IBM Deployment Specialist in BUCHAREST, Romania

We are looking for a deployment specialist that can join our deployment team and participate in the execution of our service management project for SOA based applications. In this role, your contributions and leadership will be vital to providing a high quality user experience to our customers.Key Responsibilities

  • Actively involved in deployment allocation sessions

  • Performs qualitative evaluations of the release packages, including the software release and the documentation and raises non-conformance alerts to developers and stakeholders

  • Evaluates the risks connected to the application implementation plans and informs the designated stakeholders on his findings

  • Evaluates the feasibility of the deployment plans

  • Responsible for documenting all deployment activities, the installation and rollback plans

  • Ensures the requirements of the target environment are fully met before installing the application; if not, coordinates the preparation activities with other parties (infrastructure, development team, other support teams)

  • Ensures the service level agreements for the production environments are met by executing the deployment activities according to the agreed time schedule

  • Deploys the application and performs the pre-agreed list of sanity checks

  • Attempts to resolve any issues arising during the installation

  • Triggers the rollback operations if sanity checks fail

  • Informs all stakeholders of the installation status

In this role, the following will be essential:

  • Experience applications deployment on complex middleware, with typical J2EE architecture or SOA architectures

  • Prior involvement early-life support for new applications going live into the production environment;

  • Advanced troubleshooting and problem investigation in UNIX J2EE environment

  • Experience with UNIX environment (Solaris preferred)

  • Experience with Application Servers (Weblogic preferred)

  • Experience with Enterprise Databases (Oracle preferred)

  • Experience with SOA platform (Oracle preferred)

  • Experience with web services and system to system interaction (messaging, batches, remote method invocation, etc.)

  • Similar experience with min. 1 relevant project in the same position

  • Basic project management skills

  • Good customer facing communication skills - verbal and written