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Senior Architect/Developer
Ref No.: 18-05426
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Direct Placement
Pay Rate : $ 100,000.00 - 130,000.00 /Year
Senior Architect/Developer
Financial Services Client
Full Time
Florham Park, NJ
Position is for an Architect/Senior Developer for a Mainframe Middleware Infrastructure team. The responsibilities for the team are to support business applications for Mainframe MQ processing in CICS and Batch for both strategic and consulting efforts. 

  • Consults with internal business groups to provide appropriate application software development services or technical support.
  • Involved in Design of technical infrastructure for applications.
  • Analyzes, defines and documents requirements for data, workflow, logical processes, hardware and operating system environment, interfaces with other systems, internal and external checks, controls, and outputs using standard development methodology.
  • Works with internal business groups on implementation opportunities, challenges, and requirements of various applications. Analyzes information and provides recommendations to address and resolve business issues for a specific business group.
  • Contributes to defining time tables and project plans. Analyzes and estimates feasibility, cost, time, and compatibility with hardware and other programs.
  • Takes lead for establishing, implementing and monitoring 'best practices' for technical development methodologies and tools.
  • Advocates for change to provide innovative, creating technology solutions as appropriate to meet client needs.
  • Responsible for learning and contributing to architecture and developer communities.
  • Helps resolve system problems affecting primary applications or across multiple platforms using the appropriate debugging tools and techniques.
  • Coordinates coding, testing, implementation and documentation of solution.
  • Contributes to the achievement of area objectives.
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science engineering or a related discipline, or equivalent work experience required
  • 8-10 years of experience in systems architecture, analysis and applications program development required; experience in middleware infrastructure and the securities or financial services industry is a plus
  • Strong Technical Expertise of the following Mainframe skills: COBOL, MQ Series, CICS, DB2, SQL, JCL, along with FTP, DB2 Stored Procedure, TSO/ISPF,  Endevor, Macro-4, Trace Master and ESP Scheduler
  • Strong debugging skills are required                     
  • Knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel) as well as Visio
  • Proficient in design, coding, testing and  implementation
  • Ability to work independently for assigned objectives
  • Strong sense of ownership and perseverance
  • Ability to think creatively to achieve efficient legacy solutions.
  • Ability to work on both strategic objectives as well as provide daily monitoring and support tasks
  • Ability to work with US Team as well as Off-Shore Team
  • Ability to provide after-hours support when needed
  •  Knowledge of Mainframe z/OS System Internals not required but a plus
  • Knowledge of Data Communications Internals not required but a plus
  • Knowledge of Java not required but a plus