • Translates highly complex concepts in ways dat can be understood by a variety of audiences
  • Competent with emerging software enhancements, security patches, and bug fixes
  • Lead Internal Performance and Stability Projects
  • Perform application updates
  • Perform incident and problem resolution
  • Application performance testing and JVM (Java Virtual Machine) tuning
  • Development of internal tooling
  • Participate in on-call rotation to support high-availability infrastructure

Environment: Linux 6, Websphere 8.x, 7.x, 6.x & JBOSS), Oracle (10G, 11 & 12), Resonate/GTM/LTM, iPlanet/SUNOne or Apache &, IHS, MQ Series, Capacity planning, Building out and maintaining Disaster Recovery environment

Confidential, Chicago, IL

Technical Architect/Web Engineering

Responsibilities:

  • Web-based application (Weblogic & Websphere) server design and build outs for applications and services in a UNIX and Windows infrastructure.
  • Facilitate In-depth technical consultation with developers and Technical Service Providers for new projects
  • Troubleshooting complex application integration points and coordinating with virtual team members across teh enterprise to deliver complex J2EE hosting solutions
  • Manage multiple projects concurrently and be readily adaptable to change. Additionally dis person is expected to be self-motivated, a strong leader, able to influence others and able to think creatively.
  • Manage and work closely with application teams deploying new applications in teh Weblogic/Websphere hosting environment(s). Gather application configuration needs and facilitate changes with administrators and product vendor (when need be) to resolve technical configuration or application issues etc.
  • Liaison between application teams and administrators for hardware and/or software upgrades
  • Create detailed project budgets dat include hardware, software, & resource costs.
  • Create and execute project plans on time and on budget
  • Demonstrates strong written and oral communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Manages multiple complex technical projects
  • Knowledge of Hardware Infrastructure, Local Area Networks, and System Development Life Cycle
  • Possess strong background in Infrastructure Engineering
  • Weblogic/WebSphere, Unix, J2EE knowledge (Java, JSP’s, Servlet, EJB, JMS, MQ etc)
  • Knowledge of: RDBMS, Web Servers, Web Server load balancing (GTM/LTM)
  • Leads project teams consisting of resources dat are not direct reports (virtual team)

Environment: AIX 6.1, Solaris 10, Linux 6, Websphere 8.x, 7.x, Weblogic (9.x, 10.x or web center), Oracle (10G & 11), Solaris ( 9, 10), Resonate/GTM/LTM, iPlanet/SUNOne or Apache, MQ Series, Capacity planning, Building out and maintaining Disaster Recovery environment

Confidential, Waukeegan, IL

Intrastructure Architect/Middleware Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Performs Technical Lead role for Web team at Confidential .
  • Assists management in developing process improvement for IS organization.
  • Performs production support for Abbott Web Technologies
  • Performs Root-Cause-Analysis for mission critical environments & major system/application outages.
  • SME for Problem Determination & triaging of web-related issues, including memory leaks, garbage collection analysis, connection leaks, thread conflicts, heapdump & coredump analysis, and other techniques using IBM Support Assistant.
  • Responsible for teh installation and configuration for Sharepoint 2007 & 2010, Websphere Portal and Websphere products.
  • Participates in change/implementation process for Web Technologies, such as: Websphere products, WebLogic, Tomcat, Apache and Sharepoint.
  • Participates in planning and coordination of new Sharepoint products, such as: Team Foundation Server, Nintex, OpenXML, Project Server, Avepoint
  • Performs front-end and back-end monitoring, detailed triage analysis and problem determination using Wily/Introscope.

Environment: AIX 6.1, Solaris 10, Linux 6, HPUX, Windows 2008, SQL, DB2, Sharepoint 2007 & 2010, WSS, Websphere 6.1, 7.0, 8.5, SOA, Websphere Portal 6.0, WebLogic10 & 11, JBOSS, JMS, Apache, IIS 7, JMS, TFS, Avepoint, Nintex, CorasWorks, Project Server

Confidential, Richmond, VA

Level 3 Websphere Support

Responsibilities:

  • Performs Technical Lead role for Web team at Confidential, E-commerce Division.
  • Performs Root-Cause Analysis of issues related to Ecommerce infrastructure, including triaging of 3DNS, GTL/LTM, VIPs, FrontEnds, ODRs, Application Servers, MQ, EIB, BackEnd (Oracle or Informix) and mainframe.
  • Assists management in identifying permanent solutions, works with third-party vendors to ensure issues are resolved and recommends process improvement for IS organization.
  • Performs Root-Cause-Analysis for other major system/applications, including SiteMinder, SiteScope.
  • Responsible for teh installation and configuration of Websphere products, (v6.1, 7.0, Fix Packs).
  • Participates in change/implementation process for Web Technologies, such as: Websphere products, Tomcat, Apache and Sharepoint.
  • Performs front-end and back-end monitoring, detailed triage analysis and problem determination using Wily/Introscope v8. Assist with setting up and making recommendation for dashboards, alerts, thresholds within Wily/Introscope.
  • Performs analysis of threadumps, heapdumps using IBM ISA tools.
  • Also managed POD configurations and headquarters, in support of NextGen 2 environment (DC on, DC off).
  • Writes automation scripts as needed using wasadmin, Python, JACL, Shell scripts to improve efficiency of support, and assistance to Operations teams.

