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Oracle SOA Admin

Thinkwise Info
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
September 06, 2017


The primary responsibility of the Middleware Administrator is design, development and support of technology infrastructure, hardware, software and office systems support and distribution, systems performance management and technology integration functions. The Middleware Administrator supports and documents the installation, configuration, capacity planning, upgrading, problem resolution and debugging of all middleware product environments.

• Work with executive team members, decision makers, and stakeholders to define business requirements and systems goals, and to identify and resolve business systems issues.

• Colloborate on definition of infrastructure standards and contribute to the overall architecture roadmap.

• Leads technical design and provides consulting including identification and documentation of requirements and design; including communications, security, auditability, availability and recoverability.

• Coordinates environment configuration activities to ensure integration and alignment with other IT technology, processes, systems, applications, and environments

• Providing cross-training and knowledge sharing that improves organizational capabilities and results in successful support of Middleware Services products.

• Colloborate and leads the installation, configuration and upgrading of enterprise application software, customizing soft tables and program parameters and managing associated environments.

• Interact and negotiate with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to secure system-related products and services.

• Document middleware platforms and related infrastructure as directed with respect to functionality, maintenance and administration.

• Install and configure server operating systems, enterprise software and middleware services, including settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements.

• Recommend and lead improvements to provide the highest level of availability and performance.

• Provides technical support and guidance (level 3) to end-users, and other IT resources. This support is provided in a manner that relates best practice experience in how to troubleshoot, correct, and prevent issues

• Follows policies and procedures to ensure corporate compliance, examples include corporate data security and change control. Freely shares information, providing guidance to technical team members who have less experience and expertise

Mandatory Skills:

• Has advanced knowledge (6+ years or demonstrated level of skill/aptitude on the job) of web server technology such as Microsoft IIS or Oracle WebLogic.

• Has advanced knowledge (6+ years or demonstrated level of skill/aptitude on the job) of middleware applications such as Oracle PeopleSoft (PIA), MDM, CCB, Oracle SOA Suite, SharePoint or other 3-tier frameworks.

• Advanced knowledge and administration experience in client and server operating systems, preferably with Unix, Linux and/or Windows platforms.

• Working knowledge of business goals, corporate IT standards, strategy and service level agreements.

• Communicates effectively with all levels of employees, both technical and non-technical.

• Establishes cooperative relationships with departments.

• Leads medium to large project teams effectively, promoting and supporting team work


• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or other related field and 6 years of relevant IT experience


• Associates Degree in a computer science-related field and 7 years relevant IT experience


• 9 years of relevant IT experience

Skill Matrix

Skill Name Description Level (1-5, 5 being the highest)

1 2 3 4 5 Years Mandatory(Yes/No)

SOA & WebLogic 12c Administration knowledge 5 0-3 Years Yes

SOA & Weblogic 11g Administration Knowledge 5 6-8 Years Yes

Installing, configuring and tuning SOA Suite 11g and SOA Suite 12c o Oracle SOA (Composites, BPEL, BPM) o Oracle Service Bus o OWSM 5 0-3 Years Yes

Installing, configuring, and tuning Oracle WebLogic to support SOA Suite experience with WebLogic 12c. o Domains o Clusters o Admin Server o Manage Server o Adapters (JMS, DB) o JMS o Data Sources o Work Managers o JVM 5 4-5 Years Yes

Perl, Python and Wlst • Proficiency in scripting languages like Perl, Python and Wlst. Particularly around automation of deployments, builds, and configurations. 4 4-5 Years Yes

Knowledge and hands-on experience configuring and troubleshooting RAC database with SOA/Weblogic 4 0-3 Years Yes

SOA Cluster Experience Working in a clustered SOA environment 4 4-5 Years Yes

Technical Leadership Strong Verbal/Written communication skills, Ability to transfer knowledge to peers/employees, work effectively as individual and with team, must be a self starter and be able to plan/communicate technical and project work 4 4-5 Years Yes

Problem Management Quickly identify, recommend and implement solutions to incidents/issues/problems with SOA/Weblogic related to performance, configuration, patching, upgrdes, etc. Hand on experience in configuration and troubleshooting in clustered weblogic and RAC database environment specific to SOA/Weblogic Ability to take ownership of SOA issues and manage through resolution 4 4-5 Years Yes