Technical Specialist - MQ Series Admin

Work Location: Monterey Park, CA

Desired skills and responsibilities:

Technical Requirements:

Responsible for enterprise wide WebSphere MQ messaging infrastructure across distributed platforms including; UNIX (AIX and Linux), WINDOWS.
Installation & Configuration WebSphere MQ Administration (V7.x & above) on distributed platforms (AIX , Linux, and Windows)
identifying issues and in preparing Root Cause Analysis for Major incidents/problems.
Administer MQ using MQE and command line using MQSC commands
Design and build Distributed Queue Management
Administer WebSphere Application Server (WAS) using ISC console
Administer and manage MQ Clusters
Administer and manage MQ Publish/Subscribe
Setup security for WebSphere MQ queues & other objects for data access and for administration using role-based security
Performs software installations and patches to WebSphere MQ servers
Be able to work with MQ monitoring tools.
Work with application development teams providing support of middleware components.
Define and maintain middleware standards and governance including MQ and API administration and utilization.
Utilize industry standard technologies & methods to insure the integrity & recoverability of MQ based applications incl. but not limited to;
Backup & recovery, clustering, security, patch management, enterprise monitoring & performance tuning.
Performs strategic analysis and design of MQ infrastructure and makes recommendations on improvements and/or new systems required to meet business needs and future capacity.
Serve as technical resource to business analysts, solutions development and other groups responsible for application development standards, system design and integration.
Maintain professional knowledge of WebSphere MQ hosted on AIX, Linux, and Windows systems as required for the administration and support of a large scale distributed environment
Prepare and maintain professional documentation of server(s) / application(s) / network configuration(s) as they relate to middleware components and infrastructure.
Ensure systems remain at operational excellence during infrastructure improvements(hardware/software upgrades, server migrations/consolidations, application deployment, etc).
Engineer solutions, related to messaging, that support and enhance Advance’s business operations with guidance from Enterprise Architect Team and Technical Management.
Provide technical leadership and mentor junior engineers supporting them to achieve excellence in their fields of interest and responsibility.

Non-Technical Requirements:

Ability to work with little to supervision on individual tasks, as well as team-oriented tasks.
Possess good communication skills
Ability to work well as a productive member of a multi-faceted team.
Ability to prioritize competing tasks.
Ability to work under a cross-matrix management structure.
Required to support after hours on-call and respond in a timely manner.