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IBM Senior Core Banking Solution and Enterprise Architect in St Louis, Missouri


IBM Enterprise Architects work directly with our clients on key initiatives. You will have the opportunity to build an in-depth understanding of their business issues and implement organizational strategies that drive adoption of change. We are looking for experts who can build credibility and trust with our clients and provide knowledge that addresses individual and unique business needs.

Your Role and Responsibilities

Within the IBM Global Business Services, we have a focused business for Core Banking transformation for our banking clients and we are seeking a Senior Enterprise Architect with core banking solution expertise to join our team in North America. In this role, you will participate in analyzing the banking architecture for banking clients, their legacy core banking applications and surrounding systems, defining target application architectures including the new cloud-native core banking systems, and migration strategies for our clients. You will advise our clients to identify the right technical strategy and help modernize their legacy applications (mainframe as well as distributed) or build a completely new application stack using modern cloud native architectures with container platforms and cloud services.


• Define strategy with respect to enterprise related standards and design goals; provide technical design and architectural leadership, including documenting and diagramming the logical and physical, and process views across multiple technology domains.

• Facilitate organizational change by defining strategies for the banking clients with respect to technology standards, industry models (such as BIAN) and design goals; evaluate business requirements in the early stages of projects to determine what software, integration technologies, system architectures and patterns should be employed to meet business objectives efficiently; participate in the development of roadmaps, which include product selection, implementations, data migrations, upgrades, and ongoing maintenance.

• Identify and advise clients on emerging technology solutions in the retail and commercial banking businesses that reduce costs, increase efficiencies, provide more value, capabilities, reduce risks and increase security.

• Collaborate with project teams to lead solution design, project proposals, proof-of-concepts, and delivery of the solution implementation including integration with both internal and external applications

• Communicate best practices by giving presentations, working with project teams, and authoring content aimed at educating others about standards, strategies, and otherwise defined best practices

The role requires the ability to work with the client's IT team, as well as C-level executives to demonstrate IBM’s value proposition for core banking transformation. This includes assessing the current application and infrastructure environment, performing a gap analysis, and recommending the to-be application solution architecture. As an Enterprise architect, you will be required to represent deep expertise on modernization of mainframe legacy (which is the environment for most of IBM’s banking clients), transformation of mission critical applications needing re-architecture, not just containerization/refactoring. You will use your knowledge of legacy platforms as well as new cloud-native core banking solutions, cloud application architecture and best practices, hybrid cloud architecture, API management, Microservices, DevOps, Data Modernization and cloud integration technologies to advise our clients on their core transformation journey.

We are seeking a candidate who has great breadth and depth of experience when it comes to the banking application landscape, especially in the core banking space of deposits and lending. Ability to work well with a global team, IBM product teams, and willingness to travel to client sites will be essential.

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Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 10+ years of architecting and delivering banking solutions across multiple enterprise architecture domains (technology, application, information and infrastructure)

  • 5+ years of experience architecting and developing cloud-native applications including development of APIs and microservices on containers

  • 5+ years of experience in core banking transformation projects, including developing project plans and budgets for successful IT projects

  • 5 years of experience with legacy applications including mainframe, COBOL, C/C++, and Java application development and modernizing integration landscape using traditional and cloud-native integration and messaging technologies (MQ, Kafka, etc)

  • 5 years of experience with DevSecOps usage

  • 5 years of experience in a consulting organization including consultative-based selling of technology transformation project, documenting and presenting recommendations to clients

  • 5 years of experience in data migration and transformation (RDBMS, NoSQL etc.)

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 5 years of experience and knowledge of IBM Z and RedHat OpenShift

  • Certification in RedHat or Architect certification in one or more of the prominent Public Clouds (IBM, AWS, Azure, GCP)

About Business Unit

IBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world's economy. IBM Services partners with the world's leading companies in over 170 countries to build smarter businesses by reimagining and reinventing through technology, with its outcome-focused methodologies, industry-leading portfolio and world class research and operations expertise leading to results-driven innovation and enduring excellence.

Your Life @ IBM

What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

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About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

Being You @ IBM

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.