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    WebSphere Message Broker - Consultant ... My Experience

    Location: United Kingdom (Available for USA consulting)


    IBM Certified System Administrator – WebSphere Application Server, Network Deployment V6.0
    IBM Certified System Administrator – WebSphere Application Server, Network Deployment V6.1
    Principle Certified Lotus Professional – Lotus Notes / Domino, Administration & Development.
    Microsoft Certified Professional - C# .NET Web Applications & C# .NET XML Web Services & Server Components
    13 years Industry experience in Middleware, Programming, Networks and Internet Technologies.
    Experienced in on-site Consultant/Administrator with various International Companies


    My best qualities are communication written and oral and the ability to think on my feet. There is no such word as can’t. There is always a solution to a problem; communication is the key to success. Project management is about the ability to inform the appropriate stake-holders using communication feed-back loops.

    Feedback from IBM Feb 2008: "Steven Robinson is a strong communicator, with a real drive to learn and understand, he has excellent problem solving skills, based on high quality WAS and Java on WAS ability. He's also exemplary at documenting as he goes and leaving useful scripting and assets for other people to reuse."

    Feedback from Chubb Feb 2007: "Steve is a dedicated individual who takes pride in what he does, he always conducts himself in a professional manner. He is an excellent communicator, conducts professional intelligent meetings and deals well with suppliers and partners."

    Skills Management (Team, Project, Business, People), Middleware (IBM WebSphere and BEA WebLogic) Development (C, C++, C#.NET, VB.NET, ASP, Java, Lotus Notes, Scripting, Linux, HTML), Architecture (Information, Technical, Application, Project), Security (Internet, Application Development), Administration (Management, Systems, Hardware, Networks)
    IBM WebSphere (+ 7 years)WebSphere MQ (+ 7 years)
    WebSphere Message Broker (+ 4 years)Java (> 10 Years), JavaScript (> 10 years)
    Oracle WebLogic ( + 5 years)Lotus Notes / Domino (> 15 years), LotusScript (> 10 years)
    JACL (4 years), Jython (> 5 years)TCP/IP (> 10 years)
    HTML/DHTML (10 years), XML / XSL (> 10 years)Linux/Unix (> 10 years)
    ASP (9 years), C#.Net / VB.Net (5 years)Windows OS (> 10 years)
    C (5 years), C++ (3 Years)ITIL (4 years), RUP (3 years), Project Management (> 10 years)
    Visual Basic (7 years), VBA (5 years)PHP (7 years), Apache (7 Years)

    Clients IBM, Vodafone, Chubb Insurance, Philips Corporate, AXA, NZI, Royal & Sun Alliance, NZ Telecom, Price Water House Coopers, Lotus Development Corporation, Unilever, CGU, Norwich Union, Auckland Savings Bank (Bank Direct), St Regis Paper Company, Connectel Limited, Home Office, Ministry Of Justice. BSKYB. Ve Interactive Ltd, Milestone Group Plc, Appian Corp, Flight Register, Sucden Financial Limited, VISA Europe


    2011 Consultancy (for my clients)

    WebLogic 10.3.x & JBoss 5.1.x product packaging, support and JEE debug/testing (US Client)
    JBoss 5.1.x / WebLogic 10.3.x & migration consulting (US Client)
    WebSphere 6.1-7.0 migration planning (US Client)
    WebSphere MQ development (UK Client)
    WebSphere MQ connectivity solutions (UK Client)
    WebSphere AIX training material development (US Client)
    WMB v7.0 development for (US Client)
    WebSphere eXtreme Scale (UK Client)


    UK: November 2010 - November 2011 Milestone Group Plc - Contract CTO

    Manage development teams and projects
    Product development strategy
    Mobile Workforce application provisioning and integration design/implementation

    UK: Oct 2009– Oct 2010 Ve Interactive Ltd - Contract CTO

    Senior Architect for Systems Design and Architecture
    Oracle WebLogic 10/WebSphere 7/Linux/Apache/IIS/.NET 3.5
    Java 1.6 / apache CXF/Apache Axis 2/JavaScript
    Hosting/Facility design
    Web-site and web-systems architecture
    Management of Development and Admin teams
    Contract negotiations, H/W & S/W procurement

    Technical Skills Practised

    JEE, Java, JSP, RAD 7.0, Eclipse 3.x,Websphere 7.x,JMS, Jython,shell script, Linux RedHat/CentOS, Ant, Maven, Java 1.5/1.6, ZK Framework, Hibernate, Spring Security, Postfix,Dovecot, Apache 2, iphone and XCode.

