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 Global Business Services (GBS) 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 GBS empowers clients to digitally reinvent their business and get the competitive edge in the cognitive era in over 170 countries.
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The Public Service Sector consulting practice is a trusted advisor to federal, state and local governments, partnering to meet challenges and responding quickly to citizen demands, business needs, new economic conditions, and changing legislative priorities and policies.
The Senior Solutions Architect works with clients both in a pre-sale and post-sale capacity. During pre-sales, the architect works with other solutions architects, industry representatives, deal teams, and delivery teams to ensure the IBM solutions meets the requirements in the Request for Proposal (RFP). Additionally, the architect works across IBM lines of business to influence client technical strategy to position IBM solutions and offerings for opportunities within the client ecosystem. From a post-sales perspective, the solution architect is responsible for ensuring the solution is well documented and communicated to MSCS delivery teams, offering owners, and project managers. The architect is the senior technical focal point for the deal from pre-sales up to steady-state delivery.
Candidates must have the ability to obtain a US DoD Secret clearance. Preferred work locations include Dallas, TX, Boulder, CO, or Raleigh, NC.
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
Network Architecture and Design – 7 years
Experience architecting, implementing, and troubleshooting VMware network environments (NSX) – 3 years
Systems Administration, Engineering, and Architecture – 10 years
Cloud solutions design and implementation – 5 years
Storage, backup, and recovery administration/engineering/architecture experience – 3 years
Demonstrated ability to create architecture artifacts, design documents, and other formal documentation
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to obtain a US DoD Secret clearance
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
CCNP or equivalent hands-on networking experience
Hands on experience with NSX-T and NSX-V
Familiarity with OpenShift SDN - MCSA/MCSE/RHCE/VCP or equivalent hands-on systems administration experience
2+ years hands on experience delivering cloud solutions (AWS, Azure, Google, or VMware)
2+ years hands on experience delivering container solutions using Docker and/or Kubernetes - IBM Design Thinking Badge or equivalent certification
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
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