IBM Cloud Native Application Architect in Houston, Texas

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.

For two years in a row, IBM has been named a leader in the IDC MarketScape on Cloud Professional Services. Businesses across the U.S. recently ranked IBM the as the number one cloud computing provider. Clients around the world are using IBM cloud centers spread across every major market to help them adopt cloud for growth and innovation.

IBM's support includes IBM's business consulting division, which features thousands of cloud experts with deep industry knowledge who are located around the globe to help clients move to cloud. IBM consultants are dedicated to working face-to-face with clients to address their industry specific needs as they transform to the cloud era.

We are seeking individuals with proven business acumen and those that possess a blend of general business and technology strategy skills. In this role, the consultant is responsible for the selling and solution development for CIO and Cloud Advisory engagements.

Responsibilities of this role include the following:

  • As the Senior Cloud Native Application Architect, you will work with solution teams to develop solution offerings and perform the lead solution architect role for new business opportunities and proposals.

  • You will act as the subject matter and demonstrate your expertise, IBM’s capabilities and solutions to internal and external clients in formal and informal demonstration situations. You will be responsible for connecting technology and business value in the solutions that you develop. You will be an AWS, Google and Azure evangelist responsible for educating customers and client teams on the benefits of using the AWS, Azure and Google platforms.

  • You will participate and lead architectural discussions with customers as you build new cloud applications and help customers migrate applications and services to the AWS, Azure or Google platforms. You will help our customers adopt continuous integration and deployment technologies and processes using technologies like Chef, Puppet and Ansible.

  • You will help customers build web & mobile applications using technologies that include MySQL, AWS Aurora, Oracle, SQL Server, and Postgres, Amazon DynamoDB, MongoDB, and Cassandra. You should be familiar with and deep in several scripting and programming languages including Python, Ruby, Java and JavaScript.

  • You will work across client, IBM onshore and offshore teams to build effective delivery of solutions the align to the customers’ business goals

This position may require significant global travel.


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.




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


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!



Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 10+ years of relevant IT experience

  • 3+ years demonstrated experience on the AWS, Azure or Google platforms

  • 2+ years of leading one or more of the following areas of a Cloud transformation journey: cloud native application architecture, cloud migration planning and cloud migration implementation

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

  • 5+ years of delivering and developing project plans and budgets for successful information technology projects

  • 5+ years documenting and presenting recommendations to clients and/or stakeholders

  • Professional Solution/Developer/DevOps Architect certification from AWS, Google, or Azure

  • Experience architecting containers and container orchestration tools, API and Microservices

  • Experience with multiple Cloud native application patterns(web, mobile, IoT, big data)

  • Experience in architecting with DevOps tooling and processes

  • Experience in building decoupled architecture framework for cloud native applications

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in CS or equivalent industry experience

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.