Description

DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT AND TASKS:

Statement of Work:

This project entails the lifecycle management of the Access Control Utility (ACU) and Secure Web Services Architecture (SWSA).  The ACU and SWSA is a scalable infrastructure for authentication and access control that supports the use of internal as well as external credentials and leverages cross-government solutions such as the e-Authentication Gateway and Federal Bridge Authority.  The work will support the development, maintenance, and monitoring of the Access Control Utility and Secure Web Services Architecture (SWSA).  Including: Integration of Internet application and web service; Integration of Intranet applications and web services Integration of other security applications such as 2 Factor Authentication, identity proofing, and enhanced remote access security applications; ACU Infrastructure Monitoring including development of monitoring tools and alerts

Task Description:

Immediate fill for an experienced DevOps Consultant (Data Power WebSphere) including but not limited to the following:

Responsible for online web security architecture for the Social Security Administration (SSA) in Woodlawn, MD.  The IBM Security Access Manager and DataPower security infrastructure supports Citizens, Business Partners, and Employee’s access to applications. The candidate must have strong DataPower automation skills.  The candidate should have experience building scripts that can be fed into a deployment pipeline using SOMA or REST APIs.  Note:  The resource will be required to deploy an app with a script and create a baseline model.

* SOMA scripting

*Design and develop automation frameworks for Security Infrastructure Configuration & Administration

*Provide guidance and recommendations on DevOps

  • Tuning / Troubleshoot Configuration issues

Required skills/Level of Experience:

* SOMA scripting – 3 years

  • DevOps, CI/CD pipelines – Git / Bitbucket, Jenkins, Urban Code Build / Deploy – 3 years
  • XSLT, XML, DataPower Gateway script, JavaScript, Python, Shell Script– 3 Years
  • REST APIs / Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) – 3 Years
  • Experience with installation, configuration and troubleshooting WebSphere App server 8.x and HTTP server– 3 Years
  • Experience with migration and upgrade of WebSphere App server– 3 Years
  • Experience with performance tuning – 3 Years
  • Experience with creating and managing clustered nodes – 3 Years
  • Experience with deploying and troubleshooting apps – 3 Years
  • Experience with setting up hybrid authentication and authorization of WebSphere admin console – 3 Years
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are critical
  • Post Return to Work – Expectation onsite at SSA Headquarters specifically the Perimeter East Building (PEB) in Woodlawn MD – Baltimore MD western suburb.

 Nice to have skills:

* Linux or Unix 3 years

  • Modern Authentication / Authorization Concepts – Oath 2 / Open ID Connect / SAML- 2 years
  • Experience/knowledge of Agile development – 2 years
  • IBM DataPower WebSphere – 2 years
  • IBM Security Verify Access (iSVA) (formerly IBM Security Access Manager) – 2 years

OTHER SKILL/REQUIREMENT:

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Word

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

To be considered for work, A CANDIDATE MUST BE EITHER A U.S. CITIZEN OR PERMANENT RESIDENT ALIEN OR HOLD AUTHORIZED WORK PERMIT (No Visa Sponsorship)