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Category Systems Infrastructure
Employment Type Full-Time Employment
Compensation $100000.00 - $125000.00
Location United States, AZ - 85283

Client Introduction

About Our Client:
For more than a century, our client has worked hard to build our legacy of outstanding service, expertise, and integrity. From their roots as a trust bank to a global presence today-- with nearly 20,000 employees across the United States and worldwide-- the foundation of strength and stability helps clients grow with confidence.

The core principles-- Service, Expertise, and Integrity-- have remained constant since our founding in 1889, guiding them from their start as a bank to their current position as a multi-faceted global financial services provider. Honesty, character, and integrity are vital to the health of relationships. Since founding, they've held fast to doing what's right for clients, employees, families, and communities that they have the honor to serve.

Proudly recognized for ethical and inclusive culture, they were ranked #1 for Best Employers for Diversity 2018 by Forbes, and part of the Top 50 Company for Executive Women by NAFE (2018-- for the 8th consecutive year).

Why Work Here
Fostering and supporting a globally diverse and inclusive workforce is a fundamental strength that helps them succeed as a business enterprise and community advocate.

All employees are considered partners. Partner attributes serve as a catalyst for innovation and productivity through diversity of thought, ability, and perspective. Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. Recognize the value of a diverse workforce and the goal is to empower partners' career goals. Guiding principles embrace inclusion and diversity of culture, thought, experience, and other attributes of individuals' backgrounds and hold in the highest regard the dignity of, and respect for, all partners in the workplace.

They ensure policies guide behaviors to create and maintain a discrimination-free workplace. They support total diversity: gender, age, race, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, physical disabilities, and marital/status, among others.

Recognized as a top employer from Working Mother Magazine, Black Enterprise Magazine, Diversity Edge Magazine, Diversity MBA Magazine, Latina Style Magazine, National Association of Female Executives, and The Corporate Equality Index, to name a few.

Our client offers health, dental, and vision coverage, as well as group life insurance, short-term disability insurance for accidents or illness, long-term disability insurance, and more.

Job Description

Job Description:
The Enterprise Middleware Services team is looking for a Senior Middleware Engineer to fill an immediate need. This individual will lead projects to enhance the existing shared Middleware environments as well as build the next generation Middleware frameworks focused on delivering faster provisioning, dynamic scaling and improved resiliency. The role will also involve mentoring members of the Middleware teams and refining technical and customer service skills. Candidate will provide in-depth consulting to IT management and staff at the highest technical level in the identification, evaluation, implementation/integration, and testing of new operating system software products. The candidate will also represent the Enterprise Middleware Services team and provide architectural guidance and technical direction to the PMO.  The individual will oversee implementation of projects and act as a liaison with other technical teams at Northern Trust.

Job Responsibilities


Extensive knowledge of infrastructure and software alternatives, the client area’s functions and systems, strong analytical ability, judgment and problem analysis techniques, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with client and IT management.


10+ years of overall IT experience
5+ years of Apache Kafka. Confluent experience a plus.
3+ years of experience with building and deploying applications in PaaS (Platform as a Service) and DevOps/Automation technologies
3+ years of development and architecture experience using Cloud/Open Source Technologies such as Docker EE, Kubernetes, Netflix OSS, Spring Frameworks (Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, etc.)
8+ experience in architecting and building infrastructures hosting multiple applications in a large enterprise environment
Experience in event driven and stream processing architecture and development
Expert knowledge of middleware architectural and design patterns and best practices
Excellent technical writing and communication skills

Major Duties:

Provide lead subject matter expertise in the deployment of Confluent Enterprise - Apache Kafka within the company environment.
Physical Deployment across multiple environments.
Optimize and Tune.
Guide User Development and Training overviews for supporting teams.
Provide troubleshooting and best practices methodology for development teams. This includes process automation and new application onboarding.
Design monitoring solutions and baseline statistics reporting to support the implementation.
Analyze and develop technology solutions based on customer requirements.
Build and implement middleware products to meet business demands.
Work with Developers and Architects in developing middleware configurations based on requirements.
Identify and apply innovative technologies to update existing middleware.
Develop Roadmap, Standards and Patterns and maintain documentation for middleware installations, changes and upgrades.
Coordinate with vendors and support team on problem resolution, design issues and upgrades.
Troubleshoot and resolve technical problems in timely and accurate manner to improve application performance and functionality.
24/7/365 on call availability
Develop and implement strategies for migration, consolidation and upgrade of middleware components.
Evaluate system architecture and make recommendations as required.
Develop and implement standard processes for installation, maintenance and enhancement of middleware applications.
Responsible for timely and accurate completion of other tasks as defined by the IT Middleware Manager
Serves as an expert resource or go to person within the group


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