I specialize in Business Process Engineering, combining SOA architectural principles with best practice SOA & Middleware solutions in both standard server and vm/cloud environments, including VMWare and AWS. I started with WebSphere Application Server 2.0.3 and am an expert with middleware suites, including WAS/WebLogic/Glassfish and with SOA technologies. I have worked with a wide variety of web
I specialize in Business Process Engineering, combining SOA architectural principles with best practice SOA & Middleware solutions in both standard server and vm/cloud environments, including VMWare and AWS. I started with WebSphere Application Server 2.0.3 and am an expert with middleware suites, including WAS/WebLogic/Glassfish and with SOA technologies. I have worked with a wide variety of web server/proxy, unix/linux servers. middleware add-on products and the supporting deployment and automation toolsets. I support applications running many major languages including java, ruby, python & node. I integrate front-end applications with back-end services and data to deliver performance to the enterprise and customer.
Specialties: AWS, Middleware suites, SOA Architecture, ESB Patterns, Business Process Optimization
Sr DevOps Engineer @ Own and manage the AWS environment for EverQuote. Migrated corporate applications and database systems into AWS from other internal and externally hosted platforms. Support java, ruby, python and node application environments and the middleware they're running on. Utilize amazon functionality and scripting to design an automated deployment solution for the application environment allowing for self-healing after outages.
Implementing monitoring solution across environment and team with developers to work on application and environment optimizations. Analyze end to end application flow. Serve as general support for all environment and technical issues, including system, database, environment and desk-side issues in a start-up atmosphere. From March 2014 to Present (1 year 8 months) Cambridge, MADevOps Engineer @ Creating infrastructure designs and guiding the development and implementation of cloud applications, systems and processes. Working directly with application developers supporting new design patterns and solutions in the AWS cloud. Create Amazon images for Glassfish middleware, web and proxy components running on Linux. .
Build and support e-business and web/middleware applications in a VM centric server environment. Work with applications in all phases of the test and development lifecycle, culminating in production problem and change support of same. Debug application issues and optimize to produce stable, high performance environments.
Create documentation, process and environment designs and cross-train team members in new solutions. Team tightly with other groups, including web admin support and tools teams, to design tools and workflows that meet group needs. Write BASH scripts to manage and monitor infrastructure and applications. From August 2012 to January 2014 (1 year 6 months) Natick, MASenior Web Services Engineer @ Worked on a team primarily engaged in onboarding a major customer to the Navisite Web Services hosting environment. Participated in rehosting planning sessions, future environment design and pilot testing of new solutions.
Supported customer environment leading up to the transition, building and maintainging web servers, middleware installs of JBoss, WebSphere, and Tomcat on Unix and Windows platforms. Implemented all phases of the customer application lifecycle from planning through steady state.
Supported existing Web Services customers, created documentation, and helped train new overseas team. From December 2011 to August 2012 (9 months) N. AndoverSr. IT Engineer/Technical Lead - Middleware @ Led a team of 8+ personnel, working in a 50+ person middleware department. Engineered, built and supported enterprise middleware in an SOA environment and the customer facing applications that ran on them. Optimized front/back side connections and relationships to data to ensure seamless communication and rapid delivery of customer information. Supported multiple test and production/DR environments.
Designed and built the middleware implementations of IBM WebSphere Application Server and associated add-on applications, MDM, ILOG, FileNet, WSRR and third-party Envisage software creating robust stable installations used in all TIAA-CREF online transactions.
Implemented and engineered the TIAA-CREF DataPower ESB and grew the environment from 5 services to ~100 with multiple domains and diverse front and backside connections to MQ, MQ Broker, and middleware services hosted on WebSphere and WebLogic platforms.
Handled team mentoring and department training for all IBM technologies, documented all technical solutions and educated peers through lectures, mentoring, and printed materials.
