Kafka / Middleware Systems Engineer | 222097 (100% Remote) in Richardson, TX at Vaco

Date Posted: 2/23/2021

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Job Description

Kafka / Middleware Systems Engineer | 222097

DETAILS

Location: 100% Remote

Position Type: 6M+ Contract

Hourly / Salary: BOE!

JOB SUMMARY

Vaco Technology is currently seeking a Kafka / Middleware Systems Engineer for a 6M+ Contract opportunity that is 100% Remote-based work. The Kafka / Middleware Systems Engineer will ensure the stability, integrity, and efficient operation of the in-house information systems that support core organizational functions. The Kafka / Middleware Systems Engineer will monitor, maintain, support, and optimize all networked software, middleware, and associated operating systems. The Kafka / Middleware Systems Engineer will help identify, communicate, and resolve issues in order to maximize the benefit of IT systems investments.

  • Strategy / Planning
    • Collaborate with Application / Network Teams to Ensure Smooth / Reliable Operation of Middleware / Systems to Meet Business Objectives / Processes
    • Work with IT / Digital Leadership Teams / Decision Makers / Stakeholders to Define Business Requirements / Systems Goals - Identify / Resolve Business Systems Issues, etc.
    • Acquisition / Deployment
      • Design / Deploy New Applications / Enhancements to Existing Applications / Software / OS, etc.
      • Perform Cost-Benefit / Return on Investment Analysis for Proposed Systems to Aid Management in Making Implementation Decisions
      • Conduct Research on Software / Systems Products to Justify Recommendations / Support Purchasing Efforts, etc.
      • Interact / Negotiate with Vendors / Outsourcers to Secure System-Related Products / Services
      • Operational Management
        • Develop / Implement Strategies for Improving Effectiveness / Efficiency of Existing Systems
        • Propose / Create System Design Models / Specs / Diagrams / Charts to Provide Direction to System Programmers / Development Teams
        • Design / Perform Server / Security Audits / Systems Backup Procedures / Recovery Processes in Accordance with the Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity Strategies
        • Integrate Servers - Database / Application / WebServices
        • Ensure System Connectivity of Servers / Shared Software / Groupware / Applications
        • Create / Maintain Documentation - Systems Configs / Mapping / Processes / Service Records
        • Ensure Compatibility / Interoperability of In-House Computing Systems
        • Coordinate / Perform In-Depth Tests - End-User Reviews for Modified / New Systems
        • Monitor / Test Systems Performance - Prepare / Deliver System Performance Stats / Reports
        • Provide Orientation / Training to End-Users for Modifications / New Systems, etc.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Middleware Systems Engineer - Apache Kafka (required)
  • Middleware Applications (experience with 2-3 core apps) - DataPower / API Connect / IBM MQ / WebLogic, etc.
  • Design / Develop / Implement Software Systems / Applications / Products
  • Systems Planning / Security Principles / Software Management Best Practices
  • Software Protocols / Internet Standards (working knowledge) - HTTP / HTTPS / SSL / TLS / Cipher Suites, etc.
  • Network / OS (knowledge) - Linux / RedHat, etc.
  • Testing / Flowchart / Data Mapping Tools (competence)

PREFERRED (not required)

  • Confluent
  • KSQL
  • C# / Java Development

Job Requirements

Middleware System Engineer, Kafka, DataPower, API Connect, MQ, WebLogic, Linux, Cipher