Network Architect - Azure

Company: IBM
Location: Durham, North Carolina, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 29.AUG.2021


IntroductionAs an IBM Application Architect, you directly help clients transform their business and solve complex problems. You will define ...


IntroductionAs 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+ Experience of designing and engineering solutions in a distributed infrastructure environment (Servers, Blade Systems, Storage Area Networks, and Virtualization Technologies+ Solid understanding of monitoring techniques and automation from Infrastructure+ Deployment - Define solution ADD/HLDs, considering the components of the platform (AKS, ACI, Azure Load Balancers, Azure AD, etc+ Experience owning the End-to-End technical solution of the overall Cloud Migration & Modernization effort+ Known as recognized Thought Leader, with proven track record driving pattern identification and estimation of the application workloads, migrated & modernized to the target Cloud environment+ Acts as SME with high understanding in identifying application module based SOE, SOI, SOR and leads modernization design as continuous modernization and modular modernization+ Acts as a Trusted advisor for the client by listening to their pain points and considering the industry the client sits in+ Engages the client and IBM team to co-create and design Modernization strategy and identifying the need for containerization, API, Microservices creation or other forms of Modernization+ Interfaces with client executive(s) to clarify technical program status in a clear and concise manner+ Simplifies the solution approach by adopting a continuous modernization method+ Promotes innovation across the solution and delivery phases by leading the Design thinking workshops and leveraging Agile methodologies+ Co-leads with the Modernization Project manager by providing significant contribution on Technical elements of WBS/Sprint planning, estimation, Modernization risk, dependencies and Minimum viable product (MVP)+ Acts as SME on at least two modernization assessment and execution toolsRequired Technical and Professional Expertise+ At least six years of network skills as it relates to on-premises and Azure Cloud technologies+ At least six years of Client facing leadership as it relates to Azure Platform Development and delivery+ At least six years of demonstrated development and delivery of complex solutions across architectural and IT functional areas+ At least six years of system management specialist as it relates to ITIL+ At least six years defining future state architectures of private and public cloud platforms and provides prescriptive guidance across network, storage, operating systems, virtualization, databases, containerization, mid-tier technologies that include application integration, in-memory caches, and security+ At least six years of review and management of technical requirements and business functional requirements to establish new cloud platforms+ Experience integrating applications with existing systems - effectively integrated new and existing systems that eliminated potential problems and maintained data structure and integrity.+ 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)+ Experience mapping client platform and application deployment requirements into Cloud platform specific services and configuration, knowledge of service cataloguePreferred 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+ Azure AZ301 Certification (other Cloud Platforms are a plus: AWS, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, RedHat OpenShift)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 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 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 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 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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