Digital Technology Lead/Architect

Job Description
IBM's Global Business Services (GBS) is the world's largest consulting services organization. GBS provides clients with business transformation and industry expertise, and the ability to translate that expertise into integrated, responsive, innovative business solutions. GBS provides consulting services across multiple industries and covers the whole process chain from strategy consulting through to the construction, implementation and operation of technical and commercial solutions. [#video#{#400,300#}#/video#] IBM iX is helping clients to digitally reinvent themselves by leveraging advancements in Web and mobile capabilities and exploiting the disruptions that new technologies such as augmented reality, cognitive computing, wearables and Internet of Things, etc can bring to those who touch this technology. A key role with driving this transformation is the Digital Technology Lead/Architect who will be ensuring this vision can be delivered in a rapid, iterative way, while focusing on the overall experience to the users.

The Digital Technology Lead/Architect will be responsible for:

  • Defining modern web and mobile application architectures and end to end digital solutions
  • Setting technical direction, coding standards, and leading development teams across the full development lifecycle, using agile methods
  • Ensuring digital solutions are delivered to the highest standards following QA practices
  • Being a trusted technical advisor for projects and our clients, both in the delivery of work and also as part of inspiring clients and our technology team.
  • Contributing to client transformation roadmaps that can start with a Minimal Viable Product and expand into a full-scale capability to transform
  • Owning the technical solutions that underpin these digital transformations
  • Leading proposal efforts in new sales activities, working with internal solutioning team to ensure high quality solution proposals are produced
  • Performing technical reviews and solution assessments for peers and other projects
  • Collaborating with the other technical leaders within iX and within our ecosystem to learn new technologies, approaches and solutions to apply them to clients
  • Mentoring and managing mid-senior level interactive developers
  • Creating assets and reusable best practice to streamline our solutions and technical delivery
  • Working with the wider team to create business value assessments based on the solutions you create
  • A curiosity and excitement for new digital technologies and techniques.
  • Ability to communicate design concepts to technical and business stakeholders
You will work directly with clients to shape their futures. We believe transformation starts at the real user impacted by that transformation, so not only will you be working with CTOs and their reports but also their enterprise employees, customers, business partners. It will be these people you will work with, alongside our user experience experts to shape a possible solution.

Successful people in this role, have a passion for web, mobile and digital technology, are renegades that challenge the status quo whilst being pragmatists so that what is solutioned and delivered meets our client's needs.

IBM invest over $6B a year in research, we are also one of the largest software and platform companies in the world. In the UK alone we have 1000s of deep technical experts working on Artificial Intelligence, Drones, Internet of Things, etc. We hope you are passionate about having access to the people who are inventing these technologies and working with them to translate what they are doing into something that will change the way our clients work.

This is a different IBM, we are helping our clients drive digital transformation at a rapid pace. We will be able to provide you experiences that are hard to find elsewhere. We have clients that really want to change the world, deep technical experts who can help you expand your mind, amazing design, accessibility and usability experts and strong and personal partnerships with companies like: Apple, Facebook, Twitter, etc. All of this provides you with an amazing opportunity to be at the edge of digital reinvention and the skills needed to do that to really accelerate your career.

Coupled with one of the best education programmes and a comprehensive package we hope will make for a compelling reason to join the team.


Required Technical and Professional Expertise

Extensive technical experience working on digital transformation projects in a client facing architectural or lead development role across all layers of the technology stack.
  • Deep expertise in modern Web frontend and fullstack solutions
  • Advanced knowledge of JavaScript e.g. Object Oriented and Functional programming
  • Previous experience working with modern JavaScript frameworks (React + Redux & Angular) and Node.js
  • Adoption of TDD/BDD and being an advocate of automation
  • Proven experience implementing DevOps concepts, techniques and tools
  • Knowledge of relevant non-functional requirements and how they are met in modern digital solutions
  • Solid understanding of key architecture concerns such as availability, scalability, operability, maintainability and how to ensure that they are delivered as specified
  • Experience in technology evaluation and selection processes
  • Full solution lifecycle experience from inception to operation, able to address the specific technical needs of each phase

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • Previous experience working in a Digital Agency or with Visual & User Experience designers
  • Commercial experience with at least one of the following: eCommerce, Digital Marketing, Content management solutions, Mobile technology
  • Experience with setting up, configuring and deploying applications to Cloud platforms
  • Prior hands-on experience working with emerging technologies e.g. AI, Blockchain and IOT
  • Evidence of design and delivery of different scales of digital technical architectures
  • BA or MA Degree in Computer Science or other areas of development (such as web, games, systems, products, programs and software

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.

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