MQ Administrator

Up to $140,000

Full Time

  • Work from home
  • No Travel Required


IBM MQWindowsLinuxAIXAutomationCI/CDSystems AdministrationMQ Series

Job Description

This is a new perm opening for our client. This is hybrid with 2/3 days onsite and the rest remote. The preference is the Chicago or Richardson office. They can also work out of Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma or the Naperville, Downers Grove or Waukegan, IL office. They are looking to see candidates at 140K with a bonus of 13.3%-20%. They will support level III engineering and they will need heavy IBM MQ experience. They run on Windows, Linux, and AX environment. They are working with version 9. If they understand power HA or DQM that would be great. With Linux they us pacemaker or DRDB’s. They are using Ansible for automation and CI/CD, so they would prefer the experience with Ansible, if possible, but Python would also be ok.

Job responsibilities will include the following: design and installation of IBM MQ and/or WebSphere Application Server, deploying enterprise applications, installation and configuration of new platform, configuring or modifying platform, proactively monitoring the health of environment, configuring and managing the security of the platform. Job will also entail monitoring, optimizing, tuning and troubleshooting MQ and/or WebSphere applications. The successful candidate will be a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in MQ and its related components. The candidate will be a self-motivated individual who works well with groups and independently with minimal supervision to achieve stated goals and project tasks.

The candidate must have a high level of motivation in learning new technologies and software products and reviewing these technologies for enhancements to the current middleware environment.

Required Job Qualifications:
* Bachelors Degree 
* Infrastructure Automation (such ansible tool preferred)
* Operations Management and IT standards, procedures, and policies
* Experts level knowledge of IBM MQ in design, installation, fixpack upgrade, migration, and configuration
* Experts level knowledge with MQ horizontal/vertical Clustering
* Ability to simplify & standardize complex concepts / processes
* Understanding of business priorities (e.g., vision), trends (e.g., industry knowledge) and markets (e.g., existing/ planned)
* Excellent communication (oral and written), interpersonal, and organizational skills are required; teamwork and collaboration
* Problem solving / analytical skills, tools and techniques with experience in troubleshooting MQ issues as well as other complex MQ and WebSphere performance issues
* Knowledge with Dynatrace
* Ability to create long and short term plan and prioritize tasks and make trade-off decisions
* Ability to drive cross functional executions and manage project schedule
* Adaptability and ability to introduce / manage change with ServiceNow and Jira
* Basic knowledge with container and IBM CP4I preferred
* Basic understanding of AIX/RedHat/Windows administration and including basic shell scripting