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Technical Architect

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Technical Architect
Location: Raleigh, NC
Type: Contract

MUST be able to work on W-2, no thrird party or C2C please.
Role overview
(i.e. Mission)
Experienced technical architect to work on various projects within the R&F IT Technical Book of Work program, aimed at improving stability, efficiency, capacity and scalability of critical data collation and reporting systems.

Key Deliverables
This position provides system support for UNIX/Linux based software by implementing, monitoring and maintaining systems and application software running under UNIX/Linux. Act in a support capacity to ensure availability of multiple Weblogic domains including machines, manage servers, node managers, and JDBC Connection pools. The position also works with development and Infrastructure support teams to provide optimum system performance and availability. This involves problem determination and implementation of changes to hardware and/or software (ex: configuration). This position provides an intermediate level to high level of support. Tasks are not standardized and require independent thought and problem solving to resolve. Interaction with other teams is often required to solve issues.

Main duties are to perform the following activities:

Maintain UNIX/Linux Operating System to provide optimum performance and system availability.
Support software vendor to ensure application software is installed correctly and all current maintenance levels have been applied.
Create and maintains environment for running batch jobs associated with daily batch cycle and batch reporting subsystem.
Problem resolutions (performance, configuration, etc)
Manage availability, latency, scalability and efficiency of services by engineering reliability into software and systems
Plan and coordinate for new or upgraded infrastructure (delivery and implementation) with support teams and delivery managers
Respond to and resolve emergent service problems; build monitoring tools and automation to prevent problem recurrence
Review and influence new and evolving design, architecture, standards, and methods for operating services and systems
Participate in software and system performance analysis and tuning, service capacity planning and demand forecasting
Deploy and manage upgrades to application servers, web-servers, load balancers and other Infrastructure
Work to standardize repeatable tasks and steps across multiple accounts within a team
Facilitate communication between a number of teams including Project Managers, Analysts, Testers, Production Support, Business Change Control and Developers
Provide guidance to local team members
Liaise with the infrastructure services department to design and deliver infrastructure solutions that best support R&F IT applications. For example, working to reduce the overall storage footprint and storage costs of the production and test environments.

Periodic status reports
Regular communication with offshore, project, testing and production support teams

Qualifications/ Competencies
Peoplesoft Code: S/Q

Degree (or equivalent) caliber, plus demonstrable experience in developing technical infrastructure solutions within large financial services based organizations.
Expert knowledge of several elements of the IT infrastructure e.g. UNIX operating systems, databases, storage, Weblogic ,tomcat Java etc.
Strong understanding of middleware technologies
Ability to promote best technical architecture design practice with project teams.
Ability to comprehend the interrelationships between architectures and performance impact on systems.
Excellence in Unix environments, knowledge of shell scripting and common Unix tools.
Demonstrated ability to learn and adapt to new challenges.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Ability to work at a fast pace in a dynamic team and adapt style to ensure the project is successful.
Experience in an international environment.
Ability to foster a cooperative work environment for all stakeholders.
Maintains a broad level of business, technical and market awareness.

The main focus of this sub department is to improve the scalability and sustainability of the systems to support the business requirements for the next several years. The candidate is expected to help the Platform Services Team leads in delivering the infrastructure components of the new architecture.