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Job posting: Application engineer with Vordel experience required by CGI for US Dept Homeland Security (Coast Guard)

CGI has posted is an Application Engineer position with the US Coast Guard's REST-based SOA team. It's a great opportunity to get involved in an innovative team which has been to the fore in designing REST-based application infrastructure. The job involves using technology from Vordel and Fiorano, along with other technologies such as Amazon and Rackspace Cloud, and JavaScript/JSON/Groovy. The location is Kearneysville WV, in the greater DC area. Kearneysville is in a beautiful rural part of the world, not far from Harper's Ferry where the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers meet.

Responsibilities include:
  • Work with customers, senior architects, administrators, engineers and developers on the SOA team and various other Coast Guard technical teams to help architect, design, develop, implement and maintain mission-critical REST-based Service Oriented Architecture solutions and software applications for multiple Coast Guard business units. 
  • Operate, maintain and implement continuous improvements to the SOA infrastructure to meet or exceed all SOA Service and Operating Level requirements. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Configuration management/administration for SOA, evaluating, installing, upgrading, configuring, monitoring, testing and tuning SOA software and related products, backup and recovery policies and procedures, XML security appliance configuration & maintenance (creating and maintaining policies, users, roles, and privileges), ESB tuning and performance monitoring, application/message flow tuning and performance monitoring. 
  • Develop, validate, coordinate, lead and execute complex maintenance, failover and disaster recovery activities in a 7x24 mission-critical production environment.
  • Work in conjunction with senior architects to implement continuous improvements and updates to the Coast Guard's SPEAR architecture.
Vordel skills are desired:

  • Experience with security technologies such as single sign on, AD, Kerberos, SSL, SAML a plus – (direct experience with Vordel XML Gateway technologies strongly preferred).

Many readers of this blog already have these skills, so if sounds like a job for you, here is more info on the CGI site. 

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Mark O'Neill is VP Innovation at Axway - API and Identity. Previously he was CTO and co-founder at Vordel, which was acquired by Axway. A regular speaker at industry conferences and a contributor to SOA World Magazine and Cloud Computing Journal, Mark holds a degree in mathematics and psychology from Trinity College Dublin and graduate qualifications in neural network programming from Oxford University.