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Senior MQ Staff Specialist - 3DGA0 in Amherst, NY at M&T Bank

Date Posted: 1/20/2018

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Senior MQ Staff Specialist
Buffalo, NY
Responsible for supporting the MQ infrastructure on z/OS, Windows, AIX and Linux pursuant to M&T Bank policies, standards and procedures including change management. This job position is primarily a BM MQ administrator position on distributed platforms.
This position interacts heavily with development and production support teams as well as other clients throughout the M&T footprint.
Position Responsibilities:
  • Install, maintain, enhance and administer the MQ infrastructure spanning multiple applications, platforms and technologies. In particular, support MQ on z/OS and secondarily MQ on Windows Linux and AIX.
  • Perform health checks of the MQ infrastructure, monitoring and capacity planning.
  • Provide 24/7 production support in conjunction with other team members.
  • Provide support to our various client/application teams (both BAU and project support).
  • Perform ongoing security and other patches to our Windows-MQ server environment.
  • Partner with z/OS, CICS, NCS, VMWare, AIX, security and telecom teams as needed.
  • Maintain vendor product support by performing and validating release upgrades as needed while maintaining a stable production environment for our clients. 
  • Perform other tasks as designated by the MQ team leader.
Basic Qualifications Required:
Minimum of BS degree and ten years of experience or in lieu of education twelve years of relevant experience.
 Minimum five years experience as an MQ z/OS administrator with progressive experience supporting MQ z/OS installs/maintenance/recovery, business integration, MQ security, MQ auditing, monitoring and capacity planning, tuning and problem resolution. Experience in reading and understanding CICS-MQ-COBOL application code. Ability to work on diverse projects concurrently with minimal supervision as well as meet or exceed deadlines. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Excellent attention to detail -Excellent testing methodology skills. Excellent debugging skills particularly in a production support capacity. Must be customer oriented and a team player.
Ideal Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience is preferred. Experience integrating MQ z/OS and MQ on windows, Linux and / or  AIX.  
Experience with MQ administration on Windows or AIX.
About M&T
At M&T, we strive to be the best place our employees ever work, the best bank our customers ever do business with and the best investment our shareholders ever make. So when looking to advance your career, look to M&T.  As a top 20 US bank holding company and one of the best performing regional banks in the country, we offer a wide range of performance based career development opportunities for talented professionals. And through our longstanding tradition of careful, conservative and consistent management and a strong commitment to the communities we serve, we continue to grow with a focus on the future.
M&T Bank Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
M&T Bank Corporation does not sponsor individuals for the purpose of obtaining H-1 Visas.
M&T Bank Corporation has policies and procedures in place to promote a drug free workplace.