Websphere Application Server Administrator

Published: Monday, 16 September 2013

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THE resource(s) personnel assigned must be a certified Websphere Application Server Administrator in administration and troubleshooting, in a 24x7 enterprise setting (inclusive of manual discovery or post actions from automatic alerts). He/she is/are expected to cover level 1 and level 2 WAS related problems and must be an experienced administrator in the following areas but not limited to the following competencies:

  • Provide Installation, administration, deployment and maintenance support for Websphere Application Server 6.x and Network Deployment Manager 6.x.
  • Responsible for providing support to WAS application instances.
  • Experience in WAS high availability, Network Deployment Manager.
  • Knowledge of IHS web server.
  • PerformsWebsphereApplication Server upgrade.
  • Good skills in AIX platform.
  • Good communication skills.

Job Description

 

Documentation

 

  • Document daily checks and status.
  • The adminstrator shall develop (if not available) and update all necessary documentation (including checklist, operations manual and relevant changes to configuration settings) and shall include the DR setup.
  • Ad-hoc exception Report. This may pertain to non-standard reports as required for further incident /problem investigation, capacity planning or audit purposes.

 

 

WAS Management

 

  • Installing the WebSphere software on AIX.
  • Creating Cells/Nodes/Application Servers, Federating nodes and creating/configuring application server clusters.
  • Configuring Enterprise Applications and MQ/DB2 resources.
  • Configuring WebSphere Security using LDAP and DB2.
  • Automating Enterprise application installations and resource configurations using scripting.
  • Maintain and develop operational documentation.
  • Provide advice and guidance on features in application design.
  • Provide input to the process to make sure that the applications match with the MQ standards.
  • Provide tests and develop infrastructure capability for new developed projects and present a support service for these areas.
  • Perform Disaster Recovery (DR) for all the critical systems and ensure successful rebuilt of Production or DR servers after each DR should the need arise.

 

 

 

Incident/Problem Management.

 

 

  • Incident detection and confirmation arising from either monitoring or other means, shall include timely escalation to the Managed helpdesk, and the MQ/Message Broker onsite services on physical facilities (where necessary, to rectify the incidents. In the event that a workaround or temporary resolution has been put in place, a separate approved date/time (after office hours) shall be proposed (with root cause analysis performed and presented) and scheduled, to roll-in the permanent fix.
  • To review, improve and document the MQ/Message Broker administration and operations guide, on new or revised processes and procedures on a regular basis.
  • Co-ordination activities. The administrator shall work with Customer / Client, Service Desk and/or third-party solutions vendor in bringing a resolution/workaround to the degraded or disrupted service, rectifying the database integrity and returning the service to the users as quickly as possible, in order to minimize business impact . This shall also include instances when applications are undergoing update/upgrade.

 

 

Job Requirements

 

  • Minimum - Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology/Information Systems/Computer Science, Business IT or other equivalent university degree.
  • At least 5 years DB2 Database support administration.
  • Technical implementation
  • Must have good understanding of a services business in a high tech environment from a supplier, integrator or operator’s point of view.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities and achievement oriented.
  • Excellent analytical and problem skills, combined with the ability to provide quick resolution to problems.
  • Experience in database backup and disaster recovery implementation.
  • Good knowledge in Windows and UNIX operating system.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are mandatory.
  • Must be customer service oriented and believe in teamwork, collaboration, adaptability and initiative.

 


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Country: Singapore
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: Open