Solution Consulting Lead

Company Name:
Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente's IT Corporate Services - Shared Services Organization is seeking an infrastructure engineer for supporting business critical applications including PeopleSoft Finance, Supply Chain, HR, CRM, EPM, Analytics, Business Intelligence and other applications.
Essential Functions:
- Project Management: Facilitates meetings among Business Partners, technical staff from IBM, IMG, and other KPIT organizations, to deliver the technical solution. Ensures technical solutions meet specified requirements & follow KPIT processes & standards. Manage escalations. Organize and run meetings.
- Documentation: Guide the creation and update of technical design documents in line with KPIT standards.
- Architect/Design/Implement: Responsible for environment designs (physical and logical) for all applications. Work with project and production support tracks to coordinate environment requirements. Facilitate application environment build out, refreshes and other Environment activities. Facilitate application infrastructure build out activities (setting up servers, access, and software installations etc). Coordinate work with IMG/IBM (System Administrators, Web Administrators, Security Administrators, etc ) and Database Administrators.
- Performance/Scalability/Assessment/Troubleshooting: Tackle hardware performance issues: Analyze and debug difficult server performance issues (Example: IBM AIX, EMC Storage, Networking), identify bottlenecks and optimize product/service performance to improve user experience. Provide deepest visibility to root cause analysis (RCA). Document & present performance & capacity issues.
- Production and Project Support: Provide escalation support for Production Infrastructure. Provide infrastructure and environment support during various project phases including development and all testing cycles. Build and configure production infrastructure. Install, configure, and validate application software and middleware.
- Security: Single Sign On (SSO) design. Integration to the Enterprise security, and authentication solutions: Oblix, Active Directory. Design partner with EA, IAM (security) and other organizations to design & implement security. Security Delivery - Manage security implementation & review.
Basic Qualifications:
- Minimum eight (8) years of related experience.
- High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
License, Certification, Registration
- N/A
Preferred Qualifications:
Strong project management skills. Ability to manage and coordinate multiple streams of work. Ability to manage & facilitate escalations.
5+ years of experience on web technologies & architecture. Web Server, Application Servers. IBM HTTP Server, IBM WebSphere application server (6.x/7.x) administration and web applications deployment experience preferred.
Demonstrated experience with operational support of WebSphere application server environment
Demonstrated knowledge of WebSphere application server architecture, components and tools
Proficiency with UNIX AIX Operation system
Detailed knowledge of UNIX AIX, Linux, Wintel performance metrics
Proficiency with UNIX Shell scripting (bash and korn shell are preferred)
Experience with WebSphere Application Server cluster solutions
Experience with WebSphere MQ series
Experience with IBM HTTP server (6.x/7.x) installation and configuration
Experience with IBM WebSphere plugin setup
Proficiency with troubleshooting and resolving complex technical issues related to web-based software applications
Experience with Microsoft Server administration, windows batch file scripting
Unix system administration experience, including experience with open source operating systems
Proficiency of client-server networking and database management
Networking and security experience in a Production or operations environment - network topology, switching equipment, protocols. F5 load balancing
Middleware Integration with web services (eg. WebSphere WebLogic,etc.)
Performance tuning in an operational or Production environment; OS, middleware (web/app server), database (SQL) - Ability to analyze Oracle AWR reports, SQL.
Experience in Linux platform - OS, Apache
Experience in Virtual platform - VM (VMWare) or Cloud technologies
Capable of providing technical system solutions, determining overall design direction, and providing hardware recommendations
Excellent troubleshooting and analytical skills required. Promote long-term problem avoidance. Determine problem sources and implement solutions, policies & procedures that reduce the possibility of problems reoccurring.
Develop strategies to make ongoing improvements that support system flexibility performance
Assess the technical feasibility of new technologies to enable integration into existing processes
Bachelor-s degree in a related field
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen.
We are proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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