z/OS Solutions Architect
Brookfield, WI 
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Job Description
Job Description

We are seeking an IBM Mainframe z/OS Solutions Architect to join our Wealth Management Solutions Architecture team. This individual will work with the technology, systems architecture teams and application development teams, to provide architectural guidance, technology recommendations and transition strategies that support the development and implementation of initiatives based on Shared Platform, Services Based Architecture, and Agility, for tactical and strategic projects and initiatives. In addition, this individual will support & drive our technology modernization effort including moving from a legacy mainframe environment to newer technologies and infrastructure capabilities.

The Solutions Architect will apply proven communication skills, problem-solving skills, and knowledge of best practices to guide the teams on issues related to the design, development, and deployment of mission-critical information and business solutions for the Wealth Management industry.


  • Ensure compatibility with existing architecture: solutions, infrastructure, services, support, and business requirements
  • Leverage and align with the assets of the Refinitiv enterprise
  • Build strong and positive relationships with business, technology leaders and design teams to align with the Refinitiv strategic technology direction
  • Define, Maintain & Socialize Mainframe Application Vision, Strategy & Principles
  • Review, Define, Document, Communicate High Level Application designs
  • Provide thought leadership and technology drive for the technology modernization initiatives
  • Work with vendors, conduct POCs/POTs, evaluate and recommend tools/products
  • Keep abreast of Industry trends, technologies and recommend them to solve business problems

Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Mainframe design patterns and principles (8 - 10 years)
  • Demonstrated experience with Mainframe modernization tools & techniques
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with COBOL, CICS, JCL, SQL, DB2, MQ, TSO/IDz, (8 - 10 years)
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience Data Delivery techniques using Replication, API Enablement, Messaging etc.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Must be able to handle multiple projects at any given time
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills with business stakeholders, management, peers and software developers alike; this person must have the ability to articulate complex problems and solutions to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Must be able to conceptualize and influence application and interface projects
  • Practical understanding of the development of scalable, flexible architectures for high-concurrency, high-performance, high-availability, secure applications, in a multi-tenant environment
  • Practical knowledge and understanding of information security principles and techniques

Desired Skills:

  • Financial Services industry background
  • Working experience with Scrum, Kanban etc.
  • Experience developing on OO technologies like Java, C#
  • Experience with Linux on z/OS
  • Experience WebSphere Application Server / WebSphere Liberty
  • Familiarity with Cloud Platforms
  • TOGAF or ITIL certification is a plus

The Financial and Risk Business of Thomson Reuters is now Refinitiv. Refinitiv equips the financial community with access to an open platform that uncovers opportunity and catalyzes change. With a dynamic combination of data, insights, technology, and news from Reuters, our customers can access solutions for every challenge, including a breadth of applications, tools, and content-all supported by human expertise. At Refinitiv, we facilitate the connections that propel people and organizations to find new possibilities to move forward.

As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. Therefore we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world-regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Refinitiv is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

Intrigued by a challenge as large and fascinating as the world itself? Come join us.

Brookfield-Wisconsin-United States of America


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
8 to 10 years
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