CA Technologies Sr Consulting Architect in California, United States

Do you want to help eliminate barriers between ideas and business outcomes? We want you to bring your unique experiences and creative ideas to the table. CA Technologies provides software and solutions that help our customers to develop, manage, and secure complex IT environments to increase productivity and enhance competitiveness in their businesses. It’s our aim to encourage global collaboration and results-oriented innovation, while supporting and developing our talented people and our communities. CA Technologies will empower you to drive authentic success, for both the business and yourself in the application economy.

  • Ready to make IT history? Us too!*

Come join CA Technologies’ Mainframe Team and work in a challenging and mission critical environment across CA’s mainframe portfolio. In this key leadership role you will have the opportunity to innovate and drive CA’s architectural and technology evolution across dozens of mainframe product areas. Spanning all portions of the Application Development, IT Operations, Security and Databases areas, this is a broad and vital role.

  • About the Role*

As a Sr. Consulting Architect leading the Portfolio Health area, you will work cross-functionally in a variety of roles assisting with cross-mainframe architecture for key components of the stack, M&A due diligence, technology standards, systems design, architecture governance and evangelize CA’s technology. Your ability to envision, define, rationalize, and clearly articulate CA Technologies’ architectural roadmap will help drive the company’s differentiation to achieve success.

  • In this role, you will:*

  • Be part of the mainframe leadership team and participate in creating the architectural vision and strategy as we evolve and innovate.

  • Drive and influence cross-functional technology solutions with architects from across CA’s matrixed environment, including defining and architecting mobile to mainframe solutions.

  • Act as a technical leader and subject matter expert: Mentoring fellow engineers, employing technical expertise in driving decisions, be hands-on and write code and developing game-changing solutions.

  • Research on trending and evolving future technologies.

  • Communicate CA Technologies’ positions to industry analysts, key customers, partners and the press.

  • Write technical white papers and work with teams to drive reference implementation to production quality code.

  • Lead Agile Architecture as a discipline:

o Influence common modelling, design, coding, testing and automation practices across the organization.

o Share and re-use ideas, components and proven design and implementation patterns where applicable.

o Support knowledge sharing across product groups and projects.

  • Continuously improve and reduce the complexity of installing, configuring, deploying, maintaining, supporting, upgrading or migrating CA’s mainframe products and solutions.

  • Live the principles behind the Agile Manifesto in all interactions.

  • Represent CA by attending, presenting and exerting influence at industry conferences, symposiums and standards bodies.

  • Protect CA's intellectual property by identifying and filing patent applications; design patentable technology and propose and review patent applications.

  • Be an active member of the mainframe’s Architecture Review Board.

  • Participate in the technical due diligence process as a part of M&A activities.

  • How You'll Stand Out*

An ideal background will entail:

  • 20 plus years of experience in software development roles with a proven track record of cross-product architectural design.

  • 5-10 years of experience in leadership positions (team lead or higher) or alternatively in senior tech positions as architect

  • Deep knowledge of mainframe technologies including languages, z/OS, CICS, IMS, DB2, MQ.

  • Deep experience with software architecture, design and development

  • Experience with Agile methodologies, iterative development, and refactoring designs as requirements evolve.

  • Outstanding technical, business, and customer-centric communication skills.

  • Strong ability briefing middle and high-level senior leadership within the company as well as customers.

  • Strong ability to define, review and interpret specifications and work with teams to deliver architecture and design specifications.

  • Strong ability to work with QA to design and review test plans, identify gaps and risks in those plans.

  • Detail oriented and highly organized.

  • More About Working at CA:*

CA has earned scores of Workplace Excellence awards in the last few years – and there’s a reason for that. Here you’ll have the opportunity to eliminate barriers for our customers and earn a competitive compensation and total rewards package – all while pushing the boundaries of what’s possible by collaborating with a diverse team of global innovators. In short, CA’s fun, diverse, and fast-paced culture has put us on the map as one of the best employers in Information Technology.

We offer competitive salary, company-sponsored premium Medical/Prescription & Dental Plans, company-paid Holidays, Vacation, Anniversary Service and Sick Days, 401(k) Plan, Education/Training Reimbursement, Charitable Gift Program, Adoption Assistance Program.

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