Mainframe SME

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
02 Feb 2017
02 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Mainframe transaction big iron SME networks hosting infrastructure EUC architecture hardware main frames

Your new company
One of the biggest, fastest-growing and powerful names in it's industry. A company that truly strives to be great by employing the best and most capable workforce in order to deliver outstanding service to the market. The offices boast state of the art equipment, high quality facilities / catering and ideal location next to transport links.

Your new role
This role sits within Live Services and will focus on mainframe technologies, acting as the technology
services SME in this area. The role will be responsible for maintaining, protecting and improving the value
that Hosting & Networks in line with the overall Technology strategy.

Some of the responsibilities would include;

-Manage and maintain overall technical solutions integrity of their Hosting & Networks,
including integration across EUC/Voice, applications and the supporting infrastructure.
-l Contribute to Technology strategies, architectures and standards.
-Develop and promote deep technical expertise, insights and thought leadership related to
mainframe solutions.
-Maintain subject matter expertise of the external market and emerging technology trends related to Hosting & Networks.
-Exploit supplier's knowledge and insights and influence supplier roadmaps.
-Develop own external / internal network to gather intelligence and promote them as industry leaders in the field.
-Develop insights and plans to increase the value they obtained from Hosting & Networks.
-Coordinate, guide and support the planning and delivery of technical changes to Hosting & Networks.
-Assess the impact of proposed solution architecture on Hosting & Networks and solutions.
-Ensure that proposed solutions are aligned with Technology architectures, standards and road maps.
-Identify and assess technical solution options and associated costs, conduct gap analysis, and proof of concepts for new solutions, as appropriate.
-Quality assure requirements, impact assessments, design specifications, resource
estimates and technical changes.
-l Support business case production.
-Validate and challenge 3rd party estimates.
-Review and signoff on outcome of detailed design phase.
-Develop and implement a Technical assurance approach which provides confidence to stakeholders and ensures that the value of proposed changes will be achieved.

What you'll need to succeed
-This role requires extensive experience developing / maintaining mainframe based solutions
in an enterprise scale environment. An in depth, low level understanding of mainframe
technologies will be essential.
-Extensive infrastructure experience gained in large, complex technology environments.
Solid experience managing vendors / working in an outsourced technology environment will
be key.

What you'll get in return
Please get in touch to find out more about the excellent benefits you would be entitled for!

If this is your next challenge, please get in touch.

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