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Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Ref No.: 18-00941
Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Must be legal to work in the United States without sponsorship.

The client is partnered with a healthcare insurance provider in their search for a Senior Infrastructure Engineer to join their team in Washington, DC for a 6 month+ contract opportunity within their Operations Center to support their Environment Management initiatives – Manager will require an Onsite Interview so candidates must be willing to come to DC for that.

They have several initiatives that require building, integrating and enhancing the Test and Production environment infrastructure to support several projects. They're looking for candidates capable to work from day one to serve as a Leads and Technical Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) able to analyze, develop and implement solutions.

Infrastructure Engineer with a minimum of 10 years experience with:
-Experience building robust Test environments
-Environment Infrastructure Build and Automation
-Strong Scripting and Automation experience
-Strong Hands-on Middleware experience
-Extensive SDLC experience
-Ability to analyze and trouble-shoot Mid-tier/Mainframe infrastructure issues.

Experience with Mid-tier/mainframe platforms and their associated Operation Systems and Tools including:
-WebSphere
-MQ Series
-Java/J2EE
-DB2 UDB
-Strong UNIX/scripting
-AIX

REQUIRED SKILLS:
-Experience in WAS 8.0 and above on AIX, RedHat platforms, 32 and 64 bit JDK, WAS ND, WAS MQ, IBM WebSphere MQ 7.0, 7.5, 8.0.
-Expert knowledge of Scripting for automation (BASH, Python, or Ruby).
-Extensive experience in configuration and administration of IBM DataPower and IBM APIM Appliances.
-Experience in IBM DataPower XI52 and WebSphere 8.x+ architectures.
-Configuring certificates / encryption decryption filed level message level.
-Expertise in troubleshooting DataPower, channels, listeners, intercommunications (TCP/IP) and triggering.
-Experience in initializing/setup of IBM DataPower SOA appliances.
-Perform administrative tasks on IBM DataPower configuration, Interface design, development, maintenance and administrative activity.
-Working knowledge of general security concepts (Authentication, Authorization, Encryption, and Digital signatures), PKI concepts, and TLS.
-Good troubleshooting skills with overall knowledge on Datapower features/concepts.
-Strong UNIX/LINUX experience.
-The candidates should have a strong focus on IBM Datapower and would require extensive knowledge of various integration patterns and security standards, best practices, hands-on experience with administration and management of Datapower.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Experience in supporting WebSphere Application Server across multiple operating systems to include design, deployment and management as well as application migrations
-Troubleshooting DataPower domain application issues and certificate crypto object issues
-Installation and configuration of DataPower Appliances.
-Experience administering Middle-tier systems using WebSphere Application Server (WAS) 8.0/9/0, IBM HTTP Server
-Demonstrable experience in a multi-tier environment, monitoring, and deep analysis of Java applications with distributed and clustered environments
-Experience with MQSeries installation and administration
-Experience automating the configuration of servers / virtual machines with solutions such as Ansible or equivalent
-Experience configuring databases within WebSphere
-WAS 8. 5. 5, WAS 9.0 application server
-Understanding of Middleware architecture and working knowledge of various Middleware application server integration
-Configure and administration of IBM API Connect and IBM DataPower appliances
-Maintain working knowledge of API security standards and implementation (Oauth 2.0, OpenID, JSON, Web Token, JOSE, x509 certificates); Maintain knowledge of API security certification, authentication, authorization, IP security setup, and endpoint configuration
-Good knowledge of Network concepts and F5 Load balancers
-Working knowledge on SSL certificates implementation
-Solid understanding of J2EE application deployment patterns and n-tier architectures
-Understanding of SOA and web services and their deployment in DataPower
-Installation and tuning of Sterling Integrator & Axway products
-Experience in the Sterling File Gateway, Sterling B2B Integrator, Sterling Control Center, Sterling Secure Proxy, ITXA, and Axway B2Bi environments
-Strong Lead to provide technical solutions and expertise for project teams and customers
-Provide daily technical support for the Building New and renovation of environments
-Analyze, recommend and implement improvements to support Environment Management initiatives
-Provide strong troubleshooting and problem solving
-Support Devops initiatives for infrastructure delivery transformation
-Drive and support automation and integration of infrastructure and system processes
-Create all necessary documents and communicate to the team in support of the project
-Conduct training and knowledge transfer