Middleware Administrator II in Dallas, TX at National General Insurance

Date Posted: 2/14/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

National General Insurance, www.ngic.com, is currently hiring for a Mid-Level Middleware Administrator II to join our growing IT team here in Dallas, TX (Farmers Branch area).  This is a great chance to join a fast growing company and make your mark.  The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years prior experience installing/maintaining middleware applications.  We are motivated to fill this position quickly, so please apply accordingly.  


Candidates must possess authorization to work in the United States, as it is not our practice to sponsor individuals for work visas.


Primary Purpose:.

Installs and maintains middleware software connecting operating systems, applications, or other software components in a distributed computing environment across multiple National General datacenters.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Following is a summary of the essential functions for this job. Other duties may be performed, both major and minor, which are not mentioned below. Specific activities may change from time to time.

  • Install, configure, troubleshoot, patch, and upgrade middleware software
  • Monitor usage and change configurations to improve capacity or performance
  • Document the installation process and note configurations, modifications, and upgrades made
  • Analyze business and user requirements to design and deliver appropriate technical solutions
  • Work closely with internal teams such as Development, Network, DBAs, and Storage
  • Possess strong Presentation and Customer Service Skills
  • Participate in system performance tuning and technical troubleshooting sessions as needed


Minimum Skills and Competencies:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor Degree or in-lieu of degree equivalent education, training and work-related experience
  • 2+ years of experience working with middleware applications
  • Strong working knowledge of Windows and Unix Servers Operating System operation, and troubleshooting in an Enterprise environment.  Includes application, web, content management and FTP servers
  • Strong working knowledge of middleware application installation, operation, and troubleshooting.  Specifically, IIS, IBM Websphere, Oracle Weblogic, Apache, Apache Tomcat, IBM MQ, Rabbit MQ and Siebel.
  • Continuously strive to make enhancements to the server environment, processes/procedures, and documentation
  • Perform work under general supervision
  • Handles moderately complex issues and problems, and refers more complex issues to higher-level staff
  • May provides leadership, coaching, and/or mentoring to a subordinate group
  • Experience working within an ITIL framework or other environment using change control processes
  • Working knowledge of cloud architecture and hybrid cloud solutions
  • Must possess effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with enterprise storage arrays and platforms


Desired Skills:

  • B. S. or M.S in Computer Sciences or related field
  • Solid Active Directory, DNS, IIS and PowerShell knowledge
  • Experience with domain consolidations/migrations and acquisition onboarding
  • MS Exchange 2013, Azure, and O365 experience
  • Understanding of Change Control procedures, High Availability, Business Continuity, and Disaster Recovery concepts as they relate to Distributed Systems architectures
  • VMware ESXi, Citrix XenApp and SQL Database familiarity
  • Solid understanding of HIPPA, NIST, PCI, SOX, or similar regulatory requirements
  • Project Management certification

Job Requirements

About National General Holdings:

National General Holdings Corp. is headquartered in New York City. National General traces its roots to 1939, has a financial strength rating of A– (excellent) from A.M. Best, and provides personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, umbrella, recreational vehicle, motorcycle, supplemental health, and other niche insurance products. We are a specialty personal lines insurance holding company. Through our subsidiaries, we provide a variety of insurance products, including personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, umbrella, recreational vehicle, supplemental health, lender-placed and other niche insurance products.

National General is a fast paced, dynamic, and entrepreneurial organization. Our team members live by and exemplify what we call the 4Es. At National General, we are Energized, Engaged, Empowered, and we Execute every day in order to provide an exceptional experience for our customers! We are passionate about our organization and the value that we add every day. A successful candidate with National General will embody the 4Es. Our team is poised to outperform the competition. We are National General Insurance and with us you can be extraordinary! Come join our team!

Companies and Partners

Direct General Auto & Life, Personal Express Insurance, Century-National Insurance, ABC Insurance Agencies, NatGen Preferred, NatGen Premier, Seattle Specialty, National General Lender Services, ARS, RAC Insurance Partners, Mountain Valley Indemnity, New Jersey Skylands, Adirondack Insurance Exchange, VelaPoint, Quotit, HealthCompare, AHCP, NHIC, Healthcare Solutions Team, North Star Marketing, Euro Accident.

In addition to a phenomenal career opportunity, National General Insurance offers an excellent benefits package including:

• Paid Training
• Medical, Dental, Vision benefits
• Wellness Programs
• Life and Short/Long Term Disability Insurance
• 401k w/ Company Match
• Company Paid Holidays & Generous Time-off policy
• Employee Discount Program
• Career Advancement and Development Opportunities
• On-site Healthcare Clinic (Winston-Salem and Cleveland offices)
• On-site Fitness Center (Cleveland and Dallas offices)
• Subsidized parking (Cleveland office)

National General Holdings Corp. is an Equal Opportunity (EO) employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of any characteristic protected by law. Candidates must possess authorization to work in the United States, as it is not our practice to sponsor individuals for work visas.

In the event you need assistance or accommodation in completing your online application, please contact NGIC main office by phone at (336) 435-2000.