Middleware Architect / Engineer

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Information Technology
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70838 Requisition #

Gallagher is a global leader in insurance, risk management and consulting services. We help businesses grow, communities thrive and people prosper. We live a culture defined by The Gallagher Way, our set of shared values and guiding tenets. A culture driven by our people, over 30,000 strong, serving our clients with customized solutions that will protect them and fuel their futures.

 

Position Summary:

The Middleware Architect/Engineer will be responsible for the creation of a technology framework and providing technical leadership in support of AJG initiatives in computing and automation, with a focus on the design of systems and services that run on on-premise platforms.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design, construct and support middleware infrastructures that meet the requirements for organizational IT initiatives
  • Troubleshoot and resolution of complex problems within the infrastructure
  • Work on designing/implementing/automation procedures for deployment, configuration, patching and upgrading of systems and applications
  • Conduct analysis of production systems and performance testing results to identify areas of improvement within the application or infrastructure
  • Conduct feasibility studies for existing and emerging middleware technologies
  • Provide mentoring and guidance for mid and junior level staff, offering feedback targeted at individual development
  • Work closely with vendors, internal groups and outside agencies to provide technical leadership and solutions
  • Define optimal design patterns and solutions for high availability and disaster recovery for on-premise applications
  • Demonstrate leadership ability to back decisions with research and the “why,” and articulate several options, the pros and cons for each, and a recommendation
  • Troubleshoot and resolution of complex problems within the infrastructure
  • Develop a library of deployable and documented design patterns, based on the AJG application portfolio, as a basis for deploying services to the on-premise data centers.
  • Independently analyze, solve, and correct issues in real time, providing problem resolution end-to-end.
  • Refine and automate regular processes, track issues, and document changes
  • Demonstrate knowledge of DevOps tool chains and processes
  • Maintain overall industry knowledge on latest trends, technology, etc.
  • Provide 24x7 support for critical production systems.
  • Perform scheduled maintenance and support release deployment activities after hours.
  • Share domain and technical expertise, providing technical mentorship and cross-training to other peers and team members.

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, systems analysis or a related study, or equivalent experience
  • 8+ years of experience spanning at least two IT disciplines, including technical cloud architecture, network management, application development, middleware, database management or operations
  • Strong hands-on experience scripting/development skills in Powershell, Python, Ruby, Go, Java, JavaScript, etc. in a corporate environment
  • Hands-on experience with: Terraform, Kubernetes, Jenkins, Kafka, Github, and configuration management tools such as Azure DevOps, Puppet, Chef, or Ansible
  • Good experience on Snowflake, End to End implementations on ETL and Bigdata Projects
  • Good knowledge of Global Security implementation practices
  • Expertise in scalability and high-performance applications meeting various SLAs which are part of architecture and design
  • Exposure on design and developing micro-services architecture, Diagnostic /Discovery/As Is Assessment, Solution
  • Evaluation and Recommendation and CI / CD Good experience in Project life cycle activities on development and maintenance projects
  • Extensive knowledge of Windows Server and Linux operating systems. 
  • Experience in data migration, estimation, sizing of project
  • Experience in working in Agile teams, and working independently with Business stakeholders providing solutions and regular updates
  • Experience and desire to work in a Global delivery environment with strong written and oral communication skills and Analytical skills
  • Experience with architecting, implementing and maintaining highly available mission critical environments for 24x7 availability
  • Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments
  • Knowledge of business process re-engineering principles and processes
  • Strong understanding of network architecture and application development methodologies
  • Strong understanding of SOA, object-oriented analysis and design, and/or client/server
  • Strong client-facing consultative skills, able to act as a customer advocate
  • Experience with containers (Docker) and orchestration (Kubernetes) technologies
  • Familiarity with server hardware selection, design and troubleshooting
  • Understanding of High Availability and Networked Storage solutions including Clustering, Failover and Disaster Recovery products and concepts such as MS Clustering Services, Load Balancing, Routers, LUNS, SAN and NAS
  • Understanding of application layer protocols, such as HTTP/S, TCP/IP, UDP and Web sockets;
  • Demonstrated abilities with SSO-related software such as ADFS, Ping Identity, OpenSSO, oAuth, Okta or other SAML & OpenID Connect providers
  • Understanding of Web application security and concepts, such as Ticketing, header injection, XSS, SSL, HTTPS, Kerberos, certificates, Active Directory, LDAP, reverse proxies and firewalls
  • Strong understanding of SQL skills

U.S. Eligibility Requirements:

  • Interested candidates must submit an application and resume/CV online to be considered
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation; any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.  For U.S. employment opportunities, Gallagher hires U.S. citizens, permanent residents, asylees, refugees, and temporary residents. Temporary residence does not include those with non-immigrant work authorization (F, J, H or L visas), such as students in practical training status. Exceptions to these requirements will be determined based on shortage of qualified candidates with a particular skill. Gallagher will require proof of work authorization
  • Must be willing to execute Gallagher's Employee Agreement or Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreement, which require, among other things, post-employment obligations relating to non-solicitation, confidentiality and non-disclosure

Gallagher offers competitive salaries and benefits, including: medical/dental/vision plans, life and accident insurance, 401(K), employee stock purchase plan, educational expense reimbursement, employee assistance program, flexible work hours (availability varies by office and job function) training programs, matching gift program, and more.  

Gallagher believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against nor favor any applicant because of race, sex, color, disability, national origin, religion, creed, age, marital status, citizenship, veteran status, gender, gender identity / expression, actual or perceived sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic.‚Äč Equal employment opportunity will be extended in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, layoff, and termination. In addition, Gallagher will make reasonable accommodations to known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified applicant with a disability, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business.

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