System Administrator MQ, L2-midlevel - Military veterans preferred

ManTech (


  full-time   employee

Colorado Springs
United States

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Secure our Nation, Ignite your Future

Become an integral part of a diverse team while working at an Industry Leading Organization, where our employees come first.  At ManTech International Corporation, you’ll help protect our national security while working on innovative projects that offer opportunities for advancement.

Currently, ManTech is seeking a motivated, career and customer-oriented Systems Administrator MQ – L2-Mid to join our team in Colorado Springs, CO.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for implementing, maintaining, and configuring multiple WebSphere MQ instances. 
  • Responsible for over 30 internal and external MQ connections supporting national security system.
  • Maintain programs to monitor and report MQ health and recommend improvements
  • Support MQ queue managers and objects running client operating systems
  • Tuning, issue research and resolution, end user support and application access
  • Work with application Development Teams to determine messaging requirements. Utilize that information to establish and modify enterprise Messaging Software infrastructure requirements
  • Monitor execution and performance of messaging applications. Propose tuning adjustments (both application and environment) modifications as appropriate
  • Provide level 2 production, testing and development support (taking care of messaging problems to see through resolution).
  • Perform queue manager backup and recovery in the Windows environment
  • Participate as a subject matter and technical expert in technical reviews of MQ applications
  • Participate in capacity and disaster recovery planning and asset management.
  • Define hardware configurations for new and existing MQ applications
  • All positions support an IT operations environment.  All employees should expect to support work on nights and weekends and may be included in an on-call rotation for after-hours support.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience with installation, maintenance, and support of External Service Bus (ESB), Internal Service Bus (ISB) and MQ channel connections.
  • Experience in Administration, Maintenance, Deployment, and Integration including Installation and Configuration of WebSphere MQ version 8 and higher.
  • Experience with security hardening of WebSphere MQ to include SSL encryption and Authority/Authentication Records
  • Expert in defining and modifying MQ configurations such as data sources, listener ports, transports, channels, pub/sub, etc.
  • Ability to configure application Messaging Software to stress test the software’s abilities in both a distributed queue manager and cluster configurations
  • Experience implementing or overseeing the implementation of all MQ objects
  • Technical bachelor's degree or 5+ years of proven related professional experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience managing system change within a Change Management construct
  • Ability to conduct problem resolution with given management tools
  • Well versed in developing and maintaining current Standard Operating Procedures
  • Experience with System Monitoring Tools
  • General knowledge of scripting (Perl, Shell, etc)
  • General knowledge of various UNIX, LlNUX and Windows Operating systems

Security Clearance Requirements:

  • Active DOD Secret clearance and ability to obtain agency suitability clearance

Physical Requirements:

  • Be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • The person in this position must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time. Occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, or to communicate with co-workers, management, and customers, via email, phone, and or virtual communication, which may involve delivering presentation.

The projected compensation range for this position is $63,000-$105,000. There are differentiating factors that can impact a final salary/hourly rate, including, but not limited to, Contract Wage Determination, relevant work experience, skills and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location (For Remote Opportunities), education and certifications as well as Federal Government Contract Labor categories. In addition, ManTech invests in it’s employees beyond just compensation. ManTech’s benefits offerings include, dependent upon position, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Paid Time Off, Holiday Pay, Short Term and Long Term Disability, Retirement and Savings, Learning and Development opportunities, wellness programs as well as other optional benefit elections.

For all positions requiring access to technology/software source code that is subject to export control laws, employment with the company is contingent on either verifying U.S.-person status or obtaining any necessary license. The applicant will be required to answer certain questions for export control purposes, and that information will be reviewed by compliance personnel to ensure compliance with federal law. ManTech may choose not to apply for a license for such individuals whose access to export-controlled technology or software source code may require authorization and may decline to proceed with an applicant on that basis alone.

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 Wartime 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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