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IBM Application Architect - Data Platform, Cognitive & Analytics in San Jose, California


As 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 Responsibilities

The Application Architect – Data Platform, Cognitive and Analytics role is in the AI and Advanced Analytics practice. This position requires strong experience and documented success with MS Azure tool set including Azure Kubernetes Systems (AKS). This is a hands-on position that combines strong verbal and written communications working in a fast pace environment to deliver results utilizing the SAFe Agile framework.

Key responsibilities:

  • Support deployments of code developed to higher environments

  • Manage activities related to Azure File and Sync & Azure Stack

  • Perform setup, configuration, and deployments using Azure tool set

  • Analyze and enhance underlying scripting technologies and existing setup

  • Scope and analyze existing infrastructure and network configuration

  • Report and advice regarding measures related to upgrades, enhancements, or new initiatives

  • Manage and organize multiple tasks and priorities under considerable pressure

  • Produce high-quality results with attention to details

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure in time-sensitive situations and prioritize multiple projects with similar deadlines

  • Document processes and develop presentations that facilitate internal and external communications

  • Support technical discussions with a diverse group of developers, product owners, and support subject matter experts.

  • Learn new technologies, frameworks, open source tools and development languages.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 12 years of implementing / supporting deployments to higher and lower environments.

  • 6 years supporting environment build and middleware administration

  • 5 years with virtualization technologies from any vendor

  • 3 years as Azure cloud architect/middleware administrator

  • 3 years with scripting (Batch, Bash, PowerShell, Python, other)

  • 2 years in cloud maintenance, testing, implementation, and multi platforms production support

  • 1 year with MS Azure platform, including machine image, networking, load balancing, disaster recovery and storage components.

  • 1 year using Azure CLI, Storage Explorer, generating Shared Access Signatures for Azure Blob objects.

  • 1 year provisioning / configuring Azure SQL DB, Azure Monitoring, App registrations in Azure AD, DNS Zones in Azure, Azure Key vault

  • XML and JSON experience

  • Knowledge of architecture, design, and system engineering of enterprise systems using Enterprise Architecture, ITSM, PM, Process Improvement, and Maturity methodologies and frameworks

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Master's Degree in Finance, Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering or related STEM fields

  • Experience working with SAFe Agile framework

  • At least 1 year of experience with Informatica IICS application integration component.

  • Experience delivering complex consulting services projects

  • Experience working with government state and local clients

About Business Unit

IBM 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 @ IBM

What 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 IBM

IBM’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 Statement

For 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 @ 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, 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.