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Middleware Specialist

  • Location: Hampshire
  • Salary: £500 - £550 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: IT & Information Security
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Middleware Specialist - Aldershot - £500 to £550 per day

The candidate is responsible for designing and implementing the project middleware solution (for development, testing, certification, QA, production, training etc environments as necessary), by influencing and supporting the Solution Design. The candidate is expected to own and develop the long-term middleware strategy of the complex solution, whilst supporting and implementing the current product design.
The role is not customer facing role in the main, however participation in design and implementation reviews with the customer internal and external is required.
The candidate will have the capacity to reconcile multiple requirements into a solution that suits all. The candidate will show leadership and ownership of the connectivity solution from during the whole lifecycle .
The candidate must have an appreciation of industry trends and initiative and can critically apply industry advancements to the portfolio.
The candidate is expected to be hands-on when required.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide Technical Delivery support to internal and external customers in accordance with the terms of the customer contract and Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
  • Carry out incident and problem management support to the highest standards and co-ordinate the resolution with the appropriate resolver groups
  • Proactively detect problems related to service and infrastructure operations and delivery services, conduct diagnostics and provide service request ownership to ensure resolution of customer problems
  • Adhere to installation guidelines and industry best practices in order to deliver quality service and infrastructure operations
  • Use the appropriate tools and equipment to perform the installation, intervention, and repairs in accordance with the Technical Delivery and Delivery guidelines and instructions where provided
  • Report and escalate to the next level those problems which can not be fixed
  • Perform tests on hardware and software components and be responsible for the co-ordination of acceptance testing between different parties
  • Perform change management, configurations, design and implementation of the supported products and systems
  • Conduct the analysis, definition, documentation and testing of application and system enhancements

Education & Qualifications

  • Minimum Degree / Certificate in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, or equivalent Telecommunications in country qualification, applicable vendor / technology intermediate level certification or equivalent work experience

Experience, Knowledge & Skills

  • Setup and manage middleware including carrying out support / administrative tasks such as Queue Manager, Channel & Queue setups, scripting, automations
  • General technical troubleshooting and giving technical expertise
  • Setup and maintain documentation and standards including providing consulting expertise on detailed Installation Instructions and Managed Service Guides
  • Knowledge of Message flow architecture.
  • Perform IBM MQ needed support activities
  • For complex issues work with the vendors / 3rd party providers to ensure issues are fixed in a time-bound manner
  • Good knowledge of Linux and Windows platforms
  • Basic network configuration like port and IP, UDP, TCP etc.
  • Channels creation and management, different type of queues and their management, topics and subscriptions management
  • Knowledge of connection factories
  • Configuration of persistence store
  • an understanding of open messaging standards such as AMQP
  • a background knowledge of MSMQ, ActiveMQ, RabbitMQ and integration of disperse messaging transports
  • an understanding of JMS
  • an understanding of automation tools, such as Ansible

Capita IT Resourcing is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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