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Senior Cloud Solutions Architect / Technical Executive (371924BR)


Executive Director



Texas, United States

IntroductionAs 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 ResponsibilitiesThe Global Business Services Cloud Center of Competency is a leader in Cloud solutions. We are seeking Senior Cloud Solutions Architects / Technical Executives to join our team. In this role, the candidate will lead design and development of native cloud applications, architect cloud solutions and participate in cloud adoption, optimization and modernization strategies for our clients. The candidate will also advise our clients on API, Microservices, legacy application modernization and deployment to the cloud.Candidates would be expected to lead cross-skilled client and IBM solutioning / delivery teams during modernization / development of complex cloud native applications, with a polyglot technology landscape. This would include- Assessment the current application and infrastructure environment, performing a gap analysis- Definition of modernization approach through aspects such as application discovery, dependency analysis, modernization increment definition & prioritization as well as co-existence strategies- Design of End-to-End Technical solution design including application, platform, operations & security dimensions Functional & Non-Functional Requirements as well as Estimation, Platform Sizing & Delivery Planning aspects- Technical governance during deliveryThe role requires the ability to work with the client's IT team, as well as C-level executives to demonstrate the cloud value proposition, articulate IBM's vision & strategy on hybrid cloud. As an Application and Solution Architect, you will be required to deliver a proof of concept or minimum viable product using agile methodology and IBM design thinking. You will use your knowledge of platform-based cloud development as a service offering in the market, born-on-the-cloud application architecture and best practices, API management, DevOps, Internet of Things, and cloud integration suites to advise our clients on their hybrid/multi cloud journey.Leading teams of developers and owning proof of concepts, Ability to work with a global team and flexibility will be essential. Proficiency and accreditation in one or more of IBM Cloud, Red Hat, AWS, Azure or Google Cloud Platform is essential.Knowledge of multiple platforms, cloud services, AI, Blockchain and Dev/SecOps is highly desired.Required Technical and Professional Expertise*At least 5 years of experience using cloud development platforms from multiple cloud vendors.*At least 5 years of experience coding in Java, Python, Ruby, Go, and JavaScript frameworks*At least 3 years of experience with containerization and container management*At least 5 years of experience architecting and developing cloud applications*At least 5 years of experience in DevSecOps and Continuous Integration Continuous Deployment*Proficiency and accreditation in IBM Cloud, Red Hat, AWS, Azure or Google Cloud Platform*At least 10 years of experience consultingPreferred Technical and Professional ExpertiseSame as required skillsAbout Business UnitIBM Services 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.Your Life @ IBMWhat 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. Do your best work ever.About IBMIBM's greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.Location StatementFor additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.IBM intends this job to be performed entirely outside of Colorado.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.