Supported & optimized business processes and applications using a combination of system testing, technical best-practices; identifying and resolving traffic bottlenecks through system tuning and application refinement on WebSphere, WebLogic, DataPower and Apache front-end platforms. From December 2008 to August 2011 (2 years 9 months) Broomfield, COSr. Middleware Administrator - Consultant at TIAA-CREF @ Built, deployed and supported middleware products and the customer applications that run on them. Main technologies were Oracle WebLogic Suite & IBM WebSphere, Solaris, DataPower Appliances, ESB & general SOA architecture concepts.
Worked to deploy and support the transition from an e-business to an SOA style environment, with web services behind a DataPower ESB hosted on WebLogic. Responsible for initial build, implementation and maintenance of DataPower appliances
Performed OS support for Solaris v8-10 environment, applying security patches, resolving system problems, analyzing core files and optimizing environment as required.
Supported public front-end running on Apache and all applications deployed on WebLogic/Portal, performed application deployments and upgrades and break/fix problem resolution From June 2007 to December 2008 (1 year 7 months) Broomfield, COTeam Lead Web Deployment Specialists @ Served as team member, training focal, team focal and team lead for 22 team members on the IBM account. Responsible for providing Level 3 middleware support, build, steady state and Sev1 outage recovery for WebSphere Application Server and add-on products, Portal, WebSphere Business Integrator &WebSphere Process Server and supporting environment technologies WebSphere Caching Proxy, Tivoli Access Manager, NetCache Appliance systems in an enterprise setting on Linux/AIX platforms
Worked with development and project management teams to prepare applications for deployment into test and production environments.
Deployed customer applications, generally Java/XML apps, onto integration verification, test and production systems. Built and configured middleware components, content filesets, configured IHS/WCP/NetCache statements, configured security for the middleware and applications and troubleshot any deployment issues with the development team.
Supported 3000+ applications deployed on 500+ systems in the environment at any given time.
Wrote account processes and procedures and created application documentation. Created a training web site, team training program and mentored all new team members From November 2002 to May 2007 (4 years 7 months) Boulder, COGlobal Operations Team Lead @ Lead team of 12, up to 26, personnel. Support 24, up to 30, accounts. Act as liaison between team personnel and management. Work closely with account management and support teams to architect best possible practices/procedures for account and to maximize value of Operations staff. Transition new accounts into Global Operations team. Attend all account meetings representing Operations' team. Write account and department procedures/documentation. Approve all account change records and review department's problem records for accuracy in ManageNow and HelpNow. Lead special projects. From January 2000 to November 2002 (2 years 11 months) Boulder, COTechnical Operator - Consultant at IBM @ Worked for CIBER as a team member on IBM's Boulder Distributed Operations Team. Monitored aprox. 1500 distributed servers for up to 20 accounts using Tivoli Monitoring Software. Took phone calls and fielded requests on 24/7 must answer phone from support, help desk, and account management. Opened problem records and drove problems on all supported distributed servers. Trained new team members. From January 1999 to January 2000 (1 year 1 month) Boulder, COProduction Assistant @ Production Assistant at VR-1 working on the release of massively multi-player online games. From September 1997 to August 1998 (1 year) Boulder, COReservationist @ Reservationist at Bennett Tours, major tour operator specializing in guided Scandinavian Vacations. From June 1996 to September 1997 (1 year 4 months) New York, NY
B.A., Philosophy of Literature @ Bates College From 1992 to 1996 High School, High School @ Key School From 1977 to 1992 Allison Colbath is skilled in: SOA, ESB, Middleware, DataPower, WebSphere Application..., Weblogic, Business Process..., Master Data Management, FileNet, WSRR, Apache, Unix, Glassfish, Amazon Web Services..., Integration, SDLC, Distributed Systems, Tomcat, AIX, Solaris, Websphere, JBoss Application Server, Linux, Web Services, Enterprise Software, Cloud Computing, WebSphere, IBM AIX, WebLogic
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