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J.B. Hunt Transport Middleware Administrator in Lowell, Arkansas

Job Opening ID:

00331382 Middleware Administrator (Open)

Job Title:

Middleware Administrator


IT, Telecom & Internet


United States of America





Full/Part Time:

Full time

Job Summary:

Under minimal supervision, the position is responsible for providing Tier 3 support and implementation for specific systems within the distributed computing platform, including server and storage technology. This position will assist with setting the standards, guidelines, and best practices of the distributed computing platform based upon needs of the supported systems and changes in technology. Responsibility within this role includes the ongoing monitoring, alerting, automated recovery, backup and system utilization trending and reporting to ensure the stability of the specific systems. The position also mentors other engineers in the team based on expertise.

Job Description:

  • Be responsible for enterprise wide WebSphere MQ messaging infrastructure across distributed platforms.

  • Utilize WebSphere MQ Administration (V7.x &above) on distributed platforms

  • Troubleshoot Windows systems, build and run scripts.

  • Design and build Distributed Queue Management

  • Administer and manage MQ Clusters

  • Administer and manage MQ Publish/Subscribe

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

  • Perform software installations and patches to WebSphere MQ servers

  • Be able to work with MQ monitoring tools like Avada Infrared 360

  • 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 ensure the integrity & recoverability of MQ based applications incl. but not limited to:

  • Perform backup & recovery, clustering, security, patch management, enterprise monitoring & performance tuning.

  • Perform strategic analysis and design of MQ infrastructure and make 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 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.

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

  • Work with our core messaging to provide on call support for our WMQ and AMQ environment.

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

Required Qualifications:

Bachelors degree in Computer and Information Science, Engineering, or related field, or foreign equivalent, or suitable combination of education, experience and training; plus 5 years of experience in Information Technology/Systems.


Provides level 3 systems support and communicates status via appropriate methods.

Ensures systems of focus are monitored with appropriate alerting and automated recovery based upon standards and best practices.

Diagnoses and resolves highly complex technical problems within distributed systems.

Defines and executes complex tasks necessary to support externally managed projects in coordination with the project manager.

Creates and maintains system documentation to aid in future troubleshooting.

Automates and scripts the installation of software, deployment of applications, and automated recovery throughout the distributed computing platform.

Performs analysis on systems of focus to ensure availability, accessibility, performance, and cost are appropriate.

Assists Expert Server Engineers in researching and evaluating potential new distributed solutions.

Mentors junior team members and acts as a trusted resource based on knowledge and expertise.

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelors: Chemical Engineering, Bachelors: Civil Engineering, Bachelors: Computer and Information Science, Bachelors: Computer Engineering, Bachelors: Electrical Engineering, Bachelors: Industrial Engineering, Bachelors: Mechanical Engineering

Work Experience:

Information Technology/Systems


“This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.”

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