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IBM Sterling File Transfer Engineer

Location: Brentwood, TN area

Lightwell has a file transfer engineer position available in the Brentwood, TN area.

Lightwell is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer which recruits for a wide variety of positions. However, this particular client for whom we are recruiting seeks U.S. Citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents only. No 3rd party candidates will be considered.

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform administrative duties including installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of IBM/Sterling MFT product suite. Responsible for implementation and administration of a managed file transfer environment utilizing IBM\Sterling product solutions.
  • Provide Tier 2 Support to TRR’s with Client Setups, Creation of Business Processes, File Mapping, Exchange of Client Authentication Credentials and Keys, and Control Center Monitors.
  • Research and Troubleshoot File Transmission Issues in MFT environments.
  • Provide Support for Legacy Connect:Enterprise and In-House FTP Platforms.
  • Collaborate with mainframe and other server administrators to setup internal processes for data flows.
  • Manage certificates in MFT environments.
  • Responsible for ensuring the MFT environments can be backed up and restored properly and is configured for the highest availability possible.
  • Responsible for maintaining documentation regarding the MFT environment.
  • Coordinates significant changes with the Help Desk and Operations change control personnel.
  • Performs problem determination on moderately difficult problems.
  • Implements systems disaster recovery plan.
  • Performs on-call support for assigned products.
  • Performs space management and capacity planning.
  • Works with vendor technical support.
  • Manages small to medium projects.


  • 2 - 5 years experience supporting a large-scale Managed File Transfer environment.
  • IBM\Sterling MFT Product Suite including Sterling Integrator, File Gateway, Proxy Server, Sterling External Authentication Server, Control Center, Connect Enterprise, Connect Direct, and Secure+.
  • Working knowledge of AIX 6.1 and Solaris 10.
  • Possess a strong understanding of file transfer protocols including Standard FTP, SSL, SSH, HTTPS, and PGP Encryption and Decryption.
  • Std. and Secure FTP File Transmissions in an AS400 Environment.
  • FTP Client tools including WS-FTP and Filezilla.
  • Unix shell scripting.
  • Proficient knowledge of multiple host platforms, operating systems, monitors, network and communication protocols.
  • Proficient knowledge of multiple hardware configuration concepts.
  • Strong team-building and conflict resolution skills.
  • Business and product knowledge.
  • Strong analytical skills.

Our consultants have the ability to work on IBM projects as well as ours, and there is potential for exposure to additional software as well as the latest versions.  We strive to offer consistent, often long-term projects with frequently high-profile clients.

All applicants will undergo a thorough technical screening.   

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