Senior Cloud Application Architect

13d - Indeed
IBM - United States
At 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 Responsibilities

As part of an entrepreneurial team, you will leverage 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. You will work with cutting edge technologies such as Watson, Blockchain, IoT, Big Data, DevOps, Docker, Kubernetes, and Cloud Foundry 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 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
  • Use 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
  • Explore and develop new technical skills and industry practices, while absorbing professional knowledge quickly and using demonstrated interpersonal skills to be an effective ambassador for IBM Cloud
  • Design major aspects of the architecture of an application, including components such as user-interface, middleware, and infrastructure
  • Architect and develop web applications using Node.JS, Spring, Angular frameworks
  • Evaluate and prioritize work for expediting business value delivery over perfection
  • Provide technical leadership to the application development team
  • Ensure uniform enterprise wide application design standards are maintained
  • Analyze, design, build and implementation of end to end solution delivery
  • Collaborate with other stakeholders to ensure the architecture is aligned with business requirements


Required Professional and Technical Expertise
  • 3+ years of experience with cloud relevant application architectures such as microservices and full-stack development – experience in AWZ, Azure, IBM Cloud, or Google Cloud
  • At least 5 years of experience using cloud development platforms from multiple cloud vendors.
  • At least 5 years of experience coding in Java, Python, Ruby, Go, and Javascript frameworks
  • At least 3 years of experience with containerization and container management
  • 2+ years experience in Kubernetes, Docker, Cloud, Foundry and container security
  • experience architecting and developing cloud applications
  • experience in DevSecOps and Continuous Integration

Preferred Professional and Technical Expertise
  • Deep understanding of development frameworks (Spring, ReactJS, AngularJS, NodeJS, Ruby on Rails)
  • Proven experience in application modernization for medium to large enterprise applications
  • Cloud implementation experience
  • Experience implementing various microservice patterns (Circuit breaker pattern, bulkhead pattern, backends for front end patterns, cache aside patterns etc)
  • Experience in building horizontally scalable, always-on applications
  • Experience working in agile development and delivery

About Business Unit
Digitization 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 client’s data, no matter where it resides, to respond to changing market dynamics.

Your Life @ IBM
What 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.

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About IBM
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Location Statement
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Being You @ IBM
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