Websphere Application Server ( WAS) Administrator

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Websphere Application Server ( WAS) Administrator
Allen Park
Ford Motor Company

Job Description
We are looking for a team member within the Websphere Application Server Operations support team to install, configure and maintain the Websphere environment on the zOS mainframe platform. Additional duties include the advanced support issues to insure high availability, coordination and communication and compliance with all policies, procedures and directives. A creative mind will create some automation programs to assist with successful deployments of the application.

  • Analyze and resolve WAS related issues and problems
  • Deploy applications
  • Work with other infrastructure, application, engineering, database administration and operation teams on projects and day-to-day problems.
  • Assist in the coding and support of various UNIX scripts for WAS support.
  • Assist with creation, development, and enforcement of WAS on zOS operational standards.
  • Work with vendors to solve problems
  • Develop a proactive health check process
  • Support z/OS Unix System Services (USS) and Websphere environments.
  • Provide off hours support for Disaster Recovery planning and testing.
  • Provide 24 hours support 7 days per week during rotational assignment
  • Implement and maintain security and control policies, procedures and standards
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of installed Hardware and Software products.
  • Provide customer support by addressing trouble tickets providing levels 1, 2 and 3 support.
  • Other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 2+ years of experience with evaluation and integration of new technologies within a WAS support environment
  • 2+ years of experience with Websphere Application Server (WAS) on multiple platform
  • 2+ years of experience within a Websphere Application Server (WAS) technical support team providing system programming, installation, configuration, maintenance and general production support

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Performance monitoring experience with IBM Tivoli Monitoring (ITM) and IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager (ITCAM) preferred
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Self-starter; ability to work both independently and with a team
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships across organizational boundaries
  • Ability to work collaboratively and positively with a diverse set of perspectives to achieve positive business outcomes

The distance between imagination and … creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. When you join the Ford team, you discover all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader. You’ll become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products – and it is always ready to go further.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.