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WebSphere Middleware Administrator - Tampa, Florida

Rita Technology Services
Tampa, Florida, United States
December 18, 2018


We have an immediate need for a WebSphere Middleware Administrator for our leading, long-standing client in Tampa, Florida. This is a full-time (direct hire) position with a Fortune 100 Company offering competitive salary, annual bonus, comprehensive benefits (including 401k & pension plan) and opportunity for career growth! Local (Tampa) area candidates strongly preferred!

*** Please no 3rd party, H1B or Corp to Corp candidates.

As the ideal choice for this role, you will function as the primary Administrator and Support for Middleware technologies including WebSphere ND Application Server, Pega PRPC application software. You will be responsible for installation, configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting of complex, mission-critical middleware installations as well as coordinate and assist with research efforts to discover modifications and enhancements to existing configurations and procedures.

You will also manage Middleware release and patch levels, technology versioning and product roadmaps and conduct evaluations of overall system performance to develop and implement recommendations to address and resolve issues.


Responsible for the configuration, maintenance, monitoring and troubleshooting of high-availability middleware and web services that make up the strategic Application Infrastructure/enabling Technologies (WebSphere,, IIS, Apache, Pega PRPC)

Work with application development groups to tune and troubleshoot their applications within a fault-tolerant WebSphere/WAS environment

Assists in resolving issues that may occur within middleware services and inter-operability with RDBMS and other integrated back-end systems.

Follows processes needed to model, integrate, automate and manage reliable, highly-available, and flexible business middleware installations

Create and update system documentation

Manage system integrity and availability

Interfaces with staff and external, applications/systems analysts, manufacture’s representatives and departmental personnel to implement new projects and provide assistance in resolution of technical issues

Off-hours support and on-call rotation required

Capacity planning and performance tuning

Assist in defining, documenting, and socializing clear and effective support and escalation processes

Deployment, installation, configuration and maintenance

Disaster Recovery planning and documentation

Ensure that all documentation is up-to-date and develop new documentation

Assist SME on middleware technologies during technology and development Projects


3+ years hands-on experience in System Administration and Support with a focus on Middleware technologies, including at least 1+ year’s current experience with WebSphere installation, configuration, administration and support in high-availability, multi-platform environments.

Expert knowledge of IBM WebSphere Application Server ND, WAS clustering and failover, Deployment Manager

Experience installing and maintaining J2EE-based Application Server environments

Knowledge of TCP/IP networking

Skilled at monitoring performance of software and hardware and recommending and implementing changes to maintain acceptable performance

Experience anticipating future performance requirements to support growth and scalability

Experience implementing and managing SSL certificates

Good communications skills and the ability to self-manage

Strong ability to lean and apply knowledge to tasks and role

Capacity planning and performance tuning experience, preferred.

The company will only employ candidates who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this position. Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future are not eligible for hire.