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SVP- Solution Architect IBM Mainframe z/OS -C14

Job Req ID 24745669 Location(s) Jacksonville, Florida; O'Fallon, Missouri; Irving, Texas Job Type Hybrid Job Category Technology
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The Architecture Sr Lead is a strategic professional who closely follows latest trends in own field and adapts them for application within own job and the business. Excellent communication skills required in order to negotiate internally, often at a senior level. Developed communication and diplomacy skills are required in order to guide, influence and convince others, in particular colleagues in other areas and occasional external customers. Necessitates a degree of responsibility over technical strategy.


  • Provides architectural vision for all IT systems, including those that support mainframe, Internet and intranet applications, ensuring that architecture conforms to enterprise blueprints.

  • Experience with IBM z/OS, CICS, VSAM, COBOL, HLASM, Z/OS Connect EE services.

  • Nice to have: Browser and Mobile application technologies: iOS, Android, Java, Javascript, jQuery, HTML5, Bootstrap, Angular, React.

  • Nice to have: Understanding of, and ideally experience with, cloud hosting providers: Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, IBM Bluemix, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, and Open Shift and containerization technologies Docker and Kubernetes

  • Experience in distributed & middleware technologies

  • Integration middleware technologies: zOS Connect, Solace, Kafka, and message protocols/formats such as JMS, SOAP, JSON, XML.

  • Expert level knowledge of J2EE architecture, patterns, and Java frameworks

  • Develops architecture, strategy, planning, and problem-solving solutions on an enterprise level.

  • Interfaces across several channels, acting as a visionary to proactively assist in defining direction for future projects.

  • Maintains continuous awareness of business, technical, and infrastructure issues and acts as a sounding board or consultant to aid in the development of creative solutions.

  • Interfaces with vendors to assess their technology and to guide their product roadmap based on Citi requirements.

  • Provides thought leadership in subjects that are key to the business.

  • Requires sophisticated analytical thought to resolve issues in a variety of complex situations.

  • Impacts the technology function through contribution to technical direction and strategic decisions.

  • Uses developed communication skills to negotiate and often at higher levels.

  • Performs other job duties and functions as assigned

  • Appropriately assess risk when business decisions are made, demonstrating particular consideration for the firm's reputation and safeguarding Citigroup, its clients and assets, by driving compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations, adhering to Policy, applying sound ethical judgment regarding personal behavior, conduct and business practices, and escalating, managing and reporting control issues with transparency.

  • Develop high availability configurations and provide technical support to the development community.

  • API design/development including underlying technologies: REST, JSON, Swagger, YAML, XSLT, SOAP, Domain-Driven Design, and micro-services development (SpringBoot, SpringCloud, Eureka, Zuul, Hystrix, node.js)


  • 15+ years relevant experience

  • Consistently demonstrates clear and concise written and verbal communication

  • Management and prioritization skills

  • Ability to develop working relationships

  • Ability to manage multiple activities and changing priorities

  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines

  • Self-starter with ability to take the initiative and master new tasks quickly

  • Methodical, attention to detail


  • Bachelor’s/University degree or equivalent experience, potentially Masters degree

This job description provides a high-level review of the types of work performed. Other job-related duties may be assigned as required.


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Time Type:

Full time


Primary Location:

Jacksonville Florida United States


Primary Location Full Time Salary Range:

$141,440.00 - $212,160.00

In addition to salary, Citi’s offerings may also include, for eligible employees, discretionary and formulaic incentive and retention awards. Citi offers competitive employee benefits, including: medical, dental & vision coverage; 401(k); life, accident, and disability insurance; and wellness programs. Citi also offers paid time off packages, including planned time off (vacation), unplanned time off (sick leave), and paid holidays. For additional information regarding Citi employee benefits, please visit Available offerings may vary by jurisdiction, job level, and date of hire.


Anticipated Posting Close Date:

May 29, 2024


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