Continuous Application Modernization Consultant

    • Chicago, IL

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

You will be responsible for analyzing and assessing existing client application portfolios; shape and deliver appropriate modernization pattern-based solutions including the creation of client modernization roadmaps. Work with the client's IT team to move existing workloads and applications to the target Cloud environment(s) by gathering application portfolio data.

  • Apply knowledge to data gathered to define transformation paths for the client's application portfolio
  • Apply insights to modernize application portfolio to leverage cloud capabilities including: assess the current application portfolio, conducting cloud readiness assessment
  • Identify modernization opportunities, building an Application Modernization Roadmap
  • Analyze and assess existing client application portfolios
  • Shape and deliver appropriate modernization pattern-based solutions including the creation of client modernization roadmaps
  • Modernize enterprise business applications to use Containers, Container Orchestration Platforms, Micro-Services, and DevOps

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Experience as an Architect using consulting skills to aid clients in building an Application Modernization Roadmap
  • Experience in evaluating application portfolios using analytics and data
  • Experience in DevOps, Continuous Integration Continuous Deployment, Containerization and Container Management
  • Experience developing and implementing solutions using Public Cloud Technologies
  • Experience with Kubernetes, OpenShift, Docker Enterprise and Cloud Foundry
  • Experience in Digital transformation technical domains (e.g. microservices, containers, cloud native development, API management etc)
  • Experience in Database migration and modernization; Data Transformation
  • Certification in any of the Cloud Platforms: AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, RedHat OpenShift
  • Experience advising clients on the impact of technology on application portfolio
  • Experience migrating and modernizing data bases
  • Located in either the Dallas, Chicago, NYC, Atlanta or SF Bay area

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

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