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Cloud Solution Architect


Introduction At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to

At IBM, work is more than a job – it’s a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you’ve never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world’s most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.

Your Role and Responsibilities
As clients move towards cloud architectures, the role of the Cloud Solution Architect is critical in helping ensure that these moves are successful. The Cloud Solution Architect will find technology solutions to business problems that meet the requirements defined by our clients. At IBM our Cloud Solution Architects focus on multiple architectures including cloud native, multicloud and hybrid cloud architectures.

As a Cloud Solution Architect at IBM
You will handle complex cloud and transformation focused opportunities
You will have direct access to the client and be able to visit as needed
You will work as part of a team of solution architects on larger engagements and be responsible for the cloud architecture
You will work with the client and IBM teams to refine cloud solutions based on technical viability of the requirements and the solutions and provide the client and IBM teams an authoritative point of view on the solution
This will include specifications for solutions management and delivery, ensuring that the overall solution meets the client’s business goals and requirements

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
3 – 5 years experience in working with clients identifying their business and technical requirements, and designing and/or implementing optimal Cloud Native technical solutions

  • Strong understanding of the system development and infrastructure lifecycle and architecture, vendor best practices, IT Service Management, and systems design
  • Broad technical understanding of 1 – 2 Cloud vendors (e.g. AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud)
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with container technologies using Docker/OpenShift and Kubernetes (design, build, configuration)
  • Analysing and troubleshooting container performance
  • A deep understanding of container tools within the CI/CD pipeline (GitLab, Azure DevOps, JFrog, Aqua, Dynatrace, etc.)
  • Experience with automation and creating Ansible playbooks
  • Knowledge of Agile and iterative development methodologies
  • Strong problem-solving skills to assist in issue resolution
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Experience recommending and implementing systems solutions
  • Ability to work in a team environment as well as autonomously
  • Ability to multitask for various components of complex projects
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with customers
  • Effective presentation skills

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
Deep understanding of cloud technologies, such as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software-defined networks (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), OpenStack, and other emerging technologies

  • Experience with Aqua, Portworx, Service Mesh, Cloud vendor distributions of OpenShift (ARO, ROSA, ROKS)

About Business UnitIBM 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 @ IBMAre 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 IBMIBM’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 StatementIBM 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 @ IBMIBM 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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