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Cloud Applications Solution Architect


Introduction A career in IBM Consulting embraces long-term relationships and close collaboration with clients across the globe. You'll work with visionaries across multiple industries to


A career in IBM Consulting embraces long-term relationships and close collaboration with clients across the globe.

You’ll work with visionaries across multiple industries to improve the hybrid cloud and AI journey for the most innovative and valuable companies in the world. Your ability to accelerate impact and make meaningful change for your clients is enabled by our strategic partner ecosystem and our robust technology platforms across the IBM portfolio; including IBM Software and Red Hat.

Curiosity and a constant quest for knowledge serve as the foundation to success in IBM Consulting. In your role, you’ll be encouraged to challenge the norm, investigate ideas outside of your role, and come up with creative solutions resulting in ground breaking impact for a wide network of clients. Our culture of evolution and empathy centers on long-term career growth and development opportunities in an environment that embraces your unique skills and experience.

Your Role and Responsibilities

As an IBM Architect, you will bring hybrid-cloud technical expertise to deliver transformative solution for our client’s complex business problems, encompassing development using the cloud (AWS, Azure, IBM Cloud), container platforms, and migration/modernisation of existing applications. You will define the technical scope and vision for projects to deliver customized solutions across cloud and on-premises. You will be a technical leader, serving as liaison among business partners, technical teams and project stakeholders.

Your responsibilities will include :

  • Providing architecture leadership for our customers’ digital and cloud transformations from system requirements through delivery and production/deployment, providing architectural and hands-on technical leadership to ensure overall solution integrity.
  • Bringing deep technical and cloud expertise to enable the delivery of innovation solutions that are tailored to the specific needs of our customers.
  • Building strong relationships with our clients and acting as a trusted advisor.
  • Lead project team members while supporting the project manager from a technical point of view as an architect

You will be confortable working in ‘rainbow’ teams with multiple different suppliers or as part of a wholly IBM team. Your background is likely to be a mix of large-scale waterfall deliveries and more agile projects. You will be a hands-on professional with a proven track-record in keeping your skills up to date ideally evidenced through recognised certifications. You may already be working as an experienced architect, or working in a hands-on role as Developer or DevOps Engineer and seeking to gain greater architectural experience, building on your technical skills.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

Required Professional Expertise

  • Experience designing & delivering technical architectures (e.g. application, infrastructure, integration, security or data)
  • Public cloud technology experience (AWS, Azure, IBM Cloud, Kubernetes,…)
  • Good understanding & delivery experience of cloud native architectures, or of migration of on-premises systems to cloud
  • You are ligible for a Security Clearance (SC) in the UK

Required Technical Expertise

  • Good knowledge of system design & delivery working with solutions composed of technologies such as :
  • Java or JavaScript frameworks (e.g. React, Angular, Springboot)
  • Enterprise integration technologies (e.g. Kafka, MQ, IBM Streams, ESBs, ETL,…)
  • Enterprise level persistence technologies (e.g. Oracle, Postgres, DB2, NoSQL, Redis, Graph,…)
  • Devops and Infrastructure as Code automation technologies (e.g. Terraform, Ansible, Git, Jenkins,…)

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

Preferred Professional Expertise

  • Experience using Agile delivery methods (e.g. Scrum) and good understanding of scaled agile delivery methods (e.g. SAFe, LeSS)

Preferred Technical Expertise

  • Good knowledge of system design & delivery working with solutions composed of technologies such as :
  • Estimation experience (top down, bottom up, planning poker,…)
  • Experienced in arcdhitectural languages or framworks (UML, Zachman, TOGAF,…)

About Business Unit

IBM Consulting is IBM’s consulting and global professional services business, with market leading capabilities in business and technology transformation. With deep expertise in many industries, we offer strategy, experience, technology, and operations services to many of the most innovative and valuable companies in the world. Our people are focused on accelerating our clients’ businesses through the power of collaboration. We believe in the power of technology responsibly used to help people, partners and the planet.

Your Life @ IBM

In a world where technology never stands still, we understand that, dedication to our clients success, innovation that matters, and trust and personal responsibility in all our relationships, lives in what we do as IBMers as we strive to be the catalyst that makes the world work better.

Being an IBMer means you’ll be able to learn and develop yourself and your career, you’ll be encouraged to be courageous and experiment everyday, all whilst having continuous trust and support in an environment where everyone can thrive whatever their personal or professional background.

Our IBMers are growth minded, always staying curious, open to feedback and learning new information and skills to constantly transform themselves and our company. They are trusted to provide on-going feedback to help other IBMers grow, as well as collaborate with colleagues keeping in mind a team focused approach to include different perspectives to drive exceptional outcomes for our customers. The courage our IBMers have to make critical decisions everyday is essential to IBM becoming the catalyst for progress, always embracing challenges with resources they have to hand, a can-do attitude and always striving for an outcome focused approach within everything that they do.

Are you ready to be an IBMer?

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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