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Technical Architect - Azure Platform


Cloud Architect


Washington, Washington DC, United States

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. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.

Your Role and Responsibilities

IBM Federal is seeking an Architect who can perform in a complex technical leadership role as both an Enterprise Architect and Azure Solution Architect who has related experience in large scale hyperscaler delivery of multi-hybrid cloud solutions in Azure using native Cloud services architecture and Azure DevOps to provide managed infrastructure automation for application deployments and 24x7x365 operations meeting service level objectives in a multi-hybrid cloud across Azure Commercial IL2, GCC, Azure Government IL4, and GCC High.

Additionally, this Architect role will be required to have the Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect Expert certification along with 5-7 years of experience in designing and implementing cloud and hybrid solutions. This role will be an advisor to the IBM program and Client Joint Leadership team (JLT). The Enterprise Architect role will work with the customer to architect, design, and maintain the overall enterprise architecture for the customer’s portfolio of applications within an Azure well architected framework as well as provide oversight and technical leadership to other architects, automation and cloud engineers, security experts, and various technical consultants. The overall solution will be designed and implemented using automation based on DevSecOps practices, design and build DevSecOps pipelines, focusing on rapid deployments, rebuilds, configurations and management. They lead design-thinking to architect solutions that drive business. Candidate must possess a US “Public Trust” clearance, Secret (or higher) clearance, or be able to obtain a Public Trust clearance.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
• Certified IT Architect – 5-7 years • Experience with DevOps, DevSecOps, cloud services implementations – 5 years
• Developing modern architecture standards and delivery practices, including large hyperscaler delivery, native Cloud Services architecture and DevOps, and providing managed services for Cloud operations.
• Providing oversight and technical leadership delivery of cloud and managed services
• Leading architects, developers and technical consultants in delivery
• Developing and maintaining a cohesive end-to-end Technology Solution Roadmap, architecture, and Managed Services strategy
• Implementation of tools, technologies, and processes to strengthen and evolve the architecture and technical platform of supported systems
• implementing DevOps tools and processes; adopt container architecture; assess opportunities and approaches for migration to cloud computing
• Providing innovative cutting-edge technology solutions

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

• Other relevant Agile certifications (ICAgile Certified Professional, Scrum Master, SAFe) is desirable • Evaluate proposed solutions, products, deliverables, and services to align and comply with IT Security, Application, System, Network, Data, Information, and Business Architecture policies, directives, guidelines, standards, segment architectures and reference architectures – 5 years

About Business Unit
IBM 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.

Your Life @ IBM
In a world where technology never stands still, we understand that, dedication to our clients success, innovation that matters, and trust and personal responsibility in all our relationships, lives in what we do as IBMers as we strive to be the catalyst that makes the world work better.

Being an IBMer means you’ll be able to learn and develop yourself and your career, you’ll be encouraged to be courageous and experiment everyday, all whilst having continuous trust and support in an environment where everyone can thrive whatever their personal or professional background.

Our IBMers are growth minded, always staying curious, open to feedback and learning new information and skills to constantly transform themselves and our company. They are trusted to provide on-going feedback to help other IBMers grow, as well as collaborate with colleagues keeping in mind a team focused approach to include different perspectives to drive exceptional outcomes for our customers. The courage our IBMers have to make critical decisions everyday is essential to IBM becoming the catalyst for progress, always embracing challenges with resources they have to hand, a can-do attitude and always striving for an outcome focused approach within everything that they do.

Are you ready to be an IBMer?

About IBM
IBM’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 Statement
IBM offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program. Eligible employees may have access to: - Healthcare benefits including medical & prescription drug coverage, dental, vision, and mental health & well being - Financial programs such as 401(k), the IBM Employee Stock Purchase Plan, financial counseling, life insurance, short & long- term disability coverage, and opportunities for performance based salary incentive programs - Generous paid time off including 12 holidays, minimum 56 hours sick time, 120 hours vacation, 12 weeks parental bonding leave in accordance with IBM Policy, and other Paid Care Leave programs. IBM also offers paid family leave benefits to eligible employees where required by applicable law - Training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform where IBMers can grow skills and obtain industry-recognized certifications to achieve their career goals - Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups, giving & volunteer opportunities, and discounts on retail products, services & experiences The compensation range and benefits for this position are based on a full-time schedule for a full calendar year. The salary will vary depending on your job-related skills, experience and location. Pay increment and frequency of pay will be in accordance with employment classification and applicable laws. For part time roles, your compensation and benefits will be adjusted to reflect your hours. Benefits may be pro-rated for those who start working during the calendar year. This position was posted on the date cited in the key job details section and is anticipated to remain posted for 21 days from this date or less if not needed to fill the role. We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law. IBM 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.

Being You @ IBM
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, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, caste, genetics, pregnancy, disability, neurodivergence, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.