Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Job Opportunity - Advance Auto Parts

Systems Engineer III

Reports to: Mahender Bongu, Manager – Systems Engineering
Pay Type: Full-time,
Grade: 17
Location: Roanoke, VA-24012

QUALIFICATIONS: (Minimum of six (6) months in current position)
· Four plus years of solid WebSphere Administration experience. Experience installing, configuring, tuning and troubleshooting WebSphere applications and databases.
· Should be familiar with IBM Web Sphere Application Server V6.0.X, IBM HTTP Web Server, eCommerce Server, Search Servers, reverse proxy servers in AIX and Linux environment.
· Required: Master’s Degree in Computer Science or related field (Math, Engineering, CS, CIS, etc.)
with Four years of experience as a WebSphere Administrator

Or a Bachelor’s Degree from a four year college or university in Computer Science or related field (Math, Engineering, CS, CIS, etc.) with seven years of experience as a WebSphere Administrator

Or experience of 9-12 years as an Administrator with middle tier products.


· Install IBM Web Sphere Application Server V6.0.X, IBM HTTP Web Server, eCommerce Server, Search Servers, reverse proxy servers in AIX, Linux environment. Deploy enterprise applications in various environments, DEV through PROD
· Setup applications from Web sphere Application Server 6.0 Network Deployment on multiple servers. Must have strong experience in high volume enterprise level Web Sphere Admin function in distributed computing environment including Load balancers by implementing session persistence
· Analyze all aspects of the existing infrastructure and recommends modifications that will enhance system reliability, availability, serviceability and scalability
· Implement horizontal and vertical clustering, Work Load Management (WLM) to make the application Highly Available. Involvement in Performance Monitoring and Tuning of Applications.
· Automate application deployment, startup, shutdown and enhancements using RSync, JACL scripts for (recycling the application server, deploying customer applications, logs rotation, monitor applications state, etc.).
· Installed EARs, WARs and configured application specific JVM settings. Configure Web Sphere resources including JDBC providers, JDBC data sources, and connection pools. Creating Version 6 Data Source depending on the enterprise application needs.
· Enabled security for the Admin Console and the application components by creating user registry in LDAP and setup VeriSign SSL certificates
· Monitor for Application core dumps, or forced thread dumps to check for system objects using thread analyzer. Administer various Log files using log analyzer, Product logs, Installation logs, Administer server logs, Application server logs.
· Troubleshoot and debug any errors occurring in application server environment, application debugging, heap analysis and error doc gathering required (i.e. Thread dump, heap dump). Must be able to analyze and tune Web, App server configurations (plug-in, httpd.conf...etc...)
· Working knowledge of JMS, J2EE environment and IBM Rational Applications Developer
· Self-motivated and able to carry on critical system tasks to support development, QA, Staging and production environments - Teamwork attitude in order to work closely with application development, Unix SAs, Networking and business teams.
· Provide 24x7 on-call support of middleware applications as part of rotating team coverage

Apply by submitting a Job Posting Application to Wayne Griffin - HR Mgr., no later than , 2008 . To complete a Job Posting Application online: Go to the Intranet and select Career Ops. Contact your HR Representative if you have any questions.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Job Opportunities with Kadix Systems

Job opportunities with Kadix Systems (http://www.kadix.com/)

Contact Neilam Chaudhari at nchaudhari@kadix.com with interest or questions:

Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE) – Ft. Meade Area, MD
-- CISSP OR ISSEP Certification is and 5+ years relevant experience is required

SQL Server/Oracle DBA/Developer – Ft. Meade Area, MD
-- 4 + years of experience in SQL Server Database Administration/Development

SharePoint C#/ASP.net Architect/Developer – Ft. Meade Area, MD
-- 4 + years of experience in OO Development with minimum of years C#/ASP.net experience
-- Must have strong SharePoint Development/Architecture skills

Senior Information Security Analyst- Multiple positions – Washington, DC
-- Minimum of 3 year experience with system administration or system engineering in any of a variety of environments
-- Minimum of 3 years experience performing network mappings and vulnerability scans on systems of varying complexity
-- Strong understanding of network topologies, TCP/IP, and boundary protection appliances
-- Familiarity with subnetting, DNS, encryption technologies and standards, VPNs, VLans, and other network routing methods
-- Knowledge of network architectures, current networking technologies and features, security requirements, application features, and other security issues
-- Ability to work in highly collaborative, team environments under aggressive timelines
-- 1 year experience with the C&A methodology according to the NIST series of publications including 800-37, 800-18, 800-30, 800-34 and 800-53 preferred
-- Knowledge of DHS 4300A and relevant policies preferred
-- CISSP certification desired
-- DoD Secret Clearance Required

