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Systems Engineer
Ref No.: 18-03379
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Position Type:Direct Placement
Pay Rate : $ 80,000.00 - 110,000.00 /Year
The successful candidate will be responsible for monitoring and managing the day to day operations of a large IBM MQ landscape; 300+ QueueManagers, 700,000 messaging objects in support of 100+ financial applications. They will work closely with Application development, Network, Security, Mainframe, Unix/Linux, and Windows administration teams. They will provide Level1 support for questions and problems around messaging in the landscape described. They will application development teams and service user requests for object definitions within an SLA. They will be proactive in identifying opportunities for improvement, particularly in the area of automation. The candidate will be knowledgeable and forward thinking in order to support the organization's goal of risk avoidance and resilience.
Key responsibilities include:
  • Managing infrastructure incidents to resolution within the required OLA.
  • Processing infrastructure requests for service within the SLA.
  • Attending architecture review discussions as an MQ Messaging SME.
  • Working with network teams and customers to establish secure, encrypted connectivity.
  • Exploring the use of new technologies to improve the service the team offers.
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related discipline, or equivalent work experience is required, advanced degree is preferred.
  • Four to six (4-6) years of related experience is required.
  • Experience in the financial services industry is a plus.  
  • Experience with IBM MQ:
    • Queue Sharing Groups
    • HA(VCS) Configurations
    • Multi-instance configurations
    • Distributed and Mainframe, z/OS and z/Linux
    • V9 is preferred
  • Linux system admin and scripting language experience.
  • Software development experience (Java/Python).
  • Articulate language skills.
  • Experience with Kafka is a plus.