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ManTech Sr. Systems Administrator (MQ) in Colorado Springs, Colorado

ManTech International seeks qualified candidates for a Sr. System Administrator (MQ) to support a large-scale Federal Agency program critical to our nation's safety. The Sr. System Administrator (MQ) Administrator is responsible for production support, implementation, standards/governance, integration, deployment, monitoring, root cause analysis and performance tuning of a medium-scale WMQ deployments. This will include the maintenance/support of a large number of medium-enterprise systems, problem resolution for a middleware integration environment, installing, configuring and deploying WebSphere MQ and MQ software products.

The selected candidate must possess the following:

  • Ability to work with little supervision on individual tasks, as well as team-oriented tasks.

  • Good communication and written 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.

  • Ability to support after hours on-call and respond in a timely manner

The selected candidate will also be:

  • Responsible for enterprise wide WebSphere MQ messaging infrastructure across distributed platforms including UNIX (AIX and Linux), Windows, WebSphere MQ Administration (V8.x &above) on distributed platforms (AIX, Linux, and Windows)

  • Required to troubleshoot on AIX, Linux and Windows systems, build and run scripts.

  • Required to administer MQ using MQE and command line using MQSC commands

  • Responsible for the design and build of the Distributed Queue Management

  • Responsible for the administration of Administer WebSphere Application Server(WAS) using ISC console

  • Responsible for the administration and management of MQ Clusters

  • Responsible for the administration and management of MQ Publish/Subscribe

  • Setup security for WebSphere MQ queues& other objects for data access and for administration using role-based security

  • Responsible for software installations and patches to WebSphere MQ servers

  • Able to work with MQ monitoring tools like Tivoli Omegamon

  • Required to 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.

  • Perform 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 business operations with guidance from Enterprise Architect Team and Technical Management.

  • Provide 1st level technical support to IT Managers, DC Systems Managers, Information Security Team and Application Development Teams

  • Participate in regular on call rotation, providing 24x7 support meeting business SLA s.

  • Provide technical leadership and mentor junior engineers supporting them to achieve excellence in their fields of interest and responsibility.



  • B.S. degree in Computer Science or a related field and seven to ten years progressive IT experience including:

  • 5+ years experience in WebSphere MQ administration on UNIX platforms

  • 5+ years experience with MQ clustering

  • 3+ years application development with combined

  • Experience in MQI / JMS and Java/C programming languages.

  • 3+ years working with WebSphere Application Server (WAS)

  • 5+ years working on Unix operating systems (AIX and Linux preferred)

Desired Requirements:

  • ITIL certification and experience

  • Certifications specific to applications and job functions

  • IBM Certified System Administrator – WebSphere MQ V8


Bachelor's Degree, See Qualifications

Years of Experience

07-09 years w/Bachelors Degree, 08-10 years w/Bachelors Degree, See Qualifications

Position Type





For more than 40 years, ManTech employees have been solving complex problems for the national security community. We are comprised of approximately 10,000 talented employees around the world. We adhere to the simple, no-nonsense values on which ManTech was founded more than four decades ago, aligning squarely with the mission objectives of our customers. As our customer base continues to expand and diversify, we continue to diversify our workforce and solutions. Half our employees have a military background, and more than 70 percent hold a government security clearance. As a leading provider of innovative technology services and solutions for the nation's defense, security, space, and intelligence communities; we hold nearly 1,000 active contracts with more than 40 different government agencies.

ManTech International Corporation, as well as its subsidiaries proactively fulfills its role as an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, marital status, physical or mental disability, status as a Disabled Veteran, Recently Separated Veteran, Active Duty Waretime or Campaign Badge Veteran, Armed Forces Services Medal, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position with ManTech through its online applicant system, please contact ManTech's Corporate EEO Department at (703) 218-6000. ManTech is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer - minorities, females, disabled and protected veterans are urged to apply. ManTech's utilization of any external recruitment or job placement agency is predicated upon its full compliance with our equal opportunity/affirmative action policies. ManTech does not accept resumes from unsolicited recruiting firms. We pay no fees for unsolicited services.

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