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Specialist Systems Engineer/Programmer - IBM MQ Messaging

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Nashville, Tennessee
Information Technology

Job Description

TECHNOLOGY SERVICES GROUP (TSG) is the central infrastructure services group with a proven track record of innovating to help BNY Mellon and its customers have most reliable, nimble and cost-effective solutions in the financial services market place. BNY Mellon BXP technology is leading edge with industry first PasS/IaaS fully integrated solution, combined with enterprise standards for developers.


TSG is building next generation scalable, efficient data center as a service using the latest innovation infrastructure. Building on top of the cloud deployments in BNY Mellon, we are aggressively automating and bridging the green field cloud with the existing virtual computing environments.



The successful candidate will be responsible for monitoring and managing the day to day operations of a large IBM MQ landscape; 300+ Queue Managers, 700,000 queues and channels in support of 100+ financial applications. They will work closely with Application development, Network, Security, Mainframe, Unix/Linux, and Windows administration teams. They will provide expert level support to development teams in consultation on the capabilities and uses of MQSeries and MQ. They will service user requests for object definitions within an SLA. They will be proactive in identifying opportunities for improvement, particularly in the area of automation. The candidate will be knowledgeable and forward thinking in order to support the organization’s goal of risk avoidance and resilience.



Key responsibilities include:

  • Managing infrastructure incidents to resolution within the required OLA
  • Processing infrastructure requests for service within the SLA
  • Attending architecture review discussions as an MQ Messaging SME
  • Work with network teams and customers to establish secure, encrypted connectivity
  • Explore the use of new technologies to improve the service the team offers


Specialist Systems Engineer/Programmer->> Designs and develops solutions to complex application problems, system administration issues, or network concerns. Performs systems management and integration functions. May allocate/coordinate work within a team/project. Ensures that all systems, applications, software, and hardware are compliant with Corporate policy/procedures. Identifies issues and may lead the development of solutions. Works closely with external vendors to provide infrastructure needs. Works closely with Application Development and Quality Assurance and Testing teams to understand infrastructure needs during the development and testing processes. Strategizes on how to take these needs into account when developing infrastructure. Develops detailed project plans. Monitors project progress and provides regular status reports to management team. Evaluates the organization's existing infrastructure technology and researches and analyzes trends. Recommends and implements upgrades that enhance its reliability and efficiency. Contributes to the achievement of related teams' objectives.


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related discipline, or equivalent work experience required, advanced degree preferred.
  • Six to eight (6-8) years of related experience required.
  • Experience in the securities or financial services industry is a plus.
  • Experience in engineering and operations of a large scale messaging eco system (where messaging does not equal email and IM).
  • Experience with IBM MQ:
    • Queue Sharing Groups
    • HA Configurations
    • Multi-instance configurations
    • Distributed and Mainframe
    • V9 is preferred
  • Linux system admin and scripting language experience.
  • Software development experience (Java/Python).
  • Articulate language skills.
  • Experience with Kafka is preferred.

For over 230 years, the people of BNY Mellon have been at the forefront of finance, expanding the financial markets while supporting investors throughout the investment lifecycle. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments & safeguards nearly one-fifth of the world's financial assets. BNY Mellon remains one of the safest, most trusted and admired companies. Every day our employees make their mark by helping clients better manage and service their financial assets around the world. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, clients count on the people of BNY Mellon across time zones and in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. It's the collective ambition, innovative thinking and exceptionally focused client service paired with a commitment to doing what is right that continues to set us apart. Make your mark:

Client Technology Solutions provides our business partners with client-focused, technology-based solutions. These enhance their ability to be successful through world-class software solutions and leading-edge infrastructure. Client Technology Solutions provides employees with the tools and resources to enhance their professional qualifications and careers.

BNY Mellon is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Minorities/Females/Individuals With Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Internal Jobcode: 45145
Job: Information Technology
Organization: Technology Services Group-HR06725
Requisition Number: 1802738