Senior Application Architect

Company: IBM
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 29.AUG.2021
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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...

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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 ResponsibilitiesSenior Application Architects/Engineers bring a minimum of 10-plus years of experience designing, developing, and migrating IT applications, and workloads to cloud platforms (experience in multi-cloud or at least one of the major cloud platforms - e.g., IBM, AWS, MS Azure, GCP). Experience in application modernization across a broad range of technologies, applying modern engineering methods and techniques to structure solution designs in collaboration with our clients' senior application and cloud architects. The Senior Application Architect is expected to lead application modernization discovery engagement, create a client specific modernization approach and work with the key client stakeholders to create a modernization roadmap and high-level business case. In addition, the Senior Application Architect may be expected to define and execute the modernization detailed plan and continue to guide the client through the entire program. As deep subject matter experts, recognized inside and outside Kyndryl, they build strong, enduring relationships with senior client executives based on innovation, trust, and service excellence. They are regarded as a leader in the practice across our offerings, methods and technology design competencies. They are accountable for structuring and delivering highly complex, multi-disciplined design engagements that deliver lasting and measurable value to clients. They lead the positioning and adoption of emerging technologies, strategies and processes in their client's organizations. In addition to their subject matter expertise, they have strong leadership skills and further the evolution of intellectual capital assets and developing practice resources. Individual must be able to demonstrate excellent communication (written and verbal) to be able to run dialogues with clients at all levels of the IT organization.Experience:* Experience working as a lead senior application architect for an IT professional services firm or similar background in an IT architecture leadership role in a large enterprise, focused on application modernization and migration to the cloud* Broad knowledge of modern engineering technologies including application discovery, disposition analysis, pattern matching, affinity analysis and cloud landing zones. Experience in the areas of IT and/or cloud technology architecture, service management and/or resiliency is a plus* Broad expertise in application modernization remediation techniques, re-platforming, re-engineering, re-architecting (microservices/APIs), containerization, automation, etc....* Architecture and design method champion to gather and analyze requirements, design, and implement specific solutions. Expert level understanding of conceptual, logical and physical design stages* Led detailed design sessions to outline implementation tasks* Experience advising senior business and technical leaders to adopt innovative ways to drive enterprise digital transformation efforts* Know how to apply consulting techniques (such as issues-based consultant, architecture frameworks and methods) in a range of business/IT solution contextsKey skills:* Sales engagement across opportunity identification, deal shaping and solution architecture* Broad design expertise across all IT technical domains and capabilities* Excellent communication and documentation skills to articulate the solution architecture and roadmap at executive levels* In depth understanding IT applications, workloads, and modern engineering methods such as DevSecOps, automation and resiliency* Must have executed complex application rationalization and modernization projects* Deep understanding of application architecture, design principles and best practices* Mentoring and coaching of practitioners* Ability to storyboard presentations to gain client commitment and buy-in* Assemble and lead a team of application architects and engineers with engagement management oversight* Competencies and depth in IT strategy, technical architecture, solution architecture, and automationResponsibilities:* Routinely required to be involved in selling ranging from initial client exploratory meeting, gathering requirements, structuring solution bid, and ramping up the team for execution* Structure, lead and facilitate various design meetings and workshops, be the face of Kyndryl to client leadership, discuss common architecture patterns and reference models, coordinate to ensure the right technical skills are on the team* Establish the solution architecture approach, structure and lead requirements analysis, outline key architectural decisions, plan for milestones, manage engagement outcomes, and oversee project team members to manage toward engagement outcomes* Analysis of client current state, define key outcomes, define/revise IT strategy, design conceptual solutions, plan and execute design and implementation work (with support from technical specialists), while accounting for time, cost and quality targets* Educate, mentor and coach architects on frameworks and approaches* Engage with executive to articulate the value of Kyndryl solutions* Contribute to Kyndryl knowledge base and methods with technique papers, work product descriptions, architectural decisions, guiding principles, documents, and code assetsRequired Technical and Professional ExpertiseExperience working as a lead senior application architect for an IT professional services firm or similar background in an IT architecture leadership role in a large enterprise, focused on application modernization and migration to the cloudBroad knowledge of modern engineering technologies including application discovery, disposition analysis, pattern matching, affinity analysis and cloud landing zones. Experience in the areas of IT and/or cloud technology architecture, service management and/or resiliency is a plusBroad expertise in application modernization remediation techniques, re-platforming, re-engineering, re-architecting (microservices/APIs), containerization, automation, etc....Architecture and design method champion to gather and analyze requirements, design, and implement specific solutions. Expert level understanding of conceptual, logical and physical design stagesPreferred Technical and Professional ExpertiseIn depth understanding IT applications, workloads, and modern engineering methods such as DevSecOps, automation and resiliencyLed detailed design sessions to outline implementation tasksExperience advising senior business and technical leaders to adopt innovative ways to drive enterprise digital transformation effortsAbout Business Unit'This position currently sits within Global Technology Services (GTS) Infrastructure Services (IS) or a shared services function supporting GTS.Together, we will advance the vital systems that power the digital economy. Serving over 4,600 technology-intensive, highly regulated customers, including over 75% of the Fortune 100, our people will design, run, and manage the most modern and reliable technology infrastructure that the world depends on today.We will work flexibly and in partnership with our customers to amplify business outcomes while always pushing ourselves to improve and meet all opportunities. Come join our team of diverse, devoted, and empathetic technology experts who are at the center of discovering what's next.Please note: The final decision if this position will transition from IBM to Kyndryl is yet to be confirmed.'As announced in October 2020, IBM intends that its managed infrastructure services business of the GTS organization will become an independent company named Kyndryl by the end of 2021, creating two distinct and powerful market-leading companies.'Your 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 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..... click apply for full job details

 
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