IBM Senior Level Cloud Solutions Architect in St Louis, Missouri

Job Description

Job Description

Financial Systems is the domain in the IBM CIO organization that supports the IBM Finance & Planning and IBM Accounting communities worldwide. 65 squads organized into five tribes develop, maintain and operate a portfolio of over 250 applications. In order for IBM Financial Systems to maximize our usage of cloud offerings and microservices, we are seeking to strengthen our team with a Cloud solution architect.

What you will do:

Your main focus will be defining solutions leveraging Cloud platforms for software application migration, modernization, and custom developed Cloud-enabled applications. You will:

• Identify opportunities in the Financial Systems portfolio to move workload to the Cloud

• Develop a vision on how we can better utilize microservices in some areas

• Lay out a migration approach for the selected opportunities

• Work as a trusted advisor to the tribe leaders and their squads, enabling them to migrate workload to the Cloud

• Enhance the squad's abilities to implement IBM Cloud DevOps solutions

Financial Systems is the domain in the IBM CIO organization that supports the IBM Finance & Planning and IBM Accounting communities worldwide. The team is located in an agile open space in Southbury, CT and uses physical and virtual tools to collaborate and manage their work.

No remote opportunities exist

Will consider relocation for candidates with the right skills/experience

Must have the ability to work in the US without current/future need for IBM sponsorship

• Preferred Locations: Southbury, CT and possible North Castle Armonk NY, NY City, Raleigh NC

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

• Strong Architecture & Solutioning skills leveraging Cloud technologies and microservices

• Broad understanding of integration technologies and approaches

• Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills

• Passion to find solutions to challenging problems

• Proven experience in IT organizations supporting Finance and/or Accounting

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Required Technical and Professional Expertise

• Minimum of 8+ years of hands-on Cloud solutioning experience that should include:

• Experience outside the non-hosted and managed services environment

• Experience in solutioning for high availability applications

• Composition of applications using microservices and orchestration of services as containerized workloads in cloud.

• Designing and implementing strong application security and data protection controls in public cloud

• Modernization and optimization of applications for cloud deployments by employing solution design patterns for cloud

• Experience in Solution Design and Architectural Cloud Assessment

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

• IBM Certified Solution Architect - Cloud Platform Solution (or equivalent external certification)

• IBM Certified Solution Advisor - DevOps (or equivalent external certification)

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.