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Middleware Engineer

Company: FHLB Office of Finance
Location: Reston
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Job Description:

SUMMARY OF POSITION The Office of Finance has a highly customized IT environment that is critical to the Office's function as the FHLBanks' fiscal agent in the analysis, issuance and servicing of the System's debt portfolio. The Middleware Engineer will bring a strong technical and analytical mindset required to engineer effective solutions across IT. The Middleware Engineer will work on project teams as a technical expert and support the delivery of high quality products. NATURE AND SCOPE The incumbent is expected to have a thorough understanding of middleware and application engineering and integration for the systems at the Office of Finance. This includes an understanding of the drivers necessary in facilitating communication between the database and the applications. The Middleware Engineer will collaborate with the IT Operations, IT Networking and Security, and Application Development teams in aspects of application design, development, and implementation. The Middleware Engineer is expected to support the continued improvement of deliverables at the OF. The incumbent will be called upon to assist with implementation beyond the conceptual/planning stages and serve as a key technical resource throughout the implementation life cycle. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Implementing changes and improvements to OF business services through a mix of application middleware configuration and engineering activities
  • Identifying all dependencies and subsequent tasks necessary for OF middleware upgrade and migration efforts by reviewing release notes and hands-on analysis
  • Documenting applicaton settings and configuration parameters necessary for OF applications to perform reliably and effectively
  • Troubleshooting production issues within the application middleware/development domain as needed
  • Benchmarking, tuning, and functional testing of OF applications in support of upgrades and platform migrations PRINCIPAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
    • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field
    • 8-10 years of Middleware Engineering experience
    • Proven success in Middleware Developer/Engineer and/or DevOps positions
    • Expert working knowledge of JBoss EAP, Tomcat, JVM, and Apache configuration and integration
    • Expert knowledge of scripting languages such as perl, bash, sh, and csh.
    • Expert in technical concepts such as connection pooling, caching, transaction management, and threading
    • Superior knowledge in JDBC and ODBC database clients and configuration - such as jConnect and OpenClient for ASE
    • Hands-on experience in application server migration and upgrade projects - specifically JBoss EAP, Tomcat, and Apache
    • Able to read and translate technical release notes into project tasks and dependencies for upgrade and migration efforts
    • A working knowledge of middleware support and engineering in a RHEL environment including RPM packaging and release management
    • A working knowledge of version control and software repository systems and tools - specifically Subversion, Tortoise, and Nexus
    • Ability to initiate and complete work assignments accurately and on time, with minimal supervision EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY It is the policy of the Federal Home Loan Banks Office of Finance to ensure equal employment opportunity (EEO) for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, or related conditions), national origin or ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, uniformed service member status, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a parent, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. It is the OF's policy to comply with applicable laws concerning the employment of persons with disabilities, including reasonable accommodation for applicants and employees with disabilities.

Keywords: FHLB Office of Finance, Reston , Middleware Engineer, Engineering , Reston, Virginia

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