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IBM Azure Global Solution Architect in St Louis, Missouri

Introduction

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

At IBM, Technical Solution Architects work to understand needs and then create complex high-quality solutions that make meaningful impacts. You’ll be responsible for overall leadership and delivery of the solutions from requirement through implementation. You’ll use your in-depth knowledge of leading-edge products and technologies along with industry and business skills to influence outcomes. You will provide SME for Legacy Modernization Solution Design and delivery through following: Lead and build Modernization architecture solution from legacy platform (mainframe, iSeries, Solaris, VAX/VMS) into hybrid cloud Azure platform (Cloud on-prem/off-prem) through modular design by understanding application component as System of Engagement (SOE), System of Insight (SOI), System of Integration (SOI), System of Records (SOR). SME and highly experienced in identifying application module based SOE, SOI, SOR and lead modernization design as continuous modernization, modular modernization. Leads geo and industry Azure architect and dev/sec/ops communities to standardize design of Modernization strategy and identify the need for API, Microservices creation vs. language conversion, database conversion. Leads by providing use case scenarios to adopt continuous modernization instead of Big bang approach. Leads and SME in Modernization methodology and can lead the Design thinking workshops, method tailoring as Client environment and Client industry require in a methodical manner that can be scaled and reused by geo delivery teams. SME by providing significant contribution to Modernization Project manager on Technical elements of WBS, estimation, Modernization risk, dependencies, Minimum viable product (MVP). SME on Azure modernization assessment and execution tools.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

• At least 3-5 years hands-on experience as a global or multi-geography solution architect for Azure

• At least 3-5 years experience in designing IaaS, PaaS and SaaS solutions

• At least 3-5 years experience with Containers and Container management (OpenShift, etc.)

• At least 3-5 years experience in designing secure scalable, elastic applications in Hybrid Cloud environments

• At least 5-7 years experience in architecting solutions using Agile methodologies

• At least 3-5 years experience in decoupled and microservices architectures

• At least 5 years experience in distributed systems, databases and / or WVD environments

• Azure Solution Architect Associate or Expert Certification

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

• Excellent communication skills with an ability to present to C-level executives (CIO, CEO, CTO, CISO, etc.) as well as to technical experts

• Demonstrated ability to adapt to new technologies and learn quickly

• Ready to take up 25% travel

About Business Unit

IBM 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 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.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

Being You @ IBM

IBM 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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