    ..Lloyds TSB

    Consultant for IBM WebSphere.

    Administration / configuration of WebSphere 5.1,6 6 and 6.1 server environments on AIX 5.3
    J2EE application debugging of Chordiant and bespoke business and ESB/SOA applications.
    UNIX shell, Ant, JACL/Jython scripting for configuration and deployment automation and Java middleware programming.
    WebSphere Message Broker installation, configuration. Flow debugging & System/Production testing. ESB design recommendation & documentation
    FileNet, WCC, MQ 6/7

    Technical Skills Practised

    JEE, JSP, RAD 7.0, AIX 5.3x, WebSphere 5.1,6 & 6.1, JACL, Jython, Oracle 9i, 10g, UCM Clear Case, Chordiant, Korn Shell, WebSphere MQ 6/7, WebSphere Message Broker 6.x Java tools development.

    .. IBM (BSKYB)

    Consultant for IBM WebSphere.

    Lead specialist for High Availability server build for a green field BSKYB project for a new 2008 product offering.
    Administration / configuration of WebSphere 6 server environments on Solaris 9.
    Administration / configuration of WMB and WMQ 6. Automation scripting.
    J2EE application debugging of Chordiant and various internal applications.
    UNIX shell, Ant, JACL, and Jython scripting for configuration and deployment.
    Application development using RAD 7.

    Technical Skills Practised

    J2EE, JSP, RAD 7.0, Solaris 9, WebSphere 6.x, Message Broker 6.x, JACL, Oracle 9i, Rational Clear Case, Chordiant, Korn Shell, Sun ONE Directory Server (LDAP)

    .. Transputec Computers Plc

    Consultant for IBM WebSphere.

    Provide consultation support for Various IBM clients
    Administration of both WebSphere and WebLogic server environments.
    Ad hoc scripting and JEE application debugging.
    UNIX shell, Ant, WSAdmin and WLDeploy scripting.
    Begin the implementation of ITIL practices within organisation.

    Technical Skills Practised

    JEE, Struts, JSP, RAD 7.0, Apache Tomcat 5.5, Redhat 7.2 – 9, RHEL 3.0, SUSE 10, AIX, WebSphere -, WebLogic 7-8.1, JACL, Jython, SQL Server 2000, Oracle 9i

    .. Chubb insurance

    WebSphere / WebLogic Consultant

    Installation and architecture of 16 IBM WebSphere ND, servers with appropriate clustering and MQ readiness.
    Administration of both WebSphere and WebLogic server environments.
    Introduction of RAD 6.0 and consultation with developers in moving applications from Weblogic into WebSphere. Providing insights on ANT, JBuilder to Eclipse conversion. JEE standards.
    Designed migration project for moving approx 20 Weblogic servers onto new hardware and move of SOA and corporate applications to WebSphere.
    Management of third party (Infosys, India) to deliver JEE application launched into WebSphere.
    Hired and trained senior WAS / WL Administrator to take over the role.
    Implement change control management for WAS environments, aligning to ITIL and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.

    Technical Skills Practised

    JEE, Struts, JSP, RAD 6.0, Windows 2000/2003, Apache Tomcat 5.5, Redhat 9, AIX, WebSphere -, WebLogic 7-8.1, Perl, JACL, Jython, SQL Server 2000, Oracle 9i, Vista, Windows 2003, VMWare ESX. ITIL 2.0.

    .. Many years of consulting

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Steve Robinson - IBM Champion 2013

About Me

Steve Robinson has been working in IT for over 20 years and has provided solutions for many leading brands around the world. Steve specialises in JEE, DevOps and Thought Leadership.

In January 2013, I was awarded the prestigous 'IBM Champion' accolade.

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IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0 Administration Guide

IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0 Administration Guide

WebSphere Application Server 7.0 Administration Guide

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