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IBM Sr. App. Engineer / Architect in Charlotte, North Carolina


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

  • Experience developing data heavy, back-end micro-apps and micro-batches and data APIs

  • Document design and implementation details and be comfortable explaining them to other engineers

  • Technical experience:

  • Java, Python with pySpark and Scala languages

  • AWS/Openshift environment with CI/CD, testing automation and monitoring automation

  • containerized app development and deployment (Docker and Kubernetes)

  • integrating apps with Message bus (e.g., Kafka) and NoSQL and Object Storage (S3, Cassandra, DymanoDB, MongoDB, etc.) as well as streaming processing (Spark Streaming)

  • Handling data interchange in JSON format (with YAML definitions)

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 8 years working with Java

  • At least 4 years working with Python/pySpark and Scala

  • At least 4 years implementing containerized, scalable (Docker & Kubernetes) micro-apps on cloud

  • At least 4 years app development with DevOps automation (CI/CD - automated unit, regression and build test, auto deployments, app versioning)

  • At least 4 years app development with instrumentation for performance monitoring

  • At least 8 years of experience with designing and tuning performance sensitive, data heavy, back-end apps

  • At least 4 years Integrating apps with Relational and non-Relational storage and message bus (e.g., Kafka) with native or JSON interfaces

  • At least 4 years of experience with streaming and batch data processing apps on Hadoop ecosystem (Spark and Spark Streaming)

  • At least 5 years of experience leading and mentoring junior app engineers

  • At least 3 years of experience with AWS

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At Least 5 years of experience documenting design and implementation of micro-apps and APIs

  • At least 5 years of experience with Agile Delivery

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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