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IBM Solution Architect for Sustainability in Toronto, Ontario

Introduction

At IBM, we know that transformation drives change, and it is in our DNA to continuously transform. Our Business Transformation Consultants help drive large scale change that spans IBM business units and geographies. As a part of this team, you will have the unique opportunity to be a part of driving IBM's ongoing transformation as a company that continuously innovates and leads the market.

Your Role and Responsibilities

Introduction to the company

IBM Consulting is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world's economy. IBM Services partners with the world's leading companies in over 170 countries to build smarter businesses by reimagining and reinventing through technology, with its outcome-focused methodologies, industry-leading portfolio and world class research and operations expertise leading to results-driven innovation and enduring excellence.

At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling. To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. To lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems.

Let's put smart to work.

Key Responsibilities

As an IBM Solution Architect, you directly help clients transform their business and solve complex problems, driving their sustainability agenda. You will define the scope and vision for projects that deliver customized solutions using your knowledge of IBM Cloud, Data and AI technologies. You are a technical leader, serving as a liaison among business partners, technical resources, and project stakeholders.

Responsibilities would include:

  • Be the overall technical lead and single point of contact for client-facing IBM Client Engineering engagements and be able to connect a client's business challenges to a broad range of cloud technologies such as Kubernetes, Docker, Cloud Foundry, Container

  • Security, Red Hat technologies (OpenShift, Ansible, RHEL, etc.), and related IBM cloud, data/AI products and services

  • Own the solutions architecture plan while being a 'hands-on' builder in a client-facing engagement

  • Ensure that the solution architecture includes sufficient provisions for security and reliability, while covering customer pain points and anticipated future needs

  • Perform engagement lead duties to ensure streamlined communications as well as ownership of tasks across the client's and IT technical team for one or more IBM Client Engineering engagements

  • Champion an entrepreneurial mindset and deliver unique value by leveraging industry and technology expertise to drive innovative strategies to accelerate clients' success

  • Continuously expand essential business, industry, technology, and competitive knowledgeSkills and attributes

  • Primary focus is delivery and has delivered complex / large scale projects

  • Pre-sales experience is an asset

  • Experience with cloud native technologies such as containerization, orchestration and event driven architecture preferred

  • Application experience with Java Springboot, nodejs or other similar coding technologies

  • Data experience with data modelling APIs or persistent data models

  • Cloud experience with one of the major cloud providers, Azure, AWS, GCP, IBM Cloud

Skills and attributes

  • Primary focus is delivery and has delivered complex / large scale projects

  • Pre-sales experience is an asset

  • Experience with cloud native technologies such as containerization, orchestration and event driven architecture preferred

  • Application experience with Java Springboot, nodejs or other similar coding technologies

  • Data experience with data modelling APIs or persistent data models

  • Cloud experience with one of the major cloud providers, Azure, AWS, GCP, IBM Cloud

What working here offers

What matters to you when you're looking for your next career challenge? Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities - where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust - where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 5+ years of experience leading customer-facing technical solutions teams in architecting, building and delivering complex application modernization and cloud native, hybrid, and multi-cloud solutions (e.g, AWS, Azure, IBM Cloud, GCP)

  • At least 2 years of hands-on experience in designing and implementing enterprise container solutions using container engines such a as Kubernetes, Docker, Cloud Foundry, Red Hat technologies (OpenShift, Ansible, RHEL, etc.)

  • Client facing advisory or consultancy experience in technical projects and services with strong ability to articulate complex application and solution architecture discussions and to connect them to the client's business challenges and context

  • Proven experience with modern application development techniques and best practices such as agile methodologies, API and microservice architectures, and cloud-native application patterns

  • Hands-on experience with software development frameworks such as Java, JavaScript, Spring, ReactJS, AngularJS, NodeJS, Ruby on Rails

  • Strong organizational, planning and team collaboration skills with the ability to work on multiple projects at the same time

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

As above.

Must have the ability to work in Canada without sponsorship.

About Business UnitIBM Consulting is IBM's consulting and global professional services business, with market leading capabilities in business and technology transformation. With deep expertise in many industries, we offer strategy, experience, technology, and operations services to many of the most innovative and valuable companies in the world. Our people are focused on accelerating our clients' businesses through the power of collaboration. We believe in the power of technology responsibly used to help people, partners and the planet.

This role requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to your start date. Full vaccination refers to receiving dosage of COVID-19 vaccines that provide full protection in accordance with Canada Public Health and WHO guidance (full series of a 2 dose vaccine plus 14 days or a one dose vaccine plus 14 days from the last dose). Proof of vaccination status will be required. Booster vaccination requirements may be required. If you are unable to be vaccinated due to medical or religious reasons, we offer accommodations in accordance with applicable law.

Your Life @ IBMAre you craving to learn more? Prepared to solve some of the world's most unique challenges? And ready to shape the future for millions of people? If so, then it's time to join us, express your individuality, unleash your curiosity and discover new possibilities.

Every IBMer, and potential ones like yourself, has a voice, carves their own path, and uses their expertise to help co-create and add to our story. Together, we have the power to make meaningful change - to alter the fabric of our clients, of society and IBM itself, to create a truly positive impact and make the world work better for everyone.

It's time to define your career.

About IBMIBM's greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we're also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business. At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it's time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.

Location StatementFor additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

Being You @ IBMIBM 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, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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