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IBM Complex Solution Architect - AWS focus in Atlanta, Georgia

Introduction

At IBM, Technical Solution Architects work to understand needs and then create complex high-quality solutions that make meaningful impact. You’ll be responsible for overall leadership and delivery of the solutions from requirement gathering through implementation. You’ll use your in-depth knowledge of leading-edge products and technologies along with industry and business skills to influence outcomes.

Your Role and Responsibilities

IBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants enabling enterprises to make smarter decisions and providing unparalleled client and consumer experiences in cognitive, data analytics, cloud technology and mobile app development. With global reach, outcome-focused methodologies and deep industry expertise, IBM Services empowers clients to digitally reinvent their business and get the competitive edge in the cognitive era in over 170 countries.

Bottom line? We outthink ordinary. Discover what you can do at IBM.

At IBM Services our Complex Solution Architects (CSA) provides services to clients in the solutioning and delivery of complex projects/programs for cloud and non-cloud environment, including complex application and/or system integration projects. CSAs work with the business as well as IT to breakdown complex business problems into software or process solutions.

IBM Services is looking for strong CSAs with extensive experience in defining and building solution in Azure. The CSA should have technical depth and strong interpersonal skills. He/She should be passionate about working with customers to help build applications at scale in the Azure Cloud. Enabling Innovation through Azure services and having breadth across technology stacks with deep hands on skills is a must. The CSA will build architectures & provide prescriptive guidance across network, storage, operating systems, virtualization, RDBMS & NoSQL databases, Analytics, mid-tier technologies that include application integration, in-memory caches, and security.

The CSA is expected to have deep experience in the below areas

  • Experience in planning, designing and implementing IT capabilities and migrating Workloads/applications to Azure

  • Ability to architect microservices based solution utilizing serverless Azure Functions

  • Deep understanding, design and development experience of cloud solutions with Microsoft Azure Compute and Storage Services, Azure Analytics, Cosmo DB, Azure API Management, Azure AD, Azure Container Registry and Azure App Services

  • An understanding of IoT technologies including edge compute solutions

  • Experience with private and public cloud architectures

  • Experience in software development including roles as a senior architect in .Net, Azure Technology stack

  • Implementation experience with distributed applications; working knowledge of software development, DevOps tools and methodologies

  • Experience with traditional SDLC and Agile methodology as required

  • Experience in knowledge transfer process

  • Deployment and orchestration technologies (e.g. Puppet, Chef, Salt, Ansible, Docker, Kubernetes, Mesos, OpenStack, Jenkins, etc.)

  • OpenShift on Azure, AKS, Azure Functions

  • SDLC Tools: JIRA, GitHub

  • Integration Tools: Jenkins, Nexus and Bamboo

  • Testing Tools: Jenkins, HP Fortify, Serenity, Swagger, Cucumber, Selenium, SonarQube, JUnit, Pyunit, Open SCAP and Sensu

  • Search Technologies: Lucene and Elasticsearch

  • Relational Databases: Oracle, MS SQL, DB2, Postgres SQL

  • NoSQL databases: Cassandra, MongoDB, Cloudant

  • Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) Tools: Informatica, DataStage, SSIS, Talend and Boomi

  • Implementing big data analytics w/ technologies like Hadoop, Spark, EMR, RedShift, and Kinesis.

  • Set technology direction for Cloud solutions

  • Manage and implement integrations between internal and external solutions

  • Serves as the technical liaison to the Talent Acquisition product owner

  • Collaborate with domain architecture leadership

  • Author simple, clear requirements through user stories and technical specifications

  • Experience is creating end to end blueprint, estimating the effort, pricing and risk assessment of the solution

  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to right level conversations

  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to new technologies and learn quickly

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 3 years experience in Azure

  • At least 3 years experience in Container platforms (K8S, OpenShift, AKS) and Service Mesh (e.g. Istio)

  • At least 3 years experience in designing IaaS, PaaS and SaaS architectures.

  • At least 2 year experience in Service Registries and Cloud brokers

  • At least 2 year experience in designing secure scalable, elastic architectures

  • At least 2 year experience in architecting in enterprises using Agile methodologies

  • At least 2 year experience in decoupled and microservices architectures

  • At least 2 year experience in Stateful and Stateless services

  • At least 2 year experience in web services technologies- Restful services

  • At least 3 year experience in distributed systems, databases and search systems

  • At least 3 year experience in .Net Platforms

  • At least 3 year experience in collaboration, open communication and reaching across functional borders

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 5 years experience in Azure

  • At least 5 years experience in designing IaaS, PaaS and SaaS architectures.

  • At least 3 years experience in Service Registries and Cloud brokers

  • At least 3 years experience in designing secure scalable, elastic architectures

  • At least 3 years experience in architecting in enterprises using Agile methodologies

  • At least 3 years experience in decoupled and microservices architectures

  • At least 3 years experience in Stateful and Stateless services

  • At least 3 years experience in web services technologies- Restful services

  • At least 5 years experience in distributed systems, databases and search systems

  • At least 3 year experience in .Net Platforms

  • Azure Certification : Architect Technologies (300)/ Architect Design (301)

About Business Unit

IBM 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 @ IBM

What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

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About IBM

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Being You @ IBM

IBM 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, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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