Job Description :
 Job Title: Mainframe Modernization Solution ArchitectLocation: Plano, TX Duration: 6 months initially, opportunity to by multi-yearNeed US Citizens Or Green CardsResponsibilities:Ability to analyze current mainframe application inventory and set future state direction for those applications on modern technology platforms.Ability to create both current state and future state solution architecture documents detailing platforms, technologies used, integration and communication methods into and out of an application.Contribute to complete an overall Enterprise Architecture strategic plannbsp;Establish, develop, and promote standard architecture, frameworks and guidelines.Analyze complex business and technical problems related to the implementation of new technology and/or the customization of existing technologies.Partner with other technology teams to work with business executives and end users to conceptualize new application projects, recommend technologies and implementation strategies. Then architect/design for requirements of the project within financial and timeline guidelines.Understand the changing business needs of the organization/projects and recommend viable strategies for the future.Author and/or Review architecture/design and other technical documents ensuring high quality deliverables and systems development across tech stacks and applications teams.Review code and technical approaches for problem solving to ensure functional and non-functional requirements are met in an effective and high-quality manner.Provide guidance and mentor technical teams across multiple architecture styles and technologies to ensure high quality design/implementation, re-use of enterprise/common patterns, improve code quality and testability/maintainability.Scrutinize project effort estimations from vendors driving down costs by ensuring standard design practices and removing duplication of effort.Hands-on development creating proof of concepts and maintaining small development projects.Help ensure high quality software delivery by providing guidance on testing strategy, providing technical consultation to plan/design performance testing and profiling of application, and providing feedback/guidance for tuning performance and other non-functional elements of the application.Requirements:5 to 10 years of experience of Mainframe Application migration to modern architectures (e.g. Cloud, J2EE, .Net, etc…Multi-year / multi-project experience in following areas: Mainframe ZOS application development and migration experience.Working knowledge of mainframe technologies CICS, IMS DC, JCL, DB2, IMS DB, etc…High volume transactional applications – custom app or ASP/SaaS implementations Hands-on architecture/design for migrating mainframe applications to web applications that are highly scalable and built in enterprise environments.Web Services/ESB/Integration technologies including SOAP and REST based services.More than one RDBMS platforms (eg. DB/2, IMS DB, Oracle, SQL Server, PostgreSQLDemonstrable ability to self-manage time and priorities in a complex multi-team matrix environment while maintaining high-quality deliverables for oneself as well as your tech teams. Demonstrable ability to communicate in verbal/written and diagrams formats to technical and non-technical audiences of varying skillset and senioritya Plus) Experience in more than one IT discipline such as web/mobile application architecture/design, middleware/integration architecture/design within/across enterprises, information security architecture/design, and database architecture/designa Plus) Experience in Jira/Confluence/Bitbucket, Open Source frameworks, Monitoring services (such as AppDynamics), Containerization (using Docker) and integration with COTS products and/or legacy technologiesa Plus) Experience in Java EE, Angular JS, JQuery, etc…(a Plus) Experience in .NET platform (C#, WCF, etc(a Plus) Code Quality systems: SonarQube, PMD, FindBugs, CheckStyle, JSLint