7+ years’ experience with IBM technologies - IBM AIX, PowerVM, DB2, Cognos, Webspehere, MQ and others;
5+ years’ experience developing and deploying web services & applications using these technologies (Java, J2EE, Web API, WCF, XML/XSL/XSLT/XSD, XQuery, XPath, XMLDataProvider, SOAP, WSDL, HTTP, REST, APIs);
2+ years’ total in an engineering leadership role for designing, developing, implementing, and sustaining web services & applications using listed technologies;
Expert knowledge of and IBM DB2 replication, backup, optimization, and tuning;
Expert knowledge of upgrading and deploying upgraded IBM technologies for enterprise application using IBM technologies;
High proficiency with java/J2EE frameworks; IIS, TomCat, WebSphere and other middleware; and backend databases such as DB2, SQL Server, and Oracle;
Strong experience with configuration, deployment, and testing of enterprise software applications;
Familiarity with event-based architectures and integration with APIs exposing services (e.g., REST, SOAP);
Strong experience implementing authentication and authorization, RBAC, API security;
Sound understanding of SOAP and MicroServices design patterns;
Experience with Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment frameworks, practices, and tools such as Visual Studio Team Services, Puppet or Chef, Ansible, Docker, etc.;
Ability to obtain a government security clearance – U.S. citizenship required.
Experience working with Agile methodologies (Scrum, Lean Startup, XP) and cross-functional teams (Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Developers, Designers, Business Analysts)
Strong communication and collaboration skills with track record of taking solution ownership
Communication skills key! Demonstrate an ability to effectively communicate with leadership and key stakeholders.
Ability to articulate coding choices and bring about consensus
BS degree in Information Technology or other related technical discipline
AIX and/or DB2 certifications desired
- Additional IBM certifications is a plu
**US Citizenship status and Active DoD Secret Clearance (preferred), must successfully complete the government's security process (required).**
NikSoft’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.
NikSoft Systems Corp is fully committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity and affirmative action in all aspects of employment. NikSoft is an EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran employer. For more information about our other openings, please visit www.niksoft.com