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Websphere Message Broker Admin Developer in NYC

New York, NY
PFA, Jd for WMB Admin developer, Location is NYC and duration is very long term.
Purpose of Position
Responsible for implementation, deployment, configuration and administration of the Middleware Messaging Infrastructure (including, but not limited to: MQ Series v7 & v7.5 and WebSphere Message Broker v7 and IIB v9) on the distributed and mainframe platforms.  Be part of a 24/7 rotation to provide on-call production support including occasional after hours and weekend support responsibilities.  Utilize industry standard technologies & methods to insure the availability, integrity & recoverability of MQ based applications.

Duties and Responsibilities

- Day to day administration and support of various Middleware messaging technologies including - MQ Series v7.0 & v7.5 (on distributed & mainframe), WMB 7.0, IIB 9.0

- Provide all aspects of the day-to-day administration and support of all existing WebSphere Message Broker, MQ Series and legacy messaging infrastructures.
- Create & configure MQ Queue Mgrs, Queues, Remote Queues and SSL Channels.
- Support various phases of application lifecycles from development up to production deployment.
- Administer and configure new WebSphere Message Broker and MQ Series environments in support of business demands.
- Implement and maintain engineering & security standards & guidelines.
- Plan / perform the installation of patches, maintenance and upgrades.
- Provide messaging infrastructure support during business recovery exercises.
-  Troubleshoot real-time production problems, determine root cause and provide root cause analysis and remediation to mitigate future risk with appropriate Technical and Operational staff to resolve issues.
- Performs analysis of MQ infrastructure and make recommendations on improvements and/or new systems required to meet business needs and future capacity.
- Join technical SWAT calls to triage and restore service to affected MQ / WMB infrastructure
  15% Consult with manager, partners in ET and teammates to:

- Plan  tasks in order to support team’s responsibility
- Achieve all Service Level Objectives (SLO)
- Provide software currency according to the enterprise technology roadmap

Support business resumption planning efforts relative to the Middleware Messaging Infrastructure

Knowledge and Skills
- Excellent knowledge of the MQ Administration on Solaris and Linux distributed & z/OS mainframe platforms
- Must have the ability to create MQ queue’s, Q Mgr’s, WMB execution groups and deploy message flows.
- Strong working knowledge of Linux & Solaris and good working knowledge of  z/OS
- Knowledge of TSO/ISPF and JCL on Z/OS platform
- Excellent problem determination skills and to be able to handle the pressures of real time support
- Ability to research and implement Middleware messaging related software and work with vendors to resolve problems in a timely manner
- Ability to work with developers, technical groups and operations support areas to resolve issues.
- Well developed written, oral communication and presentation skills.  Ability to write technical procedures and recommendations in an understandable manner.
- Command-line experience working within Solaris, Linux and Windows
- Conceptual knowledge of JAVA, COBOL & JMS is helpful to be able to support developers who use those languages.
- Working knowledge of the Remedy ticketing system
- Knowledge of MQ adapters in a CICS and IDMS mainframe environment a plus
- Knowledge of MQ and IIB in the Cloud a plus
- Development knowledge of Message Broker flows a huge plus
- IBM Websphere MQ Series & WMB administration and system experience is a must.
- MQ Listener creation and mgmt in WebSphere Application Server experience a plus

- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
- 4+ years of system administration experience within MQ Series versions 7 & 7.5.
- 4+ years of system administration experience within WMB 7 and IIB 9

- Must have hands-on experience installing and configuring:
- IBM MQ Series and IBM WMB, IIB on Solaris and Linux

- Experience in Middleware messaging technologies.  IBM MQ Series and/or WMB Certifications a plus.

- Experience in performing and supporting problem determination and resolution, production changes, and maintenance following the Change Management processes


(Degree of Independence)
Minimal Supervision.

Consult with immediate supervisor on priority of work.

Scope Accountability
Accountable for providing a highly available Middleware messaging infrastructure.

Downtime can cause significant impact to the business & technology operations.

Frequent oral and written communication. Needs to be able to clearly express ideas and objectives.

Excellent verbal and written communications skills are a must

Hermitage Infotech, LLC
P:732-593-8453 Extension 202

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