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Lead Middleware Admin
Atlanta, Georgia  |  Remote, Hybrid, Onsite
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Applied on July 4, 2022
Job Id #57134 Posted June 21, 2022

Job Description
  • Be a part of transformational change where integrity matters, success inspires and great teams collaborate and innovate.
  • As the fifth-largest bank in the United States, we're one of the country's most respected, innovative, ethical and successful financial institutions.
  • We're looking for people who want more than just a job - they want to make a difference! is seeking a Middleware Admin Lead who will contribute toward the success of our technology initiatives in our digital transformation journey.
  • This role is will lead and manage a team focused on designing, building and supporting middleware application environments containing web/application servers, middleware integration products, and supporting tools.
  • The team lead will collaborate with product owner(s), delivery, application and infrastructure teams.
  • This role is part of a weekly on-call support rotation schedule.
  • The candidate must be able to effectively communicate and collaborate with a wide variety of stakeholders, and drive efforts to completion with minimal direction.
  • They will also have a strong passion for developing new and innovative solutions to solve existing problems, and desire to constantly improve the services we provide to the organization.
  • The candidate is expected to have a strong aptitude, customer focus and drive for results.
Essential Responsibilities:
  • Develop roadmap for middleware efforts including business initiatives, application upgrades, core infrastructure upgrades, middleware platform upgrades (WAS ND, JBoss EAP, HTTPD etc.) and compliance and regulatory items
  • Establish and include in roadmap compliance and operational items including functional and security patches, middleware managed server certificate refreshes, vulnerability remediation, platform upgrades and changes (AppDynamics, Puppet, Bitbucket etc.)
  • Establish and include middleware improvements (e.g. log file rotation, automation) in the roadmap
  • Provide inputs for middleware backlog prioritization including, analysis and assessment of epics/stories, SWAG / estimates, identify dependencies and story sequencing and participate in feature deep-dive working sessions and meetings
  • Lead middleware requirements definition, provide middleware architecture and configuration expertise and details about middleware product capabilities
  • Provide technical leadership for middleware efforts - Middleware architecture, configuration, development and deployment
  • Coordinate middleware work effort with other teams
  • Implement, oversee and ensure adherence to middleware controls
  • Technical ownership of middleware applications / products
  • Support BAU activities
  • Provide and supervise production support
  • Lead and coach a team of Middleware Engineers
Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent work experience
  • Five to six years of relevant experience
Preferred Skills/Experience:
  • In-depth hands-on experience with installation and configuration of Websphere and JBOSS EAP application server, Apache HTTPD web server, Red Hat AMQ and Red Hat Fuse
  • Hands-on experience with configuration management and automation tools such as Puppet (preferred), Chef, Ansible, Rundeck, Jenkins, and/or related tools.
  • Hands-on experience with executing scripts and independently performing troubleshooting on Linux and/or Unix (RHEL/Solaris) operating systems
  • Knowledge of how load-balancers such as Netscaler or F5 appliances work (configuration experience for this not required)
  • Understanding of configuration management concepts and tools, and how to use them.
  • Understanding of the JVM and how it operates and optimizing it for best performance and availability; i.e. Garbage Collection, Tuning, etc
  • Basic knowledge of DevOps toolsets such as Jenkins, Kubernetes, Docker etc. desirable
  • Able to communicate processes and results with all parties involved in the product team, including engineers, product owner, scrum master, third party vendors and customers
  • Strong aptitude and analytical skills including ability to troubleshoot complex issues
  • Ability and willingness to quickly learn new technologies
  • Strong customer focus and drive for results
  • Focuses on the bigger picture, identifying and prioritizing with the aim to consider more than one domain in analysis
  • Considers scalability, reliability and performance of systems/contexts affected
  • Has a thorough understanding of the team's domain, how work in this domain relates to the team's objectives and deliverables and how it contributes to overall business strategy and how technical strategy maps to this
  • Looks for opportunities to simplify and improve
  • Ability and willingness to create effective technical documentation

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.


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