Technical Architect (BBBH5070) Voorheesville, New York

Tailwind Associates, an EOE, has an opportunity for a Technical Architect in Albany, NY

Provide IBM Websphere MQ and Message Broker technical support for the Integrated Justice Portal, which is a single point of access to mission-critical business applications supporting criminal justice at all levels of government. 1. Administration of IBM Websphere MQ version 7.0 and Message Broker version 6.1 and 7.0. Provide support for these products in a clustered, high-availability, dual-data center environment. 2. Perform MQ queue manager, channel and queue configuration, administration and testing in the Integration, Test, Staging and Production environments. 3. Deploy, administer and troubleshoot Message Broker flows. 4. Work closely with application development, quality assurance and enterprise architecture teams to troubleshoot and resolve messaging issues in all environments. 5. Perform Websphere MQ and MB product upgrades and migrations. 6. Work off-hours occasionally to support maintenance, system migrations, upgrades, deployments and other initiatives. 7. Participate in rotational on-call support to maintain 24x7 coverage of the Integrated Justice Portal.

Qualification #1: 60+ months experience with the installation, configuration and administration of Websphere MQ v7.0 in a highly-available, clustered environment; includes channel and queue creation and maintenance.

Qualification #2: 60+ months experience with the installation, configuration and administration of Websphere Message Broker V6.1 and 7.0 in a highly-available, cluster environment; includes MB flow deployments and maintenance.

Qualification #3: 60+ months experience with J2EE messaging technologies in a high-availability, clustered Websphere Portal and Websphere Application environment; this includes working closely with application developers and enterprise architects on messaging solutions and best practices.

Qualification #4: 84+ months experience in supporting IT systems

Qualification #5: 24+ months experience with Unix system administration; includes command line execution and shell scripting.

Qualification #6: 12+ months experience with FTP setup, data exchange and security.

Qualification #7: 12+ months experience with messaging availability using HACMP clustering technology.

Qualification #8: 12 + months working knowledge of Java programs, J2EE concepts and Java messaging via MQ

Qualification #9: 12+ months as a messaging team lead and mentor