Specialist Solution Architect - Mainframe Migration
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Company : AWS EMEA SARL (UK Branch)

Job Location : London, ENG, UK

Posted on : 2020-10-17T00:00:00.000000000Z

Job Description :

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS · 7+ yrs experience in a Solutions Architect, Enterprise Architect, or Lead Architect role leading the discovery, design, and construction of large scale Mainframe Migration solutions.

7+ years of experience with mainframe, non-x86 legacy systems and with technologies such as COBOL, JCL, CICS, DB2 for z/OS, Assembler, PL/I, Java, Rexx, flat/sequential files, GDGs, and VSAM.5+ years of experience migrating workloads from mainframe and non-x86 legacy systems to distributed x86 infrastructures on-premises or in the Cloud.5+ years of experience integrating mainframe and non-x86 legacy systems with distributed Linux-based or Windows-based x86 serversExperience in a range of migration discovery, profiling, migration automation, and operations technologies and tools.

. Ability to articulate Business Case and TCO associated with legacy migration to the cloud

Undergraduate degree or 7+ years of experience in software design, implementation, or consulting experience with distributed applications in lieu of no Bachelor’s degree or equivalent military experience.

Willingness to travel to customer locations as needed.

Estimated 30% travel requirement.

DESCRIPTION Would you like to engage with senior customer leaders and technical stakeholders to help them achieve increased agility and significant business value by migrating to AWS?

Can you work equally well with executives and technologists, leading high-visibility, high-impact IT transformation projects that are technically broad and deep?

Do you understand the technical challenges of enterprise level cloud migration projects?

At Amazon Web Services (AWS), we're hiring a Mainframe Migration Specialist Solution Architect to partner with customers and develop solutions to accelerate their cloud migration journey.

The Migration Specialist Solutions Architect works with high-value enterprises, helping them to effectively lead their migration assessment readiness and strategy.

At the onset of a large migration engagement, AWS Migration Specialist Solutions Architects focus on understanding customer business drivers as well as the existing datacenter architecture to deliver a Cloud readiness assessment to the customer.

Migration Solution architects then use these inputs to design reliable and scalable cloud infrastructure foundations, as well as help build the overall migration plan.

The Mainframe Migration Solutions Architect collaborates with Business Development, Professional Services, and our Partner teams to ensure successful management of customer progression through programs like the Migration Acceleration Program.

The Migration Solution Architect must have the ability to showcase hands-on technical credibility with technical leaders, and acts as a mentor to other Solution architects on migration best practices.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about:

Creating, articulating, and positioning an innovative and compelling value proposition so that customer executives clearly realize the benefits and transformational value of migrating to AWSDefining and executing technical migration strategies by working with highly technical teams within AWS (Solutions Architects, Technical Account Managers, Professional Services consultants and Managed services partners).

Working with large scale network, compute and storage architectures to help remove roadblocks in customer migration projects.

Engaging with development, infrastructure, security and IT operations teams at the customer and identifying repeatable patterns and architectures for cloud migration.

Driving the co-development of new go-to-market approaches and opportunities with the Geo business lead.

Identifying platform improvements, influencing future iterations of the AWS platform and the Migration Acceleration Program.

Engaging with C-level customer executives to inspire, define and execute on Enterprise cloud migration strategies demonstrating thought-leadership and a ‘can do’ approach to enterprise migrations, working backwards from customer needs.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS · Multi-tier distributed architecture experience within IT consulting, IT operations, application development or support to include the following: experience migrating, architecting, operating on premises or cloud-based solutions, or experience transforming legacy IT solutions, and working knowledge of software development tools and methodologies

5+ years across Enterprise IT in multiple of the following areas: Infrastructure architecture; Database architecture; Networking; Zero downtime migrations, IT Security; Data Center Operations, Cloud operating models, Software design or development5+ Experience architecting highly available, resilient, fault tolerant systems that utilize load balancing, horizontal/vertical scaling and high availability.

Knowledge and experience with AS400, CL, RPG and Legacy Unix platforms such as AIX, HP-UX or Solaris.

Experience working with major system integrators

Experience of using IBM mainframe and ISV tools for maintaining online or batch applications.

Experience working on pre-sales initiatives such as RFP, RFI’s etc. for mainframe modernization projects.

Understanding large IT budgets, complex vendor relationships, and working with diverse teams to justify cloud migrations.

Depth in various migration techniques such as rehost, refactor, re-architect, replatform, repurchase, etc.

Master’s degree in a technical discipline.

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.

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