Engineer III - Middleware (Hybrid Work Schedule)

Date: Aug 3, 2022

Location: Rancho Cucamonga, CA, US

Company: Inland Empire Health Plans

Job Requisition ID: 7760 

 

Position Summary/Position

 

Under the direction of the Manager, Database & Middleware, the Engineer III – Middleware will be focused on leading the management and maintenance of IEHP’s middleware application like Apache Tomcat, IIS, Kafka, WebSphere, etc and a passion for debugging complex problems. This role will also be responsible for production code release with support of the IEHP’s AppDev teams.

Major Functions (Duties and Responsibilities)

 

1. Develop roadmap for middleware efforts including business initiatives, application upgrades, core infrastructure upgrades, middleware platform upgrades (Kafka, IIS, Websphere, etc.) and compliance and regulatory items.
2. 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.
3. Establish and include middleware improvements (e.g. log file rotation, automation) in the roadmap.
4. 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.
5. Lead middleware requirements definition, provide middleware architecture and configuration expertise and details about middleware product capabilities.
6. Provide technical leadership for middleware efforts - Middleware architecture, configuration, development and deployment.
7. Lead coordination middleware work effort with other teams.
8. Implement, oversee and ensure adherence to middleware controls.
9. Technical ownership of middleware applications / products.
10. Support BAU activities.
11. Perform hands-on troubleshooting, optimization, performance tuning, installation, configuration, and design of large, complex enterprise environments based on industry best practices.
12. Support middleware on multiple platforms.
13. Investigates middleware and integration issues to provide resolutions and to develop root cause analyses for supporting maintenance improvements and upgrade planning.
14. Manages middleware team tasks to meet project requirements.
15. Perform production release of software updates/new functionality in partnership with IEHP’s AppDev teams.
16. Perform system monitoring to ensure system operation health to meet service level agreements.
17. Respond to service performance alerts and service interruptions to restore functionality and support customers.
18. Perform capacity planning and performance tuning to prevent issues and minimize service interruptions. Interacts with system and storage teams to perform back-up and recovery procedures for ensuring business continuity.
19. Write documentation to support middleware infrastructure.
20. Maintain good communication with vendors, systems support teams, and local teams as needed; including interfacing with end users and next level management to provide technical consulting.
21. Develop, enhance, debug, support, maintain, and test software applications and associated products.
22. Participate in peer reviews for designs, code, and other work products.
23. Provide 24 x 7 on-call support to ensure application functionality and to minimize disruptions.
24. Monitor the IT Service Management System to resolve customer issues and meet service expectations.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Leading: Guides Others

Experience Qualifications

 

The following experience may be concurrent: 
- Minimum eight (8) years of experience on Middleware applications like Kafka, IIS, Tomcat, Websphere, WebLogic, performance tuning and managing them in clustered environments.
- 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.

Education Qualifications

 

Bachelor’s degree with a major in Computer related field or similar technical field from an accredited institution required.

Drivers License Required

Yes, must have a valid California Driver's License.

Knowledge Requirement

 

- Expert knowledge of installing, configuring, administering, implementing and performance tuning clustered Middleware environments.
- Expert knowledge of writing UNIX Shell Scripts (Korn, Bourne), WLST and Python Scripts
- Strong understanding of the JVM and how it operates and optimizing it for best performance and availability; i.e. Garbage Collection, Tuning, etc
- Expert knowledge of DevOps toolsets such as Jenkins, Kubernetes, Docker etc. desirable
- Strong knowledge on AZURE or any other cloud technologies

Skills Requirement

 

Strong planning, organization, critical thinking, decision-making and communication (verbal and written) skills.

Commitment to Team Culture

 

The IEHP Team environment requires a Team Member to participate in the IEHP Team Culture. A Team Member demonstrates support of the Culture by developing professional and effective working relationships that include elements of respect and cooperation with Team Members, Members and associates outside of our organization.

Working Conditions

 

Word processing and data entry involving computer keyboard and screens, distribution of supplies and equipment to in-house departments.  Must be able to lift, push or pull up to 50 lbs.  Items weighing more than 50 lbs. will require assistance when moving.  Back support belts must be worn when lifting, pushing, or pulling items. Projects involving lifting server appliance weighs up to 50 lbs. and heavy eye strain with computer monitors.

Work Model Location

Hybrid

Physical Requirements

Keyboarding: Traditional - FREQUENTLY
Keyboarding: 10-Key - FREQUENTLY
Keyboarding: Touch-Screen - FREQUENTLY
Sitting - CONSTANTLY
Near Visual Acuity - FREQUENTLY
Communicate: Information/ideas verbally - FREQUENTLY
Lighting - CONSTANTLY
Indoors - FREQUENTLY
Regular contacts: co-workers, supervisor - FREQUENTLY
Memory - FREQUENTLY
Understand and follow direction - FREQUENTLY
Regular and reliable attendance - CONSTANTLY
Hearing: One-on-One - FREQUENTLY

 

Starting Salary: $118,248.00  - $150,779.20  

Pay rate will commensurate with experience

 

Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) is the largest not-for-profit Medi-Cal and Medicare health plan in the Inland Empire. We are also one of the largest employers in the region. With a provider network of more than 7,000 and a team of more than 2,500 employees, IEHP provides quality, accessible healthcare services to more than 1.5 million members. And our Mission, Vision, and Values help guide us in the development of innovative programs and the creation of an award winning workplace. As the healthcare landscape is transformed, we’re ready to make a difference today and in the years to come. Join our Team and make a difference with us! IEHP offers a competitive salary and a benefit package with a value estimated at 35% of the annual salary, including medical, dental, vision, team bonus, and state pension plan.

 


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Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles