Infrastructure Architect

Job Description

  • Provide overall approval responsibility and ownership for all technical work delivered through BAU and all phases of the project lifecycle.
  • Develop the architecture for combined technical implementations of new business opportunities
  • Provide Expertise to ensure all technical implementations of projects are according to global infrastructure strategy.
  • Manage relationship with client Architects / Related Members
  • Carries technical accountability
    • Focused on regional projects design
    • Maintains overall architecture for the projects
    • Needs to carry the whole scope, design and solutioning
  • Key roles:
    • Technical management of Requirements, Issues, Risks & Changes
    • Definition of projects Architectural Principles
    • Contribution to project scoping as required by Project Management Office
    • Work with application architect to define solutions
    • Ownership of Architecture Overview
    • Managing design review sessions
      • Work products and deliverables
      • Leading review sessions, QA
    • Developing relationships with key technical staff
    • Explaining technical issues to management, project management and executives
  • Technical authority for all proposed solutions, ensuring that all proposals are fit for purpose meeting the approved infrastructure implementation roadmap, standards and policies
  • Member of the project scoping phase
  • Ensure relevant proposals deliver the required infrastructure cost benefits to the program/project.
  • Ensure that relevant project proposals post scoping phase still meet all relevant strategies and leverage Technical Center solutions.
  • Provide architecture expertise and advice to project teams through all phases of the project life cycle
  • Work with Technology Strategy, Technical Centers, SME's and Service Delivery team to advise and recommend on future technologies and new solutions, services and current infrastructure improvements e.g. new business

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Engineering, Information Technology or related disciplines
  • Minimum 7 years working experience in related technical areas
  • Proven ability to develop business cases to support his/her proposals & recommendations
  • Wide knowledge of IT infrastructure technology include server virtualization, SAN, network and its business application
  • Excellent Knowledge in Information System architecture
  • Some knowledge in Enterprise Architecture and Application Architecture

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • Cross cultural sensitivity, flexibility
  • Organized with a proven ability to prioritize workload, meet deadlines, and utilize time effectively
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; able to deal effectively with diverse skill sets and personalities, works effectively as a team player
  • Ability to function effectively in a matrix structure
  • Operate comfortably at management level
  • Strong facilitation, negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Fluent in English
  • Purposeful Communication skills
  • Negotiating Expectation
  • Prioritizing and Planning
  • Problem Solving
  • Owning Decisions and Judgement
  • Attention to details
  • Teamwork

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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