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Middleware Administrator in Southfield, MI at Credit Acceptance

Date Posted: 6/8/2018

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Middleware Administrator


Why Work For Credit Acceptance?

Credit Acceptance is a rapidly-expanding company with extensive growth opportunities. We are proud to say, for the 5th year in a row, we have been named one of Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our team members and culture create a positive workplace that drives us to succeed, making Credit Acceptance one of the largest used car finance companies nationally. 


We offer a great work environment, awesome team members, competitive benefits, progressive career opportunities, a casual dress code and we work hard to ensure every team member is empowered to work to their fullest potential. 

Credit Acceptance offers team members:

  • Extensive growth opportunities as demonstrated by our track record of promoting internally  
  • An atmosphere that is collaborative, challenging, and filled with forward thinking team members
  • Strong work-life balance with generous PTO beginning on day 1
  • Competitive market-based salary with quarterly profit sharing and annual merit bonuses
  • Excellent benefits package that includes 401(K) match, adoption assistance, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive medical/dental/vision along with additional benefits that make us a great place to work

We are hiring a Middleware Administrator within our Information Security department. 

  • Support and maintain the CA enterprise Application Server system environments
  • Control the migration of application components and configurations from non-production environments into production environments
  • Manage the production environments
  • Provide midtier administration services
  • Monitor production processes
  • Demonstrate understanding and support of application development practices as relates to midtier administration responsibilities

Responsibilities in your area will include:

  • Work with more senior administrators and other teams to implement the defined requirements of new systems development.
  • Assist more junior team members
  • Participate in 24/7 ON CALL rotational schedule.
  • Effectively work with Oracle and other third party vendors’ support organizations with the support and guidance of more senior team members
  • Implement and adhere to defined standards, procedures and methodologies for effective operation, access control, and recovery of all CAC midtier systems.
  • Implement and modify midtier configurations; test midtier management systems, utilities and tools.
  • Provide all support related for application server-related issues in CAC.
  • Ensure midtier security adheres to defined standards and industry best practices.
  • Develop and maintain documentation and procedural standards relating to midtier projects.
  • Work with more senior midtier administrators and development personnel to test midtier systems to verify performance objectives and quality standards.
  • Ensure the integrity of midtier backup and restore procedures and maintain related documentation.
  • Refresh non-production midtier configurations as necessary
  • Assist in troubleshooting application issues
  • Possess understanding of the system deployment process and correlation with midtier administration responsibilities.
  • Assist in disaster recovery planning, testing and execution as needed.
  • Assist in the implementation and upgrade of large-scale system and application software packages.
  • All other duties as assigned
  • Attendance as required by department

Position Requirements:

  • Associate’s degree OR equivalent experience
  • 2+ years’ experience with application server technologies
  • Thorough background in IT concepts
  • Experience with WebLogic OR WebSphere
  • Experience with Tomcat
  • Strong desire to learn
  • Remain compliant with our policies, processes and legal guidelines

Preferred:

  • Experience with Java application servers (JBoss, Glassfish, Oracle Application Server)
  • Experience using Linux- or Unix-based systems
  • Experience working with Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid/Cloud Control 11g/12c
  • Basic knowledge of any scripting language
  • Basic knowledge of application development concepts and practices

Knowledge and Skills:

  • You need to work with a high sense of urgency to accomplish tasks within deadlines and Service Level Agreements
  • You need to demonstrate solid customer service skills
  • You need to be able to demonstrate problem-solving skills
  • You need to be self-driven, motivated to help, and able to perform with supervision in a team environment
  • You need to be detail orientated and highly organized and capable of meeting all deadlines.
  • You need to be a quick thinker and learner, with an ability to understand, interpret, and assimilate information promptly and effectively.
  • You need to be data driven and able to assist in troubleshooting issues.

Company Values: 

To be successful in this role, Team Members need to demonstrate the characteristics of PRIDE in their work:

  • Positive: Maintain a positive attitude by focusing on solutions and promoting a collaborative and enjoyable environment.
  • Respectful: Value teamwork, share successes, appreciates others and communicates in a way that promotes trust.
  • Insightful: Make timely well-considered decisions, create innovative solutions and continuously learn.
  • Direct: Communicate clearly and objectively; don’t be afraid of difficult conversations. Raise concerns through the proper channels.
  • Earnest: Be honest, sincere and consistent. Work hard and pursue our goals together relentlessly.

Required degrees must have been earned at institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent.

Credit Acceptance is an equal opportunity employer.