Senior Application Administrator
Reference #3600

Permanent Position
Posted on 5/14/2013

Position Title: Senior Application Administrator
Location: Brookfield, WI - 6 miles west of Milwaukee

About Connecture:
Connecture is focused on delivering integrated web-based sales and service automation solutions to the insurance industry. Connecture has automated elements of the insurance sales process for over 30 health and life insurance organizations, and its solutions currently support the sales and servicing of over $27 billion in annual premiums. Its industry-proven solutions encompass the entire spectrum of multi-channel insurance sales and services for group and individual markets. As a young company with a rapidly growing client base throughout the country, Connecture offers an exciting, creative and flexible work environment with excellent compensation, benefits and equity incentives.

General Summary:
Are you a curious, driven individual who likes to grasp and understand concepts from the ground up? Are you able to quickly and effectively troubleshoot complicated technical issues in high-pressure situations? If so, the Senior Application Administrator position at Connecture could be the position for you.

The Senior Application Administrator is a go-to person for a wide variety of issues. In this role you will need to apply your existing 3+ years of J2EE experience in new ways, from security testing to load testing to proof of concept environments. You will be communicating with a wide variety of people with a wide variety of technical abilities and disciplines so good documentation and communication skills are critical to succeeding in this role.

Roles and Responsibilities:
Works with Client Technical Leads and Product Developers to support Connectures products on multiple application server platforms (JBoss, Websphere, and Weblogic) in both hosted and installed environments

Works closely with Client Technical Leads, Product Developers, and Database Administrators to analyze and resolve a variety of issues.

Works within Hosting Services on setup\configuration\architecture of the application server clusters on Windows 2003 and 2008 servers in Connecture-hosted solutions.

Works with Connectures clients to install and support the Connecture application in a variety of OS and platform configurations, usually Linux/Solaris and Websphere.

Provides support for deployments to our hosting facility and for installed solutions

Supports Connectures production hosted clients by providing 24x7 support as part of the Hosting Services team. This includes a turn in the on the on-call rotation and possibly serving as an escalation point for other application server-related issues.

Provides hardware and software support for Connecture�??�?�¢??s employees and project teams

Works with the hosting vendor to maintain and support the production hosting environment.

Provides load testing support to Connectures client teams including scripting, execution, and reporting.

Provide support and interpretation of application security scanning results.

Proactively test and tune Connectures product on new platforms, and work with Connectures product team to prove new concepts and functionality.

Documenting processes and tasks for internal people on the Connecture Wiki, and writing detailed, professional-quality documentation for our clients.

Required Skills:
Qualifications and Required Skills:
3+ years experience with administrating Jboss, WebSphere and/or WebLogic application servers

Experience with Linux required

Experience with Windows 2003 and 2008 required

Some scripting knowledge required - python, perl, batch, shell, etc

Strong troubleshooting, problem solving, and analytical skills and an ability to understand thread dumps, heap dumps, and error messages.

A firm understanding of networking concepts like switching, routing, VPN, and load balancing

3+ years managing web servers like IIS and Apache, including SSL

Experience with Jakarta Jmeter preferred

Experience with VMWare setup and configuration preferred

Strong documentation skills!

A good understanding or a keen interest in web-based application security vulnerabilities such as the OWASP top ten.

Client facing/Professional Services experience preferred

A solid understanding of database platforms and concepts

Able to lead internal projects with little oversight

The ability to clearly communicate and share solutions with fellow team members

The ability to work independently and adjust to changing priorities

Responds strongly and positively to challenging work and deadlines and is able to work in fast paced, dynamic and team oriented environment

A natural curiosity and a willingness to take on and understand new concepts and tasks


Tom Arns