IBM MVS Senior Developer / IT Architect in RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina

CIO Services teams provide comprehensive IT support for IBM’s supply chain operations teams around the world. This role provides career professionals the opportunity to rapidly explore, learn, and experience the reward that comes from helping people solve problems using the power and scale of today’s technologies. This role contributes to development of major operational and IT strategies, deliver and support strategic solutions, and work in close partnership with operations teams to understand and provide cognitive, analytics, and automation solutions to improve work flow and support day to day operation’s needs.Creativity, intellectual curiosity, passion for helping others, technical and business problem solving, and appreciation for professionalism and excellence in execution and client support are key characteristics for success. Candidates should aspire to continuous learning, be open to learning about and interacting on a daily basis with a wide variety of diverse cultures and backgrounds, and appreciate the value and experience of small, diverse teams who Think Big.These are challenging roles that provide career professionals broad exposure to all elements of the enterprise, offer hands on opportunities to use and develop state of the art solutions using the latest technologies. Access to extensive ongoing education and top industry skills distinguish these positions. All work is done with a focus that we are here to help our global user community teams and ultimately IBM’s clients to be incredibly successful. This role provides the underlying system platform programming support on which applications are developed and/or deployed. This person will be responsible for design, installation, support and availability of the (MVS) z/OS operating system including all related third party software products. This position requires participation in software upgrades, mainframe infrastructure projects, problem determination and diagnostics, interfacing with other mainframe disciplines, and providing general day to day support of the environment.Participates in translation of the client's business requirements into specific system, application or process designs. This includes working as a team member with client personnel to identify functional requirements and subsequently working with or in some instances leading others in the identification, justification and design of the client's solution. Participates in a wide range of design activities, from requirements analysis through systems, application and/or process design specification. This position requires knowledge across multiple platforms, processes or architectures. Job Duties & Requirements

  • Scope of work encompasses multiple components, or a complex component, of a software product or solution.

  • Defines, recommends, and implements software alternatives and solutions which will achieve a high level of efficiency and customer satisfaction.

  • Leads professional teams and significant project planning activities, ensuring that development is completed in a timely and cost effective manner.

  • Thoroughly understands and effectively executes existing software development processes and procedures and develops new approaches as appropriate.

  • Applies knowledge of information technology and associated methods and tools of the IT Architect profession to attain project / business unit objectives. Demonstrates the required proficiency levels for technical skills.

  • Advises other professionals (Project Managers, IT Architects and IT Specialists in team on tools, technology and methodology related to the design and development of IT solutions, and participates in evaluation and selection. May be asked to research special topics as part of team responsibilities.

  • Works effectively with other team members to understand customer needs and to design, evaluate and develop IT solutions which meet those needs. Guides and influences team members, including customer, vendor and subcontractor personnel, and IBMers to accomplish the team's technical and schedule goals.

  • Negotiates effectively with team members (vendors, subcontractors, customers and IBMers) to identify each member's role in solution design and development, agree on specific problem-solving, requirements analysis and design tasks and associated work products, and to define approaches for producing them

  • Recognizes and articulates complex problems related to the solution being developed.

  • Applies creativity and judgment in development of multiple IT solutions related to project objectives.

  • Analyzes problems and creates solutions involving IT technology, methodology, process, tools and solution components.

  • Conducts analysis, problem-solving and evaluation activities on special topics related to project objectives.

  • May lead design activities. This includes leading all or portions of the design project, recommending team members and organizing the team, defining tasks, tracking and reporting progress, delivering on time and within budget, and delivering results to the customer.

  • Defines and determines solution design objectives related to the project. May lead and guide the efforts of others in these areas.

  • Understands department / function mission and applies this understanding in project activities.

  • Influences customers, vendors, subcontractors and IBMers inside and outside project with presentations on project-related topics. Influence extends to both management and non-management personnel.

  • Provides technical guidance to implementation team members throughout the project lifecycle. May lead implementation in a small project or be responsible for subsystem implementation in a large project.

  • Collaborates with the Consultant and/or Market Segment Manager in defining the customer's business and integration requirements/strategy.

  • Accountable for products of teams led / department managed in terms of quality, timeliness and compliance with customer needs.

  • Regularly participates in overall functional planning. Identifies, estimates and presents cost, schedule, technical risk for solution elements, both in marketing and proposal efforts and in implementation planning.

  • Works directly with customers. Activities affect customer satisfaction.

  • Activities lead to cost effective solutions which positively affect project costs or expenses.

  • At least 5 years’ experience in MVS systems analysis, design or programming and the associated development methodologies.

  • At least 3 years’ experience analyzing MVS applications using PL/I, TSO REXX, Cobol, DB2, CICS, ISPF, JCL, SCLM, Assembler, VM.

  • Exposure to z/OS products and features such as SMP/E, z/OSMF, WAS

  • A proven track record of successfully implementing software or web development projects using Agile methodologies

  • Exposure to manufacturing and distribution business processes