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Senior IBM WebSphere Portal Engineer

Reference: 4283

Salary: Negotiable

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Donegal

Software Development, Programmer, Developer, Java

Our client is looking for an experienced senior Portal engineer to help build and support our growing WebSphere Portal platform. The candidate will work with architects, senior Portal engineers and the development team to constantly improve the enterprise

Role Overview

The Role

Understand their architecture, page structure and theme to assume role of product specialist;
Lead a team of developers; assist them with their development tasks;
 Work in a team environment with business, product management team, frontend design, engineering support and QA analysts to deliver frequent releases
Lead the design & implementation of a wide range of tasks including development, infrastructure, performance and security. Work with the deployment team on application promotions to all environments and provide support for those environments. Ensure system capacity, performance and 24x7 availability. Respond to customer issues in the Production environment and resolve in a timely fashion. Responsible for identifying and resolving any performance issues. Enforce company software development processes and standards. Keep up to date with new technology. Attend conferences, webinars. This position may require travel to the US from time to time
Please note that this role will have limited software development opportunities. This role is for someone who wants to move beyond software development.

The successful candidate will work closely with the architect on design and non functional requirements as well as leading a small team of software developers


A recognized third level IT qualification and a minimum of 6 years working experience with IBM WebSphere Portal Server with Web Content Management (WCM)
Excellent communicator. You must be able to explain your ideas easily via teleconferences, Sametime, documentation etc
Strong experience working with Java (JSR286), WCM, XML, CSS, JavaScript, Dojo, JQuery
Excellent knowledge of all aspects of WCM including WCM development and non functional aspects such as syndication, security etc
Experience working in a leadership role on scalable enterprise level applications using IBM WebSphere Portal Server with WCM
Experience with enterprise products such as Webseal & BigIP;
Ability to work in a team and coordinate with multiple businesses and technical teams;
Ability to work in a fast paced environment and deliver production quality software within tight schedules;
Experience creating Portal styles, themes & skins using JavaScript, CSS, XML;
 You must understand how to debug browser issues and incompatibilities as well as debugging tools such as Firebug;
 You must have experience working IBM PMRs
Desirable to have experience working on responsive solutions; with some automated build tools such as Ant & Maven, with source control tools such as Subversion and PVCS; and  with IBM Connections and\or IBM Data Explorer


Permanent Role in Co Donegal,

Benefits include; Pension Scheme, Health Insurance, Long Term
Disability Plan, Life Assurance, Performance Related Pay, Company Bonus Scheme, 21 days Annual Leave plus additional Service Leave. Continuous Training and Development, Educational Assistance, Relocation, Employee Assistance Programme, Rewards & Recognition Programme, and Employee Share Participation Scheme. They also operate Family Friendly Working Policies such as Teleworking and Variable Working Hours. Excellent room for promotion and to learn, competitive package and salary

Please do not hesitate to Contact David Coyle at 01 6351748 or email


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