IBM Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies - Architect in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Job Description

Do you have a passion for coding on cutting edge technology? Are you ready to take your Blockchain technology expertise to the next level? Do you like to travel? Are you self-motivated and seek to explore new technologies? Apply now!

IBM Global Business Services (GBS) is hiring strong Managing Consultants who architect and develops technical solutions to solve business problems in several industries using Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies such as Hyperledger, Ethereum, and Ripple.

We are the world's largest consulting services organization. GBS provides clients with business transformation and industry expertise, and the ability to translate that expertise into integrated, responsive, and innovative business solutions. We offer consulting services across multiple industries and cover the whole process chain from strategy consulting through to the construction, implementation and operation of technical and commercial solutions.

Whether you are a hands-on architect or a hard-core developer, you will have an opportunity to take your skills and career to next level.

We prefer are architects who live in the New York City/Jersey City, New Jersey or Dallas area, however, we are open to candidates in who live within a 50-mile radius to a major metro airport. You will have the opportunity to interact directly with clients and will be required to travel up to 75%.

Responsibilities include:

  • Hands-on architect & developer who can take part in the entire development life cycle

  • Responsible for architectural reviews, design reviews and consultations

  • Implement design principle to architect and solution business problems

  • Follow and standardize the best practices from the industry and apply them in the project builds.

  • Maintain extreme engineering rigor with all aspects of code and development routines

  • Develop methods and tools to be used to test, monitor and implement new solutions using Blockchain and Distributed Ledger technologies

  • Ability to lead and manage a team and execute projects and deliver solutions

  • Provide Project Management oversight as needed

  • Develop and deliver business strategy and implementation plans

  • Design, develop, and deliver complex Distributed Ledger/Blockchain technology applications

  • Conceptualize and develop relevant use cases, proof-of-concepts (POC), proof-of-value (POV)

  • Generate repeat sales at assigned client and support sales efforts of the practice

  • Manage client relationships

  • Lead teams to successful delivery

  • Build Industry and region-specific IBM viewpoint/offerings for Blockchain.

  • Be the trusted advisor for our clients

  • Top notch process re-engineering skills to help transform industry processes through Blockchain

  • Expected to support new signings opportunities in Blockchain for the region both at Individual Lead level and Team level. Create awareness and deliver IBM's POV on Blockchain in our key accounts


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.




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Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 8 years of experience with Java Development

  • At least 5 years of experience with Architecture

  • At least 3 years of experience with UNIX/LINUX

  • At least 5 years of experience using versioning tools (Github or Similar)

  • At least 5 years of experience working in Agile/Scrum

  • At least 5 years of experience in an industry architecting software

  • At least 5 years of experience taking multiple application to production

  • At least 4 years of experience with building and managing custom REST APIs

  • At least 4 years of experience in architecting applications using design principles

  • Knowledge about TOGAF or Zachman Framework

  • Knowledge of Design Patterns with a focus on reusing components and code

  • Design data models, schemas and data maps using database technologies including SQL/NoSQL

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • At least 5 years of experience developing applications using cloud-based platforms or Docker or Kubernetes

  • Experience with developing Smart Contracts and Consensus Algorithms

  • Experience in developing Blockchain applications or proof-of-concepts (POC) using Hyperledger, Ethereum Solidity or other proprietary language and APIs.

  • At least 4 years of experience in developing distributed applications using JavaScript, JSON, Python or Go languages

  • At least 2 years of experience in database technologies (MongoDB/SQL or Any RDMBS/NoSQL)

  • At least 2 years of experience developing distributed applications

  • You are involved in developer community groups.

EO Statement

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, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.