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Expert Mainframe Modernization Consultant

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IT infrastructure architect leverages knowledge of infrastructure technologies, including Cloud computing, storage area networks, virtualization, server hardware, mainframe, operating systems, networking, business applications, and security infrastructure 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.

JOB ROLE SUMMARY

As the Mainframe Modernization Consultant, you will leverage a broad knowledge of mainframe technologies and processes, including application infrastructures, databases, system management tooling, security, and operating systems to advise clients on future mainframe directions.  In addition, you will have a working knowledge of mainframe modernization approaches, including modernizing both on and off the platform, that can be used to advise clients on options and make recommendations for the best path for them to take for their workloads to meet business goals.  As the qualified candidate will be able to assess a client’s current mainframe environment and provide guidance on optimal modernization strategies, including building comparative project cost and ROI models.  You will often present results and recommendations to client executives in pre- and post-sales capacities.

What You Will Do:

  • Responsible for being the technical subject matter expert for the modernization approaches and ensuring the modernization projects adhere to the recommended approach
  • Work with Ensono Sales teams on client opportunities involving mainframe modernization and optimization
  • Responsible for the modernization recommendations for one or more client environments
  • Responsible for working with the client to obtain the solution requirements for the modernization solution 
  • Ensures mainframe modernization solutions fulfill functional and technical requirements 
  • Responsible for providing cost estimates and pricing and ROI models for the mainframe modernization solution being proposed to the client 
  • Work with Ensono Procurement team to cost out recommended solutions
  • Responsible for the creation and maintenance of standard pricing models and contracts for Ensono Mainframe Consulting solutions
  • Negotiate with clients and work with the Ensono Legal team to ensure contracts meet internal standards while providing the recommended services
  • Engage in project communications with the client using a consultative approach, anticipate obstacles, and recommend solution options to mitigate.  
  • Bring prior experience to organize and define work for complex or ambiguous situations. 
  • Provides consultation, training, and knowledge sharing to associates 
  • Actively contribute to domain body of knowledge 

 

 
What You Will Need:

  • A minimum of 12 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree; or 8 years and a Master's degree; or a PhD with 5 years’ experience; or equivalent work experience 
  • Preferred Knowledge:
  • Understands the competitive landscape from both a business and technical perspective 
  • Mainframe hardware and operating systems
  • Transaction Managers
  • Legacy Application Infrastructures and Languages
  • Legacy Databases
  • Mainframe ISV toolsets
  • Mainframe and Open Systems Job Schedulers
  • Source Code Management Tools
  • Mainframe System Monitors
  • Mainframe Reporting tools
  • Hybrid Application Approaches
  • Data Placement Approaches
  • Cloud infrastructure and value
  • Mainframe refactoring approaches
  • Mainframe emulation approaches

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