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Application Architect-Cloud Applications – IBM CIC


Introduction Client Innovation Center is part of the IBM Group and promotes a tailored culture leveraging on dynamism, passion and enthusiasm for new technologies such as Cloud, Artificial Intell


Client Innovation Center is part of the IBM Group and promotes a tailored culture leveraging on dynamism, passion and enthusiasm for new technologies such as Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, S/4 Hana and modern software development techniques leveraging on DevOps and Agile approaches.

Our style is unique! All our employees work in a consultancy environment on a variety of exciting projects across a range of Industry domains. Each project has its own unique working environment: this enables our employees to build their experience, skillset and network, within and outside of IBM.

The Client Innovation Center offers a unique experience for talented and ambitious graduates and professionals who are keen to build their skills fast involved in challenging, leading-edge projects.

Come to IBM and make a global impact!

Your Role and Responsibilities

As an Application Architect, you directly support clients to transform their business by addressing with innovative solutions their business needs.
You will define the scope and vision for projects that deliver customized solutions using your knowledge of IBM and non-IBM platforms. In your role you will be responsible of design of the technical solution within the context of the customer’s IT ecosystem; moreover, acting as a technical leader, serving as a liaison among business partners, technical resources, and project stakeholders, you will be the supervisor of the development team and its deliverables.
Moreover, in your role you should also able to interact with the customer in order to validate IBM solutions and provide regular updates during the delivery phase.
Your work will power IBM and its clients globally, bringing innovation into enterprise systems. You will have access to the latest education, tools and technology, and a career path within the world’s technology leader company.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

As Cloud Application Architect, we are looking for experienced candidates with the following background and skills:

  • Strong competencies about Cloud, hybrid Cloud, multiCloud solution design patterns
  • Robust knowledge of Microservices Patterns and about the best practices for establishing these patterns
  • Understand of Containerization and Docker
  • Competencies about container orchestration platforms (e.g. Kubernates, RH OpenShift)
  • Understand of DevOps practices
  • Experience as a senior full-stack developer on the stacks Java or .Net
  • Ability to organize and structure project teams
  • Ability to interact with the customer to provide regular updates about the work in progress
  • Ability to produce high-quality documentation about solution design
  • Intermediate knowledge of English language
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

In particular, are very appreciated:

  • Certification in a public Cloud platform (e.g. Azure, AWS, Google, IBM Cloud)
  • Certifications in microservices programming
  • Certifications in microservices orchestration platforms (e.g. Kubernates, RH OpenShift)
  • Certification in project management (e.g. ITIL, Scrum Master)
  • Experience working in an Agile software development environment

Availability to travel is an additional mandatory prerequisite.

About Business Unit

IBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world’s economy. IBM Services partners with the world’s leading companies in over 170 countries to build smarter businesses by reimagining and reinventing through technology, with its outcome-focused methodologies, industry-leading portfolio and world class research and operations expertise leading to results-driven innovation and enduring excellence.

Your Life @ IBM

Are you craving to learn more? Prepared to solve some of the world’s most unique challenges? And ready to shape the future for millions of people? If so, then it’s time to join us, express your individuality, unleash your curiosity and discover new possibilities.

Every IBMer, and potential ones like yourself, has a voice, carves their own path, and uses their expertise to help co-create and add to our story. Together, we have the power to make meaningful change – to alter the fabric of our clients, of society and IBM itself, to create a truly positive impact and make the world work better for everyone.

It’s time to define your career.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.

Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we’re also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business.

At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it’s time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.

Location Statement

IBM wants you to bring your whole self to work and for you this might mean the ability to work flexibly. If you are interested in a flexible working pattern, please talk to our recruitment team to find out if this is possible in the current working environment.

Being You @ IBM

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, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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