Senior Mainframe Solution Architect

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Mainframe Senior Solutions Architect leverages knowledge of IBM mainframe technology to help document, shape, and direct the technology roadmap for Ensono and for our clients. Work directly with senior executives and leadership to identify and address technology gaps, strategic goals, and business imperatives impacted by infrastructure technologies. Suggest new technologies or new approaches to achieve business goals. Develop methodologies to integrate technology innovation with existing governance and enterprise architecture processes. Provide fully costed solution architecture to meet client and prospective client requests. Maintain and update documentation related to organization-wide IT activities and technology roadmaps. Communicate progress and direction through formal presentations, collaborative meetings, and content publishing to mixed audiences.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Consistently provides proven, formal mentorship
  • High complexity assignments - owner
  • Moderate complexity assignments - owner (1 or >)
  • Low complexity assignments - provide oversight/review
  • Regularly lead self and others and/or established as Product SME and/or established as specialist
  • Understands how whole picture aligns to overall Ensono strategy
  • Responsible for the creation and maintenance of reference architecture for Ensono infrastructure solutions
  • Responsible for the infrastructure architecture of one or more client environments and are to be considered the subject matter expert for the entire environment within the datacenter
  • Responsible for working with the client to obtain the solution requirements for the infrastructure
  • Responsible for written design of the infrastructure solution that meets or exceeds the requirements utilizing a reference architecture
  • Responsible for being the technical subject matter expert for the implementation and ensuring the implementation adheres to the proposed design
  • Responsible for presenting cost estimates for the mainframe solution implementation process and ongoing production support of the solution
  • Engages in project communications with the client using a consultative approach, anticipates obstacles, and recommends solution options to mitigate.
  • Ensures infrastructure solution design fulfills functional and technical requirements and can consistently meet progress against service level agreements (SLAs.)
  • Accountable for the accuracy, process, integrity, quality and stewardship of client mainframe infrastructure solutions.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position does not have direct reports but may mentor less experienced associates in the role.

RECRUITING INFORMATION

Specific hiring needs may vary by location, industry, client, internal department and other business related factors. The qualifications section lists examples that may be used as guidance when populating required and preferred skills sections of recruiting requisitions / job postings.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • Typically requires a minimum of 12 years of related experience
  • Extensive previous background with IBM mainframes, including previous experience as a systems programmer supporting complex mainframe environments

Preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science
  • Previous experience in infrastructure architecture and solution design
  • Foundational:
  • ITILv3
  • ITSM
  • Mainframe:
  • IBM
  • Storage Platforms (EMC, IBM, Hitachi, Oracle)

Travel %

  • TBD by field – Needed to create job code and for Department of Labor

Primary Location City/State:

Downers Grove, IL - Finley, Illinois

Additional Locations (if applicable):

Ensono is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Ensono provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

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Location

Our head office is 22 miles from the Loop (we have a Downtown office as well!) and 2 train stations close by. Plenty of places to eat and shop!

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Culture
Volunteer in local community
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Beer O' Cart every month!
Casual Dress
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
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Onsite gym available!
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Job Training & Conferences
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