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IBM Application Architect in London, United Kingdom


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

We are seeking IT Architects to join our team who can lead the design and implementation of cloud application modernization projects with our clients. You will provide technical leadership for building new cloud native solutions and the migration of existing applications to the cloud.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • providing, architectural, consultative and engineering support for our customers' journeys to the cloud

  • bringing industry insight to deliver innovative solutions, that are tailored to the specific needs of our customers

  • providing architectural and hands-on technical leadership to ensure overall solution integrity from system requirements through delivery and production deployment

  • building strong relationships with our clients and acting as a trusted advisor

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

You will be familiar with AWS or/and Azure and be comfortable with Microservice architectures and a range of cloud, devops and integration technologies. You will have worked on cloud application projects with experience of many aspects of the project from initial design, build, integration and run.

The right candidate will be comfortable working in 'rainbow' teams with multiple different suppliers, or as part of a wholly IBM team. You will be a hands-on professional with a proven track-record in keeping your skills up to date, ideally evidenced through recognized certifications.

  • Broad experience designing & delivering technical architectures (application, integration & data)

  • Public cloud technologies (AWS, Azure, IBM Cloud, Red Hat, Kubernetes etc.)

  • Strong understanding & delivery experience of cloud native architectures

  • Good understanding of using agile delivery methods, i.e. Scrum and scaled agile delivery methods, i.e. SAFe or LeSS

  • General technical interest with an inquisitive nature and someone who likes to solve problems.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Good knowledge of system design & delivery

  • Java & JavaScript frameworks e.g. Spring Boot, React, Angular, J2EE

  • Enterprise integration technologies (Kafka, MQ, IBM Streams, ESBs, ETL etc)

  • Enterprise level persistence technologies (Oracle, Postgres, DB2, NoSQL, Redis, Graph etc.)

  • Estimation experience (top down, bottom up, planning poker etc.)

  • Experienced in architectural languages or frameworks e.g. UML, Zachman, TOGAF

  • Understanding of Automation in the development, testing and operations context.

Languages required: English

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