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IBM AWS Enterprise Architect in Austin, Texas


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

IBM GBS Cloud Application Innovation (CAI) Services supports a wide array of US Federal Civilian and Department of Defense clients. CAI provides cloud hosting solutions both on the IBM Cloud as well as with partners such as Microsoft. Additionally, CAI provides managed services solutions across the hybrid cloud for both IBM internal and US Federal clients. We are expanding our solution architects knowledgeable in AWS Cloud Services.

This exciting role focuses on architecting cloud solutions for clients as part of presales/sales interaction and via the formal Federal Acquisition / RFP process.

  • Much of this role is around understanding/interpreting requirements, shaping client understanding and points of view, creating compliant and differentiated solutions that are compelling and evaluated with high technical merit, ultimately resulting in award of new cloud business and successful delivery of proposed solution/architecture.

  • The expectation is deep understanding of AWS and AWS GovCloud capabilities and broad understanding across cloud solutions in areas such as hosting, cloud migration, DevSecOps, security/accreditation, and day 2 operations.

  • New business development and proposal support - 90%

  • Capabilities and General AWS offering development - 10%

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • AWS Certified Solution Architect -Associate, AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate - 3 - 7 years of experience

  • Architecting, implementing, and managing environments within AWS. Experience needs to include AWS IAM, VPC, EC2, S3, Route53, CloudWatch, CloudTrail, and RDS offerings at a minimum - 3 - 7 years of experience

  • Demonstrated I/T Services architecture / proposal experience across a portfolio (multiple accounts / clients), including leading cost estimation and applying architectural principles for solutions

Position requires at least 3 - 7 years of experience with the following:

  • Migrating client workloads into AWS from other clouds (public or private) as well as traditional on-prem solutions

  • Managing client workloads across multiple AWS availability zones and regions

  • Integrating AWS offerings such as Cloudwatch and Cloudtrail with other monitoring tools via API

  • Automating deployment and management of AWS workloads via API, integration tools, or other methods

  • Managed service experience (e.g. performing systems administration, monitoring, NOC/SOC/EOC, Service Desk)

  • Developing detailed technical schedules as input to an overall project schedule

  • Managing multiple accounts and projects simultaneously

  • Strong technical writing and documentation skills; ability to clearly articulate technical requirements and relate them to business objectives

  • Demonstrated experience operating as a facilitator with excellent verbal and written communications.

  • Strong verbal and written communication experience in the following forms: (Presentations, RFIs, RFPs, Orals, Conferences, Client Negotiation, Business Objectives/Requirements, Facilitator

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

Preferred 2 or more years of experience with the following:

  • Advanced Architecting on AWS

  • Experience with additional AWS services such as Glacier, RedShift, Lambda, Directory Services, SNS, SQS, Snowmobile, Snowball, Direct Connect, and familiarity with Marketplace offerings.

  • Experience managing AWS GovCloud *Skills in a formal PM discipline (PMI or other PM accreditation is a plus)

  • Experience with Federal Government contracts, including security compliance guidelines for NIST 800-53 moderate and high impact baselines

  • Federal Secret or Top Secret Security clearance

  • ITIL V3 Certification preferred

  • Experience working with managed service providers on top of AWS IaaS/PaaS offerings

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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.

US Citizenship Required.

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.