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IBM Network Lead Architect in DENVER, Colorado


The infrastructure running industries likes transportation, energy, insurance, banking or healthcare is quickly changing as the world’s relationship with technology evolves. Companies have more choices than ever before between on-premise, off-premise, or a hybrid approach. Our Infrastructure Architects are responsible for keeping up with the latest and greatest of these changes and using their expertise to deliver solutions that meet the needs of our customers and products.

Your Role and Responsibilities

The network lead architect is responsible for overall delivery of network cloudification solutions for large Telco, Media and Entertainment clients. Responsibilities include analyzing business requirements and client needs to develop technical solutions and their framework. Overall responsible for overseeing the design and implementation of IBM network cloudification solutions and be the focal point to clients.

Telecom Domain: Networks & OSS Domain Knowledge,

vEPC/vIMS/vRAN Deployment/Config, Networks

Planning/design, Networks Service Design, Assurance:

Fault Management, Performance Management,

MANO Architecture, NFV: VNF onboarding and testing,

Orchestration, Network Testing

Technology: Ansible, DevOps, OpenStack, Docker,

Kubernetes, TOSCA, YAML, ONAP, IBM Network

Cloudification Tooling (ALM, ASM, NOI, NPI-SP, PI)

If you are hired into a Colorado work location, the anticipated compensation range for the position $128,000 to $198,000 is based on a full time schedule.Your ultimate compensation may vary depending on your job-related skills and experience.For part time roles, the compensation will be adjusted appropriately.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Prior experience in leading the end to end requirements gathering, architecture and high-level design of an integrated Network Cloudification solution

  • Experience in leading an architecture governance team comprising stakeholders from the client, IBM and third parties

  • Experience in working with client stakeholders from different (sub) organizations to identify, define and prioritize use cases and functional and non-functional requirements and mapping them to the proposed solution over the duration of the engagement

  • Experience in designing and overseeing the implementation of the IBM Network Cloudification solution and constituent components by client, IBM and third-party teams

  • Experience in resolving architectural road-blocks and issues and re-baselining the proposed solution in case of deviations from scope

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

Experience in resolving architectural road-blocks and issues and re-baselining the proposed solution in case of deviations from scope.

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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Location Statement

IBM offers a competitive benefits program which may include, but are not limited to, medical, dental, vision, paid holidays, paid sick time, paid vacation, Short-term Disability (STD), Long-term Disability (LTD), parental bonding leave, paid care leave, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Adoption and Surrogacy Assistance Program, Special Care for Children Assistance Plan (SCCAP), life insurance, IBM 401(k) Program and Employee Stock Purchase Plan.

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