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Mainframe MQ Systems Programmer
Ref No.: 18-05418
Location: New York, New York
Global financial firm located in New York, NY has an immediate contract opportunity for a Mainframe MQ Systems Programmer.

Mainframe MQ Systems Programmer responsible for all phases of MQ engineering and MQ operation functions. Candidate must be comfortable working with MQ in a 24x7 large scale environment (multi-queue managers, high volume, large number of applications) and must be able to support application developers in the use of MQ in batch and CICS environments. Individual will also interface with the distributed MQ engineering and operations teams.

Skills required:
- Knowledgeable in MQ Performance & Tuning as well as MQ Monitoring
- MQ resource definition
- Ability to perform problem determination as well as interface with IBM Problem support group
- Perform MQ software maintenance
- SMP/E knowledge-Familiar with Disaster Recovery procedures & tests
- Support in-house developed tools including wrapper for the MQI, enhanced CICS trigger monitor, and channel security exits.
- Support performance and capacity planning including the development of performance and trending reports
- Knowledge of Sysview for MQ, CA-Neumics Analyzer
- Good oral/written communication skills
- Understanding of zOS functions such as: APF, Linklist, LPA, VSAM

Skills Desired:
- Knowledge of MQ Data Sharing in a large Sysplex environment
- Understanding of High Availability concepts-Familiarity with CICS TS V5
- Knowledge of external security (RACF & CA-Top Secret) as related to MQ
- Prior Application programming experience to support application staff
- Knowledge of Cobol from an application point of view