Date Created: Wed 09-Feb-2011

Get my WebSphere Application Server course here >> http://www.themiddlewareshop.com/products/




Looking for a WebSphere Consultant?

Who is Steve Robinson?
Steve Robinson has been working in IT for over 20 years and has provided solutions for many large-enterprise corporate companies across the world. Steve specialises in JEE and WebSphere consulting and comes from both an administration and development background.

Experience:
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Software & Systems Architecture
  • IBM WebSphere Consultancy
  • IBM Lotus Software Consultancy
  • Middleware Integration

Books written by Steven Robinson ...
IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0 Administration Guide
http://www.packtpub.com/ibm-websphere-application-server-8-0-administration-guide/book

IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0 Administration Guide

WebSphere Application Server 7.0 Administration Guide
http://www.packtpub.com/webSphere-application-server-7-0-administration-guide/book
WebSphere Application Server 7.0 Administration Guide



My Experience

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 Areas: 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 WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
WebSphere Message Broker (WMB) J2EE, JEE, Java, JavaScript
Oracle WebLogic Lotus Notes / Domino, LotusScript
JACL, Jython TCP/IP, Linux/Unix,Windows OS
HTML/DHTML, XML / XSL BlackBerry, Android, iPhone development
ASP, C#.Net / VB.Net MySQL Server, MS SQL Server, DB2, Oracle
C, C++,Objective C ITIL, Project Management
Visual Basic, VBA PHP , Apache, LAMP

Sample 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.

RECENT PROJECTS

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)

EXPERIENCE

UK: Nov 2010 - Nov 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 (co-founder & 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
· Security/Backups

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 6.0.2.5 - 6.1.0.3, WebLogic 7-8.1, JACL, Jython, SQL Server 2000, Oracle 9i

.. Chubb insurance

WebSphere / WebLogic Consultant

· Installation and architecture of 16 IBM WebSphere ND 6.0.2.15, 6.1.0.3 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 6.0.2.5 - 6.1.0.3, WebLogic 7-8.1, Perl, JACL, Jython, SQL Server 2000, Oracle 9i, Vista, Windows 2003, VMWare ESX. ITIL 2.0.

.. Many years of consulting

Get my WebSphere Application Server course here >> http://www.themiddlewareshop.com/products/


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.


  • Linked In
  • Twitter
  • About Me
  • Contact Me

Read my books?

IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0 Administration Guide

IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0 Administration Guide

WebSphere Application Server 7.0 Administration Guide

WebSphere Application Server 7.0 Administration Guide

Courses

  • WebSphere Courses

Articles

WebSphere Categories

Other Categories