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IBM MQ Administrator

Job Description

TCI has an immediate need for an IBM MQ Administrator in Parkersburg, WV.  This is a 6-month contract-to-hire opportunity.

SUMMARY

We are offering a 6-month contract-to-hire opportunity with our government sector client.  If you enjoy working with cutting-edge technology in a large enterprise environment that promotes creative work and collaboration, this is a great opportunity for you to join a growing IT team.  This is an environment where individuals are encouraged to advance their knowledge and careers!

The IBM Message Queue (MQ) Administrator is a middleware support position with responsibilities to manage WebSphere Application Server (WAS), IBM HTTP Server (HIS), Message Queuing (MQ), IBI WebFocus, DB2 Database, Oracle Database, Apache/Tomcat, IBM Spectrum Protect, Veritas NetBackup, Data Transport/Managed File Transfer, and IBM Connect:Direct middleware applications.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Architecting high performance, high volume business critical systems using industry standard technologies and design patterns.
  • Supporting the platform hosting of applications using Service-oriented architecture (SOA) and object-oriented (OO) programming languages, including Java providing support for deployment of products into Test, Pre-production and Production environments.
  • Deploying applications using web technologies including, but not limited to, WebSphere and IBI WebFocus.
  • Mainframe support, including IBM DB2, Message Queuing Service (IBM MQ Series), and Job Control Language (JCL).
  • Designing, developing and optimizing Relational database management systems (RDBMS), including systems such as IBM DB2 (z/OS and LUW).
  • Making recommendations for standardizing business processes.
  • Providing operational and technical support (including supporting platform hosting and testing systems functionality), for critical information systems used in Fiscal Service operations assisting with troubleshooting and problem resolution including:
  • Interacting with IBM Support.
  • Provide operational support for installed environments (24x7).
  • Provide assistance with performance tuning.
  • Provide support for requirements gathering and preparing business cases for selected solutions.
  • Provide support for product installation, configuration, and implementation including support for the development of testing scenarios based on requirements.
  • Development of a capacity monitoring and planning process and assisting in license true-up processes.
  • Attending project and team meetings to discuss the solutions as they pertain to the area of expertise
  • Working with system vendors and in-house developers to troubleshoot issues within the area of expertise.

Job Requirements

  • Five years of experience as an IBM WebSphere/MQ administrator.
  • Solid experience administering high performance, high volume, and business critical systems.
  • Previous experience with Mainframe and distributed MQ channel creation and modification.
  • Hands-on Multi-tier architecture experience.
  • Solid background with the following:
  • Troubleshooting MQ issues.
  • Configuring alerts for MQ volume, backlog, or error conditions.
  • Cluster Queues creation, troubleshooting and operation. 
  • Working knowledge of Architecture Integration in a large enterprise, Mainframe and distributed topology as related to MQ, Configuring connectivity to external sources (RDBMS, including Oracle, DB2, and MS-SQL).
  • Working with multiple operating systems (such as Windows, IBM AIX, and Linux).
  • Hands-on experience in government and/or financial sectors is strongly preferred.

Job Snapshot

Location US-WV-Parkersburg
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type IT & Technical
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Company Overview

Technology Consulting, Inc

Technology Consulting, Inc. was formed in 1988 to provide information systems and consulting services to a variety of clients. In the years that have followed, a strong growth pattern has evolved, based largely on the professional quality of services and the results that our clients have received. TCI concentrates on IT staffing and project delivery solutions across all technology platforms (mainframe, midrange, client server, and internet based). We provide the services and expertise necessary to assist our clients with managing their technology investment. Our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction fueled our growth. Our staff of professionals offer you the expertise required for effective applications of technology. We combine leading edge knowledge of information systems software and hardware with specialized industry expertise to ensure practical, comprehensive solutions to your business needs. Learn More

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Employment Type:
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N/A
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IT & Technical
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Job Description

TCI has an immediate need for an IBM MQ Administrator in Parkersburg, WV.  This is a 6-month contract-to-hire opportunity.

SUMMARY

We are offering a 6-month contract-to-hire opportunity with our government sector client.  If you enjoy working with cutting-edge technology in a large enterprise environment that promotes creative work and collaboration, this is a great opportunity for you to join a growing IT team.  This is an environment where individuals are encouraged to advance their knowledge and careers!

The IBM Message Queue (MQ) Administrator is a middleware support position with responsibilities to manage WebSphere Application Server (WAS), IBM HTTP Server (HIS), Message Queuing (MQ), IBI WebFocus, DB2 Database, Oracle Database, Apache/Tomcat, IBM Spectrum Protect, Veritas NetBackup, Data Transport/Managed File Transfer, and IBM Connect:Direct middleware applications.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Architecting high performance, high volume business critical systems using industry standard technologies and design patterns.
  • Supporting the platform hosting of applications using Service-oriented architecture (SOA) and object-oriented (OO) programming languages, including Java providing support for deployment of products into Test, Pre-production and Production environments.
  • Deploying applications using web technologies including, but not limited to, WebSphere and IBI WebFocus.
  • Mainframe support, including IBM DB2, Message Queuing Service (IBM MQ Series), and Job Control Language (JCL).
  • Designing, developing and optimizing Relational database management systems (RDBMS), including systems such as IBM DB2 (z/OS and LUW).
  • Making recommendations for standardizing business processes.
  • Providing operational and technical support (including supporting platform hosting and testing systems functionality), for critical information systems used in Fiscal Service operations assisting with troubleshooting and problem resolution including:
  • Interacting with IBM Support.
  • Provide operational support for installed environments (24x7).
  • Provide assistance with performance tuning.
  • Provide support for requirements gathering and preparing business cases for selected solutions.
  • Provide support for product installation, configuration, and implementation including support for the development of testing scenarios based on requirements.
  • Development of a capacity monitoring and planning process and assisting in license true-up processes.
  • Attending project and team meetings to discuss the solutions as they pertain to the area of expertise
  • Working with system vendors and in-house developers to troubleshoot issues within the area of expertise.

Job Requirements

  • Five years of experience as an IBM WebSphere/MQ administrator.
  • Solid experience administering high performance, high volume, and business critical systems.
  • Previous experience with Mainframe and distributed MQ channel creation and modification.
  • Hands-on Multi-tier architecture experience.
  • Solid background with the following:
  • Troubleshooting MQ issues.
  • Configuring alerts for MQ volume, backlog, or error conditions.
  • Cluster Queues creation, troubleshooting and operation. 
  • Working knowledge of Architecture Integration in a large enterprise, Mainframe and distributed topology as related to MQ, Configuring connectivity to external sources (RDBMS, including Oracle, DB2, and MS-SQL).
  • Working with multiple operating systems (such as Windows, IBM AIX, and Linux).
  • Hands-on experience in government and/or financial sectors is strongly preferred.
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