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VME Apps Architect – COBOL, Cloud, Gov

Job Title: VME Apps Architect – COBOL, Cloud, Gov
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Industry:
Salary: Market day rates
Start Date: June/July
Reference: JD/C/17723
Contact Name: Jackie Dean
Contact Email: jackie.dean@gsatechsource.com
Job Published: May 14, 2018 17:12

Job Description

Cloud VME Apps Architect with large scale banking or government projects experience required by government client for long term contract.

This role can be based out of the North West or North East.

6 month contract initially but this project will go on for at least 20 months.

Technical lead for large legacy application modernisation programme for UK client.

Day to Day Responsibilities
Assist the client to establish a strategy for migration of its legacy Cobol systems, and guide them as they begin to implement and refine that strategy via "pathfinder" projects
Brief and support HP internal management stakeholders who will be involved in or impacted by agreed strategy
Identify target strategic architectural options and future modes of operation available for migrated legacy systems, evaluate and recommend the most appropriate, to the satisfaction of HP technical leadership
Translate the strategic architecture into logical and physical architectures, and tailor to each phase of the legacy migration programme
Assess the relevance of tool vendors' offerings to each phase of the legacy migration programme.
Lead technical teams as part of a wider HP technical and programme management team

Essential Skills
Understand and explain the technical issues which will be encountered in moving application environment to standard platforms and software
Understand the features and benefits of the Private Cloud and its standard platforms
Understand the current and desired future UK application software infrastructure (databases, TP services, middleware, etc)
Understand the Open Source marketplace for application software infrastructure
Understand the tools and services available in the marketplace for legacy Cobol remediation, including those offered by the vendors already engaged in the current OPoC exercise (Blu Age, Transoft, Blue Phoenix, NSC)
Detailed technical experience of the ICL / Fujitsu VME environment
Detailed technical experience of Cobol application systems
Able to write and deliver persuasive presentations to senior management
Able to evaluate critically a technical roadmap, and identify potential issues and pitfalls, and to ensure these are fully understood by stakeholders

Desirable Skills
Understand the features and benefits of the Private Cloud and its standard platforms
Understand the current and desired future UK application software infrastructure (databases, TP services, middleware, etc)

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