Seeking a Middleware System Administrator, Albany, NY



  full-time   employee

New York
United States

  • Responsible for environment maintenance and upgrades , performance monitoring and reporting, troubleshooting and issue resolution
  • Administers a wide variety of Middleware components in a 24/7/365 high availability client environment. Primary responsibility is production support to include monitoring, troubleshooting, and triage.
  • Installs, configures, and maintains the WebSphere family of middleware infrastructure (WebSphere Application Server, WebSphere Portal Server, WebSphere Process Server, WebSphere MQ).
  • Installs, configures, and maintains the JBoss and Apache/Tomcat family of products including Red Hat JBoss EAP/SOAP, JBoss EWS, JBoss BPM, BRMS, JBoss EPP. 
  • Ensures installation, configurations, and maintenance procedures of all changes to JBoss and Apache/Tomcat infrastructure listed are of highest quality and capable of meeting all client SLAs.
  • Installs patches associated with JBoss and Apache/Tomcat upgrades and updates.  Packages, deploys applications, migrates, performance tunes, troubleshoots and resolves application services, maintains security, and automates routine procedures through scripting.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provides technical leadership across a variety of middleware components
  • Sets technical direction for mid-tier environments 
  • Works with team lead and peers to ensure tasks are clearly defined and deadlines are met
  • Performs moderately complex systems administration.  Monitors and tunes appropriate systems to ensure optimum level of performance.
  • Performs software installations and upgrades across development, test, and production environments.
  • Collects and reviews system data for capacity and planning purposes.  Analyzes capacity data and develops capacity plans for appropriate level enterprise-wide systems. 
  • Oversees and applies appropriate support packages/patches to maintain system integrity.
  • Develops and maintains appropriate system documentation


  • Experience in the WebSphere family of middleware infrastructure (WebSphere Application Server, WebSphere Portal Server, WebSphere Process Server, WebSphere MQ).
  • Experience in developing appropriate monitoring and alerting processes within the mid-tier environment
  • Experience developing custom operation scripts for day-to-day JBoss operations
  • Experience configuring JBoss images and automating installations through scripting
  • Strong knowledge of applying mod_jk and mod_cluster load-balancing modules for various applications deployed in JBoss
  • Willingness to provide evening / weekend support coverage as necessary
  • Experience with Alfresco, ESG, IBM WTX, IBM Datastage beneficial
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to interact with team and client staff and remain calm under pressure

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, management information systems, or related field preferred
  • 9 or more years of experience in working and leading middleware teams in high-volume a mission critical environment


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