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Websphere Engineer
Job#: 193821
Positions: 1
Posted: 04/11/2014
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Dayton, OH
Department: Defense Programs
Category: GCSS2
Salary: Commensurate With Experience
Benefits: Full Benefits
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Job Description

IBM Websphere Engineer with practical hands on knowledge of IBM Websphere Application Server and Unix/Linux and is capable of installing, configuring, and testing software in the GCSS-AF environment.

  • Provide expertise with IBM WebSphere global security setup and configuration to include certificate generation and installation.
  • Provide expertise and potentially hands-on support the installation and configuration of Websphere in a new data center environment.  
  • Configuration will include the setup of services in the new environment to mirror existing environments located in Dayton, OH.
  • Analyze issues and implement the solutions to bring the development/test/pre-production environment into the same configuration as the production environment. 
  • Skillful at identifying and resolving environment and deployment problems for applications that have been deployed using developer provided documentation.

Other duties may include but not limited to  the following:

  • Monitoring the operational environments (development, test, pre-production, production)
  • Tracking  Webshpere patches, updates, upgrades and bug clearances (this includes OS updates)
  • Monitor and assess system scalability, availability and stability

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in a related engineering discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education, with 9 years of professional experience; or 7 years of professional experience with a related Master’s degree.
  • Must be a US Citizen and be able to successfully obtain a SECRET clearance (w/SSBI)
  • Considered an emerging authority.
  • Must be an effective communicator both oral / written. 
  • A strong team player, demonstrated mentoring skills to facilitate knowledge with junior resources
  • Must demonstrate drive, initiative, and take ownership of tasks
  • An appropriate Computing Environment certification per DoDD 8570.01
  • IBM Websphere Application Server 7.0
  • ODBC and JDBC data connections
  • J2EE Experience
  • Application Installation & Management Experience
  • Red Hat Linux
  • Wintel
  • Network Troubleshooting
  • Experience in Data Center Operations
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working both independently and in a team-oriented environment
  • Fluent in Microsoft Office Products to include MS Word; MS Excel; MS Project; and MS PowerPoint

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with performance tuning IBM WebSphere JVMs.
  • Experience with load testing applications.
  • Demonstrate a holistic understanding of Data Center Operations (i.e. Production operations, Server, Storage, Network, Data Base Mgt., Systems Mgt., Helpdesk, DR/Business recovery practices etc.). 
  • Server Platform Technology skills (Unix/Wintel - Sun/IBM etc.)
  • Understanding of the GCSS Data Services environments is a plus, but not required.
  • Experience with Oracle (10g, 11g) is a plus, but not required


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