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IBM Senior Cloud Application Modernization Architect in Bethesda, Maryland

Introduction

As an IBM Application Architect, you directly help clients transform their business and solve complex problems. You will define the scope and vision for projects that deliver customized solutions using your knowledge of IBM platforms. You are a technical leader, serving as a liaison among business partners, technical resources, and project stakeholders.

Your Role and Responsibilities

IBM is seeking a Senior Cloud Application Modernization Architect to join our team in North America. In this role, you will participate in cloud adoption, optimization, analyzing legacy application, defining target application architectures and migration strategies for our clients. You will advise our clients to identify the right strategy and modernize their legacy applications (mainframe as well as distributed) using modern cloud native architectures with container platforms and cloud services.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the client's IT team, as well as C-level executives to demonstrate the cloud value proposition

  • Assess the current application and infrastructure environment, performing a gap analysis, and recommending the to-be application solution architecture

  • Represent deep expertise on modernization of mainframe legacy, transformation of mission critical applications needing re-architecture, not just containerization/refactoring

  • Use your knowledge of mainframe and other platforms as a service offerings in the market, cloud application architecture and best practices, API management, Microservices, DevOps, Data Modernization and cloud integration suites to advise our clients on their hybrid cloud journey and multi-speed IT

You should have great breadth and depth of experience when it comes to modernizing legacy applications to hybrid cloud with the ability to work with a global team and flexibility will be essential. Knowledge of Linux on IBM Z platform and proficient in architecture tradeoffs at a conceptual level is required for this role.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 12+ years of IT experience

  • 5+ years of experience architecting and developing cloud application solutions

  • 5+ years of experience in delivering mainframe technology transformation projects

  • 5+ years of experience developing project plans and budgets for successful IT projects

  • 5+ years of experience documenting and presenting recommendations to clients and/or stakeholders as a consultant

  • 5+ years of experience with mainframe applications, Java application development, API and Microservices usage

  • 5+ years of experience with DevSecOps usage

  • 4+ years of experience and working knowledge of Linux on IBM Z

  • 4+ years of experience in modernizing integration landscape using Hybrid Integration platforms

  • 4+ years of experience in data modernization (RDBMS, NoSQL etc.)

  • 3+ years of experience leading Cloud transformation journey in (strategy, design, application migration planning or implementation)

  • 3+ years of experience in consultative-based selling of technology transformation project

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Located in either the Dallas, Chicago, NYC, Atlanta or SF Bay area

  • 7+ years of experience architecting and developing cloud application solutions

  • 7+ years of experience with mainframe applications, Java application development, API and Microservices usage

  • 7+ years of experience with DevSecOps usage

  • 7+ years of experience consulting

  • 6+ years of experience and knowledge of Linux on IBM Z

  • 5+ years of experience in modernizing integration landscape using Hybrid Integration platforms

  • 5+ years of experience in data modernization (RDBMS, NoSQL etc.)

  • 5+ years of experience leading one or more of the following areas of a Cloud transformation journey: strategy, design, application migration planning and implementation.

  • 5+ years of experience in consultative-based selling of technology transformation projects

  • Certification in RedHat or Architect certification in one of the prominent Public Clouds (IBM, AWS, Azure, GCP)

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.

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