Senior Solution Architect Modernization: Azure @ IBM - New York, NY

Job Overview

11 days ago

Senior Solution Architect Modernization: Azure

IBM - New York, NY

Introduction
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 Azure and Multicloud platforms. You are a technical leader, serving as a liaison among business partners, technical resources, and project stakeholders.

Your Role and Responsibilities
The Global Business Services Cloud Center of Competency is a Leader in Cloud solutions. We are seeking applications for the Cloud Architect - Azure Cloud Modernization position to join our team. The role is meant for highly talented deeply technical architects to help accelerate our clients’ Cloud Modernization journey to cloud, particularly in the Azure space. You will work on a variety of opportunities and projects, at the forefront of cloud solution creation and cloud technology adoption. The role requires the ability to work with the client’s C-level executives to demonstrate the cloud value proposition, and especially with their technical team of architects, developers, and operations engineers. You bring eminence and thought leadership capabilities and identify trends and business opportunities.

In this role as an experienced Cloud Architect on Azure, you will work with our clients to lead cloud adoption, architect, design, and guide developers in delivery of new solutions deployed on the cloud, using the Azure platform, services, and technologies. You have a cloud-native mindset that you apply to creating greenfield solutions based on business goals, objectives, and requirements, but also how to integrate the new solutions to legacy systems. To deliver these solutions, you will conduct proofs of concept / MVP (Minimum Viable Product) using the Agile method and IBM Design Thinking. You may often work end-to-end across the solution lifecycle.

You will also advise our clients on legacy application modernization and move to Azure. This includes assessing the current application and infrastructure landscape, performing a gap analysis, and recommending the modernized solution architecture (application and platform).

The Cloud Architect will design DevSecOps into their solutions, including management and operations capabilities and technologies into their solutions, such as monitoring and logging, using Azure services and related open technologies. Your solutions will be scalable and highly available, incorporating architectural, application, and Azure platform patterns for this. They will also assist our clients in optimizing existing solutions on Azure and recommend changes to architecture and technologies.



Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • 15 years of experience in IT
  • 10 years of experience consulting
  • 7 years of deep experience in solution architecture, selling large complex cloud solutions, and leading implementations with multiple clients.
  • 5 years of experience on Azure including ARO, Azure Virtual Machines, Container Instances, AKS, Functions, Blob Storage, and platform services, with good depth of hands-on experience
  • 5 years of experience with legacy applications, Java applications, microservices, APIs, and containerization
  • 5 years of experience in DevSecOps and Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Azure Certified Solutions Architect – Expert
  • Cloud architecture experience on additional platforms such as AWS, GCP, Kubernetes, IBM Cloud, or Red Hat OpenShift
  • Experience coding in Java, .Net, Python, Ruby, Go, or JavaScript frameworks
  • Virtualization technologies such as VMware or Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

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.
This job requires you to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated prior to your start date, where legally permissible. Proof of vaccination status will be required. If you are unable to be vaccinated due to medical, pregnancy or religious reasons, we offer accommodations in accordance with applicable law.

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 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 @ 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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