SOA Administrator
Job Type Full Time
Qualification BA/BSc/HND
Experience 2 – 5 years
Location Nairobi
Job Field ICT / Computer

In line with enhancing career progression of staff and to support business growth, we seek to recruit a well-qualified, experienced, self-driven, highly motivated and passionate candidate to fill the following position in Information Technology Department.

Job Purpose

Provides leadership and subject matter expertise in the design, development and support of technology infrastructure, hardware, software and office systems support and distribution, systems performance management and technology integration functions. Migration requirements for this position include Oracle Middle Tier technologies such as Oracle SOA suite, Oracle WebLogic, and Oracle Identity Management (OID, SSO, and Oracle Access Manager). Additional responsibilities will include providing the highest level of timely and quality service, to ensure we have a reliable, stable, high availability and secure platform.

Participate in the design, implementation, documentation and administration of enterprise middleware SOA/OSB infrastructure supporting a wide variety of both intranet and internet facing applications.
Evaluate and provide technical guidance on new and legacy project initiatives to assist in enforcing a standardized and sustainable application middleware landscape.
Collaborate with internal development resources, network administrators, peers and the architecture team to deliver middleware solutions utilizing Oracle WebLogic and SOA suite of products.
Proactively identify potential problems and issues and actively communicate and manage issues to resolution.
Administer SOA/OSB Fusion Middleware environment and custom services deployed. Also manages the API gateway.
Assist in troubleshooting and root cause analysis for environmental issues as they arise.
Provide on-going technical support to the SOA development.
Provide technical expertise to ensure business solutions (applications) function according to business and technical requirements.
Prepare and deliver technical documentation as required.
Contribute to architecture design principles and standards as appropriate.
Proactively identify and communicate potential problems and issues to project team members/leaders.
Proactively identify alternatives and recommend/implement solutions as appropriate.
Effectively communicate with stakeholders throughout the project lifecycle.
Ensure issues are analyzed discussed and resolved in a timely manner.
Develop and analyze highly complex system standards thresholds and recommendations to maximize middleware system performance.
Conduct capacity planning reviews with internal management.
Develops strategies to manage the frequency of appropriate support package/patch application.
Monitor database maintenance and provide appropriate recommendations when required.
Assist in setting-up/verifying the UNIX/Linux application environment.
Automate the administration of the application start up scripts and run-time environment tasks where possible.
Provide production control support primarily in the UNIX and application server environment.
Develop SOA/OSB configuration migration and application deployment plans.
Provide timely and accurate on-call support for production infrastructure components.
Provide training or mentoring on tools or architecture concepts as needed.

BS in MIS/Computer Science/Information systems or similar discipline.
5+ years of analysis & Design, Development and Administration experience.
2+ years of WebLogic experience administering Oracle’s WebLogic 12.x application server in a highly-available, clustered environment.
2+ years of SOA/OSB Development experience.
Knowledge of API Gateway Tools (Layer 7).
Knowledge of system monitoring tools (BTM,BAM,OEM).
Knowledge of Continuous Integration and Release Automation e.g Maven, CA Lisa.
Experience with creating Coherence servers and Clusters.
In-depth knowledge of Oracle SOA Middleware Suite and Oracle Service Bus (OSB).
Perform performance tuning and optimization across Fusion Middleware Java Applications and Oracle Linux.
Deep understanding of the Web application architecture and features.
Experience with analyzing JVM thread dumps, heap dumps and root cause analysis of crash dumps.
Experience in administering OBIEE, OFSAA, ODI, and EDQ are a plus.
Knowledge of enterprise deployment strategies, high availability, and clustering.
Working knowledge of UNIX/Linux operating systems.
In depth Knowledge of J2EE framework components including JDBC, JMS and JNDI.
Experience in scripting skills such as, but not limited to, UNIX shell/perl/python, Database SQL/PLSQL and WLST.Knowledge of Perl and Linux shell scripting (BASH CSH).
Understanding of essential networking concepts including subnets, firewalls, routing, transport protocols.
Demonstrated competency in accurately identifying the scope of work and preparing thorough accurate and detailed schedule estimates.
Exceptional verbal and written communications skills with an ability to express complex technical concepts in business terms.
Strong analytical problem-solving and conceptual skills.
Solid teamwork and interpersonal skills.


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About Equity Bank

Equity Bank Limited (The "Bank”) is incorporated, registered under the Kenyan Companies Act Cap 486 and domiciled in Kenya. The address of the Bank’s registered office is 9th Floor, Equity Centre, P.O. Box 75104 - 00200 Nairobi. The Bank is licensed under the Kenya Banking Act (Chapter 488), and continues to offer retail banking, microfinance and related services. The Bank has subsidiaries in Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda and Tanzania. Its shares are listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange and Uganda Securities Exchange. Equity Bank was founded as Equity Building Society (EBS) in October 1984 and was originally a provider of mortgage financing for the majority of customers who fell into the low income population. The society’s logo, a modest house with a brown roof, resonates with its target market and their determination to make small but steady gains toward a better life, seeking security and advancement of their dreams. The vast majority of Africans have historically been excluded from access to financial resources. Having been declared technically insolvent in 1993, Equity’s transformation into a rapidly growing microfinance and then a commercial bank is widely considered to be an inspirational success story. Currently, Equity Bank has more than 9 million customers making it the largest bank in terms of customer base in Africa and having nearly half of bank accounts in Kenya. The company’s vision is "to be the champion of the socio-economic prosperity of the people of Africa”. Equity Bank retains a passionate commitment to empowering its clients to transform their lives and livelihoods. Through a business model that is anchored in access, convenience and flexibility, the Bank has evolved to become an all-inclusive financial services provider with a growing pan-African footprint. Equity Bank’s business model and its visionary leadership has continued to earn local, regional and global accolades and recognition. The model is also studied in some of the leading business schools in the world, as other developing countries in Africa and Asia seek to learn from Equity’s low margin, high-volume model. Equity Bank in 2010 established the Equity Group Foundation. This innovation and creative vehicle has fully transformed the concept of philanthropy and corporate social responsibility. While Equity Group Foundation champions the socio-economic transformation of the people of Africa and seeks partnerships along six cluster thematic areas, Equity Bank provides the infrastructure of delivery, hence reducing the operational costs for the Foundation and increasing the rate of return on any social investment. The six social thematic areas of focus are: education and leadership development; financial literacy and access; entrepreneurship; agriculture; health; innovations and environment. Make an enquiry today