Tobias Leicher – CV

Tobias Leicher

Software Architect

Currently working for IBM, helping customers to modernize IBM zSystems and the core Systems running on it. Before, I have worked as specialist for CICS and Java on zSystems. I’ve received my Bachelor while working at IBM as well. I love working between teams and learning from people with wildly different skills. In my spare time I’m working as an Event Technician and Light Engineer at Festivals and Concerts, e.g. at Marienplatz Fest.
  • Backend Java, COBOL, PL/1, JCL
  • Frontend JS, HTML, CSS
  • Data SQL, PostgreSQL, VSAM
  • Languages English, German, (Frensh)

Employment history

IBM, Ehningen

Principal Architect for Modernization

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  • IBM zSystems (COBOL to Java, OCP on IBM Z, AI on Z, DevOps)
  • Designed and implemented modernization strategies for Customers in DACH
  • Specialisation in Modernisation of legacy Applications to Modular monoliths or micro service based architectures

IBM, Ehningen

IT Architect for IBM zSystems

I was as IT Architect responsible for the technical development of new solutions on IBM Z and the modernization of existing implementations
  • IBM zSystems (COBOL to Java, Refactoring, Modernize Dev Processes)
  • Designed and implemented modernization strategies for Customers in DACH

IBM, Ehningen

IT Specialist for CICS

I was a specialist for CICS Transaction Server, from a administration as from a dev perspective and helped Customers to adopt new technologies
  • IBM zSystems (CICS, Db2, Java)
  • Adoption of new Technologies like JVM Server, Business Events, CICS WEB and other technologies with CICS Customers in DACH

Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Mannheim


Studying BSc Science – Applied Computer Science (Oct 2008 – Nov 2011) while working for IBM, as part of a corporate student program