MQ / Middleware Systems Engineer (Req#180) at iTech AG

Posted in Information Technology 12 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Arlington, Virginia

Job Description:

OVERVIEW:ITech AG is looking for an MQ / Middleware Systems Engineer to provide key input and support into technical designs for various projects. Responsible for the implementation of all changes to Middleware components, from request for change or project initiation through to deployment and review, to support the continued availability, effectiveness, and risk compliance of the infrastructure. Takes responsibility for completing tasks, focusing on requirements, and planning to meet client needs, which the job holder helps to identify, advise, and recommend technical solutions based on experience and Industry knowledge.RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Report to MQ/Middleware Task Lead

  • Provide 24x7x365 via an on-call rotation for integration support for all Middleware components (including networking) and supported applications interfaces, including but not limited to IBM MQ/ThirdParty MQ (Apache ActiveMQ / Kafka), IBM MQ IPT, IBM AppConnect support products (commercial-off-the-shelf, proprietary, and OpenSource)

  • Support configuration queue managers and brokers

  • Support efforts to automate operation and maintenance functions

  • Support patching and maintenance

  • Supporting Application team troubleshooting and root cause analysis

  • Engaging Vendor as required for technical support

  • Maintain the status of all tasks and projects in Jira and/or ServiceNow

  • Provide on-call incident and change request support according to the approved process/procedures, coordinating with Enterprise Operations Center (EOC) incident management staff, application owners, and technical SMEs as necessary

  • Other duties as assigned


  •  5 to 10 years of experience in Messaging Queuing

  •  5+ years’ experience in Message Queuing (e.g. IBM MQ, ActiveMQ, Kafka, etc.) configuration and maintenance

  •  5+ years’ experience providing incident, problem, and change management support for 24x7 infrastructure operations

  •  5+ years’ experience in-depth experience of working in a 2nd/3rd line IT support or project delivery environment

  •  5+ years’ experience within Middleware, JAVA, or related technology

  •  2+ years’ knowledge of programming languages (e.g. JAVA, C, C++, and/or similar products)

  •  1+ years’ experience with scripting and automation (Bash Shell, Korn Shell, Windows Batch, Etc.)

  •  XML Configuration and layout working knowledge

  •  JSON Configuration and layout working knowledge

  •  Bachelor of Science (BS) can be substituted with an additional 4 years of related experience

  • Pursuant to a government contract, US Citizenship is required

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and veterans.


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