Vantiv Senior DataPower Engineer in Cincinnati, Ohio
Technical Landscape: IBM DataPower XG45 appliances (physical and virtual) , IBM WebSphere (v6.x, v7.x, and v8.x), Oracle WebLogic Server v11.x, IBM MQ Series v7.x, Apache Tomcat v7.x and v8.x, Apache HTTP Server v2.x, RedHat Linux, AIX UNIX
Required "Must Have" Skills:
8+ years' experience engineering and administering large-scale Middleware environments
Strong background in Infrastructure Engineering
Must have a strong understanding of IBM DataPower SOA appliances
Must have experience designing, developing, implementing, and supporting services using SOA DataPower appliances
Must have experience with various DataPower services such as XML, Firewall, Web Service Proxy (WSP), and Multi-Protocol Gateway (MPG)
Must have experience with XML and related technologies, like XSLT and XPath
Experience in implementing different securities on DataPower such as SAML Authentication, AAA LDAP, etc.
Datapower troubleshooting, services instrumentation, monitoring, and logging
Experience in setting up devices from scratch and enabling WEB GUI, XML Management interfaces, and LDAP setup
Knowledge of Local/Global Traffic Management topologies
Knowledge of Subversion or similar source code control systems
Be able to manage multiple complex technical projects
Strong written and oral communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
Must have experience working with security concepts (authentication, authorization, encryption, digital signatures) and with SSL
Able to create shell scripts to automate processes through the Middleware stack
Be a team player with excellent problem solving skills
Design, build, and troubleshoot services on IBM DataPower SOA appliance.
Daily operations and project support, including deployments, patching, and upgrades
Enabling and managing monitoring, alerting, and reporting through the Middleware stack
Ability to identify operational bottlenecks, performance and security issues, and other caps in the Middleware stack and provide valuable input to mitigate them
Evaluate new platform features and provide input to operational middleware design
Identify and apply innovative technologies to update existing middleware stack.
Create and maintain documentation for middleware installations, changes and upgrades.
Develop and implement strategies for migration, consolidation, and upgrade of Middleware components
Develop and implement standard processes for installation, maintenance, and enhancement of middleware applications
Collaborate with infrastructure, application development, testing, and release teams to utilize and monitor system resources when implementing new Middleware environments
On call support in a 24/7 environment, as needed