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Platform Engineer

Maarut Inc

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted March 27, 2020.

The Platform Engineer, shall be the Supplier s individual responsible for the following SOLUTIONING Producing the overall IBM Infosphere Information Server (IIS) migration strategy and guiding the installation, patching, configuration and validation of a set of new IBM InfoSphere Information Server non-production environments in a multi-tier architecture on Linux VM s along with professional documentation that client s production operations partner can use to replicate the activities on production servers.

The PE will also perform an assessment of existing DataStage jobs and provide a fully supported estimate for migration of those jobs from the old 8.5 version on AIX to the current 11.7 version which will be running on Linux.

The PE is expected to have deep knowledge of technical metadata and must guide and support the programmatic creation of metadata in the IIS metadata repository.

The assessment, along with performance and other design improvement recommendations, and migration estimates will be prepared in detail and be delivered along with a presentation summary that the PE will deliver to client Technical Leads and Management.

IMPLEMENTATION Provide Analysis and Design expertise to project teams in architecting and developing integration solutions.

Work with Technical Leads, Enterprise Architects, and Integration developers and architects to ensure quality of decisions on technical solutions.

Collaborate with Integration Architects in developing domain target integration solutions.

GOVERNANCE Establish guidance for the appropriate usage of integration technologies.

Participate in the evaluation and selection of integration technologies and tools, and in readiness of their usage by Development teams.

CAPABILITY DEVELOPMENT Actual project immersion with primary goals of improving quality and increase productivity of developers.

Provide training services to portfolios on supported integration tools SUPPORT Act as the L2 support and provide temporarypermanent fix or work around for all the incidents of transitioned applications and communicate to all stakeholders.

Provide L2 or L3 Integration Tools Support layers Knowledge of the Enterprise IBM IIS DataStage version 11.7 and version 8.5 In depth knowledge of Data Warehousing in Business Intelligence concepts with emphasis on ETL and full Life Cycle Development including requirements, analysis, design, development, testing and implementation Experience in integration of various data sources and targets like DB2, SQL Server and Oracle Experience in identifying and documenting metadata naming conventions and standards, prepping metadata ingestion checklists, with hands-on experience with IBM Information Governance Catalog and Information Analyzer and knowledge of importing technical metadata from Systems of Records, data marts, and data warehouses into IBM IIS v11.7 Developing jobs using various types of stages like Sequential file, ODBC connector, Aggregator, Transformer, Sort, Link Practitioner, and Link Collector Extensive knowledge and experience in using various stages (not limited to) Datasets, sequential file, aggregator, Funnel, Filter, lookup, surrogate key, remove duplicate, transformer, columnrow generator and peek along with complex flat files and XML formats.

Designed Job Sequencers, Batch Jobs, and Parallel jobs.

Advanced knowledge of Unix scripting and coding, and nuances of migrating to a Linux platform Advanced knowledge of JCL scripting and coding on IBM mainframe platform Ability to determine business rules incorporated in ETL design documents, including pseudocode Use of DataStage Client tools like Designer, Director and Administrator in ETL development.

Expertise in Extraction, Transformation and Loading ETL processes using DataStage ETL tool.

Experienced performing Unit, Integration, Functional testing of ETL jobs and data.

Involvement in Performance Tuning and troubleshooting of ETL jobs via configuration files and shared containers.

Work with Unix shell scripts, mainframe and other vendor tools used for scheduling jobs.

Requirements Be able to provide at least 3 examples of extensive platform migration solution experience.

At least one platform migration from end to end seen through the cutover and decommissioning phases Be able to provide at least 3 examples that demonstrates extensive design and implementation experience using technologies specified below.

7 Years experience Degree (Information Systems, Computer Science) andor equivalent combination of education or work experience.

Strong in SQL with Java experience Experience in Architecture andor development using Integration technologies Development experience using integration technologies like DataStage, IBM Integration BusWMB, DataPowerAPI Connect, Oracle, DB2, SQL.

Knowledgeable in Spring core Sprint batch hibernate is a plus.

Strong familiarity to Application Support methods.