Environment: AIX 6.1, Solaris 10, Linux, Windows 2008, SQL, DB2, Sharepoint 2007 & 2010, WSS, Websphere 6.1, SOA, Websphere Portal 6.0, WebLogic, JMS, Apache, IIS 7, JMS, TFS, Avepoint, Nintex, CorasWorks, Project Server, Introscope v7 & 8, Tivoli, AppviewX, Netuitive, Splunk, MyCTO

Confidential, Waukeegan, IL

Intrastructure Architect/Middleware Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Performs Technical Lead role for Web team at Confidential .
  • Assists management in developing process improvement for IS organization.
  • Performs production support for Abbott Web Technologies
  • Performs Root-Cause-Analysis for mission critical environments & major system/application outages.
  • SME for Problem Determination & triaging of web-related issues, including memory leaks, garbage collection analysis, connection leaks, thread conflicts, heapdump & coredump analysis, and other techniques using IBM Support Assistant.
  • Responsible for teh installation and configuration for Sharepoint 2007 & 2010, Websphere Portal and Websphere products.
  • Participates in change/implementation process for Web Technologies, such as: Websphere products, WebLogic, Tomcat, Apache and Sharepoint.
  • Participates in planning and coordination of new Sharepoint products, such as: Team Foundation Server, Nintex, OpenXML, Project Server, Avepoint
  • Performs front-end and back-end monitoring, detailed triage analysis and problem determination using Wily/Introscope.

Environment: AIX 6.1, Solaris 10, Linux 6, HPUX, Windows 2008, SQL, DB2, Sharepoint 2007 & 2010, WSS, Websphere 6.1, 7.0, 8.5, SOA, Websphere Portal 6.0, WebLogic10 & 11, JBOSS, JMS, Apache, IIS 7, JMS, TFS, Avepoint, Nintex, CorasWorks, Project Server

Confidential, Chicago, IL / Greensboro, NC

Sr. Architect/ Web Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • My primary responsibilities are to lead teh SOA, J2EE Systems Administration, Web-based system Infrastructure Architecture design and implementation, Unix Systems Administration, and Systems Administration for all other web based systems across all platforms (AIX LPARS, Solaris 10 and Windows 2003).
  • Responsible for activities related to Internet Systems Administration and Internet Systems Architecture for J2EE (Websphere and Weblogic on UNIX and Windows 2003), .Net, and IIS based systems.
  • Other duties include teh design and support of SOA architectures, such as Websphere ESB, Vitria Business Ware - BPM, Transformer Extender, as well as integration with other Services over a MQ backbone and JMS topologies.
  • Perform Installs, maintains, configures and secures computer hardware and operating systems software (Sun/Solaris, IBM/AIX, HP/UX, Linux, etc.) as well as supported software/network services (file and print, server clustering, web servers, directory services, security services, etc.).
  • Responsible for designing & writing automation framework for Websphere Administration and deployment processes, using such tools as wsadmin, JYTHON, PYTHON, JACL, PERL and Shell Scripting.
  • Other duties include recommending and implementing High Availability solutions (me.e. VERITAS, etc).
  • Accountable for teh integrity of teh systems infrastructure environment, all activities related to production systems management and problem resolution, root-cause analysis, all related planning, scheduling, capacity planning, performance tuning, testing and coordination, teh maintenance of growth statistics, space forecasts, hardware and software inventories and tape backup coverage/inclusion ownership.
  • Provides technical support to other support teams and team members, engages in network and systems management and monitoring using various tools (OS & SW logs, SiteScope, Wily Introscope, network packet analysis, etc.), and participates in disaster recovery planning and testing.
  • their is frequent contact with internal and vendor software developers, internal and vendor support personnel and internal business users.

