• Sr. IBM MQ Messaging Administrator

    Posted Date 2 months ago(2 months ago)
    # of Openings
    Work Site - City
    Consulting Technical Services - FMW
    Work Site - State
    Security Clearance Level
    Maximum Expected Travel
    Regular Full-Time
    Remote/Telecommute Available?
    No - Applicants Must be Local to Work Site
  • Job Overview & Responsibilities

    Mythics is seeking a Senior IBM MQ Messaging Administrator who will support the integrity and governance of messaging based system/software solutions, including best practices for delivering services. Develop, deploy and support infrastructures, applications, software solutions and technology initiatives from an architectural and operational perspective in conjunction with existing standards and methods of delivery. Support technical escalation of L3/advanced issues for problem resolution. Apply deep knowledge of industry standards and vendor certifications. This resource will be primarily responsible for installing, supporting and maintaining servers or other computer systems, and planning for and responding to service outages and other problems. In addition, this resource will perform periodic scripting/programming of their particular system, throughout the life of the project. Duties include providing hands-on analysis of issues, issue reporting, and incident management.


    This position will require and be responsible for the management of, monitoring the performance, utilization of the various server resources, support the analysis as well as correction of all end-user computing and network problems that may be associated with server processing.


    The IBM MQ Messaging Administrator is responsible for planning and designing Middleware Software, including installation and upgrades, structure, documentation, 24x7 operational support, process maintenance and security/data protection. Provide guidance in the development of infrastructure requirements with business, architecture group, and solution teams. Ensure the seamless integration and synchronization of business applications, security, and infrastructure technologies. Lead the introduction of new/incoming technology projects into production; manage integration management systems for system availability, administration, operational processes, vendor management, and best practices across the enterprise.


    Key duties include:

    • Provide consulting and technical support for all Middleware Team related activities
    • Reporting to leadership on Middleware Team activities.
    • The implementation of complex changes to the middleware and messaging infrastructure
    • Building and creating products and services
    • Supporting solutions that meets the requirements
    • Preparing documentation that explains the technical solution clearly
    • Maintaining or enhancing systems infrastructure components and services to ensure that infrastructure is in vendor supported and standards compliant state
    • Possesses and applies a comprehensive knowledge across key tasks and high impact assignments. Plans and leads major technology assignments. Evaluates performance results and recommends major changes affecting short-term project growth and success
    • Functions as a technical expert across multiple project assignments
    • Respond to incidents according to the government approved Incident Response Plan
    • Performs application deployments (Scripted/Batch/Ant based) to test, integration, and production environments per established change management procedures
    • Resolves connectivity issues and workflow problems
    • Provide 24x7x365 integration support for all Middleware components (including networking) and supported applications interfaces, including but not limited to MQ/Data Power support products (commercial-off-the-shelf and proprietary)


    • US Citizenship is required to obtain a CBP Public Trust Clearance
    • 8 to 14 years of experience and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree
    • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree can be substituted with an additional 4 years of related experience
    • 5 years’ experience IBM MQ is messaging middleware
    • 4 years’ experience Skilled in incident, problem and change management
    • 4 years’ experience in depth experience of working in a 2nd/3rd line IT support or project delivery environment
    • Experience and technical knowledge of web services, service-oriented architecture (SOA)
    • Experienced WebSphere Datapower XI52/IDG solution developer
    • Expertise in XML, XSLT, JSON, XPATH
    • Experience using and writing various scripting languages (Java, JavaScript ,PHP, XML & XSLT, SOAP , WSDL, SQL)
    • Experience in Cloud integration
    • Working knowledge of SOMA, SOAP, REST/ROA interfaces
    • At least 4 years of Web Services architecture, design, development, Integration skills on a Java/J2EE platform
    • Strong debugging and problem-solving skills with excellent understanding of system development methodologies, techniques and tools
    • Defines and resolves problems related to widely different platforms, hardware, software, coding structures, communication protocols
    • Familiar with general security concepts (authentication, authorization, encryption, digital signatures), PKI concepts, and SSL DataPower troubleshooting, services instrumentation, monitoring and logging
    • Expertise with web applications, as well as client-server application architectures
    • Experience with various tools including SoapUI and JMeter.  
    • Experience with developing messaging solution using IBM WebSphere MQ
    • Experience with performance testing/monitoring and tuning
    • Working knowledge of LDAP, Load Balancers, F5


    Desired Qualifications:

    • Active Background Investigation or Public Trust Clearance
    • Experience with IBM z-series or later processors running the z/OS operating system in a Parallel Systems Complex (Sysplex) environment to support 24x7x365 availability
    • Experience with core z/OS functions, mainframe network products, and related subsystems
    • Support required for, but not limited to, the following products: CA-Top Secret, CAOPS/ MVS, CA-MIM, CA-1, CA-7, CA-11, CA-Dispatch, CA-Sysview, CA-ROSCOE, CA-Auditor, Content Manager, ASG-TMON, JES2, Syncsort, FDR products, Hitachi Business Continuity Manager, TREX, VPS, Phoenix, Dimensions, VTAM, TCPIP, Netview, Pagent, TPX, Zen Exigence, Implex and FTPAlert, TN3270, VPS Anyqueue, etc. Shell
    • Unix Shell Scripting skills would be highly advantageous but not essential

    Company Overview

    Why work at Mythics?

    Because at Mythics, YOU count!  
    At Mythics, we have an environment that fosters creative thinking, respects your contributions, and accepts nothing less than excellence in serving our customers.  We demonstrate these core principles daily through our corporate Values of Respect – Empathy – Excellence – Fun (REEF). Our REEF values are the foundation of everything we do.

    • Comprehensive Health, Dental, and Vision plans available for you and your family
    • Premier 401k retirement plan with corporate matching and a 529 college saving plan
    • Tax-advantaged Health Savings Accounts and Flexible Spending Account options
    • Generous PTO bank and paid holidays
    • Fitness/gym membership reimbursement and other wellness activities
    • Tuition reimbursement for continuing education
    • Engaging company events such as quarterly awards, annual kick off parties, and FUN Friday’s (early release once a month)
    • Free gourmet coffee, tea, fresh fruits and healthy snacking alternatives
    • Community Service activities and charitable giving programs
    • Our GREEN approach – tracking energy consumption for reduction and purchasing only environmentally friendly products for our offices

    Founded in 2000, Mythics is an award-winning Oracle systems integrator, consulting firm, managed services provider and elite Oracle platinum resale partner. Our business model is all about deep knowledge of Oracle technologies and business processes. We offer procurement and Oracle systems integration expertise across the full range of Oracle cloud, software, support, hardware, engineered systems, and appliances.  It’s a focus that gives us the critical business experience and the Oracle technology advantage you need to succeed.


    Mythics, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, medical condition, veteran status, or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state, or local statutes. Mythics, Inc. will treat all employees equally with respect to compensation; opportunities for advancement, including upgrading, promotion and transfer, and all other terms and conditions of employment. This company is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, and has designed and agreed to implement an Affirmative Action Program in accordance with Executive Order 11246 and VEVRAA Final Rule.  Mythics, Inc. is able to provide alternative methods of application for those who are unable to complete an online form.  Please contact accommodationrequests@mythics.com to arrange reasonable accommodations.  To read more about your rights, please visit the Department of Labor Disability Rights Fact Sheet here. For more information about Federal laws prohibiting job discrimination, please view the “EEO is the Law” Poster here.


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