Senior Cloud Architect


Austin, TX 78703

Posted 4 weeks ago

Job Description


Software Developers at IBM are the backbone of our strategic initiatives to design, code, test, and provide industry-leading solutions that make the world run today - planes and trains take off on time, bank transactions complete in the blink of an eye and the world remains safe because of the work our software developers do. Whether you are working on projects internally or for a client, software development is critical to the success of IBM and our clients worldwide. At IBM, you will use the latest software development tools, techniques and approaches and work with leading minds in the industry to build solutions you can be proud of.

Your Role and Responsibilities

The candidate will be engaged with our strategic partners to provide the end-to-end solution to modernize and migrate their most critical applications to cloud. That includes:

+ Working with partners in their journey to cloud by assessing and architecting solutions by providing expertise on migrating/transforming workloads across:

+ Cloud-to-Cloud (Virtual machines, cloud database, audit, networking etc.);

+ Traditional enterprise migration to Cloud (lift/shift vm, containerize (monolith, microservices)

+ Cloud Native transformation (Refactor for cloud, Kubernetes)

+ AI enhancement and automation (data science and machine learning, Watson NLP and bespoke AI)

+ Cloud to Edge Deployments (Enable workloads and policies for autonomous Edge deployments at scale).

+ Being responsible for improving awareness and mindshare for IBM Cloud and Cloud Paks through education and workshops as well as working closely with our strategic partners to modernize, containerize and migrate their applications to public cloud, such as IBM cloud, AWS, Azure and GCP.

+ Architecting and designing the cloud native applications and microservices and provide solution for a secure deployment to OpenShift on IBM cloud.

+ Using the modern techniques like IBM Garage method with IBM Cloud Paks for quick, smooth and secure cloud migration with added governance.

+ Implementing DevSecOps using CI and CD pipelines in Jenkins and Tekton tools to automate the build, deployment and release process and create applications POCs and present it to business folks and other stake holders and will lay down the cloud infrastructure VPC, VM, IAM, OpenShift cluster, etc. using Terraform scripts.

+ Being accountable to remove any impediments or blockers to help scrum development team smoothly deliver their tasks.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

At least 10 years of IT experience with the last 5 years working with cloud related projects.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

+ At least 3 years of experience in any of the following skill sets:

+ IBM cloud, IBM Cloud Paks, AWS, Azure, Kubernetes, OpenShift, Terraform, Docker, Microservice, DevSecOps, Jenkins, Tekton, GitOps, Cloud Applications and Cloud Security.

+ Bilingual Spanish preferred.

About Business UnitIBM has a global presence, operating in more than 175 countries with a broad-based geographic distribution of revenue. The company's Global Markets organization is a strategic sales business unit that manages IBM's global footprint, working closely with dedicated country-based operating units to serve clients locally. These country teams have client relationship managers who lead integrated teams of consultants, solution specialists and delivery professionals to enable clients' growth and innovation. By complementing local expertise with global experience and digital capabilities, IBM builds deep and broad-based client relationships. This local management focus fosters speed in supporting clients, addressing new markets and making investments in emerging opportunities. Additionally, the Global Markets organization serves clients with expertise in their industry as well as through the products and services that IBM and partners supply. IBM is also expanding its reach to new and existing clients through digital marketplaces.

This job requires you to provide your COVID-19 vaccination status with supporting documentation, where legally permissible.

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 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.

IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.

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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