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Solution Architect Modernization: Mainframe

Company: IBM
Location: San Jose
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

IntroductionIBM Application Consultants work directly with our clients on key initiatives. You will have the opportunity to build an in-depth understanding of their business issues and implement organizational strategies that drive adoption of change. We are looking for experts who can build credibility and trust with our clients and provide knowledge that addresses individual and unique business needs.Your Role and ResponsibilitiesThe Global Business Services Cloud Center of Competency is a Leader in Cloud solutions. We are seeking applications for a Solution Architect Modernization: Mainframe / Application Consultant- Legacy Modernization position to join our team. The role is meant for highly talented hands-on Consultants and Architects to help accelerate our Cloud Modernization journey in IBM Cloud space.In this role as an experienced Solution Architect, you will work with our customers with Mainframe resources in re-architecting, re-factoring , containerizing, developing and re-engineering applications that can fully leverage Multicloud platforms. You will work on a variety of game changing projects with a variety of customers, at the forefront of application development and cloud technology adoption. We are looking for hands on Architects who are Thought Leaders with extensive knowledge in legacy modernization techniques related tools and approaches. Strong experience of Designing Multicloud architectures which meet or exceed the requirements of workloads coming from mainframe and legacy infrastructures is mandatory. You will work on a variety of opportunities and projects, at the forefront of application development and cloud technology adoption. In this role, you will design and develop native cloud applications, architect IBM Cloud solutions and participate in cloud adoption, optimization and migration strategies for our clients with mainframe resources. You will also advise our clients on API, Microservices, legacy application modernization and deployment to the cloud. The role requires the ability to work with the client's IT team, as well as C-level executives to demonstrate the cloud value proposition. This includes assessing the current application and infrastructure environment, performing a gap analysis, and recommending the to-be solution architecture. As the Application Consultant- Legacy Modernization, you will be required to deliver a proof of concept or minimum viable product using agile methodology and IBM design thinking. You will use your knowledge of platform based cloud development as a service offerings in the market, born-on-the-cloud application architecture and best practices, API management, DevOps, Internet of Things, and Cloud Integration suites to advise our clients on their hybrid/multi cloud journey. The ideal candidate will be able to: * Lead teams in Legacy Modernization efforts serving clients including strategic assessment of the client's existing mainframe ecosystem, migrating applications to the cloud, language migration and rearchitecting. * Provide technical insight and oversight for teams performing static code discovery, rehosting assessment, language migration and migration to cloud* Collaborate with leads across a team of engineers and products developers to plan and execute Legacy Modernization projects.* Manage day-to-day interactions with clients and sponsors * Manage and contribute to Client's proposal work for new business Perform role of mentor and coach in the field of Legacy Modernization* Implement Agile processes and DevOps practices including continuous integration and automated deployment.* Bring in Eminence, Thought Leadership, Identify trends and business opportunities.* Develop and maintain sustainable Sales pipelineRequired Technical and Professional ExpertiseAt least 7 years of hands-on technical experience with mainframe and other legacy systems and with technologies such as COBOL, JCL, CICS, DB2 for z/OS, Assembler, PL/I, Java, Rexx, flat/sequential files, GDGs, and VSAMAt least 5 years of experience designing architectures for secure enterprise systemsAt least 5 years of experience designing and deploying software and middleware solutions used in top global companies Experience migrating workloads from mainframe and other legacy systems to distributed x86 infrastructures on-premises or in the CloudExperience integrating mainframe and other legacy systems with Distributed Open systemsExperience with tools and methodologies used to migrate mainframe workloads via hardware/middleware emulation, automated code conversion, and re-platformingExperience with analyzing on-premises mainframe applications and data stores to formulate plans for modernizing workloads that achieve customer's desired business outcomesExperience of COBOL modernization and porting application code across platformsExperience of proprietary legacy data store migration to relational databasesExperience of legacy systems data replication or messagingAbility to evaluate and plan migrations to a cloud platform.Preferred Technical and Professional Expertisen/aAbout Business UnitIBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world's economy. IBM Services partners with the world's leading companies in over 170 countries to build smarter businesses by reimagining and reinventing through technology, with its outcome-focused methodologies, industry-leading portfolio and world class research and operations expertise leading to results-driven innovation and enduring excellence.This job requires you to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated prior to your start date, where legally permissible. Proof of vaccination status will be required. If you are unable to be vaccinated due to medical, pregnancy or religious reasons, we offer accommodations in accordance with applicable law.Your Life @ IBMAre you craving to learn more? Prepared to solve some of the world's most unique challenges? And ready to shape the future for millions of people? If so, then it's time to join us, express your individuality, unleash your curiosity and discover new possibilities.Every IBMer, and potential ones like yourself, has a voice, carves their own path, and uses their expertise to help co-create and add to our story. Together, we have the power to make meaningful change - to alter the fabric of our clients, of society and IBM itself, to create a truly positive impact and make the world work better for everyone.It's time to define your career.About IBMIBM's greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we're also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business. At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it's time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.Location StatementIBM offers a wide range of resources for eligible IBMers to thrive both inside and outside of work. In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to: -12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19. -World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM's learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals. -Well-being programs to support mental and physical health. -Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.). -Select educational reimbursement opportunities. -Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe. -Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities. -Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.This position is eligible for participation in an IBM sales incentive plan. Actual incentive opportunity will be based on performance and the eligible Target Incentive, as addressed in the applicable plan, all of which is subject to change. We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.US Citizenship required.Being You @ IBMIBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.Key Job DetailsCategory: ConsultantRequired Education: Bachelor's DegreePosition Type: ProfessionalEmployment Type: Full-TimeContract Type: RegularCompany: (0147) International Business Machines CorporationTravel Required: Up to 60% or 3 days a week (home on weekends - based on project requirements)

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