Middleware & Application Integration Specialist - CONTRACT

Cigna Bloomfield, CT

During one or more contract engagements will act as a senior application developer on one or more potential contract engagements for major systems and their subsystems utilizing a thorough understanding of available technology, tools and existing designs. Provides comprehensive consultation to business unit and IT management and staff at the highest technical level on all phases of application programming and processes for diverse development platforms.

Acts as an expert on Middleware and/or Application Integration technologies.

Works closely with business partners and system analysis staff to understand desired system requirements.

Analyze system requirements and create detail design documents.

Code andor integrate application components per design.

Works closely with quality assurance staff to ensure coded components meet requirements and respond timely to issues reported.

Understand the use of stored procedures for a SOA environment (java, COBOL), including handling of clobs, copybooks and result sets.

Experience creating benchmark tests, designing for scalability and performance, and designing/integrating large-scale systems.

Expert-level knowledge of SOA, middleware technologies, messaging frameworks, and web-services standards

Knowledge and experience designing and developing Enterprise Service Bus/ SOA /Integration Tier Architecture (Web Services, J2EE, JMS, EAI, MQ, BPEL/Process Orchestration).

Experience and knowledge integrating components/systems built with both J2EE and .NET technologies.

Expertise in object-oriented analysis and design; preferably service-oriented design

Experience with simple object access protocol (SOAP) and web services.

Experience with Security (e.g. authentication and authorization) Architectures (ie. WS-Security).

Experience using many of the following technologies:

Layered architecture, components and interfaces

Languages: COBOL, C, C , C#, ASP.NET, Java

Development Environments: WSAD, VS.NET

Middleware: MQSeries

Web Servers: SunOne WS/IIS

Databases: Oracle, SQL Server, DB2/UDB, and stored procedures

Application Servers: IBM WebSphere

Enterprise architectures with connections to others systems using COM, DCOM, CORBA

Architectural Design using Visio, UML diagrams and Use Case documentation

Design and development experience using distributed technologies, Enterprise JavaBeans, Servlets, JSP and JDBC

Advanced Web Services Skills: SOAP, UDDI, XML, WSDL, XSLT, XQuery

Must be available on a contractual basis.