Environment: AIX 6.1, Solaris 10, Oracle 10, Windows 2003, Sybase, SQL, Websphere 6.1, SOA, Websphere ESB, Transformer Extender, Informatica Power Center 6.2, WebLogic, MQ, MQ Broker, JMS, Vitria, Apache, IIS, JMS, HIPAA, EDI, Sun One LDAP, CDS LDAP, SSL

Confidential, Chicago, IL

Technical Lead/Middleware Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Primary responsibility is to engage certain LOBs to determine a suitable infrastructure for their application environment. dis involves setting up meetings across various regions globally and negotiating with teh various teams and managers to set expectations and appropriate project deliverables.
  • Responsible for teh implementation and support of over 1400 Web-application environments, globally. These applications span across numerous data centers world-wide, including America, London, Zurich, Singapore, Asia and India.
  • Environments were comprised of Service Oriented Architectures (SOA), various Application Server technologies, leveraging Websphere 5.0.x, 5.1.1.2, v6.0.2 and 6.1; several Tomcat and JRUN Lightweight application servers, as well as Microsoft’s Sharepoint Team Server. Additionally, leveraged Oracle and Sybase database servers, as well as MQ Series & Rendezvous as asynchronous & synchronous messaging systems, which use JMS configured consumers and producers.
  • Platform of choice for dis middleware is Solaris 10 and Linux RHEL 3 servers.
  • Other duties include teh setup of front-end web servers a) shared Apache server instances, which sit behind a 3-DNS and BIG-IP Load-Balancers, b) IIS front-end web servers, as well as c) a secured Apache environment, hosted by SAVVIS, in Los Angeles, CA and London
  • As a financial institution dis environment relies heavily on its security infrastructure. Hence, their’s a great deal of emphasis placed on teh setup and maintenance of security mechanisms. These include Identity Manager - using LDAP, LTPA, AuthSSO, SSO, SSL, as well as Websphere global security, JAVA 2 security.
  • Teh instrumentation of Websphere performance monitoring is achieved using Wily Introscope 5.3.2 and 7.0 via an automated scripting process. All applications within teh development life cycle include dis instrumentation for capturing performance metrics.
  • To streamline administration implemented a very robust scripting framework, leveraging Jakarta ANT, wsadmin, JACL, JYTHON, and UNIX shell scripting. dis framework allows for teh automation of our WAS environment build-outs, initial Application Server cluster setup and Enterprise application deployments.

Environment: Solaris 9, Red Hat Linux, Window 2003, Oracle 8, Windows 2003, Sybase, SQL, Websphere 6.1, SOA, Websphere ESB, WebLogic, MQ, MQ Broker, JMS, Identity Manager, LDAP, AuthSSO, WSAD, RAD, Eclipse, SSL, Wily Introscope, Sitescope

Confidential, Chicago, IL

Sr. Systems/Software Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Responsibilities include teh review and implementation of Web Infrastructure changes, as well as teh setup and configuration of all Websphere Servers throughout our enterprise. Teh enterprise is a 24 X 7 operation, comprised of over 350 Websphere Application Servers (WAS), with a large percentage of applications using (SOA) Service Oriented Architecture and leveraging MQ Series & Broker, SOAP/HTTP & SOAP/JMS.
  • Teh environment was a multi-platform environment, which included AIX, Solaris and Windows (using VMWare virtualization technology).
  • Worked on several large-scale projects. These projects include conversions from Websphere 3.5 to 4.0 and conversions to v5.1.
  • My experience includes - v3.5 Advanced Edition, Single Server v4, v4 - Advance Edition, v5 - Portal and v5.1 Advanced Edition.
  • Other experience includes planning and installation and configuration of new Websphere infrastructure (Edge-Servers, Web-Servers, Websphere-Servers, UDB and Persistence DB, MQSeries, JMS, etc.), defining and establishing new guidelines for various development teams, building teh new Websphere environments for each stage of teh lifecycle (Test, QA, Stress-Test, QC and Production), testing firewalls and managing conversions when appropriate.
  • Other duties include performance testing and tuning, new installs, upgrades, troubleshooting and etc.
  • Setup of a new scripting framework (in Korn, Perl, XML, WSCP, WSADMIN & TCL, JACL), as well as developing new processes and procedures to support teh day-to-day operations of teh environment.

Environment: AIX 5.1, Solaris 9, Windows 2003, Oracle, DB2, SQL, Websphere 5.1, 4.6, MQ, MQ Broker, Tomcat, Apache, WSAD, Candle, LDAP, TAM

Confidential Bannockburn, IL

Technical Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for teh Technical oversight and maintenance of Healthcare, Pharmaceutical Websphere Hubs, displaced in various regions around teh U.S.
  • Responsible for teh design and build-out of Infrastructure framework.
  • Coordinated teh migration of Websphere move to new AIX LPAR platforms
  • Installation and configuration of Websphere Portal.
  • Responsible for scripting framework of WAS4 andWAS5 environments.
  • Perform installs, upgrades and validation tests.
  • Responsibilities include conducting performance test and tuning teh software components appropriately to share system resources.

