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
The Azure Architect is at the leading edge of digital transformation with customers using Microsoft Azure, helping shape the conversation with senior executives and building / creating new digital transformation opportunities. The role holder will have a real passion for Microsoft as a technology platform and will have practical hands on experience of designing and delivering enterprise scale solutions for customers using Microsoft Azure.
The role holder will be able to lead discussions with customer technical decision makers and translate business requirements into secure, reliable and highly available technology solutions that deliver real customer value. They will also need to be adept at managing constant business change, rapidly evolving requirements, adjustments in strategic direction, and keeping current on emerging technology solutions.
Building deep technical relationships with senior executives and designing innovative solutions for large or highly strategic accounts
Technical leadership, design and delivery of enterprise scale solutions that deliver high levels of performance, security, scalability, maintainability and reliability
Driving a culture of IP development and reuse
Qualifications and Experience
5+ years of leading consultative/complex technical sales and deployment projects, architecture, design and implementation
Demonstrated excellence with consulting skills and presenting complex development topics to both business executive and technical personnel
Proven track record of building deep technical relationships with senior executives and helping to build innovative cloud solutions in large or highly strategic accounts
Azure Certified Architect qualification preferred / expected within 12 months of joining
The role holder is expected to be a subject matter expert in one or more of the following:
Cloud infrastructure solutions (i.e. Windows and Linux IaaS, SAP, BCDR, Security, Management, Storage, Networking, OSS, containers and Infra as a code technologies)
Cloud application development solutions (e.g. PaaS, Serverless, API Management);
Container orchestration (e.g. Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry);
Continuous integration technologies (e.g. Jenkins, Spinnaker, Azure for DevOps, Chef, Puppet);
Web application server technologies, cloud application design, software architecture and practices; (design/development/deployment, Agile, SCRUM, ALM)
Experience with scalable architectures using Azure App Service, API management, serverless technologies, container orchestration (e.g. Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry etc.), API management, microservice frameworks etc.
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
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