Application Architect @ IBM - Paramus, NJ

Job Overview

11 days ago

Application Architect

IBM - Paramus, NJ

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

Your Role and Responsibilities
  • Serve as assigned customers’ primary, day-to-day point of contact in the delivery of various projects. Provide directions to the team members comprising of developers, engineers, administrators in performing various tasks to meet the project deliverables.
  • Establish engagement work plans, with input and buy-in from customer stakeholders, that define engagement activities/tasks, dates/duration, resources.
  • Coordinate across the cross-functional teams assigned to projects, typically comprised of a combination of business analysts, developers, designers, to execute as per the project plan and deliver high-quality deliverables that satisfy customer requirements, objectives and/or acceptance criteria.
  • Produce relevant documentation, such as project timelines, meeting materials, status reports, budget reports, and other project documentation using templates, tools, standards.
  • Regularly communicate project status with external and internal stakeholders, including key accomplishments, next steps, issues/risks/items for management attention, project financials.
  • Effectively identify and mitigate/manage engagement risks and issues.
  • Manage engagement scope, schedule, budget, resources.
  • Work collaboratively with onshore/offshore development team members.

HCS2022

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Experience integrating applications with existing systems - effectively integrated new and existing systems that eliminated potential problems and maintained data structure and integrity.
  • Lead teams within delivery multi-vendor environments
  • Experience simplifying the solution approach by adopting a continuous modernization method
  • Experience leading Design Thinking Workshops and leveraging Agile methodologies to promote innovation across the solution and delivery phases
  • Experience in creating technical elements of project plan WBS/Sprint planning, estimation, Modernization risk, dependencies and Minimum viable product (MVP)
  • Six years of Cloud experience
  • Experience mapping client platform and application deployment requirements into Cloud platform specific services and configuration, knowledge of service catalogue
  • AWS Professional Certification (other Cloud Platforms are a plus: Azure, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, RedHat OpenShift)
  • Bachelor's degree or work experience. If Associate’s Degree, must have minimum 6 years work experience. If no degree must have the equivalent minimum 12 years of experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of development/architecture experience
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with one or more of the following: Java8 or higher, .Net Framework, Python, Ruby, x.JS, Spring Boot, other frameworks, 12 Factor Method
  • Experience with Cloud Native Platforms including Kubernetes, Open Shift, Docker Enterprise, or Cloud Foundry in the Public Cloud
  • Experience with Containers and/or Serverless computing
  • Experience with Microservices, Functions, Event-driven/reactive programming or other Cloud Native architectures
  • Experience with DevOps and Agile engineering practices
  • Experience deploying systems into a production Cloud Native Environment
  • Experience in web-scale applications
  • Professional Cloud Architect or other similar certification

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Possess confident analytical, creative, problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Detail-oriented, providing suggestions and solutions in areas of software development, use and maintenance
  • Worked alongside Executive and VP level clients
  • Experience supporting sales and presenting in client orals

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.

This position is eligible for participation in an IBM sales incentive plan. Actual incentive opportunity will be based on performance and the eligible Target Incentive, as addressed in the applicable plan, all of which is subject to change.

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

US Citizenship required.

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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