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IBM VMware Solutions – Software Architect in San Jose, California


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

Preferably looking for candidates to join existing development teams in RTP, NC and in Austin, TX.

Looking for a senior Cloud Software Architect to join our dynamic IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions (IC4V) engineering team. The IC4V offering is a highly visible, large-scale enterprise platform delivering standardized and automated VMware virtualization solutions on IBM Cloud including a growing number of high value add-on services and solutions (HCX, HyTrust, Caveonix, Veeam, Zerto, etc). IC4V brings together IBM Cloud infrastructure and VMware technologies (vSphere, vCenter, Director, vSAN, NSX, SDDC, and many more) to simplify configuration and management with ease of moving VMware workloads from on-premise to the IBM Cloud. In our fast paced and expanding organization, we foster an environment of continuous innovation and working in agile teams, to deliver the latest technology and provide excellent support to our clients.

In this Software Architect role, you will:

  • Provide day to day technical leadership to IC4V development teams, deliver detailed technical design and lead technical deliverable implementation to IBM Cloud clients’ satisfaction on-time and with quality, and deployment SLAB.

  • Interface with offering managers to understand customer requirements to assess and design software solution architecture design to meet customer requirements that hunts the market and beat competition.

  • Provide technical sizing reference to support release managers and development managers’ planning and prioritization.

  • Work with across IBM business units, IBM Cloud IaaS teams and 3rd party vendors and suppliers to co-design and co-develop IC4V solutions with value-add services to enrich client experience.

  • Use deep expertise and experience with strategic technical insight on Cloud infrastructure, Cloud computing, Automation to build IBM IC4V solutions to help expedite clients’ path to IBM Cloud.

  • Stay abreast of emerging technology trends and solutions on cloud infrastructure, cloud compute, VMWare, and competition.

  • Interface to executives to provide technical references and serve as a liaison among technical resources in IBM, external partners and vendors, and stakeholders.

  • Mentor and develop team members and technical community.

This role requires strong communication across the IC4V team and global IBM teams across different functions, a deep understanding of IBM's cloud technologies and VMware offerings, and outstanding technical leadership to define architecture, sensitive to new technology trends and competition, drive innovation and design to deliver new releases and new solutions at very aggressive schedules hunts in the market. This role also will interact with many internal teams and external partner and vendor companies for optimized integrated design for best in class customer experience meeting business and compliance requirements. It requires exception strong development background, rich experience in IT industry gained through many years in different business units and roles, through different products, architecture, markets and good experience working with clients.

Visit VMware Solutions page ( for more details on our offerings on IBM Cloud.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 15+ years' experience in IT Industry

  • Significant technical experience in Software Engineering and Development usually obtained through 10+ years in software development

  • Profound technical knowledge and architectural thinking with 8+ years of experience as technical leader of different flagship product development

  • Outside in thinking covering pervasive IT system operations and quality assurance, typically obtained through 5+ years in system/stress quality validation

  • Proven Subject Matter Expert in Cloud infrastructure, Cloud compute, virtualization, Automation, and general business skills for Cloud

  • Proficient Cloud solution development and IBM Cloud technologies, services, methodology and processes

  • Excellent communication to guide communities, provide executive presentations and supports client engagements

  • Flexible, rapidly adjust designs to changing requirements and priorities, continuously innovates and evolves architecture and solution design

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Experience with VMware products and technologies: vSphere, NSX-T, Director, vSAN, vMotion, vRealize, HCX

  • Experience with Cloud infrastructure: network (Forigate, Juniper) and gateways, VPC, IBM Cloud BM/VSI/OneCloud/Security and compliance for regulated workloads, firmware, driver

  • Experience with tools: Aha, GitHub, Service Now, Trello

  • Experience with IBM Secured engineering, systems, and tools: SOS, Bastion, PSIRT, AppScan, access control, key mgnt, certificate mgnt etc.

  • Experience with: Terraform, Jenkins, Kubernetes, PowerCLI, Python, Cloudant, Postgres

  • Experience with Cloud resilience, BCDR, HA, SZR/MZR

  • Experience with 3rd party services and products: HyTrust, Caveonix, Veeam, Zerto, F5, Microsoft

  • Experience with Redhat Linux and Openshift

  • Experience with DevOps, Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment, SRE

  • Experience with Cloud security, data privacy and compliance requirements for regulated workload

About Business Unit

Digitization is accelerating the ongoing evolution of business, and clouds - public, private, and hybrid - enable companies to extend their existing infrastructure and integrate across systems. IBM Cloud provides the security, control, and visibility that our clients have come to expect. We are working to provide the right tools and environment to combine all of our client’s data, no matter where it resides, to respond to changing market dynamics.

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 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.

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, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.