Information Security Analyst- Multiple positions – Washington, DC
-- Knowledgeable in OMB Circulars A-130, A-123 Appendix III, and FIPS-199.
-- Minimum of 2 years experience with information security policies and procedures.
-- Strong understanding of audit finding sources, interpretations, solutions, and remediation methods
-- Ability to work both independently and in highly collaborative, team environments
-- DoD Secret Clearance Required

J2EE Architect – Washington, DC
-- 5+ years of experience in an IT Architectural role
-- Programming knowledge (J2EE, EJB, Struts, Spring)
-- Knowledge of Web Services (WSDL, SOAP, XML)
-- Understanding of both J2EE Front End and Back End, and how they work together
-- Application migration from Client-server to Web based services
-- Implementation experience using BPM engine, Registry, Repository, and/or ESB
-- Strong communications and a team player
-- High profile role, working with cutting edge technology and helping to shape DHS standards and policy
-- Must be a U.S. Citizen and able to obtain a clearance

Monday, October 5, 2009

Job Posting - Open Positions - Telepresence

Network Engineers (2)
Software Architects (2)
Data Architect
Software Engineer
QA Lead
Program Manager
OPS Realization Lead
OPS Realization Engineers (3)

If you know a qualified candidate who may be interested in one of these positions, please forward his or her resume to Joanne Jackson at j.jackson@tatacommunications.com

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Upcoming Events

Richmond Happy Hour – Guest Appearance by Professor Nelson
October 7, 2009, Wednesday
Bar Louie
5:30 pm

UVA vs Indiana Homecoming Alumni Tailgate
October 10, 2009
Tailgate 1:30pm – 3:30 pm
Kick-off at 3:30 pm
Rouss & Robertson Halls

*McIntire has a block of tickets for the UVa vs. Indiana Homecoming game on Oct. 10. Visit http://hoosonline.virginia.edu/mcintiretickets to purchase your tickets today ($21/ticket). Join us at Rouss & Robertson Halls from 1:30-3:30 for an alumni tailgate. Visit http://hoosonline.virginia.edu/mcintiretailgate to RSVP.

NoVA Happy Hour
October 14, 2009, Wednesday
Location TBD – will send an update next week
5:30 pm

Fall Forum
October 23, 2009
Value Investing Conference

Second Annual Knowledge Continuum
Two day Executive Residency
October 29 – 30, 2009
Rouss & Robertson Halls
Contact Nicole Fitzwater to register, Fitzwater@virginia.edu

Overall learning objective: To develop leadership competence and actionable knowledge in areas related to the management of information technology.

Specific learning objectives include the following:

IT Architecture & Emerging Technologies (Grazioli)

Project Management (Nelson): We will examine the latest findings from a meta-retrospective of 130 projects with a focus on evolving perspectives on evaluating project success, agile project management, managing project momentum, and contemporary best practices.

Driving Results through Social Networks (Cross): Title: Leading In A Connected World:
Networks of both formal and informal relationships are increasingly the means by which organizations create value and drive innovation. However, most leaders have only a vague idea of the networks around them and often don’t consider the possibility of trying to manage them to boost their organizations’ performance. Our research over the past decade has shown that leaders who are in the top 20% performer category throughout their careers tend to tap into networks to compensate for weaknesses in formal structures and obtain a multiplier effect on key talent and expertise in their organization. This session will describe how successful leaders obtain performance impact through networks and specific ways that CIOs have been driving these ideas into their organizations.

Twitter (Gray): “Is Twitter Strategic? An analysis of core ideas behind a new generation of social technologies to help managers think through the ways in which Twitter could contribute to competitively important goals (or not).”

Leadership Presence Workshop (The Ariel Group): Successful leaders build trust, command attention, develop relationships, and engender followership. In short, they possess presence or the ability to connect authentically with the hearts and minds of their audience in order to motivate or inspire them toward a desired outcome. Through experiential exercises from the theater, participants learn how great actors develop powerful communication skills and how these skills apply directly to their leadership roles.

Richmond Happy Hour
November 5, 2009, Thursday
Location TBD
5:30 pm

NoVA Happy Hour
November 19, 2009, Thursday
5:30 pm

October Reading List

List of new readings for October’s Reading List:

Mapping and Managing Momentum in IT Projects
By R. Ryan Nelson
MIS Quarterly Executive

IT Risk as a Language for Alignment
By George Westerman
MIS Quarterly Executive

The Business Value of Agile Software Methods: Maximizing Roi With Just-in-time Processes and Documentation (Hardcover)
by David F. Rico
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Software with a Golden Ear? The statistics of Hit Songs
By David Meredith
UVA Today