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z/OS Solutions Architect - FampR

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This role sits within our Financial & Risk (“F&R”) business. On January 30, 2018, Thomson Reuters announced that it signed a definitive agreement to enter into a strategic partnership with private equity funds managed by Blackstone related to the companys F&R business. As part of the transaction, Thomson Reuters has agreed to sell a 55% majority stake in Financial & Risk and will retain a 45% interest in the business. Thomson Reuters will maintain full ownership of its Legal, Tax & Accounting and the Reuters News businesses. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of the year and is subject to specified regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions. When the transaction closes, this role will be included in the new F&R entity.

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We are seeking an IBM Mainframe z/OS Solutions Architect to join our North American Wealth Management Solutions Architecture team.

This individual will work with the technology, systems architecture teams and application development teams, to provide architectural guidance, technology recommendations and transition strategies that support the development and implementation of initiatives based on Shared Platform, Services Based Architecture, and Agility, for tactical and strategic projects and initiatives. In addition, this individual will support & drive our technology modernization effort including moving from a legacy mainframe environment to newer technologies and infrastructure capabilities. This individual will apply proven communication skills, problem-solving skills, and knowledge of best practices to guide the teams on issues related to the design, development, and deployment of mission-critical information and business solutions for the Wealth Management industry.


Ensure compatibility with existing architecture: solutions, infrastructure, services, support, and business requirements

Leverage and align with the assets of the Thomson Reuters enterprise

Build strong and positive relationships with business, technology leaders and design teams to align with the Thomson Reuters strategic technology direction

Define, Maintain & Socialize Mainframe Application Vision, Strategy & Principles

Review, Define, Document, Communicate High Level Application designs

Provide thought leadership and technology drive for the technology modernization initiatives

Work with vendors, conduct POCs/POTs, evaluate and recommend tools/products

Keep abreast of Industry trends, technologies and recommend them to solve business problems

Required Skills:

Must be able to handle multiple projects at any given time

Excellent verbal and written communications skills with business stakeholders, management, peers and software developers alike. This person must have the ability to articulate complex problems and solutions to technical and non-technical audiences.

Must be able to conceptualize and influence application and interface projects

Practical understanding of the development of scalable, flexible architectures for high-concurrency, high-performance, high-availability, secure applications, in a multi-tenant environment

Practical knowledge and understanding of information security principles and techniques

Demonstrated knowledge of Mainframe design patterns and principles (8 – 10 years)

Demonstrated experience with Mainframe modernization tools & techniques

Demonstrated knowledge and experience with COBOL, CICS, JCL, SQL, DB2, MQ, TSO/IDz, (8 – 10 years)

Demonstrated knowledge and experience Data Delivery techniques using Replication, API Enablement, Messaging etc.

Desired Skills:

Financial Services industry background

Working experience with Scrum, Kanban etc.

Experience developing on OO technologies like Java, C#

Experience with Linux on z/OS

Experience WebSphere Application Server / WebSphere Liberty

Familiarity with Cloud Platforms

TOGAF or ITIL certification is a plus

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With more than 45,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own.

As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment


Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

Intrigued by a challenge as large and fascinating as the world itself? Come join us.

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Thomson Reuters provides professionals with the intelligence, technology and human expertise they need to find trusted answers. We enable professionals in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science and media markets to make the decisions that matter most, all powered by the world's most trusted news organization.

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