IBM Senior z Systems Software Architect in Charlotte, North Carolina

Job Description

The IBM Competitive Project Office (CPO) proves the value of IBM solutions using a hands-on approach of comparing to the competition. We are looking for an experienced z Systems expert who can rapidly learn and implement the latest technologies on z. Extensive experience with the major software components of z, such as z/OS, CICS, COBOL, DB2, and WebSphere Liberty are needed to be successful in this role. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, methodical, and able to patiently work through solving difficult challenges.

You will build prototype solutions to common customer problems using the latest technologies from both IBM and the competition, and then compare and contrast both solutions. In most cases you will test the performance of both solutions to prove a price/performance advantage for IBM z and then clearly communicate your findings to both internal and external audiences.

The CPO is very team-oriented, so you will be expected to work well with your teammates on joint projects and provide assistance to other teammates when they need your expertise.

Required technical/professional expertise includes:

5 years experience with: z/OS, COBOL programming, IBM Db2, SQL programming, CICS, WebSphere Liberty

3 years experience with Linux

5 years experience working with customers ; Effective communicator of technical concepts

Preferred Experience:

Experience with enterprise software on Intel x86; Software performance testing experience; Experience with other z technologies such as JCL, VSAM, IMS, RACF, ADDI, MQSeries ; Blockchain; Machine Learning for z/OS; Oracle Database; Cloud technologies ; Public speaking

Positions will be located in one of the following IBM locations: NY (Armonk, Poughkeepsie); Raleigh, NC; Littleton, MA

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 5 years experience with: z/OS, COBOL programming, IBM Db2, SQL programming, CICS, WebSphere Liberty

  • 3 years experience with Linux

  • 5 years experience working with customers ; Effective communicator of technical concepts

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • Experience with enterprise software on Intel x86

  • Software performance testing experience

  • Experience with other z technologies such as JCL, VSAM, IMS, RACF, ADDI, MQSeries ; Blockchain; Machine Learning for z/OS; Oracle Database; Cloud technologies

  • prior experience with Public speaking