Websphere Message Broker Admin Developer in NYC

Location: New York, NY
Date Posted: 12-08-2015
PFA, Jd for WMB Admin developer, Location is NYC and duration is very long term.
 
Summary/
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

80%
- 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
 
5%

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
Experience  
- 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

Decision-Making

(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.

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

Excellent verbal and written communications skills are a must
 

Naresh.K
Hermitage Infotech, LLC
P:732-582-8328 Ext #109
F:732-289-6103
 
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