Application Consultant: AWS Cloud Modernization

Introduction
IBM Application Consultants work directly with our clients on key initiatives. You will have the opportunity to build an in-depth understanding of their business issues and implement organizational strategies that drive adoption of change. We are looking for experts who can build credibility and trust with our clients and provide knowledge that addresses individual and unique business needs.

Your Role and Responsibilities
IBM's Multi Cloud Services are focused on supporting clients on their cloud journey across any platform to achieve their business goals. It encompasses Cloud Advisory, Architecture, Cloud Native Development, Application Portfolio Migration, Modernization, and Rationalization as well as Cloud Operations.

  • Multi Cloud Services supports all public/private/hybrid Cloud deployments:
    • IBM Bluemix/IBM Cloud/Red Hat/AWS/ Azure/Google and client private environments.
  • Multi Cloud Services has the best Cloud developer architect Complex SI, Sys Ops and delivery talent delivered through our GEO CIC Factory model.
As a member of our Multi Cloud Migration Practice you will be responsible for defining and implementing application cloud migration, modernisation and rationalisation solutions for clients across all sectors. You will support mobilisation and help to lead the quality of our programmes and services, liaise with clients and provide consulting services including:
  • Create cloud migration strategies; defining delivery architecture, creating the migration plans, designing the orchestration plans and more.
  • Assist in creating and executing of migration run books
  • Evaluate source cloud (Physical¨ Virtual and Cloud) and target Workloads.
  • Bring together and define migration requirements.
  • Use troubleshooting skills and work closely with operations, support, and or other functions to ensure successful migrations.
You will work with clients to define and create solutions for application cloud migration modernization and rationalisation and have the experience as detailed in the Expertise section.

A day in the role will include...
  • Managing initiatives for migration and modernization in AWS cloud environment.
  • Bringing your expertise to manage applications to AWS Cloud demonstrating PaaS Services, EC2 Services and ECS.
  • You as a modernization professional, you will have experience to migrate legacies to Cloud platforms, move from one programming language to the other
You will come with....
Help in Legacy Modernization Solution Design and delivery through following:
  • Leads and builds Modernization architecture solution from legacy platform (mainframe, iSeries, Solaris, VAX/VMS) into modern platform (Cloud on-prem/off-prem) through modular design by understanding application component as System of Engagement (SOE), System of Insight (SOI), System of Integration (SOI), System of Records (SOR).
  • SME and highly experienced in identifying application module based SOE, SOI, SOR and lead modernization design as continuous modernization, modular modernization.
  • Leads the team to design Modernization strategy and identify the need for API, Containerization, Microservices creation vs. language conversion, Database conversion.
  • Leads the team to adopt continuous modernization instead of Big bang approach.
  • Leads and SME in Modernization methodology and can lead the Design thinking workshop, method tailoring as Client environment and Client industry.
  • SME by providing significant contribution to Modernization on Technical elements of WBS, estimation, Modernization risk, dependencies, Minimum viable product (MVP).
  • SME on at least two modernization assessment and execution tools.
  • Deep knowledge on AWS platform product & services and you should have the capability to map client platform and application deployment requirement into AWS platform specific services, configuration and align solution to AWS well architected framework and standard methodologies.
  • Good knowledge on AWS ECS, AWS ECR, AWS EKS, AWS Fargate, AWS Lambda function, AWS Elastic Cache, AWS S3, AWS API Gateway, AWS CloudWatch and AWS SNS, AWS RDS and AWS DynamoDB. Foundation knowledge on AWS DevOps Services and database (RDBMS & NoSql) solutions (runs on VM's).


Required Professional and Technical Expertise
  • 12+ to 15 years of experience on Modernization applications and led Architecture initiatives on AWS Modernization and Migration
  • Managed and implemented at least 5 engagement modernizing client applications to AWS Cloud and on WebSphere and Java/J2EE or .NET
  • Experience on using DevOps tools during Modernization
  • Complete in-depth experience and knowledge of AWS as a product and it's components
  • AWS certification would be preferred
  • Cloud professional with exclusive Application modernization experience across any of the cloud platforms like OpenShift or Openstack and AWS
  • Use of tools like Ansible, Jenkins etc
  • Consulting mindset and should be able to advice customers on their cloud journey with detailed strategies and roadmap


Preferred Professional and Technical Expertise
  • Creative problem-solving skills and superb communication Skill.
  • Telecom domain experience is an added plus
With all the above said, we wish you excellent success in your career and encourage you to bring your best self to work with IBM

About Business Unit
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Location Statement
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