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IBM Cloud Solutions Architect - RedHat Modernization in Austin, Texas


As an IBM Application Architect, you directly help clients transform their business and solve complex problems. You will define the scope and vision for projects that deliver customized solutions using your knowledge of IBM platforms. You are a technical leader, serving as a liaison among business partners, technical resources, and project stakeholders.

Your Role and Responsibilities

As an IBM Senior Architect with focus on OpenShift in a hybrid, multi-cloud environment you;

  • Directly help clients on their journey to cloud based on an open architecture.

  • Provide consultative, architectural, program and engineering support for our customers' journeys to the cloud.

  • Deliver innovative solutions, that are tailored to the specifics needs of our customers.

  • Further developing your extensive experience with Cloud Architectures, Kubernetes and OpenShift you are building next-generation cloud native applications, sophisticated system integrations or ambitious cloud migration projects in a team of brilliant builders.

  • Translate between business and tech. By building pragmatic IT solutions for real world problems you create value for our customers every single day.

In return, you can expect a competitive salary, on-going business and technical career development, medical cover, pension, vacation days, free access to online learning platforms (O'Reilly Safari, A Cloud Guru, Udemy), visit 2 conferences a year, Vlog and attend meetups in working hours, obtain Red Hat and other CSP training and certification, flexible working and home times.

You strongly value diversity and different opinions. You know how to motivate. You do what is right, not what is easy. Even in difficult circumstances you are level-headed, and you manage to infect others with your positive attitude. You are always looking to learn something new and know about the latest technical trends.

Join us to learn new technologies and expand your core base of expertise while help integrating IBM and Red Hat technologies through real world engagement.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Experience in Enterprise Architecture, Cloud Platform Architecture, defining Cloud Reference Architectures, Cloud Patterns and Target Operating Models

  • Consulting - Platform evaluation, approach, roadmap and implementation framework on Cloud Migration, RFI and RFP responses.

  • Detailed understanding of transformation with the 5 R's

  • Certified in Red Hat OpenShift (e.g. EX288) and/or other leading hyperscalers

  • Feasibility Study - Identify a Business Use case and deploy an end to end solution on the finalised Hybrid Cloud platform

  • Experience in architecting cloud projects, Kubernetes, Containerization

  • Demonstrates knowledge of other CSP's - i.e AWS/Azure/GCP platforms.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Specific Industry knowledge (e.g. Banking, Automotive, Retail, Public, etc.)

  • Microservices, Serverless, Cloud-native and programming languages, - Bash, Python, Nodejs, Ruby, Go, Java

  • APIs - Rest, GraphQL, Swagger, OpenAPI, RAML

  • Analysing and understand business solution - Functional / Non Functional Requirements

  • Developing and recommending innovative approaches to reaching project and technical goals

  • Identifies key technical risks and develops mitigation and recovery plans

  • Awareness of ITIL and/or CMM practices and processes.

  • Awareness of Software Defined Storage and Networks (SDS & SDN), AI/ML and Data Analytics

  • Awareness of ITSM and ITOP services and integration with clouds. (SNOW)

  • Awareness of DevSecOps and CI/CD pipelines and tooling used with various cloud platforms

  • Understanding of Networking (Firewalls, Routing, VLAN, Trunking, masks)

  • Experience of designing and engineering solutions in a distributed infrastructure environment (Servers, Blade Systems, Storage Area Networks, and Virtualization Technologies

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 @ IBMWhat matters to you when you're looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities - where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust - where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBMIBM's greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location StatementIBM offers a wide range of resources for eligible IBMers to thrive both inside and outside of work. In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to:

*12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.

*World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM's learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.

*Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.

*Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).

*Select educational reimbursement opportunities.

*Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.

*Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.

*Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

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.