Job Description :
Senior IBM WebSphere MQ Engineer
Alpharetta, GA

The Senior IBM WebSphere MQ Engineer provides middleware messaging engineering, administration and system support for new and existing production MQ environments to include performance of the following related tasks: software installation, patch installation, upgrades, object definition, configuration, security, system monitoring and tuning, disaster recovery planning, implementation and backup and recovery.

Lead efforts to guide team to best practices for MQ usage, high availability and business continuity
Create and support MQ objects across internal and end-user applications
Administer MQ security across all database environments including use of SSL/TLS when appropriate
Provide guidance to other MQ engineers to expand the role and capabilities of the middleware environment
Maintain a state-of-the-art knowledge of existing best practices in MQ engineering and administration
Assist developers on the proper coding and use of MQ
Setup and administer MQ monitoring software (Nastel or BMC Truesight)
Knowledge of Redhat system administration – permissions, filesystems, software installation, software upgrades, troubleshooting

Essential Position Functions
Excellent written and verbal communication skills to work effectively across multiple business lines, external technology partners and fellow team members.
Proven ability to manage projects.
Excellent analytical and design skills
Excellent research, analysis, project planning and implementation skills.
Aware of business issues as they impact overall project plans.
Education & Experience
Bachelor''s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalent.
Minimum 7 years of database/middleware messaging related experience.

Additional Skills
Prior experience with the following is preferred: MQ 7.5 or higher for Linux and Z/OS, Nastel Autopilot, BMC Truesight, Redhat Linux, and Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery
Autosys job scheduling
Scripting languages such as bash script or Perl
Pub/Sub implementation experience
Experience with MQ Appliance a plus not a requirement