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Cloud Architect - IBM Garage

Company: IBM
Location: Austin
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

IntroductionAt 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 ResponsibilitiesThe IBM Garage for Cloud is an Innovation and Transformation consultancy. Our design first organization applies IBM Design Thinking and Lean User Experience (UX) techniques to help our clients, large and small, deliver amazing experiences to their customers by helping them identify and build innovative applications on the IBM Cloud. Our fast paced, collaborative, and co-located teams make the IBM Garage the most exciting place to be.

IBM's Cloud Technology is core part of our company's strategy. IBM Cloud is trailblazing new technology platform and services, DevOps, business models, developer outreach, and with the creation of the Garage - a new type of consulting services lab.

Our clients who choose IBM Cloud are looking for innovation and agility in how apps are defined, designed, developed and managed. The notion of the Garage was born out of the changes on how we work with our customers. This is a distinctively new approach to app development - a 180-degree shift from the way that IBM does client engagements. We are bringing clients into the Garage; where we are using IBM Design Thinking which will lead to a Minimal Viable Product (MVP) definition for the application that will adopt agile practices for developing quality apps rapidly.

As part of an entrepreneurial team, the successful candidate will leverage their deep technical knowledge across technologies, best practices and industries to provide leadership and expertise to architect and design IBM Cloud Solutions that will help our clients drive forward technology benefits and business outcomes. They will work with cutting edge technologies such as Watson, Blockchain, IoT, Big Data, DevOps, Docker, and Kubernetes, as well as with a passionate team of people who are driving the innovation and digital transformation to cross-industry enterprise clients with the adoption of IBM Cloud.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide Thought Leadership and Subject Matter Expertise in cloud and hybrid-cloud computing across multiple channels; thereby becoming a trusted advisor to influential decision makers
  • Provide end-to-end technical guidance and expertise; creatively applying cloud infrastructure and platform services to help solve business problems; and communicating these approaches to different business audiences in designated industries
  • Represent and facilitate IBM Cloud architecture in discovery discussions with prospective clients, assess architecture needs for projects, work with Development leads and Designers to scope and craft proposals
  • Upon commencement of engagements, co-lead client workshops with Designers; influencing participants from all levels of our clients' organization to find the best outcomes and arrive at the architecture that will support the engagement
  • Work with clients and IBM teams to identify business problems and provide innovative solutions to them while evangelizing and accelerating the adoption of current and future IBM Cloud services and technologies
  • Using exceptional communication skills and with input from product management, development, and architecture thought leaders, work to deliver high quality end-to-end Solutions at Scale in response to the identified business requirements from our clients
  • Communicate expertise through conferences, internal and external blogs, and client briefings
  • Work to harvest best practices and document lessons learned as part of continuous improvement of our offerings
  • Explore and develop new technical skills, absorbing professional knowledge quickly and using demonstrated interpersonal skills to be an effective ambassador for IBM Cloud
  • Mentor/grow leaders throughout the GarageThe primary teams that you will work with are Garage Developers & Designers, Customer Product Managers, Subject Matter Experts and Garage Practice Leaders.

    The IBM Garage is looking for talent that has a passion to innovate and is willing to take on challenges that are outside of their comfort zone.Required Technical and Professional Expertise
    • At least five (5) year experience in a client facing role
    • At least three (3) years of Cloud Infrastructure and automation experience (IBM Cloud, AWS, Azure, GCP, etc.)
    • At least two (2) years experience in Technical consulting; working with a variety of technology systems, architecting Cloud Application Solutions for clients
    • At least two (2) years experience leveraging Agile practices in building cloud applications
    • At least one (1) year experience in implementing software defined networking, cloud security, DevSecOps principles, and/or database migrations
    • At least one (1) year experience in migrating or transforming legacy customer solutions to the cloud
    • Strong professional verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
    • Experience in interfacing with Executives (C-level, Managing Directors, VPs, etc.)
    • English: FluentPreferred Technical and Professional Expertise
      • At least five (5) years experience in working within software development
      • At least four (4) years experience in Java and other development languages
      • At least two (2) year experience in Kubernetes, OpenShift, Cognitive, Edge Computing, Kafka, Mobile, Blockchain and/or IoT technologies
      • At least one (1) year experience in technology/software sales consulting or equivalent skills
      • Experience with pair programming and Test-Driven Development (TDD) are a significant plus.
      • Bilingual speaker: English + Spanish, Portuguese, or FrenchAbout Business UnitDigitization is accelerating the ongoing evolution of business, and clouds - public, private, and hybrid - enable companies to extend their existing infrastructure and integrate across systems. IBM Cloud provides the security, control, and visibility that our clients have come to expect. We are working to provide the right tools and environment to combine all of our clients data, no matter where it resides, to respond to changing market dynamics.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 @ 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 IBMIBMs 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, were 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 its 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 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.

        US Citizenship Required.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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