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WebSphere MQ Message Broker WAS SUPPORT Specialist– Randburg – R1000k per annum

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29 Jan 2018
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E-Merge IT Recruitment

Gauteng (Jhb)

ZAR1000000 - ZAR1300000 PA


Role details:
WebSphere MQ Message Broker WAS SUPPORT Specialist– Randburg – R1000k per annum

A highly talented WebSphere Specialist is required for a Randburg based LEADING international Solutions and Services CONSULTING environment. Our client has recently won a large international tender which will kick off early next year.

The ideal candidate has a passion for technology and can work harmoniously in a team. You will have the opportunity to travel overseas a few times a year as well as the option of working from home and flexitime. This role offers a great amount of flexibility meaning you can work in a way which you will be more productive as well as a great amount of stability and room for professional development within the organisation. The combination of flexibility and stability is hard to match.


• Relevant Qualification
• Minimum 5 years’ experience supporting products running on z/OS Mainframe servers
• Minimum 2 years shell scripting and unix system services environment.
• Minimum 3 year supporting production Java application server environments, preferably IBM WebSphere.
• Must be proficient with operating system utilities such as vi, top/topas, crontab, nslookup, ifconfig, and ssh to troubleshoot issues
• Sound knowledge in IBM Ported Tools is highly advantageous
• Willing to learn third party applications
• Fundamental networking knowledge
• Jython, JACL, and/or PERL scripting
• Certified on WebSphere Application Server for z/OS
• Platform knowledge on z/OS and Unix System Services is a must
• Working knowledge on TSO, ISPF and OMVS is required
• Basic knowledge on RACF security mechanism is desired

Duties will include but are not limited to:

• Providing operational support for WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, IBM HTTP Server for z/OS
• Working with application development teams, and other technical teams to meet the needs of the project
• Installation and Applying fixpacks for WebSphere Application Server for z/OS and HTTP server for z/OS
• Good working knowledge on WebSphere Admin Console required and knowledge on wsadmin is and added advantage
• Familiarity with IBM Installation Manager and WebSphere Customization Toolkit.
• Familiarity with zPMT and zMMT and other WebSphere on z/OS tools
• Required to have basic knowledge on job classes, output classes and WLM service classes on mainframe environment
• Should have working experience with TSO, ISPF and OMVS
• Installation, configuration and monitoring of all application and web servers
• Migration planning for WebSphere Application Server for z/OS & HTTP server for z/OS.
• Participating in rotating on-call support 24x7 and be available to work weekends and/or holidays, as necessary
• development of scripts for automating day-to-day tasks
• system monitoring and gathering data for performance tuning
• back-up and recovery
• Connecting to back-end resources including DB2 & MQ.
• Work with system programmers to implement and support project’s infrastructure design
• Monitor load tests, perform deploys, review logs, and various other tasks maintaining the Mainframe portfolio
• Seek opportunities to learn, automate, document, share, educate, and improve processes where appropriate
• Follow corporate security standards and best practices, including the promotion of awareness on current threats
• Understand and adhere to IBM change management process.
• Maintain Operational Procedures documentation and assist IBM operators in startup/shutdown products
• Perform root cause analysis of application or software outages
• Manage problem tickets per Problem Management process
• Manage SSL Certificates and Keys with WebSphere, RACF and gskkyman
• Adjust Unix System services (USS) environment variables and operational parameters as required for WebSphere Application Server Runtime
• Deliver project based work to agreed target dates. Notify project manager and system programmers of any roadblocks

If you are ready to be part of a game changing team, then this may be the opportunity for you!

Reference Number for this position is GZ34570 which is a permanent or contract position based in Randburg offering a salary of R1 million per annum cost to company or R650 per hour negotiable on experience.

The time for change is NOW! e-Merge IT recruitment are specialist niche recruiters with a wide range of positions available. We offer researched positions with top companies to strong technical candidates. Email Garth on garth@e-merge.co.za or call him on 011 463 3633 to discuss this and other opportunities.
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