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SOA And Fusion Middleware Administrator

Job Purpose

The roles specialize in developing and overseeing procedures involving the Middleware environment mainly Oracle WebLogic applications and utilities, OBIEE, EDQ, ODI ensuring everything runs smoothly and efficiently according to performance standards and Bank’s needs.  He /She Installs and configures the middleware components according to the Banks business requirements and develops documentation and trains others.  He /she also develops plans associated with upgrades or patches. And troubleshoots technical incidents, analyzes problems for resolution

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Job Responsibilities/ Accountabilities:

  • Collaborate with internal development resources, network administrators, peers and the architecture team to deliver middleware solutions utilizing Oracle WebLogic and SOA suite of products.
  • Proactively identify potential problems and issues and actively communicate and manage issues to resolution.
  • Administer SOA/OSB Fusion Middleware environment and custom services deployed. Also manages the API gateway.
  • Assist in troubleshooting and root cause analysis for environmental issues as they arise.
  • Provide technical expertise to ensure business solutions (applications) function according to business and technical requirements.
  • Performs Oracle EBS Applications database administration (DBA) tasks including patching, creating backup and recovery strategies, upgrading, performance tuning/optimization of Oracle EBS systems for recoverability, security, confidentiality, and integrity to ensure that: (a) EBS applications and database configurations meet Oracle ERP goals, Oracle EBS requirements, and Banks standards; (b) patches are applied on a timely basis; (c) data integrity and security are maintained; (d) backups are performed as scheduled or deemed necessary; and (e) upgrades are made.
  • Prepare and deliver technical documentation as required.
  • Contribute to architecture design principles and standards as appropriate.
  • Proactively identify and communicate potential problems and issues to project team members/leaders.
  • Proactively identify alternatives and recommend/implement solutions as appropriate.
  • Ensure issues are analysed discussed and resolved in a timely manner.
  • Develop and analyse highly complex system standards thresholds and recommendations to maximize middleware system performance.
  • Automate the administration of the application start up scripts and run-time environment tasks where possible.
  • Provide production control support primarily in the UNIX and application server environment.
  • Provide timely and accurate on-call support for production infrastructure componentsPerforms any other duty as assigned.

Essential Knowledge

  • In-depth knowledge of Oracle SOA Middleware Suite and Oracle Service Bus (OSB).
  • Perform performance tuning and optimization across Fusion Middleware Java Applications and Oracle Linux.
  • Deep understanding of the Web application architecture and features.
  • Experience with analyzing JVM thread dumps, heap dumps and root cause analysis of crash dumps.
  • Experience in administering OBIEE, ODI, and EDQ are a plus.
  • Knowledge of enterprise deployment strategies, high availability, and clustering.
  • Working knowledge of UNIX/Linux operating systems.
  • In depth Knowledge of J2EE framework components including JDBC, JMS and JNDI.
  • Experience in scripting skills such as, but not limited to, UNIX shell/perl/python, Database SQL/PLSQL and WLST.Knowledge of Perl and Linux shell scripting (BASH CSH).
  • Understanding of essential networking concepts including subnets, firewalls, routing, transport protocols.
  • Demonstrated competency in accurately identifying the scope of work and preparing thorough accurate and detailed schedule estimates.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communications skills with an ability to express complex technical concepts in business terms

Key Requirements:

  • BSc in Computer Science/Information systems or similar discipline.
  • 3+ years of WebLogic experience administering Oracle’s WebLogic 12.x application server in a highly-available, clustered environment.
  • 2+ years of SOA/OSB Development experience.
  • Knowledge of API Gateway Tools (Layer 7).
  • Knowledge of system monitoring tools (BTM,BAM,OEM).
  • Knowledge of Continuous Integration and Release Automation e.g Maven, CA Lisa.

SOA Administration And Integration Support Engineer

Job Purpose

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The roles  is a technical development(devops) role with emphasis on integration technologies, currently working in Oracle/WebLogic technologies and APIs. Responsible for Continuous delivery of automated processes through end-to-end internal and C2B/B2C technical integrations. In an Agile, fast-paced team, an understanding of how the different systems work together is necessary.

Job Responsibilities/ Accountabilities:

  • Collaborate solutions with functional requirements from a business analyst, and strong grasp of technical capabilities of Oracle SOA, OSB, MFT, BAM, BPM, APIs, and other systems including core banking.
  • Develop code and Interfaces in Oracle APIs, SOA and BPEL
  • Estimate efforts and work in a structured manner leveraging design patterns and code recipes
  • Support applications team in their system implementations and ongoing requests
  • Assist in troubleshooting and root cause analysis for environmental issues as they arise.
  • Communicate with development manager and other IT leadership team members about production rollouts and issues
  • Develop repeatable, automated tests and Ongoing continuous improvement for development processes
  • Provide applications design, testing, and user documentation for implemented solutions
  • Work closely with IT functional areas to identify and resolve integration and workflow considerations and issues
  • Enforce standards around systems technology stacks and mechanisms for governing cloud-based infrastructure.
  • Ensure maximum improvement across the SOA platform and contribute to the domain strategy in line with the overall Integration Platform strategy
  • Performs any other duty as assigned.

Essential Knowledge

  • Expertise in Oracle SOA, Oracle OSB, BPEL, 12C experience.
  • Expertise in designing and building BPEL workflows using JDeveloper 12c.
  • Expertise in using SOA technology adapters such as Web Services Adapter, REST Adapter, Database Adapter, EBS Adapter, JMS Adapter and File Adapter for integration and development of custom business processes, service components using Oracle BPEL.
  • Experience in development of complex Data Structures (XSD and XML)
  • Experience in development of medium to complex integration mapping using XSL, XLST technology.
  • Experience in designing robust error handling, auditing and logging frameworks.
  • Testing integration interfaces using SOAUP UI and other testing tools.
  • Experience in SQL and PL/SQL programming.
  • Experience in writing technical design documents and operational guides.
  • Experience with UNIX systems (Solaris and Linux), Shell scripting.
  • Experience in writing deployment scripts using ANT/MAVEN – Able to create Ant build files for Oracle SOA component deployments.
  • Good knowledge in configuration, Parameter Tuning, Performance monitoring and troubleshooting of Oracle SOA and OSB 12c.
  • Experience in configuring WebLogic admin console and Enterprise management console.
  • Experience with Oracle high-availability environment.
  • Experience as WebLogic Administrator with knowledge in clustering, JMS, Connection Pools, J2EE Deployments, Thread Dump Analysis
  • Strong analytical problem-solving and conceptual skills

Key Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or similar discipline.
  • 4+ years of SOA/OSB Development experience.
  • Software Implementation and Integration experience that includes Architecture, Analysis, Design and Development.

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