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Ensono Mainframe Modernization Solution Architect in Topeka, Kansas

Mainframe Modernization Solution ArchitectRemote - United StatesJR009926

At Ensono, our Purpose is to be a relentless ally, disrupting the status quo and unleashing our clients to Do Great Things ! We enable our clients to achieve key business outcomes that reshape how our world runs. As an expert technology adviser and managed service provider with cross-platform certifications, Ensono empowers our clients to keep up with continuous change and embrace innovation.

Ensono is a leading provider of hybrid IT services, offering a full suite of services from cloud to mainframe, tailored to each client’s unique business needs. We are committed to helping our clients achieve their business goals by providing innovative solutions that leverage the latest technologies and best practices. If you are passionate about technology and want to work with a team of experts who are dedicated to delivering exceptional results, then we want to hear from you!

About the role and what you will be doing:

As a Mainframe Modernization Solution Architect at Ensono, you will work with clients to identify and address technology gaps, strategic goals, and business imperatives for clients with mainframe applications and data architectures. You will suggest new technologies or approaches to address client needs and develop solutions that leverage Ensono’s AI-based solution of ExperThink TM plus Ensono’s Modern Cloud Connected Mainframe.

You will lead Ensono projects from SOW generation through the assessment phase and support the pilot phase to confirm the solution architecture and design. You will propose solutions to help modernize mainframe applications on or off the mainframe, as well as to hybrid environments. You will work with customers of all sizes and develop solutions to accelerate their Modern Cloud Connected Mainframe or Cloud journey.

You will operate as a trusted advisor, ensuring customers get the most out of every stage of their journey. The role requires creativity to link technology to tangible solutions, with the opportunity to define cloud native as well as mainframe cloud hybrid reference architectures for a variety of use cases. You will work closely with our Renovation Center developer team, software language architects, and data architects to analyze customers’ applications and help determine the right future state solution design and target architecture.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with AI technologies and help clients transform their mainframe applications and databases to modernize architectures. If you are passionate about mainframe modernization and enjoy working with clients to solve complex problems, this role is for you!


  • Facilitate customer conversations on Mainframe Application and Data Modernization.

  • Design innovative solutions for modernizing, migrating, and connecting mainframes to the cloud.

  • Guide customers to achieve business value through modernization strategies and best practices.

  • Conduct planning sessions and demos of Ensono’s ExperThink TM

  • Lead the assessment and strategy process.

  • Collaborate with Sales to create Solution Design and Application Modernization SOWs.

  • Support the Proof-of-Concept (POC) and Proof-of-Translation (POT) process with the Renovation COE.

  • Create technical assets and reference architectures for sales and partners.

  • Support the technical relationship between the cloud service provider and or the MFaaS/MCCM (Modern Cloud Connected Mainframe) provider with the customers, making recommendations on security, cost, performance, reliability, optimization, and operational efficiency.

  • Your responsibilities will require experience in multiple databases (e.g. DB2, IMS, VSAM) and languages (e.g. Java, C#, COBOL, SQL, JCL) plus cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure or GCP.

What You Will Need:

  • More than 10 years of experience in Managed Services or Consulting for Mainframe Systems.

  • At least 5 years of Consulting on Mainframe Modernization projects.

  • Over 3 years of leading or managing transformation projects using Cloud solutions.

  • Previous experience in Statements of Work creation for Mainframe or Cloud solutions.

  • IBM Mainframe and Public Cloud Certification or equivalent experience.

  • Outstanding skills in managing and influencing people.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; including handling challenging Client or Associate Communications in high-pressure situations.

  • Ability to mentor and coach others on technical and professional aspects.

  • Ability to create and execute long-term strategic plans and roadmaps.

  • Degree in computer science, information science/technology or a related field. Masters preferred.

  • Certifications and experience in data modeling, database design, and data query development.

Technology skills you will need or need to learn for the role:

  • IBM Mainframe: You need to have previous working knowledge of IBM mainframe systems, such as Z/OS, TSO, VSAM, DB2, CICS, JCL, etc.

  • Mainframe Modernization solutions/tooling: You need to know how to modernize mainframe applications using solutions and tools such as Refactoring, Rehosting, Integration, etc.

  • Mainframe Languages: You need to know of these mainframe languages and have programming experience in at least one: Java, COBOL, PL/I, CA-ADS/O, CA-IDEAL, Natural, CA-EASYTRIEVE.

  • Mainframe Databases and File Systems: You need to know of these mainframe databases and file systems and have worked with at least one: DB2, IDMS, VSAM, IMS, Datacom, Adabas.

  • Development environments: You need to have previous working knowledge of how to code and maintain software using development environments such as TSO/ISPF, Eclipse or Visual Studio etc.

  • Cloud platforms: You need certification in at least one cloud platform such as Azure, AWS, GCP.

  • Methodologies: You need to have working knowledge of Agile, SDLC and DevOps.

Why Ensono?

Ensono is a place to make better happen – for our clients and for your career. You can do great things through innovation or collaboration, by learning or volunteering, or to promote diversity and inclusion. You can do great things for your own health or for a healthier planet. Whatever it means to you to do great things we want Ensono to be the place you can do it. We are a client-facing business, but we do encourage clients to allow us to work remotely most of the time so if you are not required to be on client site, you can choose to work from home or in our Ensono offices.

  • Unlimited Paid Days Off

  • Two health plan options through Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • 401k with company match

  • Eligibility for dental, vision, short/long-term disability, life & AD&D coverage, plus flex spending accounts

  • Wellness program and Flexible work schedule

Ensono is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to providing equal employment to our Associates and building a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

Pay transparency nondiscrimination statement/posting OFCCP’s pay transparency policy can be found on OFCCP’s website. If you need accommodation at any point during the application or interview process, please let your recruiter know or email [email protected] .