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Location: Crystal City, Virginia
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We are currently seeking a Principle ESB/SOA Developer for the IPPS-A program based in Crystal City, VA. The person we seek will implement, configure and maintain Oracle ESB and Confluent Kafka for the IPPS-A project. The client requires a five-day work week.

What You'll Get to Do:

Implement, configure and maintain Oracle ESB and Confluent Kafka. The ESB/SOA Developer will support the design of web services to support PeopleSoft HCM implementation, as well as the design, development and implementation of the messaging and stream processing architectures built on the Confluent version of Kafka. Will lead and participate in cross-IPT Integration meetings providing the necessary definition and guidance to ensure ESB is correctly installed, configured, tested and deployed, and the Kafka solution supports the program's data exchange requirements. The successful candidate will be fluent with a variety of data models from business systems planning and data requirements planning. The candidate must understand in detail the integration of Oracle ESB with the components of PeopleSoft Integration Broker, MQ and OAM/OID. The candidate must have recent, hands-on experience with the setting up and configuration of Kafka brokers, Kafka Connector, Zookeeper, and schema registry.

You'll Bring these Qualifications:

Skills required:

  • Experience with messaging and stream processing architectures built on the Confluent version of Kafka

  • Recent, hands-on experience with setting up and configuration of Kafka brokers, Kafka Connector, Zookeeper, schema registry, etc.

  • Recent experience with pipelining, xQuery, and xPath

  • Recent experience with KSQL

  • Knowledge and experience with clustering and high availability Kafka configurations

  • Experience configuring Kafka Security

  • Experience setting up monitoring and management for Kafka

  • Knowledge and experience with installation, configuration and maintenance of Oracle Enterprise Service Bus environments on NIPR and SIPR

  • Setup and integration of ESB with various components of the system like PeopleSoft Integration Broker, MQ and OAM/OID

  • Ability to collaborate with ETL development team to define message queues, nodes, binding rules and routings

  • Ability to work closely with DBAs, ETL/ PeopleSoft Dev teams, and Security Team to improve performance and data quality

  • Work closely with developers, SMEs and Testers


  • Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or Mathematics

  • 10-12 years of experience in the Information Technology field with an emphasis on large-scale ERP systems

  • 3+ years of experience with Apache Kafka or Confluent Kafka

  • 5+ years of experience with Data Integrations

  • 6+ years of strong experience with enterprise service bus technologies, to include design, installation, configuration and testing; Oracle ESB/SOA/MFT preferred

  • Proven track record of successful deployment of ESBs from requirements gathering through implementation

  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple, dynamic priorities

  • Active DOD SECRET clearance required

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