Lead Service Oriented Architecture Administrator

Job Category:  Information Technology
Department:  IT Operations & Infrastructure

Los Angeles, CA, US, 90017

Position Type:  Full Time
Requisition ID:  4945


Established in 1997, L.A. Care Health Plan is an independent public agency created by the state of California to provide health coverage to low-income Los Angeles County residents. We are the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan. Serving more than 2 million members in five health plans, we make sure our members get the right care at the right place at the right time.

Mission: L.A. Care’s mission is to provide access to quality health care for Los Angeles County's vulnerable and low-income communities and residents and to support the safety net required to achieve that purpose.

Job Summary

As a member of the I.T. Operations and Infrastructure team, the Lead Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Administrator is a leading contributor providing direction and mentoring to other SOA Administrator team members. The work is non-routine and highly complex, involving the application of advanced technical /business skills.  The incumbent can expect a very fast paced environment, requiring extensive hands on experience with managing Oracle SOA Suite Infrastructure platform. The Integration Platform consists of 12c versions of Oracle SOA Suite, Service Bus, BAM and B2B. This role requires close collaboration with various internal teams (Development, QA, DBA, PM, SQL DBAs, Oracle DBAs, Sys Admins and Network Engineers etc.) to progress new projects to successfully go-live on Oracle's SOA Suite platform, support lower (non-prod) environments development/testing activities and provide production support. It is a hands-on role requiring the skills to install, configure, support and maintain Production and non Production environments. This position will establish and apply best practices, to ensure successful implementation of Middleware applications through collaborative project team communication, documentation and defect resolution.  


Installation and Configuration of Oracle SOA Suite 12c in HA environments. 


Configuration of High Availability Clusters in SOA Suite 12c for SOA B2B OSB and BAM components. 


Performance Tuning of Oracle WebLogic Server and SOA Suite components Weblogic. 


Building and Managing Monitoring framework for SOA platform, preferably with OEM 13c and Operating Ssystem scripts.


Perform other duties as assigned.

Education Required
Bachelor's Degree
In lieu of degree, equivalent education and/or experience may be considered.
Education Preferred
Master's Degree

A minimum of 6-8 years administering Oracle Fusion Middleware/Integration Platform Administration experience. Preferably between 5-6 years with primary focus on 12c versions of Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle Service Bus, BAM, B2B, OHS, Weblogic. Experience with Cloud integration and/or 2-3 years in a leadership role would be a huge plus.


Minimum 5 years of experience technical (installation, configuration, administration, implementation, integration, automation and performance tuning) support for production Oracle SOA Suite environments.


Extensive experience with environment build, automation, deployment, monitoring, capacity planning, backup and recovery, patching, and DR focusing on Oracle SOA Products.  


Experience with SCM and build automation using tools such as TFS, Git/Github and Jenkins etc. Configuration Management tools such as Chef/Puppet/Ansible. Familiar with containers, docker and related technologies. 


Experience with Securing APIs, Web Services, Composites and Middleware Infrastructure.


Experience with 24x7 On Call/Production support, creating documentation such as RCAs, runbooks etc., familiar with Change & Release Management processes.


Specific High Availability experience and production support and operations maintenance.


Experience leading teams in the development of services software.


Prior healthcare insurance payer experience.


Experience in working with EDI and B2B, OSB as gateway.


Experience working with ORACLE 10g/11g/12c RDBMS and MS SQL Server.


Experience integrating Oracle Fusion Middleware technologies with 3rd party applications and databases.


Experience installing, configuring, and utilizing Continuous Integration tools and technologies, including Maven, Ant, Hudson, Jenkins, and Git.


Cloud Integration experience is a big plus.


Strong interpersonal skills - able to communicate confidently with peers and management within technical and business teams, both verbally and in writing.


Ability to adapt to a changing environment.


Self motivated with demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative manner.


Ability to prioritize in a multi-tasking environment.


Ability to lead others with minimal supervision. 


Excellent communication skills. Team player with ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines.


Deep Understanding of the Enterprise Deployment Administration Process.


Strong Unix OS background with Shell Scripting and automating admin jobs.     


Data Analytical skills, working with SQL Server and ORACLE databases.


Exposure to Cloud Applications Administration like Salesforce and SAP is a Big Plus.

Licenses/Certifications Required
Licenses/Certifications Preferred
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Required Training
Additional Information

Willing to learn and adapt to new technologies like Safesforce, SAP, Cloudera, MarkLogic, Optum Member 360 and SAS.


L.A. Care offers a wide range of benefits including

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Retirement Plans
  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Wellness Program
  • Volunteer Time Off (VTO)

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

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