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Job Ref:  2016-14010
Employer:  General Dynamics US
Country:  United States
County/State:  Virginia
City:  Herndon
18/10/2016 05:17
Job Description

Web Application Server Administrator, with a focus on WebLogic/Apache Tomcat. This position will work to refine the design, testing, implementation, installation, operation, troubleshooting and optimization, as well as to support and maintain the integrity and security of both the existing and any new WebLogic platforms, as needed.

1. Performs complex systems development and design work that may include logic design, I/O design, firmware development, model formulation, manufacturing and development cost projections, computer architecture analysis and design, and analog or digital systems engineering.

2. Performs systems modeling, simulation, and analysis.

3. Plans upgrades of operating systems and designs systems enhancements.

4. Develops documentation on new or existing systems.

5. Develops and conducts tests to ensure systems meet documented user requirements.

6. Identifies, analyzes, and resolves system problems.

7. Provides system/equipment/specialized training and technical guidance.

8. Determines system specifications, input/output processes, and working parameters for hardware/software compatibility.

9. Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced systems engineers and may have supervisory responsibility.

10. May serve as a technical team or task lead.

11. Serves as liaison with clients, participating in meetings to ensure client needs are met.

12. Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned.

13. Participates in special projects as required.


1. Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience.

2. Masters Degree preferred.



  • Improve and implement process, procedures and automation or redundant tasks

  • Support multiple WebLogic Servers and Java/Oracle based applications

  • Key participant in the ongoing design, implementation, configuration, optimization, and O&M support of large scale, complex Web Application Server solutions

  • Provide Java/JEE deployment and production support

  • Perform scheduled maintenance and service requests

  • Work with developers and operational staff to provide solutions that fit within the constraints of the environment

  • Provide off-hours support as needed

  • Document and automate processes within the hosting environment


  • Strong WebLogic/Tomcat Administration with expertise in Installation, Configuration, Tuning, troubleshooting and Deploying application •Use of WLST and ANT scripting tools to automate and monitor the WebLogic routine tasks •Experience with JDBC, JMS, WebServices, Security standards, LDAP, SSL •Experience with HTTP, TCP/IP, DNS, SSH, Routing, Switching, Clustering, Load balancing, LAN, Oracle RAC •Proficient in scripting technologies (shell etc.)

Desired Skills:

  • Working knowledge of Java concepts and implementations

  • WebLogic Server, Apache Tomcat and Red Hat JBoss experience

  • Experience with high-availability architecture

  • Experience working with highly complex systems administration

  • Evaluate and recommend changes to enhance platform reliability such as monitoring, tools, process and best practices.

  • Work as part of a team

  • Excellent Customer Service, Communication and Technical documentation skills

  • Leadership skills to guide and mentor the work of less experienced personnel
10-15 years of related systems engineering experience.

As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial NA approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support NA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
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