Software Systems Architect, Senior ( Weblogic )

POSITION OVERVIEW                                            Candidate is part of a team supporting the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Benefits Processing Network (BDN) systems delivering automation capabilities to our nation's Veterans.   This position is located at the VA Hines Data Center.  Candidate must possess strong technical background and experience related to the administration/architecture of BEA WebLogic server and portal, versions 8.x, 9.x, and 10.x.  Must be well versed in working with end customers in working with them to expand and understand the use of system and application and their capabilities to improve the overall performance of IT technologies across the VA enterprise network.  DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS) Part of VA BDN operations and maintenance team to ensure availability and reliability of critical VA benefits payment systems.  Must be able to work within a team environment. Document, diagnose and correct problems that occur within installed Weblogic applications. Provide on-the-job training for server administrators supporting assigned applications. Utilize Java J2EE Enterprise Architect to design, implement, and deploy scalable fault tolerant applications on WebLogic Platform. Develop a Web Logic Architecture Document. Utilize Java Specification Requests (JSRs) 168 Portlet Design and integration to architect WebLogic Portal Server Develop design patterns for clustered high availability applications Develop design patterns for reusable and scalable objects. Develop design patterns for optimized data retrieval and storage. Develop design patterns for efficient code and non-blocking multi-threaded applications. Architect, configure, and deploy Java Message Service (JMS) Message queue transmission and reception models for high volume transitionally safe applications. Provide Web Service design using Representational State Transfer (REST) and Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP). Design and deploy efficient Hibernate design Patterns. Implement and deploy Spring Design Patterns. Create Enterprise JavaBean (EJB) 3.0 Objects for data transaction integrity. Develop within Eclipse Development Environment. Provide capability to enable team use of Version Control Systems. Streamline Automated Build, Test, and Deploy environments. Develop Regression Testing best practices and provide Regression Test reports. Perform Audit Java Security, Authentication, and Authorization of application. Audit Java performance a tuning of existing applications Provide Weblogic Platform diagnostic and troubleshooting ability. Identify existing issues and pro-actively recommend solutions for upcoming issues. Utilize Java Virtual Machine Tuning and analysis for optimized performance on application servers. Review  architecture for compliance with the Government Web Server and Network Security Requirement. Perform Operating System Security Hardening. Perform Oracle 9i, 10g, 11g design, integration, optimization and configuration. Design and optimized SQL and PL/SQL. Perform Networking configuration for Cisco hardware load balancing JOB REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS Master's Degree in Computer Science or business-related field 10+ years senior-level experience with Weblogic Administration 10 years of additional relevant experience may be substituted for education Significant experience with Weblogic environment supporting large enterprise installations (100+ applications) across a national infrastructure including experience in monitoring software / hardware performance, system security and integrating disparate hardware to operate within Weblogic environment Experience in Weblogic automation utilizing WLST, Python and Wily's Introscope performance monitoring application.
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Minimum Qualification
11 - 15 years

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