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Business Solutions Architect

Job Category: Business Solutions Architect
Job Type: Contract
Job Location: Berkeley Heights NJ or Alpharetta

Job Title: Business Solutions Architect

Job Location: Berkeley Heights, NJ or Alpharetta, GA

Duration: 6 months

Key Technology: Mainframe, Architecture 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide hands on leadership to technical staff analyzing company’s business processes, applications, architecture and infrastructure to identify pain points and make recommendations.
  • Analyze Systems across Business Processes, Use Cases, Application, Database, and Infrastructure.  Document current state and build future state architectural roadmaps across all tiers
  • Identify opportunities to improve performance, stability, capacity, and resiliency of the applications, architecture, databases, processes, and infrastructure and identify associated costs and risks
  • Spearhead the development of work plan, process flows and diagrams necessary to assist the business case requirements gathering and successfully lead program-level business system analysis projects.
  • Provide detailed weekly status
  • Provide monthly executive summary
  • Lead in-depth technical discussions with clients and analyze architecture diagrams, documentation, code, and data.
  • Must be confident and comfortable with application, database, and infrastructure discussions including working knowledge of physical, virtual, and cloud deployment strategies
  • Develop artifacts representing current and future state system architecture, visualization, database, and application layers

Skills and Experience Required:

Required Skills:

  • Experience with architecture frameworks and view based architecture (4+1 view models)
  • Strong software engineering background in IBM mainframe (Z-Series) technologies and COBOL
  • Experience with JCL, IMS, CICS, MQ, large complex batch operations, and integrations with distributed Linux and Windows systems
  • DB2 database experience
  • Working knowledge of physical, virtual, and cloud deployment strategies
  • Knowledge and experience with N-Tiered architectures including middleware layers ESB’s, Web Services, and Messaging constructs
  • Knowledge of design pattern concepts and ability to apply design patterns
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum development and capable of providing technical leadership to an agile team.
  • Knowledge of DevOps concepts – ability to articulate, advocated and implements automation concepts for CI/CD and associated configuration management, automated deployment, and validation.
  • Experience working in heterogeneous environments (Windows .Net, Linux/Unix, As400, Mainframe)
  • Experience with capacity and performance analysis  of complex systems
  • Knowledge of cloud based architectures, SaaS, PaaS including cloud migration
  • Strong communication skills – capable of working in client facing position and interacting directly with client technical staff.  Must be able to independently produce technical documentation including architecture diagrams, detailed technical design, and associated presentation materials.


  • Hands-on experience with IBM I-series/System I/AS400 and/or Mainframe experience
  • Financial Services background
  • Data Warehouse – both traditional and Big Data paradigms
  • Master Data Management

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