IBM Network Architect in BANGALORE, India

Job Description

About IBM

IBM has been present in India since 1992. IBM India's solutions and services span all major industries including financial services, healthcare, government, automotive, telecommunications and education, among others. As a trusted partner with wide-ranging service capabilities, IBM helps clients transform and succeed in challenging circumstances. The diversity and breadth of the entire IBM portfolio of research, consulting, solutions, services, systems and software, uniquely distinguishes IBM India from other companies in the industry.

Business Unit Introduction

IBM Global Technology Services (GTS) helps clients plan, implement and manage an efficient, resilient, flexible IT infrastructure. IBM GTS is the partner of choice for infrastructure services – be it transformational outsourcing tied to business outcomes or integrated managed services or discrete services. Strategic Outsourcing is partnering with customer for multiple benefits which include (a) focus on core competency (b) Make IT spend more predictable (c) Making IT agile and supportive enough for catering future business needs. Pairing the industry’s most extensive portfolio of services, hardware and software solutions with our global network of IT, industry and business process experts, IBM optimizes your IT infrastructure to support today’s business requirements while charting a path to transformation across your enterprise

At IBM Global Technology Services, we are the women and men who design, build and run the foundational systems the world relies on. While companies strive to realize the many benefits of cloud computing, they encounter complexity in seamlessly integrating traditional on-premise systems with cloud-based systems in a secure and efficient manner. Software-defined networking is the key to meeting next-generation agility, innovation, and application demands in the cloud. IBM Global Technology Services (GTS) is expanding its proven excellence in hybrid cloud networking to help lead clients through the complexity associated with the design and deployment of hybrid cloud network connectivity. We are seeking experienced network architects to join our Network Services Business. Architects will work with IBM sales teams and IBM clients to help with the design and implementation of hybrid cloud networking solutions.

Who you are

The senior level Network Architect will work with executives, management, and technical staff of IBM clients to provide guidance on options and solutions available to them for hybrid cloud solutions.

As a Network Architect for the Network Integration team, you are responsible for the design and implementation of customer network services. You should be able to identify network requirements, write proposal documents, submit telco vendor requests and manage telco for successful implementation. You should have a sound knowledge in SDN with a strong skill in different cloud architecture environments, virtualization, and data center automation with additional knowledge on local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), Data Center (DC's), Internet, intranets, and other data communications systems.

What you’ll do

  • To provide thought leadership, assess client current state, and translate best-practice methods to achieve future state SDN Cloud architectures.

  • Proven experience in designing and leading Proof of Concept Trials in the SDN area.

  • Proven experience in architect Solutions which may include any of the following components (Data Center Design, Networking, Systems Hardware, System Architecture, Virtualization, Systems Management, Security)

  • Pre-Sales: Engage with customers, qualify opportunities, and develop cloud solutions

  • Post-Sales: Develop networking strategies, cloud strategies, designs for private, hybrid and public cloud, lead technical implementation working closely with customers/partners

  • Implement architectural design with business use cases, trade-offs, and risk mitigation included Position Qualifications/Requirements

How we’ll help you grow:

  • You’ll have access to all the technical and management training courses you need to become the expert you want to be.

  • You’ll learn directly from expert developers in the field; our team leads love to mentor.

  • You have the opportunity to work in many different areas to figure out what really excites you.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Proven experience in networking with focus on IP technologies (network virtualization / SDN)

  • Proven experience in delivering end to end SDN Solutions within any domain.

  • Proven knowledge of cloud computing and software-defined networking (SDN) domain

  • Proven experience with enterprise infrastructure architecture and design of complex distributed systems environments, including failover techniques, recovery/rollback, and application partitioning.

  • Proven knowledge of modern IT production datacenter and Internet (ISP/ASP) hosting operations

  • Enterprise-class networking architecture, design, implementation, and support

  • Virtual network functions (router, firewall, load balancing, etc)

  • Load balancing (F5, Netscaler)

  • SoftLayer cloud, network provisioning and deployment (Fortigate, Vyatta)

  • Proven experience programming in various languages (Java, Python, PERL, JQuery, C, etc.)

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • IP Certifications ECTP IP Networking Professional, CCNA/CCNP/CCIE, or JNCP /JNCIE preferred

  • Network virtualization experience with VMware NSX

  • Cloud networking provisioning and deployment in AWS, Azure, Google

  • Use of orchestration technology in deploying network services

  • Active Directory

  • Agile methodology

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.