Norwich Union Logo, Service Orientated ArchitectureSOA Architect

April 2007 – October 2007

I worked with Norwich Union now known as Aviva to work on a project to integrate into their Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), several claim handling systems from document management, customer claim databases through to external parties that fulfil the claim.  I was involved in the Service Orientated Architecture (SOA) design, implementation and testing of the schemas from Norwich Union, to two third parties. This involved addition complexities such as WS-Security via Norwich Unions LDAP, X509 certification and firewall issues.

  • Liaise between external parties and senior management.
  • Quality check, and challenge all technical documentation from software houses regarding proposed designs.
  • Defining XML schemas (XSD) and WSDL for web services in Service Orientated Architectures (SOA), using tools such as XMLSpy.
  • Implementing and testing of SSL certificates.
  • Implementation of Soap WS-Security model using LDAP database for authentication.
  • Write exception and load test functions using SoapUI for web services.
  • Working with developers under a formal waterfall methodology developing J2EE web services.
  • Use of VMWare Server to maximise development processes.
  • Tracing SOAP messages end to end, checking correct conversions by XSLT’s.
  • Configuration of SOAP under Apache’s Axis Framework.
  • Formal documentation of all web service contracts.

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