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Web & Middleware JEE Support Specialist

£60000 - £70000 per annum Excellent Package

Web & Middleware JEE Support Specialist (WebSphere, WebLogic, JBoss) - Tomcat - Jenkins - Scripting

Permanent - up to £70,000 excellent package!

Global Financial Services client is looking for a Middleware Support Specialist to join their team in Surrey.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • 3rd level support for Middleware services to ensure 24x7 service availability by ensuring coverage during the core UK working hours – 10am to 6pm GMT / BST
  • Assist with strategy and implementation for Middleware product sets including; WebSphere, Liberty, IHS, WebLogic, JBoss and Tomcat
  • Support strategy of application migration from Full blown J2EE containers to Tomcat/Liberty
  • Engineer Middleware infrastructure solutions to improve the JEE operational environment (eg implementation of improved infrastructure and container monitoring)
  • Documentation and maintenance of engineering solutions

Skills and experience required:

  • Proven track record of supporting Application Servers, Web Servers and linked technologies
  • Experience with release automation (IBM Urban Deploy, Jenkins/Bamboo and Ansible)
  • Existing experience in providing engineered solutions
  • Expert knowledge of one major JEE application server (WebSphere, WebLogic, JBoss)
  • In depth experience of at least one major JEE monitoring product (CA APM, New Relic or AppDynamics)
  • Experience of working in Zabbix and Moogsoft
  • Good UNIX knowledge, including scripting
  • Experience in Python highly desirable
  • Strong understanding of Cloud computing concepts, any industry experience would be an advantage

If this is of interest and you have the required skills please submit your CV over for immediate consideration.

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.


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Network Support Engineer || Permanent || Surrey || £45,000

I am currently seelking an experienced Network Engineer to work permanently for a global software and services company based in Woking, Surrey.

This role is for an experienced network engineer with a focus on Arista, Juniper, Cisco, plus build automation and configuration management using tools such as Ansible. Redhat Enterprise experience is also an advantage.
The ability to work in a fast-paced environment, multi-task and prioritise work, and with a constant desire to automate and improve current working practices, will be key to success in this role. The role would be ideally suited to an experienced candidate who is looking for rapid career progression with cutting-edge technology within a Data Centre Network team.

As an experienced Network Support Engineer you will be involved with the day-to-day operations within our Data Centre Network infrastructure, responsible for the support and configuration customer solutions and infrastructure, and play a key role in the automation of this field - primarily using Ansible.
Occasional travel to Data Centres would be required.

  • Implementing and supporting new customer and exchange connectivity solutions
  • Configuring Cisco, Juniper, and Arista devices
  • Configuring Checkpoint, Juniper SRX, and Cisco ASA firewalls
  • Supporting all of the above vendor appliances
  • Assisting in the devising of new automated configuration of the above vendor appliances, primarily using Ansible
  • Configuring and supporting management and monitoring tools such as Nagios and PRTG
  • Troubleshooting networking issues with Cisco/Juniper/Arista routers/switches
  • Troubleshooting connectivity to clients and exchanges
  • Responding to Data Centre Network monitoring systems and issues raised by clients or internal departments
  • Liaising with and managing internal and external clients, as well as carriers
  • Racking and cabling of hardware in production data centres
  • Maintaining client solution documentation and diagrams
  • Taking ownership of (or assisting with, where required) Data Centre Network problem tickets through to completion
  • Providing escalation support and technical leadership for less experienced members of the operations team
  • Supporting Redhat Enterprise based systems/platforms is an advantage
Experience & Skills
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  • Experience of build automation and configuration management, preferably using Ansible
  • An excellent and demonstrable understanding of dynamic routing protocols including BGP, OSPF
  • An excellent understanding of network protocols, such as VRRP, HSRP, & VARP
  • An excellent understanding of network troubleshooting techniques, including packet captures through wireshark, and trace analysis
  • Strong analytical skills
  • An ability to understand and articulate complex network configurations spanning multiple physical sites.
  • Comfortable in leading client engagements from a technical perspective
  • Experience in a Data Centre team with hands on experience in a Data Centre facility - Data centre racking and cabling
  • Able to use initiative and prioritise a sometimes rapidly changing workload
  • Desire for continual learning and improvement
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a "can do" attitude
  • Enthusiastic and highly motivated
  • Highly organised, flexible and enjoys pace
  • Calmness under pressure and ability to maintain good humour, particularly in the face of adversity
  • Ability to create and maintain strong working relationships both internally and externally
  • Takes ownership of delegated tasks and sees things through to completion
  • RHEL experience an advantage

This is a permanent role offering a competitive salary for a blue chip organisation. Interviews happening ASAP.

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I am currently representing a world class investment solutions and retirement expertise organisation based in Tonbridge.

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They offer their own investment solutions and access to those of others, and deliver services relating to investing. They are currently seeking a Cloud Ops engineer to join the team on a perm basis.

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If you are interested or would like to know more about the role, please apply for immediate consideration.

McGregor Boyall is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.