Job Description

TCI has an immediate need for an IBM MQ Administrator in Parkersburg, WV.  This is a 6-month contract-to-hire opportunity. This is a backfill role for someone that recently was promoted.
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.
  • 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.
  • 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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