Mainframe Senior Solutions 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)
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Location

Our HQ is 22 miles from the Loop; near Belmont station, BNSF line. Plenty of places to eat & shop! 2nd office is in downtown Chicago on Madison Ave.

An Insider's view of Ensono

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I find the culture to be very open and collaborative. One can be on a call with a customer and ask your technical resource across from you a specific question or run into our CEO in the hallway while grabbing a cup of coffee. We allow feedback to be given and changes to be heard. Leadership constantly finds ways to make it an exciting workplace

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What does your typical day look like?

A typical day in our Full Stack DevOps world is collaborative, affords room for creative problem-solving, offers unique opportunities and challenges. Our work involves using cloud technologies to solve application’s needs, research datalake technologies and architect to process large amounts of performance data. We also lay 6 man variation of ping

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What are Ensono Perks + Benefits

Ensono Benefits Overview

Benefits include - generous maternity and paternity leave, generous paid days off and company paid holidays. Sabbatical, adoption, compassion and bereavement leave days, adoption assistance and flexible spending account. Healthcare and 401K eligibility on 1st day of work. Paid volunteer days.

Wellness programs - designed to help us be our best! Fitness week, Virgin Pulse® platform, wellness plans for credits and discounts on medical plan contributions.

Fun ergonomic workplace - free snacks, onsite gym & trainer, yoga classes, Beer O'Clock days.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
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
Fitness Subsidies
Onsite gym available!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

15 options for coffee and chocolate drinks (its a coffee machine with an IP address after all!) Also, Starbucks machine with chai latte counts, right? And then after the free snacks and all the hot chocolate - get some steps in while checking your emails in our fitness center. We have associate discounts on various products and services locally and nationally.

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