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Senior Websphere Administrator

Senior Websphere Administrator

Job Description

Company Description
Apex Supply Chain Technologies is defining the future of how companies manage their supply chains by providing tailored, scalable, hardware and software solutions, which allow customers to right-size and control materials, supplies, equipment and critical parts, based on true demand. We are a rapidly growing Mason, Ohio technology innovator, providing transformative Supply Chain Technology solutions to a client base of over 10,000 corporate users worldwide. Over the past five years, more than 300 of the Fortune 1000 and Forbes Global 1000 companies have implemented Apex solutions.

Primary Responsibilities

This position will serve as the Java Application Server subject matter expert for the infrastructure team. This position is responsible for our J2EE production environment and in assisting the development teams in sandbox and testing of new code and product. We prefer candidates who have proven technical expertise, good interpersonal skills and the ability to think strategically as well as tactically. Split of responsibilities will be approximately 40% administration and tuning of applications and the applications server 40% architecture and planning and 20% deployments. Training on Websphere v8.5.5 will be offered to the right candidate.

Qualifications and Experience:

  1. Minimum ten years professional experience, minimum five years with Websphere ND v7+. including administration and implementation on Windows and Linux OS
  2. Two years supervisory experience
  3. Experience running web servers (Apache, Tomcat) on application server stack or as part of a distributed architecture
  4. Exposure to J2EE, knowledge of widely used frameworks and methodologies (including, but not limited to: Struts, Hibernate, EJB, JSP)
  5. Performance tuning Java application servers in a distributed environment
  6. Understanding of native load balancing functionality, clustering, as well as third-party tools, appliances and techniques
  7. Familiarity with VMware or other server virtualization
  8. Extensive experience in root cause analysis, solutioning and problem solving
  9. Professional skills: basic technical documentation and report writing, ability to interpret complex business requirements, fundamental change management methodologies, fundamentals of project management
  10. Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalent education and experience


  1. Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related program, Websphere certifications, v7 or 8
  2. Able to script WAS utilities
  3. Hands-on with Intelligent Enterprise, Extreme Scale and other WAS utilities
  4. In depth knowledge of Websphere security functionality
  5. End to end systems performance analysis
  6. Use of performance testing and monitoring tools
  7. Productizing of J2EE software
  8. Integration of J2EE applications with Oracle databases
  9. Capacity planning experience
  10. Demonstrated abilities in distributed systems architecture

Job Requirements

  1. Primary liaison between development and infrastructure teams to define requirements, work with Systems Engineering staff to build out environments
  2. Manage Production Environment Team; Systems engineer I and WAS admin I
  3. Support code optimization and platform tuning. Architecture reviews and prototyping for scalability
  4. Advise on and resolve incidents and problems. Provides after business hours systems support for the Production Systems as part of on call team
  5. Owns delivery and creation of quarterly metrics reports
  6. Works with Systems Engineer and/or consultants to forecast test/production infrastructure needs
  7. Works with development staff and vendors to determine compatibility of upgrades and fixes and implementation plans
  8. Assures compatibility of monitoring scripts, backup and recovery procedures that support our production Java environment
  9. Coordinates information gathering to aid in problem determination/resolution and prepares required documentation for vendor resolution
  10. Develop Java infrastructure strategies for scalability on demand and stability with a goal of near zero downtime
  11. Contribute to overall technical roadmap
  12. Develop implementation and test plans as necessary
  13. In conjunction with Sr. Systems Engineer assure compliance of Java environment with infrastructure security policies
  14. Conduct or support hardware/software audits of systems for compliance with established standards, policies, procedures and configuration guidelines
  15. Play a role in developing, implementing and executing IT Disaster Recovery Plans
  16. Work to automate management tasks, streamline processes, and improve reliability, uptime
  17. Assumes additional responsibilities as assigned
  18. Responsibilities include staying up-to-date on software and hardware technology options

We offer a very competitive base salary and a full benefits package including health insurance, life, dental and a 401(k) plan with a company match.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit an application at the link below.

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Information Technology
Education Not Specified
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Manufacturing
Required Travel Not Specified
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Senior Websphere Administrator

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