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Mainframe Solution Architect

Posted on Mar 17, 2020 by Request Technology - Craig Johnson

Downers Grove, IL 60515
Immediate Start
$110k - $130k Annual

*This is an onsite, not remote role*

*Position is bonus eligible*

Prestigious Enterprise Company is currently seeking a Mainframe Solution Architect. Candidate will utilize knowledge of IBM Mainframe technology to help document, shape, and direct the technology road-map for Company 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 road-maps. Communicate progress and direction through formal presentations, collaborative meetings, and content publishing to mixed audiences.


  • 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 Company strategy
  • Responsible for the creation and maintenance of reference architecture for Company 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.


  • 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 Skills:

  • 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)

Reference: 864542239

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