IBM Cloud Platform Architect - Azure in Houston, Texas
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As a Cloud Modernization Application Consultant, you will help transform applications to take advantage of Cloud attributes. Help clients solve problems, improve operations, and update their applications more easily, quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively. The Azure Cloud Consultant will work directly with clients on critical projects to help them transform their businesses.
Roles & Responsibilities:
Be the integrator between the client and IBM teams
Demonstrate thought leadership in cloud computing and become a trusted advisor to decision makers throughout an engagement
Analyze and assess existing client application portfolios and shape, sell and deliver appropriate digital modernization pattern-based solutions including the creation of client modernization roadmaps
Work with clients to define scope of project and determine requirements
Define software, hardware and other requirements
Assist with the design, development, and testing of modernizing applications
Clarify system specifications
Contribute to teams who are performing code migration or refactoring or are modernizing applications
Provide customer and market feedback to the Product and Engineering teams and help shape product direction
The ideal candidate will have experience with the following:
Azure cloud compute experience (deployments, migrations, networking)
Deployment and orchestration technologies (e.g. Puppet, Chef, Salt, Ansible, Docker, Kubernetes, Mesos, OpenStack, Jenkins, etc.) and in system administration tasks in Linux, Unix, or Windows with familiarity with standard IT security practices (e.g. encryption, certificates, key management, etc.)
Architecture Design Tools, such as MS Visio Professional (with Amazon and Azure stencils)
Utility Compute Web Services: AWS, VPC, EC2, EBS, SQS, SWF, SNS, RDS, DynamoDB, RedMine and DMS
Container and Micro Services Stacks: Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Docker, Kubernetes, Rancher and Mesosphere
Planning Tools: JIRA, GitHub, Stash, Redmine and Rocket Chat
Integration Tools: Jenkins, Eclipse, Intelliu, Nexus and Bamboo
Testing Tools: Jenkins, HP Fortify, Serenity, Swagger, Cucumber, Selenium, SonarQube, JUNite, Pyunit, Open SCAP and Sensu
Deployment Tools: Chef, Puppet, CFEngine, Ansible, Fabric, and GIT, GitHub and Git Lab
Search Technologies: Lucene and Elasticsearch
Relational Databases: Oracle, MS SQL, DB2, Postgres SQL, AWS RDS, Django, Express.js
NoSQL databases: Cassandra, MongoDB, AWS DynamoDB, Cloudant
Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) Tools: Informatica, DataStage, SSIS, Talend and Boomi
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Required Technical and Professional Expertise
At least 1 year experience in major CSPs (Azure)
At least 1 year experience in designing IaaS, PaaS and SaaS architectures.
At least .5 years experience in Service Registries and Cloud brokers
At least .5 years experience in designing secure scalable, elastic architectures
At least .5 years experience in architecting in enterprises using Agile methodologies
At least .5 years experience in decoupled and microservices architectures
At least .5 years experience in Stateful and Stateless services
At least .5 years experience in web services technologies- Restful services
At least .5 years experience in distributed systems, databases and search systems
At least .5 years experience in J2EE Platforms: JBOSS, WebLogic, Apache Tomcat, Websphere
At least .3 years experience in collaboration, open communication and reaching across functional borders
Preferred Tech and Prof Experience
At least 3 years experience in major CSPs (Azure)
At least 3 years experience in designing IaaS, PaaS and SaaS architectures.
At least 2 years experience in Service Registries and Cloud brokers
At least 2 years experience in designing secure scalable, elastic architectures
At least 2 years experience in architecting in enterprises using Agile methodologies
At least 2 years experience in decoupled and microservices architectures
At least 2 years experience in Stateful and Stateless services
At least 2 years experience in web services technologies- Restful services
At least 2 years experience in distributed systems, databases and search systems
At least 2 years experience in J2EE Platforms: JBOSS, WebLogic, Apache Tomcat, Websphere
At least 2 years experience in collaboration, open communication and reaching across functional borders
At least .5 years experience in business outcomes
L1 or L2 level certification in application architecture
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