Websphere Application Server Admin

Job Title: Websphere Application Server Admin
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: Asap
Reference: 70391-ITBEL-JOS_1508312883
Contact Name: Joseph Santos
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 18, 2017 08:48

Job Description

Our client who is an important actor of the financial sector is looking for a Websphere Application Server Administrator:

Company's Division:
A state-of-the-art and well-managed technology infrastructure is the cornerstone of the implementation of the company's strategy. The goals of the department relate to and complement the corporate mission and business goals of the organisation. It follows that the mission of our division is:
Ensure the availability of the production environment - failure is not an option
Understand and reduce the total cost of ownership of information technology
Ensure that an appropriate enterprise wide architecture exists to support the current and future needs of the business
Establish testing services and processes to help improve system quality and time to market
Help ensure that the right skills are available at the right place at the right time.

The Middleware & Frameworks Group within company's engineers (i.e. designs and develops), supports, and operates the communication and data management software tools and infrastructures. These enable integrating business applications with operating systems in a standardized way and whatever the hardware platform (Windows, Unix, Linux, Mainframe, and Tandem) while enforcing "ities" (security, availability, operability, manageability, reliability, scalability, portability requirements). The group works in a Lean environment.

Your part of the deal:
Title and reporting structure
WebSphere application server administrator
The post is based in Brussels
Java application servers infrastructure design, automation, deployment, administration and support with a general expertise on web technologies.

Responsible for

Main activities:
Work within the "Java Application Integration Services" team, with the objective to maintain and guarantee at group level the technical evolution regarding AS and Internet platforms infrastructure. This includes the following :
- Technical analyses necessary to the application design within great projects of the international teams.
- Analyse, control and anticipate needs of technical resources
- Realise and document changes, evolutions and important orders to maintain the level of service
- Software installation, maintenance and infrastructure tuning
- Software Release management
- Technical environments administration
- Deployment & supervision tools scripting
- 2nd & 3thrd level of support for production incidents
- Watch duty role for production support
- Ensure compliance with security guidelines

Your Profile:
Necessary technical skills:
Implementation and administration of Internet infrastructures
Integration of the IBM WebSphere Application Server version 7 products on AIX & Linux platforms (WAS server, IHS web server and Apache based Reverse proxy server).
A first knowledge in AIX HACMP, Security, Network and deployment method (would be appreciated)
Experience with Websphere Application Server, Jboss, Tomcat and Web Logic
Experience with RSA Web Authentication agent for Apache

IBM WAS Certification
Experience with Magic Software

Personal Qualities:
Good team spirit, ability to work together with different teams located in different sites;
Working experience in international organizations
Flexibility and availability to participate on watch duty role (1 week out of 4);
Willing to learn new tools and to share the experience

6 months assignment to start