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
Cloud Architect is an exemplary technical leader in his/her areas of practice. They bring deep experience and strategic insight spanning from Architecture, Design and Development leadership to client facing solution skills which are among the best in the industry. This role is crucial to realizing cutting edge Hybrid Cloud Capabilities and Solutions for clients worldwide specially using Red Hat technologies. The role would involve working with highly skilled infrastructure architects and deployment specialists in taking up challenging internal IBM projects to develop and execute complex solutions for IBM clients worldwide. In conjunction with IBM Distinguished Engineers and other key leaders, the Cloud Architect would also provide guidance to the larger global Community of Practice (CoP) in their area and drive important community supported projects. He or she will prioritize building critical intellectual capital that may eventually be leveraged by the wider IBM audience through development of best in class reusable assets often using bleeding edge technologies on "First of a Kind" projects.
The success of this role would be benchmarked globally with industry peers. Excellent practice and knowledge on Cloud based software development and tools, consummate thought leadership, constant innovation and contribution to development of industry standards would be some of the key result areas in addition to meeting business metrics for the respective areas.
Required Professional and Technical Expertise
. Must have experience in one or more of Red Hat Cloud technologies (OpenStack, OpenShift, CloudForms, Ansible, etc.)
. Knowledge of other Cloud Providers e.g. IBM, AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, or VMware will be preferred. Exposure and good understanding in core tenants to be considered when designing, developing & deploying to a Cloud. Confident enough to leverage Cloud Platforms. Good Understanding on how to get started on Cloud Platforms. Able to identify the appropriate Cloud Platform products to use for popular architectural patterns. Good understanding on managing applications at scale and how Cloud could address each of the problems faced when designing for distributed scalable applications that are deployed across regions, Micro services, Decoupling, Self-healing, Testing & Security compliance.
. Bachelors degree (or above) in Computer Science or related fields.
. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Preferred Professional and Technical Expertise
. Cloud Management Platforms - Design and implement a robust cloud management implementation including orchestration and catalog capabilities.
. Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Services - Design and implement cloud infrastructure services to support rapid application deployment.
. Compliance - Integrate compliance and data regulatory requirements into all solutions.
. Large-scale distributed systems architecture, Eventual consistency, Relational and non-relational databases (no-SQL).
. Multi-tier architectures: Load Balancers, Caching, Web Servers, Application Servers, Networking and Databases.
. Loose coupling and Stateless Systems, Content Delivery Networks and System performance tuning.
. Networking concepts including routing tables, access control lists, firewalls, NAT, HTTP, DNS, TCP/IP, OSI model.
. Information and application security concepts including public key encryption, remote access, access credentials, and certificate-based authentication.
About Business Unit
At Global Technology Services (GTS), we help our clients envision the future by offering end-to-end IT and technology support services, supported by an unmatched global delivery network. It's a unique blend of bold new ideas and client-first thinking. If you can restlessly reinvent yourself and solve problems in new ways, work on both technology and business projects, and ask, "What else is possible?" GTS is the place for you!
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