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IBM IBM Global Cloud Acceleration Team - Solution Architect in Austin, Texas

Introduction

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

Preferred Locations: Austin, TX; Raleigh, NC; Foster City, CA

At IBM we know technology. But technology is only as good as the results it delivers. As an IBM Solution Architect, the candidate will team with some of the best minds in the industry to create innovative quality solutions focused on clients' business needs. Here, the candidate will cultivate and use their knowledge of leading-edge products and technology, coupled with their industry and business skills, to influence clients. At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To do. To think along with clients. To invent. To collaborate. To Lead. 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, let's talk.

The GCAT Solution Architect's primary focus is on developing solutions from the customer's perspective leading a small team of solution developers focused on multiple key accounts. The ability to glean customer pain points and gains is required. Once the customer's desired experience is mapped out then the architect delivers solutions in response to specific business opportunities. The Strategic Success Lead will develop technical skills, absorb professional knowledge quickly and performs assigned technical tasks including study, analysis, prototyping to prove out a hard problem and the ability to work details including debug and coding. This position will also work to identify opportunities and define plans to grow and accelerate customer's cloud presence and increase their IT infrastructure stability and reliability. Helping customers in transitioning to new IBM Cloud capabilities or assisting with implementing initial partner capabilities may be required. Providing feedback to OM/Development from these experiences will help drive improved customer experiences.

This role also performs a variety of responsibilities including supporting system integration in a technology/industry specialty. This role requires experience in cloud architecture, social, mobile, analytics and security. Enterprise Architecture and/or Integration Architecture experience should be demonstrated to include Event-Driven architecture, middleware, systems/infrastructure, applications, databases, and performance tuning. This role proficiency in of a broad set of information technology tools, methods and architectures, architecture expertise in multiple application platforms, and an understanding of current or future technical applications and architectures being driven by an industry. The role will require not just understanding the architectural model but using it in practice to help facilitate/develop/validate new and current architectural models at scale and use those artifacts as a way of educating themselves and customers. Strong development skills, agile CI/CD knowledge, experience in development of micro-services with pluggability into multiple environments for testing purposes, problem solving, and development in Python and other languages are required to be effective in the role.

This role will define best practices in the critical evaluation and selection and/ or development of software components and hardware requirements of applications. This role requires a holistic view of enterprise solutions.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 5+ years of Cloud solutions design and implementation experience

  • 5+ years professional programming skills, experience with developer workflows, continuous integration (CI) and continuous deployment (CD) paradigms

  • 5+ years of Network Architecture and Design experience

  • 3+ years of experience in architecting, implementing, and troubleshooting VMware network environments (NSX)

  • 7+ years of Systems Administration, Engineering, and Architecture experience

  • 3+ years of storage, backup, and recovery administration/engineering/architecture experience

  • Assist clients to transform their business and solve complex problems by defining the scope and vision for projects that deliver customized solutions.

  • Enterprise Architecture and/or Integration Architecture experience - including Event-Driven architecture, middleware, systems/infrastructure, applications, databases, and performance tuning

  • Demonstrated ability to create architecture artifacts, design documents, and other formal documentation

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Additional Professional and Technical Expertise

  • Be a hands on technical architect who will lead the team from the front and be able to inspire thought leadership

  • 3+ years of hands on experience with Kubernetes, OpenShift, Docker, or other Containerization solutions

  • 2+ years of hands on experience delivering cloud solutions (AWS, Azure, Google, or VMware)

  • Extensive client facing experience

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 3+ years of hands on experience with Kubernetes, OpenShift, Docker, or other Containerization solutions

  • 2+ years of hands on experience delivering cloud solutions (AWS, Azure, Google, or VMware)

  • None

About Business UnitDigitization is accelerating the ongoing evolution of business, and clouds - public, private, and hybrid - enable companies to extend their existing infrastructure and integrate across systems. IBM Cloud provides the security, control, and visibility that our clients have come to expect. We are working to provide the right tools and environment to combine all of our client's data, no matter where it resides, to respond to changing market dynamics.

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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.

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.

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