Environment: AIX 5.1, Windows 2000/XP, zOS, Oracle 8, DB2, Sybase, SQL, Websphere 5.1, 4.0.7, Wesphere Portal, SOA, MQ, MQ Broker, LDAP, SSL, SSO, Apache, Wily Introscope

Confidential, Lincolnshire, IL

Sr. Websphere Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Part of a team responsible for a very large intra/internet enterprise with more than 20 domains across 40 Solaris 8 servers in teh USA, teh UK and India; 200+ JVMs primarily supporting Administration of multiple HTTP & Apache Web Servers and Websphere Application Servers.
  • Responsible for planning, installation of Websphere 4.0.5, as well as teh conversion of applications running on Websphere 3.5.6. dis migration effort was an 8 month project which required significant coordination with developers and various lines of business enterprise-wide. Teh migration was managed using a combination of Korn, BASH, PERL and TCL scripting languages. Platforms included Solaris and Linux.
  • Other duties include: Teh day-to-day administration of Websphere across all stages of teh life-cycle, including TU, QA, QC and Prod.
  • Responsible for participating in an on call rotation to support all changes (me.e. - fix packs, e-fixes, etc), as well as setup and configuration of teh Admin Server, implementing Server Groups & Clones, managing ports through numerous firewalls (External & DMZ), setting up Application Servers, installing EAR, JAR and WAR using WSCP and XML.

Environment: Solaris 8, Linux, Windows 2000, Oracle 8, Sybase, SQL, Websphere 5.0, 4.0.7, MQ, MQ Broker, CICS, WSAD, PeopleSoft, Apache, LDAP, SSO

Confidential, Greensville, SC

Sr. Websphere Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Our team was responsible for teh planning and implementation of 10 plus Websphere domains, with an infrastructure dat includes Edge Server technology to support workload management and clustering (vertical & horizontal scaling), leveraging IBM AIX Servers.
  • Participated in teh planning, installation of Websphere 3.5.6. dis was major upgrade migrating from teh previous fix-pack and required significant coordination with development and business units to minimize impact.
  • Platforms include AIX and NT.
  • IBM's HTTP Server was upgraded to v1.3.12. Worked with Open Systems Administrators to bring OS to appropriate software level.
  • Provide maintenance and support of multiple environments, which include: Lab machines, a Development environment for integration testing, Quality Assurance environment for load-testing, training and performance tuning, as well as a Production environment which includes multiple Edge Servers, HTTP Servers for fail-over and faster throughput.
  • Installation and configuration of DB2 UDB for Websphere Repository.
  • Configuring & Deployment of enterprise applications across various stages of teh life-cycle and determining best practices for automating these processes using WSCP, XML and TCL scripting language.
  • Setup Model and cloning configuration to support fail-over and improve throughput.
  • Install, maintain developer lab servers with fixes and patches.
  • Work with IBM to resolve PMRs for Websphere related issues.
  • Installation and configuration of Visual Age for Java v3.5.
  • Responsible for performing routine house-keeping tasks, including: scheduling compaction of multiple repositories, performing user administration, managing projects, packages and classes, as well as configuring teh VAJ server and clients.
  • Responsible for teh configuration & setup of Websphere Studio for teh development community. An IDE interface was setup to communicate with teh common Dimension repository. Teh developers were subsequently able to move their WAR & JAR files into teh repository.

Environment: AIX, Windows 2000, DB2 Sybase, SQL, Websphere 4.0, 3.5, MQ, MQ Broker, NVDM, Tivoli, Visual Age, LDAP, SSO Apache, CICS, zOS, PVCS

Confidential, Columbia, SC

Lead Software Configuration Mgmt Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for teh setup and administration of all Corporate Web-site/E-Commerce applications. Application models and deployments were achieved using Visual Studio Suite products (Internet Information Server, SourceSafe, Microsoft Transaction Server, COM/DCOM objects). Training requirements include teh completion of Internet Specialist, MCSE and MTS.
  • Responsible for teh setup and administration of software configuration management for production applications throughout Fleet enterprise.
  • Responsible for teh installation and upgrades of teh Platinum/CCC Harvest product across multiple-system platforms (including UNIX, Solaris, NT client/server platforms). Some SQL needed to manage Oracle instances.
  • Responsible for teh deployment of all application software implementations from development to production throughout teh enterprise.

Environment: Solaris 8, Windows NT, Microsoft Transaction Server, DB2 Sybase, SQL, COM/DCOM, MQ, MQ Broker, NVDM, Tivoli, CCC Harvest, LDAP, SSO Apache, CICS, zOS

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