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Senior Mainframe Modernization Architect

Company: Accenture
Location: Bentonville
Posted on: July 8, 2024

Job Description:

Location: Remote (US based)

Travel: 25% - 50%

About Accenture:

At Accenture, we believe your career is about what you want to be and who you want to be. It's about bringing your skills, your curiosity, and your best true self to your work. Here, you'll match your ingenuity with the latest technology to do incredible things. Together, we can create positive, long-lasting change.

We Are:

Mainframe Modernization at Accenture works directly with our clients guiding their modernization journey of their core mainframe applications to AWS plus partnering closely with AWS and our client account teams. Our team provides the bridge between executives and technical teams focused on identifying and removing barriers that might imped a successful mainframe modernization project.

We are seeking a highly skilled Senior Mainframe Modernization Architect to join our dynamic team. This person will play a key role in guiding our clients through the modernization process, leveraging your expertise in mainframe systems, AWS cloud services, application/data separation, and modernization tools.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with clients to assess their current mainframe systems and identify opportunities for modernization and optimization.
  • Develops and implement modernization strategies tailored to each client's unique needs and objectives.
  • Leads the design and implementation of mainframe-to-AWS migration projects, ensuring seamless transition and minimal disruption to operations.
  • Works closely with project teams to refactor, re-architect, and re-platform mainframe applications for AWS deployment.
  • Defines data migration strategies, including data extraction, transformation, and loading (CDC) processes.
  • Utilizes mainframe modernization tools with a focus on AWS Mainframe Modernization Service to automate processes and improve efficiency.
  • Provides technical guidance and mentorship to junior team members and project stakeholders.
  • Acts as a liaison between technical and non-technical stakeholders, translating complex concepts into understandable terms.
  • Stays current with industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies related to mainframe modernization and cloud computing.

    Basic Qualifications:

    • Minimum of 15 years of experience working with mainframe systems, including COBOL, CICS, JCL, VSAM, etc.

    • Minimum of 5 years of experience working with AWS cloud services, including EC2, S3, Lambda, RDS, and CloudFormation.

    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent (minimum 12 years) work experience. (If Associate's Degree, must have minimum 6 years work experiencex).

      Preferred Skills:

      • Experience with mainframe modernization tools such as Micro Focus Enterprise Developer, Blu Age, or Modern Systems.

      • Proficiency in application/data separation techniques, including decoupling applications from underlying data structures.

      • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a focus on delivering innovative solutions.

      • Certifications such as AWS Certified Solutions Architect, IBM Certified Developer, or similar are a plus.

        Professional Skill Requirements:

        • Client interfacing and strong communication skills.

        • Demonstrated creativity in complex problem solving and ability to work under pressure.

        • Strong project/program management experience.

        • Effective communicator with great interpersonal skills and the ability to be credible with clients.

        • Ability to take business problems, existing processes and technology and translate these into service and process requirements.

        • Strong analytical skills with a structured problem-solving approach.

        • High energy levels and commitment to stringent timeline.

          Compensation at Accenture varies depending on a wide array of factors, which may include but are not limited to the specific office location, role, skill set, and level of experience. As required by local law, Accenture provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Maryland, New York or Washington as set forth below.

          We accept applications on an on-going basis and there is no fixed deadline to apply.

          Information on benefits is here.

          Role Location Annual Salary Range

          California $161,200 to $369,800

          Colorado $161,200 to $319,500

          District of Columbia $171,700 to $340,200

          New York $149,300 to $369,800

          Maryland $149,300 to $295,800

          Washington $171,700 to $340,200

          What We Believe

          We have an unwavering commitment to diversity with the aim that every one of our people has a full sense of belonging within our organization. As a business imperative, every person at Accenture has the responsibility to create and sustain an inclusive environment.

          Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and core values. Our rich diversity makes us more innovative and more creative, which helps us better serve our clients and our communities. Read more here

          Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

          Accenture is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences, such as age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, religion or sexual orientation.

          All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

          Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

          For details, view a copy of the Accenture Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy Statement .

          Requesting An Accommodation

          Accenture is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities or religious observances, including reasonable accommodation when needed. If you are hired by Accenture and require accommodation to perform the essential functions of your role, you will be asked to participate in our reasonable accommodation process. Accommodations made to facilitate the recruiting process are not a guarantee of future or continued accommodations once hired.

          If you would like to be considered for employment opportunities with Accenture and have accommodation needs for a disability or religious observance, please call us toll free at 1 (877) 889-9009, send us an email or speak with your recruiter.

          Other Employment Statements

          Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States.

          Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

          Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

          The Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Additionally, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company's legal duty to furnish information.

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