MassMutual Financial Group Middleware Administrator in Springfield, Massachusetts

Since 1851, MassMutual’s commitment has always been to help people protect their families, support their communities, and help one another. This is why we want to inspire people to Live Mutual. We at MassMutual value diversity and inclusion. We’re people helping people.

A career with us means you will work alongside exceptional people and be empowered to reach your professional and personal goals. Our employees are the foundation of what makes MassMutual a strong, stable and ethical business. We seek and value unique and varied perspectives and experiences because we believe we are stronger when all voices are heard. We invite you to bring your bright, innovative ideas to MassMutual as we continue to help millions of Americans rely on each other.

Together, we’re stronger.

Description

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POSITION SUMMARY

Candidate will be responsible for supporting Middleware solutions, such as WebSphere, WebLogic, JBOSS, IIS, Apache, Web Server, Web services and between two or more systems within multiple target platforms that may include Windows, Unix/Linux or z/OS. Evaluate security models of vendor middleware technologies to ensure compliance with current company policies and/or industry regulations. Solve technical problems which involve large scale inter-disciplinary objectives with multiple, distributed and/or mainframe systems that are embedded in networks at multiple levels. Hold and maintain a proficiency in middleware technologies and industry best practices

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Handle escalated support issues

  • Execution and monitoring of system utilities

  • Responsible for the customization and implementation of robust, secure, scalable systems across n-tier platforms.

  • Educate the team on new updates

  • Communicate and collaborate with other application support teams technical resources and stakeholders regarding status, technical issues and creative solutions

  • Evaluate and provide recommendation for WebSphere, WebLogic, JBOSS, IIS, Apache, Web Server, Web service and server specifications, input/output processes, and working parameters for hardware/software compatibility

  • Administer, monitor and maintain system security.

  • Administer and monitor JVM performance by analyzing heap, connection pools and garbage collection patterns.

  • Participate in a 24/7 on call rotation.

  • Analyze all aspects of the existing infrastructure and recommend modifications that will enhance system reliability, availability, serviceability and scalability.

  • Document best practices, operational procedures and defining standards, guidelines, best practices and metrics.

  • Facilitate continuous improvement within the environment BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3 years of experience working with 3 of the 7 listed technologies; WebSphere, WebLogic, JBOSS, IIS, Apache, WebServer and Webservice Application Servers

  • 1 year of SQL Database experience

  • Ability to own and drive to resolution

  • Strong interpersonal skills, as well as excellent communication skills, verbal and written to both technical and non-technical audiences that are in a geographically dispersed environment (conference calls, Skype, face-to-face)

  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment and on multiple assignments at once

  • Experience functioning & executing work in a fast-paced iterative environment such as Agile

  • Demonstrate initiative to recommend process improvements and demonstrate creative thinking

  • Demonstrate self-motivation and the ability to grasp concepts quickly

  • Demonstrate sharp, analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills

  • Ability to guide / mentor other Administrators and troubleshoot issues

  • Authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now or in the future.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 5+ years of experience as a WebSphere, WebLogic, JBOSS, IIS, Apache, WebServer and Webservice administrator.

  • Experience with MS-SQL Database Administration.

  • Experience with performance analysis of applications and interconnected components (Web Servers, Messaging)

  • Scripting languages: BASH, Perl, VBScript, BAT, Powershell

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field.

  • IBM Websphere Application Server management (4+ years)

  • Windows Server administration experience (4+ years)

  • Administration in SuSE Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Server (4+ years)

  • UNIX Administration: AIX, Red Hat Linux, HP-UX

  • Facilitates continuous improvements.

  • Strong verbal communication and experience in consulting with senior business SMEs to elicit requirements.

Ranked No. 77 in the annual FORTUNE ® 500 Ranking (FORTUNE ® Magazine, June 2017) and recognized as a World’s Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere, MassMutual is guided by a single purpose: We help people secure their future and protect the ones they love. As a company owned by our policyowners, we are defined by mutuality and our vision to put customers first. It’s more than our company structure – it’s our way of life. We are a company of people protecting people. Our company exists because people are willing to share risk and resources, and rely on each other when it counts. At MassMutual, we Live Mutual.

CORE VALUES

Focus on the Customer: We understand our customers well and look for every opportunity to deliver an experience that is clear, easy, personal, human, empowering and trustworthy.

Act with Integrity: We deliver on our promises by being open, honest and humble and by adhering to the letter and spirit of applicable laws, rules, regulations and company policies.

Value People: We respect and learn from each other’s diverse backgrounds, experiences and ideas. We engage and develop people to their greatest potential.

Work Collaboratively: We work together to achieve results by actively listening, seeking, understanding and creating solutions as a unified team driving toward one company, one culture, one brand.

Achieve Results: We focus on winning by exceeding expectations and getting better – everyone, every day.

For more information, visit www.massmutual.com or find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Google+, Instagram and Pinterest.

MassMutual is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply.

At MassMutual, we’re fostering an inclusive and dynamic environment where our employees are valued for who they are and can build successful careers. For us, diversity and inclusion is more than a goal, it’s the only way forward.

• 100% rating on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index (2018)

• National Association for Female Executives Top Company for Executive Women (2018)

• Disability Equality Index® (DEI) Best Place to Work for Disability inclusion (2018)

• Working Mother Media 100 Best Company (2017)

• Military Friendly Employer (2018)