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Digital Middleware Engineer - Hybrid

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NrgHouston, TX
  • At NRG, we’re bringing the power of energy to people and organizations by putting customers at the center of everything we do.
  • We generate electricity and provide energy solutions and natural gas to millions of customers through our diverse portfolio of retail brands.
  • A Fortune 500 company, operating in the United States and Canada, NRG delivers innovative solutions while advocating for competitive energy markets and customer choice, working towards a sustainable energy future.
  • More information is available at www.
  • Connect with NRG on Facebook, LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.
  • As a member of the Digital Solutions team, the Digital Middleware Engineer will have the opportunity to work both independently and as part of a team on complex projects that span multiple infrastructure or applications components.
  • This role requires the candidate to perform the design, installation, configuration, deployment, high availability, scalability, and troubleshooting of the web application environments.
  • Work with Developers and Architects in the architecture, design, and development of applications built with the Middleware technologies, Java, J2EE, and web applications based on requirements.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve technical problems in a timely and accurate manner to improve application performance and functionality.
  • Develop and implement standard processes for installation, maintenance, and enhancement of middleware applications.
  • Prioritize tasks effectively to ensure that project deliverables and deadlines are met
  • Monitor systems health and performance, plan and execute DR procedures, and provide 2nd tier technical support.
  • Prepare and update documentation as appropriate.
  • Analyze and develop technology solutions based on business requirements.
  • Create and update documentation for middleware installations, changes, and upgrades
  • Train other team members on middleware updates and new installations
  • Hybrid work schedule; a combination of working remotely from home and 1-2 days a week in the office
  • Six (6) years of hands-on experience performing in a Middleware Engineer/Platform Engineer/SRE capacity in a large AIX and Linux production environment
  • Hands-on experience on cloud and/or cloud-native technologies (AWS, Azure, GCP, etc)
  • Experience working with containers (Docker Swarm, Kubernetes, Nomad, RedHat OpenShift)
  • Experience with Terraform for scripting and automation
  • Bachelor’s degree from a four (4) year college or university with a major in computer science, management information system, or other relevant disciplines
  • Experience configuring, administering, and troubleshooting web servers (IBM HTTP Server)
  • IBM WebSphere application server experience
  • Solid understanding of.
  • Net-based applications from a development as well as troubleshooting standpoint.
  • Database Skills (Oracle PL/SQL, MS-SQL, PL/SQL)
  • Knowledge of enterprise content management platforms: SDL Tridion, Adobe AEM, EMC InfoArchive, Sitecore
  • Understanding APM products and application/server performance tuning exercises.
  • Solid analytical and troubleshooting skills in the areas of UNIX, Networking, DMZ, Firewalls, J2EE, and Web and Application Servers
  • Proficient in the administration of CA Directory Server (LDAP) and CA Siteminder (SSO).
  • Good understanding of concepts related to web server load balancing and DNS.
  • Experience with Web Analytics (Google Analytics, Omniture/SiteCatalyst, Dynatrace AppMon, and DCRUM)
  • Python or JACL scripting
  • Knowledge of DevOps tools (IBM UrbanCode, Git, Artifactory, Jenkins), automation tools (Chef, Docker, Kubernetes), and cloud environments (Bluemix, AWS, Azure)
  • Good understanding of SSL and experience working with CA and Self signed certs
  • NRG Energy is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace.
  • To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing.
  • EOE AA M/F/Protected Veteran Status/Disability
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  • Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.
  • Official description on file with Human Resources

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