Integration Specialist

GBM is expanding and on the hunt for a savvy, creative, and analytically sound individual that is motivated by solving complex problems. We are in the business of transforming how people, processes, and systems co-exist while improving operational efficiencies and user-driven interactions. We work with ground-breaking companies, amalgamating expertise in Digital Strategy, Technology, Creative, and Business Transformation.

Main Role

  • Lead and supervise the IIB development team in developing and implementing complex integration projects
  • Develop and implement integration solutions using IIB and other technologies such as IBM DataPower and IBM API Connect
  • Support sales team in developing technical solutions and effort estimates in response to RFP and presenting the technical solution to clients
  • Provide support to customers on developed and existing solutions
  • Providing development oversight and technical leadership to other developers. Mentoring other developers
  • Responsible for ensuring that all integration projects meet or exceed the customer requirements
  • Creating and maintaining architecture/technical design specifications, functional specifications, release notes, production implementation plans, etc.
  • Ensuring that complete and comprehensive unit testing is created for all developed/enhanced software
  • Identify potential reuse or resellable assets from project engagements
  • Other activities as required

Skills / Experience / Qualifications

  • Must have 8 years of experience as an IIB/WMB Developer developing in both Java and ESQL
  • Experience with all versions of WMB, IIB and App-Connect from version 8 to current
  • Extensive experience in creating DFDL and Message Sets for given message structures.
  • Extensive experience in MQ concepts and administration such as the creation of Queue Managers, Queues, Channels and process definition
  • Extensive experienced in error handling using IBM WebSphere Message Broker and MQ Series
  • Extensive experienced in Cluster, disturbed Queue and HA concepts in IIB/MQ
  • Strong development experience using Java & J2EE technology
  • Has the ability to define and gather client Integration requirements and discover the current topology
  • Able to design ESB solutions and patterns based on the required behavior of services
  • Fully aware of the SOA design principles and guidelines
  • At least 4 years of experience with IBM API Connect and DataPower
  • At least 6 years of experience with IBM WSRR (WebSphere Service Registry and Repository)
  • Extensive experience with WebSphere Application Server
  • In-depth understanding of XML, JSON, XSLT, SOAP, XML Schemas, WSDL concepts, and RESTful web services
  • Extensive experience in designing and implementing complex integration solutions
  • Mastery of SOA software principles
  • Experience with technologies and tools and technologies including, but not limited to:

          - AIX, Linux and Windows

          - RFHUtil, SoapUI, Hex Edit, XML Spy, Notepad++

          - IBM MQ, IBM DataPower, IIB, WSRR

         - IBM Mainframe

         - Log4J

         - SWIFT message formats

        - XML Schema files, DFDL schema files, message sets

        - Version control systems such as git, SVN

        - JMS, SQL

        - OAuth, SAML

       - Database systems and LDAP

       - Security and identity provider services

  • Experience in the banking industry would be beneficial
  • Demonstrated skills in organization, prioritization, time-management, and decision-making
  • Demonstrate exceptional knowledge of SDLC processes, inputs/outputs, standards and best practices
  • Excellent leadership and presentation skills
  • Fluency in English and excellent written English, Arabic would be beneficial
  • Experience with Azure would be beneficial

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