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IBM Cloud Solution Architect in Atlanta, Georgia


At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.

Your Role and Responsibilities

The Cloud Solution Leader role within the Cloud Solutioning Center is focused on leveraging IBM Cloud, infrastructure, and services to create solutions that meet and exceed our clients' expectations. You will collaborate with colleagues, partners, and clients in consultative way to understand the client's business requirements, challenges, current cloud journey that would allow us to develop the best fit solution.

Responsibilities include reviewing customer requirements, researching possible solutions, developing, and documenting the best solution to drive our client's businesses forward. These solutions include high level networking, integration of different cloud IaaS/PaaS offerings, often coupled with advise, build, move, manage services from IBM Cloud Garage/IBM GBS/Third party partners.

You will take leadership roles in reviews of complex solutions that may be International in scope where multiple offerings are integrated, and you will identify the risks and collaborate to mitigate those risks. You will guide and translate business requirements with technical dependencies into conceptual and high-level designs. In some cases, you will orchestrate and drive the end-to-end pre-sales engagement on deals, including strong collaboration with a variety of internal and external stakeholders. In a Cloud Solution Leader position, you will be expected to contribute as a thought leader integrating technical, business, and regulatory considerations into a cohesive solution to the customer.

We strive to solve our client's challenges leveraging the best technology in the world. You have an amazing opportunity to work with a highly collaborative team, with Senior Technical Solution Managers (STSMs), Distinguished Engineers (DE's) and possibly IBM Fellows. The solutions you build, not only will drive growth for our clients, it will drive growth for the IBM Company, and your own personal career. Our Cloud Solution Leaders have leveraged their skills to be promoted to STSM, Executive Architect, and Distinguished Engineers. They've gone on to take leadership roles in multiple IBM organizations based on their understanding of the Hybrid Cloud Framework and real world problem solving working with Business and Technical Leaders around the world. We promote educational growth and pursuing patents. We have several team members who have had their ideas published or even patented! I can't think of a more exciting place to be than in the IBM Cloud Solution Center.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 10+ years of experience in Enterprise Architecture Design (networking, DR, backup, replication, security, compute, storage, scalability, etc)

  • Infrastructure and platform as a service experience

  • Ability to draw reference architectures

  • Experience with or Visio

  • Understanding of hybrid and multi-cloud fundamentals (AWS, Google, RedHat, IBM Cloud, Azure)

  • Experience consulting with clients on large and complex engagements

  • Experience presenting to key stakeholders

  • Demonstration of Thought Leadership in cloud enterprise architecture and based on cross industry expertise (e.g., Public, Industrial, Communications

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Experience with Red Hat Open Shift and Kubernetes

  • IBM Cloud Design (e.g., VPC)

  • Vmware Design

  • Base Understanding of Compliance Frameworks (NIST, HIPAA, FedRamp, etc)

  • Read/Speak Portuguese; Read/Speak French

  • Excellent written and communication skills

  • Demonstrated critical thinking, analytical skills, and collaboration with technical and business experts

About Business UnitIBM 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 @ IBMAre you craving to learn more? Prepared to solve some of the world's most unique challenges? And ready to shape the future for millions of people? If so, then it's time to join us, express your individuality, unleash your curiosity and discover new possibilities.

Every IBMer, and potential ones like yourself, has a voice, carves their own path, and uses their expertise to help co-create and add to our story. Together, we have the power to make meaningful change - to alter the fabric of our clients, of society and IBM itself, to create a truly positive impact and make the world work better for everyone.

It's time to define your career.

About IBMIBM's greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we're also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business. At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it's time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.

Location StatementIBM offers a wide range of resources for eligible IBMers to thrive both inside and outside of work. In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to:

*12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.

*World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM's learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.

*Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.

*Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).

*Select educational reimbursement opportunities.

*Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.

*Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.

*Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

Being You @ IBMIBM 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.