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SOA Administrator Job at Equity Bank, Nairobi, Kenya

Position: SOA Administrator – (2000003D)

Location: Nairobi
Job Description
In line with enhancing career progression of staff and to support business growth, we seek to recruit a well-qualified, experienced, self-driven, highly motivated and passionate candidate to fill the following position in Information Technology Department.
Job description

Provides leadership and subject matter expertise in the design, development and support of technology infrastructure, hardware, software and office systems support and distribution, systems performance management and technology integration functions. Migration requirements for this position include Oracle Middle Tier technologies such as Oracle SOA suite, Oracle WebLogic, and Oracle Identity Management (OID, SSO, and Oracle Access Manager). Additional responsibilities will include providing the highest level of timely and quality service, to ensure we have a reliable, stable, high availability and secure platform.
  • Experience administering Oracle’s WebLogic 12.x application server in a highly-available, clustered environment.
  • Participate in the design, implementation, documentation and administration of enterprise middleware SOA/OSB infrastructure supporting a wide variety of both intranet and internet facing applications.
  • Evaluate and provide technical guidance on new and legacy project initiatives to assist in enforcing a standardized and sustainable application middleware landscape.
  • 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 on-going technical support to the SOA development.
  • Provide technical expertise to ensure business solutions (applications) function according to business and technical requirements.
  • 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.
  • Effectively communicate with stakeholders throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Ensure issues are analyzed discussed and resolved in a timely manner.
  • Develop and analyze highly complex system standards thresholds and recommendations to maximize middleware system performance.
  • Conduct capacity planning reviews with internal management.
  • Develops strategies to manage the frequency of appropriate support package/patch application.
  • Monitor database maintenance and provide appropriate recommendations when required.
    Assist in setting-up/verifying the UNIX/Linux application environment.
  • 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.
  • Develop SOA/OSB configuration migration and application deployment plans.
  • Provide timely and accurate on-call support for production infrastructure components.
  • Provide training or mentoring on tools or architecture concepts as needed.
  • 5+ years of analysis & Design, Development and Administration experience.
  • 2+ years of WebLogic e2+ 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.
  • Experience with creating Coherence servers and Clusters.
  • 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, OFSAA, 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.
  • Strong analytical problem-solving and conceptual skills.
  • Solid teamwork and interpersonal skills.
  • BS in MIS/Computer Science/Information systems or similar discipline.
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