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Middleware Specialist - Global Bank - Sheffield

Location: SHEFFIELD, SOUTH YORKSHIRE Salary: 450.00 - 500.00 GBP Per Day
Sector: Technology Job Type: Temporary
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: 10 months ago Reference: 3160614
A leading global bank currently require a Middleware Specialist for an initial 2 month contract (with the view to extend) based in Sheffield, paying up to £500 per day.

Principal responsibilities
• Carry out Middleware, primarily MQ and WebSphere/Liberty product installation and administration
• Create and maintain MQ and WebSphere/Liberty product installations, configurations and administration documentation
• Security exits and SSL certificate management for MQ and WebSphere/Liberty for existing and new application environment.
• Configuration changes on existing application environments to resolve/fix incidents and problem record.
• Be available to providing out of office hours support for production support issues
• Develop scripts and configure tools to automate housekeeping and monitoring, including capacity management and planning, backup and job scheduling
• Conduct performance monitoring and tuning
• Maintain High-Availability and Disaster Recovery solutions
• Work closely with application teams and provide consultancy services and technical advice if required

• University graduate with a relevant IT degree
• Knowledge of distributed platform environments on which Middleware is run, including basic UNIX shell scripting skills for MQ administration and Support activities
• In-depth knowledge of IBM MQ Series V7.0, 7.5, 8.0 - DQM, Clustered and Pub-Sub setups/topology etc
• Knowledge of MQ on backup and recovery procedures of the MQ objects/messages. High availability(HA) features
• In-depth Knowledge of Middleware Web Technologies such as WebSphere and Liberty
• Excellent communication skills, with ability to describe complex technical scenarios in a concise manner, both verbally and written, and articulating the content depending on the audience.
• A self-motivated team player
• Able to think “outside the box”
• Able to build and maintain relationships at all levels
• Able to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
• Able to work occasionally during out of office hours, including weekend days and nights

Please do get in touch if you would like to discuss this opportunity further by submitting your most up to date CV in the first instance. If you do not hear back within 48 hours, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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