Application Architect - Azure

Introduction
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
As an Azure Architect, you directly help clients transform their business and solve complex problems. You will define the scope and vision for projects that deliver solutions using Azure suite. You are a technical leader, serving as a liaison among business partners, technical resources, and project stakeholders.

Role

Work with client's key Business and IT stakeholders as well as C-level executives to demonstrate IBM's Journey to Cloud proposition
Understand client's business and technology strategy, and translate that into a client specific Cloud PoV
Architect cloud solutions and participate in cloud adoption, modernization and migration strategies for our clients.
Perform current application portfolio assessment, determine workload treatment paths, and recommend the target solution architecture of a hybrid cloud environment
Develop compelling solutions and proposals that differentiate IBM methodology and architecture and positions IBM as the multicloud partner
Identify and deliver proof of concept or minimum viable product to create immediate client impact
Work with a global/virtual teams to collaborate and deliver the best in class products to our clients
Design and help develop Azure cloud applications that meets and surpasses the client expectations

15+ years experienced of overall solution architecture experience in complex environments.
10+ years demonstrable experience using cloud development platforms from multiple cloud vendors
5+ large scale end to end projects in Azure. At least one large scale migration experience in a Bank.
2+ large scale end to end projects in MultiCloud and Hybrid environment with 2+ Public Cloud vendors (preferably AWS and Azure).
Proven background with containerization and container management
Extensive experience architecting and developing cloud applications for Azure
Certified in Azure Architecture (AZ 300, 301 and 302)

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
Deep knowledge and understanding of Azure PaaS and IaaS features
Hands on experience on designing and developing services on Azure (Web Apps, Mobile Apps, APIs)
Experience in design of solutions using Azure object storage services like DB, Tables, Files and Blobs
Microservice design and development on Azure using Container Service and Service Fabric
Hands on experience of executing cloud native projects in AWS with DevOps using Azure as well as Open Source Tools
Experience in securing the applications on Azure (PaaS, IaaS etc)
Experience of migrating workload to Azure from private cloud, other clouds or on-prem infrastructure of customers

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
Deep knowledge and understanding of Azure PaaS and IaaS features
Hands on experience on designing and developing services on Azure (Web Apps, Mobile Apps, APIs)
Experience in design of solutions using Azure object storage services like DB, Tables, Files and Blobs
Microservice design and development on Azure using Container Service and Service Fabric
Hands on experience of executing cloud native projects in AWS with DevOps using Azure as well as Open Source Tools
Experience in securing the applications on Azure (PaaS, IaaS etc)
* Experience of migrating workload to Azure from private cloud, other clouds or on-prem infrastructure of customers

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.

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Location Statement
For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

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