IBM AWS Enterprise Architect in Raleigh, North Carolina

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.Bottom line? We outthink ordinary. Discover what you can do at IBM.

IBM is looking for an AWS Enterprise Architect whose primary responsibility will be to solution Amazon Web Services Federal offerings integrated with IBM Managed Services for our clients. This is a new business sales support technical position and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, being the subject matter expert on AWS implementations for EC2, S3, Route53, IAM, SNS, SQS, RDS, VPC, Glacier, and the integration of those services as well as other AWS offerings (Gov Cloud, East/West). In addition, this SME will interface with the MSCS Federal Infrastructure Managed Services (FIMS) team to ensure managed service capability for clients hosted in the Amazon Federal cloud. The AWS Enterprise Architect will also interface with senior business leaders within MSCS to ensure our AWS capabilities are aligned to MSCS’ overall cloud strategy, assist in development of marketing materials, and be the technical evangelist supporting IBM’s Go-to-Market and account leaders working directly with potential and existing clients. The AWS Enterprise architect will work across MSCS teams including other architects in support of bid and proposal efforts, engineers in support of new client onboarding and capability development, delivery teams as a tier 3 escalation point of contact, and business leaders to advise on strategy, training, and skill development of our staff. Work is located in Boulder, CO; Raleigh, NC; Herndon, VA; or Houston, TX.


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

In 2015, Go Organic filled approximately 50% of our open positions with internal talent that were promoted into the role.


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!



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Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Active Top Secret Security Clearance

  • Security+ certification

  • AWS Certified Solution Architect – Associate or AWS Certificated SysOps Administrator

  • 3 years experience architecting, implementing and managing environments with AWS.

  • Experience with AWS, IAM, VPC, EC2, S3, Route 53, CloudWatch, CloudTrail, and RDS offerings.

  • 3 years experience migrating client workloads into AWS from other clouds (public or private) as well as traditional on-premise solutions

  • 3 years experience managing client workloads across multiple AWS availability zones and regions

  • 3 years experience integrating AWS offerings such as Cloudwatch and Cloudtrail with other monitoring tools via API

  • 3 years experience automating deployment and management of AWS workloads via API, integration tools, or other methods

  • 3 years experience managed service experience (e.g. performing systems administration, monitoring, NOC/SOC/EOC, Service Desk)

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • 2 or more years of experience with Advanced Architecting on AWS

  • 2 or more years of experience with additional AWS services such as Glacier, RedShift, Lambda, Directory Services, SNS, SQS, Snowmobile, Snowball, Direct Connect, and familiarity with Marketplace offerings.

  • 2 or more years of experience experience managing AWS GovCloud

  • Skills in a formal PM discipline (PMI or other PM accreditation is a plus)

  • Experience with Federal Government contracts, including security compliance guidelines for NIST 800-53 moderate and high impact baselines

  • ITIL V3 Certification preferred

  • Experience working with managed service providers on top of AWS IaaS/PaaS offerings

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.