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IBM Sr. Enterprise Network 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

As a Sr. Enterprise Network Architect in IBM's next-gen network and edge computing practice, you will lead the design and implementation of software-defined network technology in large and complex enterprise environments. SDN is transforming enterprise IT environments by introducing agility in configuration, control, and management and providing the foundation for hybrid multi-cloud connectivity. Clients are making substantial investments to transform their networks to software-defined and making them the centerpiece of their journey to cloud. You will bring strong technical leadership to help guide these projects to success.

  • You will design and implement large-scale network solutions across the data-center, campus, wide-area, Wi-Fi, LTE/5G, edge, and cloud.

  • Lead teams of 5-20 subject matter expert specialists and architects to create a best-in-class solution for IBM's customers.

  • Integrate automation and orchestration in the above designs, use network automation techniques to reduce repetitive workload and improve project efficiency.

  • Understand client requirements and develop innovative solutions to address them.

  • Explore novel approaches to system integration with existing networking technologies.

  • Create repeatable processes, detailed documentation, and artifacts that will be used at scale to develop and evolve enterprise technologies.

  • Support technical sales by engaging with clients to evangelize the adoption of new network technologies across the business and the use cases that it enables in support of a client's digital transformation.

  • Work with Product Offering team and customers to converge on offering requirements.

  • Work with Engineering teams to define detailed Engineering requirements and system-level design, as well as providing architectural expertise and guidance.

  • Guide the technical design of the solution and serve as the final owner of the technical success of your projects.

  • Interface with customers on all technical matters of lab trials, testing and deployments.

  • Engage with customers in explaining technical details of our offerings and propose solutions for customer specific requirements.

  • Work with cross functional teams (network, cloud, software, compute) and develop technical activities for customer trials and deployments.

  • Propose new, creative solutions for complex, system-wide problems.

Nice to have skills :

  • Demonstrated competency and knowledge of Linux operating systems such as Red Hat, Ubuntu, or others; containerization platforms such as Docker and Kubernetes; and virtualization technologies such as VMWare and KVM.

  • Familiarity with network security, Dev-Ops, Dev-Sec-Ops, Dev-Net-Ops.

  • Experience working in multiple industries.


Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 5+ years of experience in designing / deploying / documenting network solutions for large clients.

  • 5+ years of experience in technical consulting and project leadership, including a proven ability to define and shape winning solutions for clients.

  • 2+ years of experience leading teams of other technical subject matter experts and architects.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in one or more of the following: data-center networking (Cisco ACI, VMware NSX, Juniper, etc), campus networking (Cisco, Aruba, etc), wide area networking (Velocloud, Versa, Viptela, etc), Enterprise wireless networking (Cisco, Aruba, Ruckus, etc), and/or cloud networking (AWS, Azure, Google, IBM).

  • Solution mind-set: ability to connect the dots to conceptualize a solution, value proposition, and create blueprints

  • English language proficiency relating to technical writing, ability to clearly communicate technical ideas to subject experts and non-experts alike.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 10+ years of experience in designing / deploying / documenting network solutions for large clients.

  • 10+ years of experience in technical consulting and project leadership, including a proven ability to define and shape winning solutions for clients.

  • 5+ years of experience leading teams of technical subject matter experts and architects.

  • Cisco CCNP certification (CCIE Preferred RS, DC, or Enterprise).

  • Experience in designing and developing large-scale systems.

  • Experience in analyzing and responding to market requirements, RFIs, etc.

  • Experience with system-level testing and performance evaluation of network solutions and familiarity with related tools.

  • Experience with wireless networking including Wi-Fi and cellular networking technologies.

  • Demonstrated competency and knowledge of Python coding language.

  • Experience in shell scripting and network automation platforms such as Ansible, AWX, Chef, Puppet, Terraform, and more.

About Business UnitThis position currently sits within Global Technology Services (GTS) Infrastructure Services (IS) or a shared services function supporting GTS.

As announced in October 2020, IBM intends that its managed infrastructure services business of the GTS organization will become an independent company named Kyndryl by the end of 2021, creating two distinct and powerful market-leading companies.

Together, we will advance the vital systems that power the digital economy. Serving over 4,600 technology-intensive, highly regulated customers, including over 75% of the Fortune 100, our people will design, run, and manage the most modern and reliable technology infrastructure that the world depends on today.

We will work flexibly and in partnership with our customers to amplify business outcomes while always pushing ourselves to improve and meet all opportunities. Come join our team of diverse, devoted, and empathetic technology experts who are at the center of discovering what's next.

Please note: The final decision if this position will transition from IBM to Kyndryl is yet to be confirmed.

Your Life @ IBMWhat 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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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.