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Site Reliability Engineer - Contract

Job Title
Site Reliability Engineer - Contract
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Ann Arbor,  MI 48104
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Title: Site Reliability Engineer

Our History:

From our start in 2009, Conexess has established itself in 3 markets, employing nearly 150+ individuals nation-wide. Operating in over 15 states, our client base ranges from Fortune 500/1000 companies, to mid-small range companies. For the majority of the mid-small range companies, we are exclusively used due to our outstanding staffing track record

Who We Are:
Conexess is a full-service staffing firm offering contract, contract-to hire, and direct placements. We have a wide range of recruiting capabilities extending from help desk technicians to CIOs. We are also capable of offering project based work.

Job Description:

Middleware/Web Services/App Platform  – Design, Implementation, Integration, and Administration

  • Work within the standards developed by the Enterprise Architecture Governance Board to engineer, implement, and enforce development standards, policies and procedures. This highly-visible role carries significant responsibility for the execution of duties contributing to the architecture, development, testing and production support of strategic enterprise systems, projects and initiative
  • Work closely with the Development and R&D teams to co-develop operationally sound and scalable infrastructure solutions that meet project goals and timelines
  • Have experience working with various stakeholders to establish a strategic direction and evolve the Linux & Middleware systems architecture to fulfill the needs of the business
  • Technical skills in deploying, maintaining and repairing Red Hat Linux Enterprise server environments built both virtually on VMWare and on bare iron servers
  • Technical skills in deploying, maintaining and repairing a Red Hat clustered environment
  • Supporting Middleware applications running on Windows platform (MoveIT/Hyperion/Citirx)
  • Experience with following technologies:
  • App Platform Services (Tomcat/Apache/WebLogic/IIS)
  • Messaging Services (ActiveMQ/JBoss/BizTalk/FUSE)
  • Automation / Scripting Services (PowerShell/PHP/Perl/BASH/Puppet)
  • Platform OS (Linux/Windows)
  • Linux clustering technologies
  • Services Integration
    • Web Services (REST, SOAP, XML,JSON)
    • Database Platforms
    • Virtualization Technologies

Operational Excellence – System Reporting and Maintenance 

  • Perform routine maintenance on all systems to ensure security compliance and system health.
  • Perform regular reporting on key system metrics to maintain enterprise system health.
  • Perform ongoing business continuity and disaster recovery testing to ensure information availability.
  • Maintain accurate documentation for all services with industry standard tools (Jira/Confluence).
  • Maintain standards of the Design throughout the lifecycle.

Operations Support – System Troubleshooting and End-User Support 

  • Respond to down service situations.
  • Respond to alerts generated by monitoring systems to ensure enterprise system health.
  • Maintain accurate monitoring with industry standard tools (Splunk/Solarwinds) and custom monitors.
  • Perform root cause analysis of major system outages.

Minimum Requirements:

The ideal candidate will have experience and understanding across a wide array of technologies and can confidently and consistently perform Design, Implementation, Performance Tuning, Service Level Management, Capacity Management, and Troubleshooting in the following areas:

  • Strong knowledge of and demonstrated ability working across a variety of Java application platform technologies including Tomcat, Apache, IIS, and WebLogic.
  • Strong knowledge of and demonstrated ability working with messaging services across a variety of technologies such as ActiveMQ, JBoss, BizTalk, FUSE.
  • Knowledge of a variety of web services and their integration with the middleware stack including REST, SOAP, XML, JSON.
  • Knowledge of a variety of database platforms and their integration with the middleware stack including RDBMS Clusters (MS SQL) and Hadoop Clusters (HDFS).
  • Knowledge of the concepts and troubleshooting skills for enterprise networks including routing, TCP analysis, firewalls, load balancing, etc.
  • Knowledge of the concepts and design principles of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).
  • Knowledge of the concepts and design principles of Data Governance / Data Modeling.
  • Knowledge and experience with Datacenter Virtualization.

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