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IBM Application Architect in San Jose, California


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We are launching a stealth start-up created to manage bioinformatic computations at scale. Financially backed and operationally supported by IBM, this start-up is well positioned to transform the way biotech, pharma, and research organizations discover insights and breakthroughs.

What We Offer:

We offer a competitive compensation package, autonomy to shape the direction of this initiative, and opportunity for career advancement.

You will enter a highly motivated team, coming from different disciplines and walks of life. We believe great teams bring great ideas to life. We value proactive team members with a strong sense of ownership, people who are able to imagine the world they want to live in and are ready to solve any problem to make it happen.

You'll get the exciting opportunity to join us and shape our initiative's future from the beginning.

Your Role and Responsibilities

IBM Research is seeking an Application Architect to work at its Research Center in Almaden, CA.

As a an Application Architect, you will be developing, and as an Architecture team, owning the end-to-end technical solution of the overall Cloud Development, Migration & Modernization efforts.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Simplifies the solution approach by adopting a continuous modernization method

  • Promotes innovation across the solution and delivery phases by applying co-creation practices and leveraging agile methodologies

  • Contribute to the creation, review, and documentation of implementation decisions for guiding how the offering is realized, encompassing security, computational performance, data storage, availability/resiliency

  • Continue consistent development of the technical roadmap to remain ahead of the market.

  • Analyze operational requirements in the informatics layer (such as data storage and movement, resource provisioning, and job dispatch and monitoring) and assess how to meet them at low cost while meeting requirements of security and compliance

  • Assess recent and upcoming capability releases from the IBM Cloud and employed cloud services for how they can be leveraged in the offering

  • Work closely with the rest of the engineering team to implement and iterate architecture decisions, including:

  • An enterprise-wide information security plan to ensure security of all company assets and data

  • An efficient and agile end-to-end application infrastructure, with best practices in software delivery

  • A consistent and repeatable process for quality assurance across all areas of organization and product build

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related area is required.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 5 years experience in architecture or development lead role with the following:

  • Experience in designing and deploying data-intensive capabilities in the Cloud

  • Ability to assess recent and upcoming capability releases for the IBM Cloud for how they can be leveraged in the offering

  • Knowledge of security and privacy engineering and encryption techniques for ensuring all internal processes and external services comply with security and privacy regulations

  • Working understanding of Kubernetes in a cloud application CI/CD environment

  • Experience and current knowledge of public clouds, especially capabilities for dynamic provisioning and job orchestration

  • Knowledge of the strengths and weaknesses of leading cloud vendors

  • Understanding of building in continuous quality assurance

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Experience working with big data and analytics preferably with bioinformatics or High Performance Computing

  • IBM Cloud experience

  • Demonstrated communication skills

About Business UnitWith more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents, IBM Research brings together hundreds of researchers who possess unparalleled industry expertise to address some of the world's most challenging problems. Join us as we do pioneering work in areas such as cognitive computing, augmented intelligence, quantum computing, and blockchain, to name a few.

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Location StatementIBM offers a wide range of resources for eligible IBMers to thrive both inside and outside of work. In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to:

*12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.

*World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM's learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.

*Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.

*Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).

*Select educational reimbursement opportunities.

*Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.

*Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.

*Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

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