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 ResponsibilitiesThank you for your interest.This role is located ONSITE (after covid) Armonk, NY, New York, NY; Southbury, CT; Research Triangle Park, NC or Austin, TXThere is no relocation provided.No remote option (post covid).This role resides within the CIO Hybrid Cloud Platforms division of the CIO organization. CIO Hybrid Cloud Platforms provides the platforms and infrastructure that powers IBM, allowing business and application teams to focus on creating the digital business experiences that will drive IBM forward.Our primary focus within CIO Hybrid Cloud Platforms is driving our CIO Hybrid Cloud strategy forward. The CIO Hybrid Cloud, built with Red Hat and IBM technologies, is the engine for the IBM cognitive enterprise. It provides the speed, scale, and security for IBM's digital business experiences, connecting data, information, and people to bring IBM into the future.We need leaders to join our team that can take an energetic, creative, and collaborative approach to helping to execute our hybrid cloud strategy, particularly around adoption. If you're excited about helping to develop a strategy with adoption and self-service as part of the backbone in achieving the speed, scale, and security that a hybrid cloud environment can ultimately provide, then this role and our team may provide a great opportunity for you to thrive.**Job Duties:**In this role, you'll have an opportunity to transform our portfolio of IBM applications within the CIO Hybrid Cloud Platforms Center of Excellence (COE) function and use your world-class knowledge of hybrid cloud to drive platform evolution and adoption. You'll provide clarity and direction, promote excellent communication and collaboration, create compelling platform adoption content and techniques for consumers, and lead the way in research of emerging hybrid cloud technologies.As a Cloud Architect within the COE, you are a leader and catalyst for change. You'll energize others around you who are willing to follow you in evolving the way we operate, communicate, and collaborate. You'll provide cloud native thought leadership and build a culture of learning. You'll also develop a great understanding of the needs of platform teams, application teams, and IBM's business, and facilitate each component's contribution to our hybrid cloud transformation.This role is specialized in helping achieve a high degree of security, governance, and compliance hygiene. The ideal candidate will round out the team's capabilities in driving the adoption of IBM's security standards as well as other governance and compliance requirements. However, a broad hybrid cloud skillset is desired.**Responsibilities include:**+ Understand and promote the CIO Hybrid Cloud Platforms strategy and IBM's strategy as the Hybrid Cloud and AI company+ Collaborate with application teams through formal engagements to facilitate app modernization and adoption of hybrid cloud platforms+ Develop and/or apply tooling to accelerate hybrid cloud adoption in collaboration with platform teams+ Create technical content, blueprints, architecture patterns/models, and proof of concepts+ Analyze the latest product and platform developments and how they can help app teams+ Influence platform team roadmaps based on future product capabilities and app team needs+ Use data in an open way to iterate, innovate, and inspire**The Team**The Center of Excellence is part of the CIO Hybrid Cloud Platforms organization within the Office of the CIO, supporting internal employees, infrastructure, and systems that help run and drive the business. Our forward-thinking team of engineers, architects, analysts, and program managers is accelerating IBM's hybrid cloud transformation by connecting people, process, and technology across the IBM business.IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for these positions now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.CIODEM2020Required Technical and Professional Expertise+ Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent experience.+ 3+ years demonstrated experience deploying modern cloud services across a broad range of technologies+ Broad knowledge of major cloud technologies including virtualization, containers, networking, etc. on different cloud platforms+ Broad subject matter expertise across cloud computing, infrastructure, IT operations, data management, and cloud governance models with ability to advise on industry-leading approaches+ Knowledge of security considerations of cloud computing including data breaches, broken authentication, hacking, account hijacking, malicious insiders, third parties, advanced persistent threats, data loss, and DoS attacks+ Possess confident analytical, creative, problem-solving, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills+ Experience working in an agile, squad-based, continuous delivery development modelPreferred Technical and Professional Expertise+ 3+ years of experience with Kubernetes-based cloud platforms such as Red Hat OpenShift+ 3+ years of experience developing cloud native application architecturesnoneAbout Business UnitThe Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) owns IBM's IT strategy and provides the tools, workstations, devices, and infrastructure that IBMers use to do their jobs every day. Put simply, our mission is to create a productive environment for IBM's 350,000 worldwide employees. Join us as we lead with design to drive simplicity and ease of use, engineering the systems that run the business, and innovating to transform the business.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 StatementIBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.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.