Application Administrator (Senior)
Johannesburg, Gauteng, ZA
2d ago
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Discovery Life is an ever growing fast-paced and dynamic environment that provides innovative risk assurance to individual clients.

This environment thrives on customer engagement and customer experience as well as mutually beneficial relationships with our brokers and other stakeholders.

It is important for our employees to provide a world class service to our internal and external clients, thereby ensuring long and sustainable relationships.

Key Purpose

The successful candidate will be responsible for implementing and supporting various middleware technologies and ensuring their performance, availability and security as a member of the Life Infrastructure Application team.

Areas of responsibility may include but not limited to

  • Day to day maintenance of the Middleware environments
  • Responsible for ensuring availability and performance
  • To proactively monitor the systems to ensure minimum downtime
  • Responsible for improvement and maintenance of the solutions, including upgrades
  • Responsible for implementation and release of middleware related changes
  • Middleware capacity management
  • General middleware troubleshooting
  • Implementation of Discovery standards and procedures
  • Life Infrastructure standby and shift duties
  • Personal Attributes and Skills

  • Ability to work both independently and participate as a member of a cross-functional team.
  • Ability to prioritize and work on multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Attention to detail
  • Solution oriented
  • Delivery focused
  • Ability to deal with pressure
  • Essential Technical Competencies

  • Proven JBOSS Application Server experience
  • Experience in configuration and release automation
  • Experience in managing multiple middleware solutions on large systems
  • Experience in monitoring and tuning middleware solutions
  • Automation methodologies ( Linux shell scripting, perl, jenkins , ansible)
  • Preferred Technical Competencies

  • Middleware skills in addition to JBOSS EAP / WildFly, i.e Tibco BW, Tibco EMS, Apache, IBM MQ
  • Advanced troubleshooting skills
  • Education and Experience

    Qualifications :

  • Matric (Essential)
  • BSc Computer Sciences / Information Systems or equivalent tertiary qualification (Preferable)
  • ITIL (Preferable)
  • Experience :

  • 3 to 5 years IT environment experience in Applications Systems Support or relevant Systems Administration experience (Preferable)
  • 2 years relevant JBOSS Application Server experience (Essential)
  • Dynatrace APM Experience (Preferable)
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