Cloud Platform Architect
About the Job
**Job Description** IBM Global Business Services (GBS) is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants enabling enterprises to make smarter decisions and providing unparalleled client and consumer experiences in cognitive, data analytics, cloud technology and mobile app development. With global reach, outcome-focused methodologies and deep industry expertise, IBM GBS empowers clients to digitally reinvent their business and get the competitive edge in the cognitive era in over 170 countries. Bottom line? We outthink ordinary. Discover what you can do at IBM. The candidate should have experience with client contact and the ability to present to client groups at the CIO level. They will have to use client management skills to navigate the client hierarchies and understand competing agendas. The candidate for the position of **Cloud Platform Architect** should have the ability to understand business functions, construct complex end-to-end Cloud solution architectures around and the ability to decompose monolith applications into meaningful implementable Cloud/DevOps environments. **Responsibilities will include:** - End-to-end Cloud Platform architecture and design, including underlying infrastructure platform and associated managed services up to and including all software products - Accountability for the Infrastructure, Operations, and Security dimensions of the Cloud Business Solution, leveraging SMEs as needed - Understanding DevOps tool chain platform and automation - Providing both a hands-on and a leadership role in guiding the entire solution design, working closely with the Complex Solution Architect, and the various organizational and client team stakeholders IBM Global Business Services is a leader in global transformation, and there is no better place to launch or further your career. World-class learning opportunities, mentoring and a flexible work environment you will find a wealth of opportunities within IBM to create the career you’ve always imagined. We enable CIO and IT decision makers to maximize the strategic value of IT and exploit digital business and disruptive technology, to drive market leadership and innovation by supporting all stages of the application life cycle, through Agile methodology and high quality custom applications. **BENEFITS** Health Insurance. Paid time off. Corporate Holidays. Sick leave. Family planning. Financial Guidance. Competitive 401K. Training and Learning. We continue to expand our benefits and programs, offering some of the best support, guidance and coverage for a diverse employee population. **CAREER GROWTH** Our goal is to be essential to the world, which starts with our people. Company wide we kicked off an internal talent strategy program called Go Organic. At our core, we are committed to believing and investing in our workforce through: · Skill development: helping our employees grow their foundational skills · Finding the dream job at IBM: navigating our company with the potential for many careers by channeling an employee’s strengths and career aspirations · Diversity of people: Diversity of thought driving collective innovation **CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP** With an employee population of 375,000 in over 170 countries, amazingly we connect, collaborate, and care. IBMers drive a corporate culture of shared responsibility. We love grand challenges and everyday improvements for our company and for the world. We care about each other, our clients, and the communities we live, work, and play in! · bm.com/ibm/responsibility/initiatives.html · bm.com/ibm/responsibility/corporateservicecorps **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** + 2-3 years of experience across architecture, design, solutioning and execution of cloud based service offerings + 3-5 years of experience on enterprise infrastructure systems, including servers, virtualization and storage technologies, networking, and security + 2-3 years of experience with IBM and competitive cloud technologies (e.g., Openstack, AWS, Azure), as well as managed service models + 2-3 years of experience with process automation, optimization, and orchestration technologies **Preferred Tech and Prof Experience** + 2-3 years of experience across architecture, design, solutioning and execution of cloud based service offerings + 3-5 years of experience on enterprise infrastructure systems, including servers, virtualization and storage technologies, networking, and security + 2-3 years of experience with IBM and competitive cloud technologies (e.g., Openstack, AWS, Azure), as well as managed service models + 2-3 years of experience with process automation, optimization, and orchestration technologies **EO Statement** 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, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.