Middleware Engineer in Durham, NC at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 1/25/2018

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Job #:  815213

Advance your career in information technology (IT) with The World’s Leading Health Care Diagnostics Company


Each day, our client's employees have an opportunity to build rewarding careers and experience the satisfaction of knowing that the work they do can help save lives.  If you are looking for a career that offers opportunities for growth, continual development, professional challenge and the chance to make a real difference, connect to our client.


Job Description:

The Middleware Engineering team at our client is seeking a talented and motivated Middleware Engineer for an exciting opportunity.  You will be responsible for the middleware infrastructure and will leverage technology to drive innovation to meet the needs of the business for their Middleware Engineering team.


The Middleware Engineer will work closely with the architecture, development, DevOps, QA, and application support teams to deliver a stable, scalable, and secure environment.  The Middleware Engineer will be involved in the migration of changes from development to production throughout the project lifecycle.  The individual will leverage automation technologies to rapidly deliver environments while maintaining configuration management across the enterprise.  The Middleware Engineer will work closely with other members of the Middleware team to administer, maintain, and troubleshoot the infrastructure and will share in the on-call support rotation.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide support for the implementation, troubleshooting and maintenance of the middleware infrastructure
  • Support day to day operations, monitoring, and problem resolution for any issues that arise with administered systems
  • Provide technical support to application developers and operations support staff, including the promotion and use of best practices, ensuring standardization across applications and troubleshooting


Skills Required:

•Experience using automation technologies such as Ansible to automate server builds, installation, configuration, and change management

•Experience supporting IBM WebSphere Application Sever, IBM Integration Bus, IBM MQ, IBM DataPower Gateway, and IBM API Connect

•Experience supporting web servers such as Apache or Nginx

•Experience supporting application servers such as Apache Tomcat, Node.js, or RedHat JBoss

•Experience supporting .NET applications and IIS administration

•Experience supporting application load testing and performance tuning applications

•Solid understanding of network topology and technologies such as firewalls, load-balancers, DNS, VPN, NAT

•Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities with strong organization and planning skill-set

•Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills


Skills Preferred:

•Experience and strong knowledge of DevOps 

•Experience supporting and troubleshooting Java applications, SOA, web services (REST and SOAP)

•Knowledge of Systems Development Life Cycle methodologies and process flows

•Experience working in Agile Teams and Daily Scrums

•Experience working within a hybrid cloud deployment model



•Bachelor-level degree in engineering, information technology, or computer science is required.  Master’s degree is preferred.

•Minimum 3 years of information technology experience, including architecture and design experience in middleware and cloud environments.  5+ years is preferred.


Competitive candidates for this role will possess the following:

•Goal oriented with high standards for quality and performance

•Adaptability and willingness to learn new tools and applications 

•Advanced problem solving and troubleshooting skills and the ability to facilitate the resolution of complex issues with innovative solutions

•Ability to lead discussions with all levels of the organization and provide balanced information of an idea or communication of an issue regardless of written or verbal 

•Ability to work independently and manage multiple task assignments

•Demonstrated ability to prioritize work load and meet project deadlines 

•Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across project teams 

•Ability to work a flexible schedule to accommodate project deadlines 

•Strong mentoring skills


All qualified candidates, please send resume to Alexandra @







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