Web Hosting (JBoss) Engineer

Chicago, Illinois 60661

Employment Type:
Date Added:
June 18, 2015

Web Hosting (JBoss) Engineer

Palace Gate Corporation is currently seeking a Web Hosting (WebSphere/JBoss) Engineer in downtown Chicago near trains. Our client is in the financial services industry. This is a contract position for 6+ months.

The candidate will be joining a fast paced and dynamic team, and will lead the support of the middleware platforms and perform projects requiring specialized knowledge. Under light supervision candidate is responsible for understanding both the business and technical requirements for Web/Middleware projects that will be engineered and implemented.

This position is responsible for the support and design of the Web/middleware infrastructure. Also responsible for the coordination of moves, adds and changes for Web/middleware. This position will assist in the provisioning of complex Web/middleware infrastructures.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design and implementation of JEE infrastructures (JBoss Tomcat, WebSphere)
  • Design and implementation of Web servers (Apache, IHS)
  • Implementation of monitoring for
    • Webservers and Application servers
    • External Web monitoring – Creating test transactions to ensure system functionality
    • Process Monitoring
    • Alert Monitoring
  • Follow implementation standards, templates, scripts
  • Architectural review of team standards
  • Automation of support tasks, recovery tasks, implementation tasks – recommendations for process improvements and direction to junior engineers on required tasks
    • Operational Tasks to support the environment following ITIL standard processes – escalation point for team members requiring assistance
    • On-call Support duties
    • Rotated support schedule
    • Requests
    • Incidents
    • Problems
    • Changes
  • DR responsibilities including planning and documenting disaster recovery procedures and performing these recovery procedures in a disaster exercise. This position will take the lead in creating DR procedures for new products and services created by the Web hosting team.
  • Participation in formalized project activities including
    • Creating project tasks lists
    • Estimating effort and duration for tasked responsibilities
    • Meeting project deadlines
    • Creation of project documentation including Environment plans, Detailed Designs, and project Run Books
  • Asset management of software and hardware resources
  • Evaluation and selection of tools and software
    • Tools administration
    • Support and upgrades
  • Consultation with Development teams
    • Standards – Business liaison for cross functional standards
    • Project Implementation – project team member
    • Troubleshooting – Escalation point for business issues
  • Oversee administration of external Certificates
    • Approving certificate requests
    • Provisioning certificate products
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management


  • 3-5 years of experience with Java Enterprise Edition middleware platforms (JBoss, Tomcat)
  • 2+ years of experience with Java Enterprise Edition middleware platforms (WebSphere)
  • Experience working with JMS and Web Services
  • 3-5 years of experience working with Web servers (Apache, IBM HTTP Server)
  • Demonstrated proficiency in a scripting languages (Jython, Python, Perl, Korn/Bash)
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of the Linux operating system
  • Experience with performance monitoring infrastructure (Wily Introscope, splunk, Xenoss)
  • Experience with LDAP services
  • Knowledge of databases (Oracle, DB2, Sybase)
  • Understanding of data communication protocols focusing on TCP/IP
  • Demonstrated understanding of Web/middleware platforms in a corporate infrastructure
  • Demonstrated understanding of Web/middleware security practices and tools
  • Experience with hardware and software based Web/middleware monitoring tools
  • Good written and verbal communications skills
  • Demonstrated ability to use project management tools and follow project methodologies
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a project to plan
  • Executing and perform timely follow-up to ensure customer satisfaction

Education and Training

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related technical field or similar discipline

Palace Gate Corporation is an information technology consulting firm that provides innovative staffing solutions to industry leading companies across the United States. Our experienced team uses new and unique approaches to deliver the right technology solutions and meet the most demanding enterprise needs. We strive to enable our clients to continue their success and achieve their business objectives by providing expert IT consultants. Our company approach is simple: Match the right people with the right opportunity.

Palace Gate Corporation offers full medical and dental insurance as well as weekly direct deposit. For more information or to view all our open jobs, please visit www.palacegatecorp.com.

Qualified candidates may send their resume to patti@palacegatecorp.com.