IBM Complex Solution Architect - Red Hat in Chicago, Illinois

Job Description

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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As the GBS Cloud Solution Architect you will use your client management skills to navigate client hierarchies and understand competing agendas. The CSA must understand business functions, construct a solution architecture around Microservices and APIs, and be able to decompose monolith applications into meaningful Cloud environments.

With a solid background as an Architect your experience in developing and delivering complex Microservices solutions across multiple technologies and cloud platforms, including Red Hat, AWS, IBM Cloud and Azure are essential.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Be the integrator between the client and IBM teams

  • Demonstrate thought leadership in cloud computing and become a trusted advisor to decision makers throughout an engagement

  • Analyze and assess existing client application portfolios and shape, sell and deliver appropriate digital modernization pattern-based solutions including the creation of client modernization roadmaps.

  • Work with clients to define scope of project and determine requirements

  • Define software, hardware and other requirements

  • Assist with the design, development, and testing of modernizing applications

  • Consult with clients on how to best design Cloud High Performance and High Throughput Computing in the Google Cloud Platform

The ideal candidate will have experience with the following:

  • Red Hat cloud compute experience (deployments, migrations, networking)

  • Deployment and orchestration technologies (e.g. Puppet, Chef, Salt, Ansible, Docker, Kubernetes, Mesos, OpenStack, Jenkins, etc.) and in system administration tasks in Linux, Unix, or Windows.

  • Utility Compute Web Services: AWS, VPC, EC2, EBS, SQS, SWF, SNS, RDS, DynamoDB, RedMine and DMS

  • Container and Micro Services Stacks: Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Docker, Kubernetes, Rancher and Mesosphere

  • Planning Tools: JIRA, GitHub, Stash, Redmine and Rocket Chat

  • Integration Tools: Jenkins, Eclipse, Intelliu, Nexus and Bamboo

  • Testing Tools: Jenkins, HP Fortify, Serenity, Swagger, Cucumber, Selenium, SonarQube, JUNite, Pyunit, Open SCAP and Sensu

  • Deployment Tools: Chef, Puppet, CFEngine, Ansible, Fabric, and GIT, GitHub and Git Lab

  • Search Technologies: Lucene and Elasticsearch

  • Relational Databases: Oracle, MS SQL, DB2, Postgres SQL, AWS RDS, Django, Express.js

  • NoSQL databases: Cassandra, MongoDB, AWS DynamoDB, Cloudant

  • Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) Tools: Informatica, DataStage, SSIS, Talend and Boomi

  • Set technology direction for Cloud solutions

  • Specialties include data management, scripting languages, API and other integrations

  • Manage and implement integrations between internal and external solutions

  • Serves as the technical liaison to the Talent Acquisition product owner

  • Collaborate with domain architecture leadership

  • Author simple, clear requirements through user stories and technical specifications

A team player who also works well independently, thinks creatively and takes initiative

Comfortable with tight deadlines; organized, efficient, detail-oriented and able to multitask

Interpret and communication client requirements into deliverables

Ability to work effectively within a team in a dynamic, agile environment

BENEFITS Health Insurance. Paid time off. Corporate Holidays. Sick leave. Family planning. Financial Guidance. Competitive 401K. Training and Learning. We continue to expand our benefits and programs, offering some of the best support, guidance and coverage for a diverse employee population.

CAREER GROWTH

Our goal is to be essential to the world, which starts with our people. Company wide we kicked off an internal talent strategy program called Go Organic. At our core, we are committed to believing and investing in our workforce through:

  • Skill development: helping our employees grow their foundational skills

  • Finding the dream job at IBM: navigating our company with the potential for many careers by channeling an employee’s strengths and career aspirations

  • Diversity of people: Diversity of thought driving collective innovation

CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP

With an employee population of 375,000 in over 170 countries, amazingly we connect, collaborate, and care. IBMers drive a corporate culture of shared responsibility. We love grand challenges and everyday improvements for our company and for the world. We care about each other, our clients, and the communities we live, work, and play in!

  • http://www.ibm.com/ibm/responsibility/initiatives.html

  • http://www.ibm.com/ibm/responsibility/corporateservicecorps

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Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 3 years of experience with cloud relevant application architectures with Red Hat

  • At least 5 years extensive experience as a technical specialist in Customer-facing roles

  • At least 3 years of experience with Design Thinking, Agile and Extreme Programming

  • At least 5 years strong Analytical and Problem Solving Skills

  • At least 5 years of experience in building decoupled architecture framework for cloud native applications

  • At least 3 years of experience in designing highly performant and scalable cloud architectures

  • At least 3 years knowledge of several modern programming languages and open source frameworks

  • At least 7+ years exceptional communication and presentation skills with demonstrated executive engagement and proven ability to present strategic information to drive change across a broad range of audiences

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • 4+ years professional experience in designing, deploying and maintaining IT solutions

  • Knowledge of SOAP API and/or REST API implementations

  • Experience with at client side programming language such as .NET, JAVA, PHP, Ruby, Visual Basic, Python, Node JS, Java Script, Angular 2

  • Knowledge of SQL and database technologies

  • Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently

  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and debug

  • Experience working in an Agile environment

  • Must understand to implement integrations

  • Strong written & verbal communication skills

  • Client facing experience

  • Experience developing in a cloud environment

  • Very strong operational skills

  • At Least 3 years of Architect Experience Desired

  • Experience as a consultant

EO Statement

IBM 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, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.