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IBM Azure Enterprise Architect in Raleigh, North Carolina


Your Role and Responsibilities

IBM Global Business Services (GBS) is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants enabling enterprises to make smarter decisions and providing unparalleled client and consumer experiences in cognitive, data analytics, cloud technology and mobile app development. With global reach, outcome-focused methodologies and deep industry expertise, IBM GBS empowers clients to digitally reinvent their business and get the competitive edge in the cognitive era in over 170 countries.

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IBM is looking for a Microsoft Azure Enterprise Architect whose primary responsibility will be to solution Microsoft Azure Federal offerings integrated with IBM Managed Services for our clients. This is a new business sales support technical position and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, being the subject matter expert on Azure implementations for Azure Virtual Machines, Service Fabric, Resource Manager, Virtual Network, Traffic Manager, Load Balancer, DNS, Container Service, SQL Database, and the integration of those services as well as other Azure Federal offerings. In addition, this SME will interface with the MSCS Federal Infrastructure Managed Services (FIMS) team to ensure managed service capability for clients hosted in the Microsoft Federal cloud. The Azure Enterprise Architect will also interface with senior business leaders within MSCS to ensure our Azure capabilities are aligned to MSCS’ overall cloud strategy, assist in development of marketing materials, and be the technical evangelist supporting IBM’s Go-to-Market and account leaders working directly with potential and existing clients. The Azure Enterprise architect will work across MSCS teams including other architects in support of bid and proposal efforts, engineers in support of new client onboarding and capability development, delivery teams as a tier 3 escalation point of contact, and business leaders to advise on strategy, training, and skill development of our staff.

Responsibilities/experience include:

  • Automating deployment and management of Azure workloads via API, integration tools, or other methods

  • Managed service experience (e.g. performing systems administration, monitoring, NOC/SOC/EOC, Service Desk)

  • Developing detailed technical schedules as input to an overall project schedule

  • Managing multiple accounts and projects simultaneously

  • Strong technical writing and documentation skills; ability to clearly articulate technical requirements and relate them to business objectives

  • Demonstrated experience operating as a facilitator with excellent verbal and written communications.

Work locations: Boulder, CO / Raleigh, NC / Herndon, VA / Houston, TX


Health Insurance. Paid time off. Corporate Holidays. Sick leave. Family planning. Financial Guidance. Competitive 401K. Training and Learning. We continue to expand our benefits and programs, offering some of the best support, guidance and coverage for a diverse employee population.




Our goal is to be essential to the world, which starts with our people. Company wide we kicked off an internal talent strategy program called Go Organic. At our core, we are committed to believing and investing in our workforce through:

  • Skill development: helping our employees grow their foundational skills

  • Finding the dream job at IBM: navigating our company with the potential for many careers by channeling an employee’s strengths and career aspirations

  • Diversity of people: Diversity of thought driving collective innovation

In 2015, Go Organic filled approximately 50% of our open positions with internal talent that were promoted into the role.


With an employee population of 375,000 in over 170 countries, amazingly we connect, collaborate, and care. IBMers drive a corporate culture of shared responsibility. We love grand challenges and everyday improvements for our company and for the world. We care about each other, our clients, and the communities we live, work, and play in!



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Required Professional and Technical Expertise

Position requires at least 3 - 7 years of experience with the following:

  • MCSD: Azure Solutions Architect

  • Microsoft Certified Solution Expert (MCSE) for Cloud Platform and Infrastructure

  • Architecting, implementing, and managing environments within Microsoft Azure.

  • Experience needs to include Azure Virtual machines, Resource Manager, Service Fabric, Container Service, SQL Database, Virtual Network, DNS, and Azure Active Directory at a minimum

  • Migrating client workloads into Azure from other clouds (public or private) as well as traditional on-prem solutions

  • Managing client workloads across multiple Azure regions

  • Integrating Azure offerings with other monitoring tools via API Continued in the additional Comments

  • Active DoD Secret clearance

  • 8570/Security+ certification

Preferred Professional and Technical Expertise

Preferred 2 or more years of experience with the following:

  • Experience with additional Azure services such as ExpressRoute, SQL Data Warehouse, MFA, RBAC, and Marketplace offerings

  • Experience managing Azure Government and/or Azure DoD Clouds

  • Familiarity with Azure Stack for private cloud • Skills in a formal PM discipline (PMI or other PM accreditation is a plus)

  • Experience with Federal Government contracts, including security compliance guidelines for NIST 800-53 moderate and high impact baselines

  • ITIL V3 Certification preferred

  • Experience working with managed service providers on top of AWS IaaS/PaaS offerings

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