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L&I IT Sr. Systems Administrator

Company: State of Washington
Location: Olympia
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Our Mission: Keep Washington Safe and Working! Our Values: Customer Focus, One L&I, Respect, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Learning and Growth, Reliability.

Washington is America's Top State according to U.S. News (2021) and we provide one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation. Here at the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I), we believe that your voice matters. We value our employees and offer flexible schedules that respect your work/life balance. In addition, L&I is a diverse state agency dedicated to the safety and health and security of Washington's 2.5 million workers. Learn more about L&I, the employer of choice here.

Please Note: This recruitment will remain open until filled. Application review will begin immediately, and the position may be filled at any time.

Within L&I, our Information Technology Division (ITD) provides information technology products and services in support of the agency's business priorities. In your role as the Senior Systems Administrator, you will be responsible for the application infrastructure and service delivery framework that creates our portfolio of internal and external business applications. This includes MyLNI, LINIIS Web, Occupational Health Management Systems, Health Information Exchange, Early Claims Solution and Crime Victims Case Management System.

We need someone with the ability to independently design and implement L&I's infrastructure environments for critical lines of business across the agency. You'll also be relied upon to provide technical consultation to our business partners, managers, and other IT professionals. Join our mission to Keep Washington Safe and Working by applying now!

Implementing the features of physical design for the Java development infrastructure.
Administering and maintaining large, distributed, Internet, Intranet and Extranet Java based application development environments for both agency and inter-agency use.
Providing estimates, time and effort to IT business partners and programs.
Performing software upgrades and patch installation.
Performing system administration, including mentoring, configuring and troubleshooting.
Researching technical requirements and assisting in preparing justifications for the Enterprise Architecture Team.
Documenting test results that ensure software deployed to the WebSphere Application Servers will be compatible with the installed operating system and supported by IBM.
Leading problem solving teams to identify issues and provide technical support, troubleshooting, and brainstorming for technical issues in the SOA environment.
Leading teams and collaborating with development teams and other IT stakeholders to ensure that products developed and deployed run on an infrastructure that is supportable, maintainable and available at all times.
Writing regular operational status reports for management; preparing written and oral presentations to division staff.
Assisting with development of feasibility studies, decision packages, and requests for proposals.


A Bachelor's degree Computer Science, Information Technology or a related field AND 7 years of experience working in a professional IT workplace managing and maintaining Service Oriented Architecture infrastructure and IBM tools and methodology.


11 years of experience working in a professional IT workplace managing and maintaining Service Oriented Architecture infrastructure and IBM tools and methodology.

The experience defined above includes, but is not limited to:

Analyzing, designing, configuring, implementing, maintaining or programming computer software applications/databases.
Experience as a Microsoft Windows system administrator and technician, or providing the equivalent support services.

Additionally qualified applicants must possess:

7 years of IT experience with service oriented application infrastructure technology: JAVA Application deployment and configuration Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) architecture and Methodology.
Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition (J2EE) Infrastructure architecture. N-Tier architectures, high availability, scalability and performance.
J2EE Application architecture, Application Server Installation, configuration and troubleshooting, Complaint Application Server application performance tuning, monitoring testing and troubleshooting; Application Server migration assessment, execution and tuning.
Install and configuration of Eclipse based Integrated Development Environments on Windows.
Relational database development, implementation or administration.
Source/object control methods and systems such as Subversion, Visual Source Safe, Visual Studio Team System, Scripting with Python, python, JACL, Windows PowerShell, Windows Script Host and others.


7 years of experience as a Java Systems Administrator.
Experience with SOA infrastructure technologies to include: IBM, WebSphere Certified Administrator - WAS ND V8. 5, IBM WebSphere Certified Solution Developer- Web Services Development for WAS V8.5, CMM/CMMI, RUP, WebSphere MQ, ITIL, MSF, MOF process methods and control, UML, testing methods, performance testing and analysis, Windows SharePoint Services and Windows Server Update Services.
Experience with IBM's Performance Tuning Toolkit, SOAPUI, WebSphere MQ Explorer.
Certified as a Sun Certified JAVA Associate, Java Programmer, Java Developer, Web Component Developer, Business Component Developer or Sun Certified Developer for Java Web Services.

Application Process:

The top candidates will be contacted directly to interview for this position. Because the selection will be based on information provided by you, it is in your best interest to identify the knowledge, skills and abilities that address the mandatory and desirable qualifications described in the announcement.

Please include the following documents with your application:

1. A letter of interest describing specific qualifications.

2. A current resume detailing applicable experience and education.

3. A list of at least three professional references with current telephone numbers.

Other Information:

Prior to appointment, a background check that includes a criminal record history review, will be conducted.
Positions requiring travel must have a valid unrestricted driver's license and must be insured if driving a privately owned vehicle on state business.
This position is represented by the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE).
Candidates who are offered a job with L&I must possess work authorization which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa now or in the future.
Please note: This announcement may be used to fill multiple positions.
Positions requiring skills assessments are proctored remotely by Zoom or MS Teams. Applicants who are selected to move forward in this hiring process will be contacted by email to schedule a technical skills assessment session.

Applicants wishing to claim Veterans Preference should attach a copy of their DD-214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22, or signed verification of service letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to their application. Please blackout any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers. For further information, please contact us at Jobs@Lni.wa.gov

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Employer

Here at Labor and Industries our employees come from all walks of life as do we. We strive to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

We believe in the importance of recognizing the value each of us contribute to the success of the mission of the agency. Having a diverse workforce is this agency's greatest resource of strength and knowledge. It is through the combination of talents and abilities that we can pursue finding effective measures on how we can provide the best customer service. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace for everyone and we strongly mean everyone.

The State of Washington is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with a disability who need assistance in the application process or testing process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 902-5700. TTY users should first call 711 to access the Washington Relay Service.

You are welcome to include the name and pronoun you would like to be referred to in your materials and we will honor this as you interact with our award-winning diverse and inclusive organization.

If you have any questions regarding this announcement, program, or the agency please contact Andrea Ballard at baap235@lni.wa.gov

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