SOA Support Engineer Job, IT Jobs In Kenya May, 

Are you looking for an employer who promotes individual excellence and mutual respect in a team-driven culture? Are you a wild duck and an out-of-the-box thinker who can handle complex information with accuracy and attention to detail?  If this sounds like you then look no further; the Co-operative Bank of Kenya is the ideal place for you.  Here, it can only get more exciting for you; as you get to stretch yourself to new horizons, with opportunities at every step of your career!

We are looking to place a self-starter and a pace-setter with drive and integrity who is passionate about information technology and looking to develop a career in this field.

Reporting to the Team Leader – Business Applications Support Unit, Technology and Enterprise Systems Department, the role holder is responsible for effective implementation support, and maintenance of respective ESB systems running in Head Office and the Branches. Monitor ESB server performance, systems capacity, plan and execute load balancing and failover.


Specifically, the successful jobholder will be required to: 

  • Support the Middleware (Enterprise Service Bus-ESB) System day to day operations
  • Develop policies, processes, and operating procedures around ESB System.
  • Define and execute lifecycle management compliance checkpoints and reviews
  • Provide technology management of Service-Oriented Infrastructure (SOI)
  • ESB systems support for development, production support and management of ESB upgrades and implementations.
  • Assist and guide developers of web services, develop and maintain ESB reference architecture and assist in the management of the Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI) services catalog, SOAP and REST, Web-services, and Web Services Description Language (WSDL).
  • Streamline the process of managing the ESB system uptime of 99.9%, optimum performance and efficient web services delivery through the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) as part of the bank’s operating model.
  • Analyze requests obtained from business to determine operational problems, define integrations requirements, advise the best way for integration and document the same.
  • Develop new and manage existing ESB integrations depending on the need and requirements.
  • Provide hands-on Performance Management of the ESB products from TIBCO (TIBCO Enterprise Message Service (EMS), TIBCO Business Works, Rendezvous (RV), TIBCO Hawk and TIBCO Spotfire).
  • Manage integrations of TIBCO  ESB services to other orchestration channels including WebLogic Server, IBM Webspere MQ and Oracle Tuxedo in development, test and production environments.
  • Be responsible for ensuring high ESB systems availability of (99.9%); provide performance monitoring and tuning; load balancing, capacity planning and management.
  • Mentor and guide teams on the implementation of web service to optimize resource utilization; work with vendors to configure and support ESB systems internally.
  • Support the UDDI services catalog in the development and management of ESB toolkits, reference architectures, and in the integration and deployment of Web Services provided by other vendors into the ESB.
  • Support other systems that may be interfacing with ESB, as will be allocated by the team leader.


The successful candidate will be required to have the following skills and competencies:

  • A Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science or related studies.
  • 2-5 years of experience implementing and supporting TIBCO products ranging from TIBCO Enterprise Message Service (EMS), TIBCO Business Works, Rendezvous (RV), TIBCO Hawk and TIBCO Spotfire in development, test and production environments.
  • Knowledgeable in the Integration of other supporting systems (database, OS and networks) and skilled in configuration and deployment of TIBCO components
  • Strong analytical, presentation and troubleshooting skills with the ability to work through own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Experience with, performance monitoring, load balancing, performance tuning/optimization, load testing, management of ESB systems and must be able to independently carry out these functions including capacity planning in TIBCO ESB products environments.

How to apply

If you are confident that you fit the role and person profile and you are keen to add value to your career then please forward your application enclosing detailed Curriculum Vitae to [email protected] indicating the job reference number SSE/IID/2022 by 2nd June 2022.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

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