Z/OS Mainframe Solutions Architect
Company: Apetan Consulting
Posted on: December 9, 2018
Position: ZOS Mainframe Solutions Architect Location: Plano, TX Duration: 6+ Month Job Description :--- Ability to analyze current mainframe application inventory and set future state direction for those applications on modern technology platforms.--- Ability to create both current state and future state solution architecture documents detailing platforms, technologies used, integration and communication methods into and out of an application.--- Contribute to complete an overall Enterprise Architecture strategic plan. Establish, develop, and promote standard architecture, frameworks and guidelines.--- Analyze complex business and technical problems related to the implementation of new technology and/or the customization of existing technologies.--- Partner with other technology teams to work with business executives and end users to conceptualize new application projects, recommend technologies and implementation strategies. Then architect/design for requirements of the project within financial and timeline guidelines.--- Understand the changing business needs of the organization/projects and recommend viable strategies for the future.--- Author and/or Review architecture/design and other technical documents ensuring high quality deliverables and systems development across tech stacks and applications teams.--- Review code and technical approaches for problem solving to ensure functional and non-functional requirements are met in an effective and high-quality manner.--- Provide guidance and mentor technical teams across multiple architecture styles and technologies to ensure high quality design/implementation, re-use of enterprise/common patterns, improve code quality and testability/maintainability.--- Scrutinize project effort estimations from vendors driving down costs by ensuring standard design practices and removing duplication of effort.--- Hands-on development creating proof of concepts and maintaining small development projects.--- Help ensure high quality software delivery by providing guidance on testing strategy, providing technical consultation to plan/design performance testing and profiling of application, and providing feedback/guidance for tuning performance and other non-functional elements of the application.Requirements:--- 5 to 10 years of experience of Mainframe Application migration to modern architectures (e.g. Cloud, J2EE, .Net, etc---).--- Multi-year / multi-project experience in following areas:o Mainframe ZOS application development and migration experience.o Working knowledge of mainframe technologies CICS, IMS DC, JCL, DB2, IMS DB, etc---o High volume transactional applications - custom app or ASP/SaaS implementationso Hands-on architecture/design for migrating mainframe applications to web applications that are highly scalable and built in enterprise environments.o Web Services/ESB/Integration technologies including SOAP and REST based services.o More than one RDBMS platforms (eg. DB/2, IMS DB, Oracle, SQL Server, PostgreSQL).--- Demonstrable ability to self-manage time and priorities in a complex multi-team matrix environment while maintaining high-quality deliverables for oneself as well as your tech teams.--- Demonstrable ability to communicate in verbal/written and diagrams formats to technical and non-technical audiences of varying skillset and seniority.--- (a Plus) Experience in more than one IT discipline such as web/mobile application architecture/design, middleware/integration architecture/design within/across enterprises, information security architecture/design, and database architecture/design.--- (a Plus) Experience in Jira/Confluence/Bitbucket, Open Source frameworks, Monitoring services (such as AppDynamics), Containerization (using Docker) and integration with COTS products and/or legacy technologies.--- (a Plus) Experience in Java EE, Angular JS, JQuery, etc------ (a Plus) Experience in .NET platform (C#, WCF, etc.)--- (a Plus) Code Quality systems: SonarQube, PMD, FindBugs, CheckStyle, JSLint - provided by Dice Zos, Mainframe, Architect
Keywords: Apetan Consulting, Dallas , Z/OS Mainframe Solutions Architect, IT / Software / Systems , Plano, Texas
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