WebSphere Portal Administrator

Job Title: WebSphere Portal Administrator


The WebSphere Portal Administrator is responsible for the installation, migration, configuration and support of Enterprise Portal project, a single point of entry for multiple CMS applications.


Performs duties and responsibilities commensurate with assigned functional area within a department(s) which may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following tasks:

  • Installs and migrates various WebSphere Portal Server versions (6.1, 7.0, 8.0, 8.5).
  • Installs, configures and supports IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5.
  • Implements and supports WebSphere Portal Upgrades.
  • Creates JDBC Providers, Data sources, and JAAS authentication aliases in order to provide connectivity to databases.
  • Performance tuning of WebSphere Application server and Portal Server, IBM HTTP server for optimal performance based on user load.
  • Debugs and improves performance by analyzing GC and Heap, using IBM ISA Lite.
  • Enables administration security on WebSphere Application Server environment using LDAP (SUNONE) and assigns privileges to users and groups.
  • Automates Site Analytics and various other reports using SHELL/JYTHON scripting.
  • Supports the Deployment of numerous CMS enterprise applications and leads the troubleshooting sessions whenever there were issues.
  • Automates daily scheduled tasks with CMS Tivoli Work Scheduler (TWS).
  • Integrates multiple verticals using Web Services for Remote Portlets (WSRP) and Web Application Bridge (WAB).
  • Integrates various vendors’ COTS (Commercial-Off-The-Shelf) products like MicroStrategy, SAP Business Objects, Adobe Livecycle, IBM Lotus Quickr, IBM COGNOS and Informatica.
  • Implements and supports Web Content Management (WCM) at CMS using IBM tools.
  • Migrates and synchronizes Portal Content to different data centers for Global load balancing
  • Integrates Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) like Sun Access Manager, Oracle Access Manager with Portal, along with J2EE policy agent and web agent.
  • Provides 24/7 on-call production support for various CMS applications as a IBM middleware administrator for portal and websphere technologies.
  • Works with IBM support on numerous PMRs for resolving bugs and issues with CMS applications.
  • Involved in the planning and identification of business needs which helped the team to develop/integrate applications with portal efficiently with a less number of changes requested by the business.
  • Documents all deployment procedures and Disaster recovery management.
  • Monitors JVM performance, pages, portlets and various other resources using CA Wily Introscope.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 1 year of experience with WebSphere
  • 1-3 years of experience in a related field.


  • Health Information Technology experience and background is highly desirable.
  • Experience on a CMS project
  • Ability to work in a team environment and have sound judgment.
  • Able to work closely with all project stakeholders such as business users, project managers, external contracting staff, and business analysts while delivering solutions.
  • Works with limited supervision.


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Microsoft Project
  • SharePoint (User)


  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills – must be able to communicate fluently in English both verbally and in writing
  • Should be extremely facts and data oriented.
  • Should be deadline and closure oriented.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, persuasion, facilitation and influencing skills.
  • High Energy Levels. Should be self-driven.
  • Strong analytical, organizational and project management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and work with cross functional teams including senior level individuals.
  • Must be able to thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving environment with varying priorities, based on a team building culture.

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