Application Modernization Architect

Are you a talented, creative Application Architect with experience on Application Modernization projects, interested in working in a team atmosphere to create innovative solutions that solves our clients' most complex issues? Are you interested in creating elegant, effective solutions, while continually learning and expanding your skills?

Work you'll do

As a Senior Consultant in our Application Modernization practice you will bring considerable expertise to deliver effective solutions to clients.

This position is responsible for analyzing the current state of legacy applications and providing guidance and recommendations regarding the future state, including platforms, middleware, application architecture, suggested reengineering approaches, performance and security considerations.

The architect will provide technical design guidance to the application team, coordinate technical activities to ensure smooth system operation, implement and enforce standards, perform code reviews, monitor modernization / mitigation activities, coordinate application builds and deployments as appropriate, coordinate testing as appropriate, and oversee interfaces and batch cycles activities as appropriate

The team

Systems Integration

At Deloitte Consulting LLP, our systems integration specialists help clients manage the complexity inherent with technology change, from requirements planning to architecture, testing to deployment, and beyond, helping to link their IT programs to organizational goals. And we offer a complete range of industry-leading services, including systems development, solution and platform integration. Learn more about our Systems Integration practice.

Senior Consultants in the Application Modernization practice are required to have:

  • A minimum of ten (10) years' experience as a lead solution architect.
  • A minimum of ten (10) years' experience with IBM z/OS. Good understanding of z/OS architecture and typical workloads. Good working knowledge of COBOL, JCL, either CICI or IMS/TM (IMS/TM preferred)
  • Experience with large enterprise z/OS application development and operations, including large scale batch transaction processing
  • Experience with VSAM and DB2. IMS/DB a big plus.
  • Experience with distributed platforms and middleware, either Windows or Linux. Knowledge of object oriented programming and either Java or C# a plus.
  • Experience with typical distributed platform architectural considerations, including load balancing, fault tolerance, horizontal and vertical scaling.
  • Experience with at least one leading application server and DBMS, for example IBM WebSphere and Oracle
  • Good understanding of differences between z/OS and distributed systems in regards of architecture, application development and systems operations. Experience in migrating applications from z/OS to distributed systems is much preferable
  • Three (3) years of experience in verbal and written communications with clients and technical staff in English
  • TOGAF or similar certification a plus
  • Experience working in management consulting
  • Experience leading teams either onshore or offshore
  • A willingness to travel 80 - 100% of the time
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
  • An advanced degree is a plus

How you'll grow

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