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Cloud Architect

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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. To lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world’s most challenging problems.

The Compute as a Service (CaaS) Architect requires over ten years’ experience in architectural design with five years in architecting Cisco Unified Compute Systems (UCS) in particular. The individual must be adept in creating architectural diagrams and demonstrating UCS features. They should be able to engage in design reviews and provide recommendations incorporating technical, security considerations and document them. The individual should have a good understanding of concepts like routing, load balancing, redundancy, disaster recovery, VPN, firewalls and UCS Profiles. They also should have knowledge in core infrastructure components such as DNS, DHCP, LDAP and virtualization platforms such as Linux KVM.

Your Role and Responsibilities

The Cloud Architect will develop and maintain design plans for cloud implementations with global impact. They will work with engagement teams to determine requirements for new engagements as well as current clients. They should have excellent presentation skills with a high degree of comfort speaking with internal and client executives, IT management and technical teams. They will work with the delivery teams to reduce or eliminate operational issues, initiate and participate in projects to evaluate technologies and methods for implementing these plans. This position should have a broad level understanding of various operating system, server, and cloud platforms in addition to the specific requirements.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

10 years of experience in architectural design

5 years of experience in architecting compute solutions using Cisco UCS

Excellent understanding of networking concepts such as routing, load balancing, VPN, and firewalls

Must have experience in one or more of Cloud technologies (OpenStack, OpenShift, CloudForms, Ansible, etc.)

Knowledge of networking and storage technologies and how they integrate with RHEL/RHV, RHV-H, or Cisco UCS

Excellent presentation skills

Excellent problem solving, decision-making and continuous improvement skills and mindset.

Ability to translate disparate business strategies into comprehensive, pragmatic technology strategies and execution plans (roadmaps) to satisfy business strategy

Ability to design and deliver solutions that factor in system performance, usability, quality, cross-system interdependencies

Experience modeling as-is and to-be architectures based on business requirements

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

Ability to initiate technical architecture discussions to determine the most-appropriate scalable model

Must be a self-starter

CloudForms, OpenShift, and containers

Ansible Tower, Enterprise Linux

Experience designing and implementing an enterprise-wide cloud or virtual infrastructure using VMware technologies is a plus

Cloud based training or certification

Experience explaining difficult concepts to decision makers to help shape technology strategy

Champion the appropriate use of technology and provide leadership in balancing technical elegance with functional requirements and practical benefits, as we implement and integrate technologies

Provide coordination across technical teams to encourage application of standards and adherence to standards-based methodologies

Keep current with industry technologies and trends; understand the appropriateness for the application and timing of those technologies

About Business Unit

At Global Technology Services (GTS), we help our clients envision the future by offering end-to-end IT and technology support services, supported by an unmatched global delivery network. It’s this unique blend of bold new ideas and client-first thinking. If you can restlessly reinvent yourself and solve problems in new ways, work on both technology and business projects, and ask, “What else is possible?” GTS is the place for you!

Your Life @ IBM

What 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 IBM

IBM’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 Statement

Open to Remote workers

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, 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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