• IdealStaffs

Middleware Administrator (REMOTE)

Category: Contractor

Client: United Nations via IdealStaffs

Location: Valencia, Spain or remotely within the CET/GMT time zone

Estimated Start Date: ASAP

Standard work day: 8 hours/day + 1 hour lunch Monday to Friday

To apply for this position, please send your resume at office@idealstaffs.com referencing the job title. Applications from women are particularly encouraged.

IdealStaffs Consulting is looking for a Middleware Administrator in Valencia Spain or remotely within the CET/GMT time zone for Middleware & Integration along with Authentication & Access Administration support for customer’s infrastructure.

The selected candidate will work in close collaboration with the IT Operational Resilience Team in Valencia, Spain and with the IT teams in Manila, Philippines.


  • A bachelor’s degree in IT/computer science and 3 years of relevant hands-on experience in infrastructure administration, Middleware & Integration; Authentication & Access Administration.

  • Comfortable working autonomously, individually and as part of a team in a multicultural environment.

  • Good communication skills (oral/written) - The selected candidate must have excellent knowledge of English (verbal and written).

  • May be required to work outside working hours.

  • On call may be required on an exceptional basis.

Scope of Work

  • Work as a member of the Infrastructure, Middleware & Integration support team:

  • Production support. Task and responsibilities:

  • Access Manager/Authentication o Run the IBM-ISAM distributed infrastructure (federation

  • Advanced Auth, Azure AD)

  • Filenet/CPD/J2EE

  • Administer Websphere application servers and a bespoke J2EE e-Banking application called CPD

  • Troubleshoot complex problems; familiarity with ITIL best practices; engage in incident and problem management; including engagement in governance processes as needed e.g. CAB (Change Advisory Board) participation.

  • Full engagement in the maintenance lifecycle of applicable equipment/processes in the respective domain/area.

  • Monitor and escalate as needed for any anomalies of the system in their respective domain.

  • Project support as a technical member.

  • Ownership of Disaster Recovery procedures including documentation, coordination with other teams, development of procedures; Ownership of activation procedures in an actual event.

  • Collaborate with other teams as needed.

  • Technical documentation and review with knowledge of industry best practices.

  • Knowledge of cloud computing technology.

  • Familiarity with business continuity framework.

Skills (mandatory)

The candidate MUST have the following skills and experience:

  • Three or more years of experience in administration of Java application servers preferably WebSphere

  • Knowledge of Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML), OAuth, Open ID Connect (OIDC), LDAP, etc.

  • Solid background in J2EE administration and Java development

The candidate SHOULD have the following skills and experience:

  • Knowledge of access management systems (IBM ISAM, Oracle Webgate, Siteminder, etc.)

  • Knowledge of identity federation and advanced access concepts such as: (a) Multifactor authentication (MFA), (b) Conditional access

  • Knowledge on access concepts such as: Push Notification Login, TOTP/HOTP, Token Binding, U2F, etc.

  • Knowledge of Java development

  • Knowledge in middleware systems

  • Knowledge in containerization on docker

Soft Skills

  • Teamwork in multicultural environments

  • Customer facing experience and oral communication skills

  • Ability to write documentation & reports

  • Creativity/ ability to find innovative solutions

  • Willingness to learn on the job

Desirable certifications:

  • Familiarity with ITIL best practices

  • Knowledge/certification in cloud computing technology (Azure)

  • Familiarity with business continuity framework

To apply for this position, please send your resume at office@idealstaffs.com referencing the job title.

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