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Digital Production Analyst
Columbus, Ohio  |  Remote, Hybrid
Contract Position
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Applied on September 23, 2023
Job Id #63853 Posted July 31, 2023


  • This position is on a high-performance team and requires strong administration and architecture experience in managing cloud and on-premise Integration platform services.
  • The daily activities will involve the administration of various activities in Middleware tools for API Management, event-driven streaming platforms, message-oriented middleware, In-memory grid Hubs, custom apps, and DevOps Deployment Pipelines.
  • The ideal candidate for this role loves to perform hands-on work, collaborates with the development team to find Integration solutions, and automate recurring tasks supporting complex integration projects.


  • The main responsibility of the Middleware Administrator is to support the installation, configuration, planning, upgrading, problem resolution, and debugging of all Integration product environments.
  • Maintain high availability (HA) for critically important systems with Integration Platform Services such as MuleSoft, Talend, Cleo, Kafka, Active MQ, and Weblogic.
  • Day-to-day support of multiple application systems for Deployments through continuous integration / continuous delivery (CI/CD) methods.
  • Lead Proof of concepts of Integration solutions, and provide input to create Integration architecture for large, complex projects by aligning with the enterprise architecture.
  • Lead Issue resolution by collaborating with vendors and internal teams as required.
  • Automate middleware-related admin & maintenance tasks using scripts like Unix & Perl.
  • Participate in operational support activities and provide on-call support.


  • Strong Hands-on experience in installation, configuration, optimization, and troubleshooting middleware products.
  • Demonstrate expertise in managing one or more Software Integration technology products like Talend, Mulesoft, Weblogic, Tibco, Kafka, and Active MQ.
  • Working experience on CI/CD tools Maven, Jenkins, Artifactory, and Git administration to build and automate deployments in a large and complex enterprise environment.
  • Hands-on experience in Certificate management, security configuration, and a good understanding of industry best practices.
  • Experience working with REST API-based services, Event-driven streaming, and messaging systems.
  • Exposure to iPaas (Integration Platform as a Service) Cloud platforms is a plus.
  • Exposure to performance and monitoring tools to recommend performance improvements as needed.
  • 5+ years of Admin experience with a solid focus on Middleware Technologies.
  • 2+ years’ experience with CI/CD pipelines and DevOps processes, change/Release management.
  • 2+ years of experience in cloud services & infrastructure.
  • Certification on any Middleware platform or cloud certification is a plus.
  • Academic Qualification: 4-year degree in Information Systems plus at least 10 years of work experience or a Master’s degree with 5 years of work experience.
Note from the manager: 
  • We are exploring a few options for this short-term role with a similar skill set for ~3-month duration: looking for a strong middleware candidate with devops(CI/CD) hands-on experience to help us with deployments with Talend and perform other Middleware Admin functions. 


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