IBM

Business Architect Retail Banking (m/f/x)

IBM

September 14, 2021

Introduction
As an IBM Application Archect, you directly help clients transform their business and solve complex problems. You will define the scope and vision for projects that deliver customized solutions using your knowledge of IBM platforms. You are a technical leader, serving as a liaison among business partners, technical resources, and project stakeholders.
Your Role and Responsibilities
As a (Senior) Banking Java Consultant, you lead the technical analysis and the reimplementation of enterprise-wide processes and applications that need to be modernized. You are responsible for implementing requirements brought forth by a business analyst to modernize and transform an existing mainframe/cobol application into a containerized Java solution. You design intelligent code workflows, optimize the current solution technically where possible, guiding our clients along their modernization roadmap towards a more efficient and customer oriented, top notch technology.
You are a development team leader being able to lead a team of people and make decisions that have impact beyond your scope as individual developer.
What awaits you
In this client facing role you need to be able to translate between old tech and new tech. By designing an object-oriented solution for a solution coming from the era of procedural programming, you create value for our customers every single day.
You lead the Java development team, collaborating with analysts and architects in the design and execution of Java modernization and implementation
Conversion of specifications into performant Java code
Technical control of development teams, acts as a coach
You are taking over the technical lead for design and implementation of a new Java-based solution for functionality currently realized in an old cobol monolith
You will create functionally equivalent code for specifications based on existing Cobol code
You will ensure through automated testing that there is a 1:1 functional equivalence between old and new solution
Support of the architects in the creation of the technical specification
Support of the business analysts in the creation of the functional specification based on existing code
You utilize your experience and leverage the wider IBM family to plan and create state-of-the-art solutions in an agile environment
Together with our client’s you design the most valuable outcome for their eco-system
You benefit from a continuously changing environment for yourself, the project teams, and your clients
You enjoy travelling to client sites and work from there as per project requirement
What you bring to the table
As a (Senior) Banking Java Consultant, you have deep hands-on skills in at least some of the following areas and tools - but not necessarily all of them:
You have basic banking process and domain knowledge
This might include things like relevant security procedures (PIN, TAN variants, PSD2, etc.)
Deep Java Knowledge including:
Standard (Java 1.8) Backend Development
OSGI
Knowledge of relevant frameworks such as Spring, Spring-Batch, Hibernate
You can read and interpret Cobol code, or are willing to get up to speed on it
Optional: Experience with Java Z under CICS and Batch
At least basic knowledge about containerization
Affinity to technology, being able to translate business requirements into IT
Agile working methods and mindset
Language skills: German & English fluent in written and spoken language
Willingness to travel (up to four days a week)
What we offer you
A global network of experts working on the future of smart business
Personal career development in a creative agency environment embedded in a global company
A workplace in the heart of Berlin in a historic factory building and opportunity to work remotely, willingness to travel (5-10 days per month) to work on-site with clients
Access to breakthrough technologies
Ongoing, frequent training opportunities and various internal sharing formats to keep your finger on the digital pulse
Access to IBM's knowledge and training capabilities
A great atmosphere, flexible working hours and an open corporate culture
Room for your own creative ideas
Find out more about our banking innovations: www.innovate-banking.com
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Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • You have basic banking process and domain knowledge (at least 5 years)
  • This might include things like relevant security procedures (PIN, TAN variants, PSD2, etc.) and core banking functionality
  • Deep Java Knowledge including (at least 5 years):
  • Standard (Java 1.8) Backend Development
  • OSGI
  • At least 5 years Knowledge and practical experience of relevant frameworks such as Spring, Spring-Batch, Hibernate
  • You can read and interpret Cobol code, or are willing to get up to speed on it and have at least 5 years practical experience in that area
  • Optional: Experience with Java Z under CICS and Batch
  • At least basic knowledge about containerization
  • Affinity to technology, being able to translate business requirements into IT
  • Agile working methods and mindset
  • Language skills: German & English fluent in written and spoken language
  • Willingness to travel (up to four days a week)

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Languages required: German, English

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