WebSphere MQ MB Technical Lead - Contract

Company: Direct IT Recruiting Inc.

Location: Toronto

Status: 2 Year Contract

Job Reference No: 594

Job Category: IBM WebSphere MQ, MB

Career Level: Senior

Number of Staff to Supervise: N/A

Work Experience: 10+ years IBM WebSphere MQ MB, ITIL, Agile

Industry: Financial

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WebSphere MQ MB Technical Lead - Contract

 

Job Title: WebSphere MQ MB Technical Lead - Contract

Company: Direct IT Recruiting Inc.

Location: Toronto

Status: 2 Year Contract

Job Category: IBM WebSphere MQ, MB

Career Level: Senior

Work Experience: 10+ years IBM WebSphere MQ MB, ITIL, Agile

Industry: Financial

                               

DESCRIPTION:
 

•        University degree in computer science, engineering or equivalent.

•        10+ years of solid hands-on experience in WebSphere MQ V7.x/8 and Websphere Message Broker (MB) v7.x/8 administration, configuration and support

•        5+ years of leading teams in , create, build, configure, deploy, support, and maintenance of WebSphere MQ and MB solutions

•        5+ years experience ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) v3 concepts and practices in IT Service Management.

•        5+ years of experience with enterprise architecture concepts and practices.

•        Experience in Java based technologies with general knowledge of specific components such as MQ, JDBC, FTP, Mail etc.

•        Experience with distributed system integration technologies that span various platforms and operating systems

•        Experience in HTTP/S, FTP technologies including Secure FTP, FTPS, sFTP etc., and Oracle, SQL Server and DB2 database connectivity and interaction

•        5+ years of experience in configuration, administration and support of integration and batch jobs on various platforms and environments

•        2+ years of experience in Redhat Enterprise Linux Server 5.x/6.x and AIX 5/7.x Operating system

•        knowledge and experience industry best practices in creating, running, (design, managing,) configuring and administering WMQ and WMB

•        Strong troubleshooting capability

•        Extensive technical skills in support of complex enterprise level ESB environments

•        2+ years of experience with security hardening practices of Linux, AIX and Websphere MQ and MB

•        Good Communication skills to interact with business users, functional and technical teams and SMEs.

•        Strong knowledge sharing and knowledge transferring skills

•        Ability to work in an environment of high growth and constant challenges.

 

ASSETS:

•        Certifications on IBM WebSphere MQ / WebSphere Message Broker products, ITIL v3 and enterprise architecture are definitely an asset.

•        Hands-on experience with building and troubleshooting message flows

•        Good team player who takes instructions, can work in a fast pace project team with good listening skills

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

•        Lead a team of WebSphere MQ and Message Broker technical resources providing services for all streams by participating in all aspects of solution and project lifecycle. This will include all non-production and production environments

•        Lead the implementation of WebSphere MQ and Message Broker solutions which could include high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) requirements in various environments

•        Review and provide sizing of the current available WMQ / WMB capacity and determine if they are sufficient

•        Deliver implementation of WebSphere MQ and WebSphere Message Broker objects

•        Streamline / automate WebSphere MB setup and message flow deployment process

•        Deliver build book for different environments - DEV, SIT, UAT, Training, Pre-PROD and PROD, etc.

•        Collaborate with ESB development team to flush out optimal solution

•        Create and modify automated scripts for pro-active monitoring of the ESB availability and performance to ensure functionality, integrity and security of the environments and compliance with Information security and change management processes.

•        Identify and troubleshoot problems as they arise which will involve interacting with other teams and with multiple external service providers.