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Complex Solution Architect - AWS Amazon Web Services

Company name
International Business Machines Corp. (IBM Corporation)

Boston, MA, United States

Employment Type

Ecommerce, It

Posted on
Jan 07,2019

Valid Through
Apr 22,2019

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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 out think ordinary. Discover what you can do at IBM.

As the GBS Cloud Solution Architect you will use your client management skills to navigate client hierarchies and understand competing agendas. The CSA must understand business functions, construct a solution architecture around Microservices and APIs, and be able to decompose monolith applications into meaningful Cloud environments.

With a solid background as an Architect your experience in developing and delivering complex Microservices solutions across multiple technologies and cloud platforms, including Red Hat, AWS, IBM Cloud and Azure are essential.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Be the integrator between the client and IBM teams

Demonstrate thought leadership in cloud computing and become a trusted advisor to decision makers throughout an engagement

Analyze and assess existing client application portfolios and shape, sell and deliver appropriate digital modernization pattern-based solutions including the creation of client modernization roadmaps.

Work with clients to define scope of project and determine requirements

Define software, hardware and other requirements

Assist with the design, development, and testing of modernizing applications

Consult with clients on how to best design Cloud High Performance and High Throughput Computing in the Google Cloud Platform

The ideal candidate will have experience with the following:

AWS cloud compute experience (deployments, migrations, networking)

Deployment and orchestration technologies (e.g. Puppet, Chef, Salt, Ansible, Docker, Kubernetes, Mesos, OpenStack, Jenkins, etc.) and in system administration tasks in Linux, Unix, or Windows.

Utility Compute Web Services: AWS, VPC, EC2, EBS, SQS, SWF, SNS, RDS, DynamoDB, RedMine and DMS

Container and Micro Services Stacks: Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Docker, Kubernetes, Rancher and Mesosphere

Planning Tools: JIRA, GitHub, Stash, Redmine and Rocket Chat

Integration Tools: Jenkins, Eclipse, Intelliu, Nexus and Bamboo

Testing Tools: Jenkins, HP Fortify, Serenity, Swagger, Cucumber, Selenium, SonarQube, JUNite, Pyunit, Open SCAP and Sensu

Deployment Tools: Chef, Puppet, CFEngine, Ansible, Fabric, and GIT, GitHub and Git Lab

Search Technologies: Lucene and Elasticsearch

Relational Databases: Oracle, MS SQL, DB2, Postgres SQL, AWS RDS, Django, Express.js

NoSQL databases: Cassandra, MongoDB, AWS DynamoDB, Cloudant

Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) Tools: Informatica, DataStage, SSIS, Talend and Boomi

Set technology direction for Cloud solutions

Specialties include data management, scripting languages, API and other integrations

Manage and implement integrations between internal and external solutions

Serves as the technical liaison to the Talent Acquisition product owner

Collaborate with domain architecture leadership

Author simple, clear requirements through user stories and technical specifications

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.


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


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!


Required Technical and Professional Expertise

At least 3 years of experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud experience

At least 5 years extensive experience as a technical specialist in Customer-facing roles

At least 3 years of experience with Design Thinking, Agile and Extreme Programming

At least 5 years strong Analytical and Problem Solving Skills

At least 5 years of experience in building decoupled architecture framework for cloud native applications

At least 3 years of experience in designing highly performant and scalable cloud architectures

At least 3 years knowledge of several modern programming languages and open source frameworks

At least 7 years exceptional communication and presentation skills with demonstrated executive engagement and proven ability to present strategic information to drive change across a broad range of audiences

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

4 years professional experience in designing, deploying and maintaining IT solutions

Knowledge of SOAP API and/or REST API implementations

Experience with at client side programming language such as .NET, JAVA, PHP, Ruby, Visual Basic, Python, Node JS, Java Script, Angular 2

Knowledge of SQL and database technologies

Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently

Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and debug

Experience working in an Agile environment

Must understand to implement integrations

Strong written & verbal communication skills

Client facing experience

Experience developing in a cloud environment

Very strong operational skills

At Least 3 years of Architect Experience Desired

Experience as a consultant

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.

Company info

International Business Machines Corp. (IBM Corporation)
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Company Profile
International Business Machines Corporation provides information technology (IT) products and services worldwide. The company’s Global Technology Services segment provides IT infrastructure and business process services, including outsourcing, process, integrated technology, cloud, and technology support. Its Global Business Services segment offers consulting solutions for strategy and transformation, application innovation, enterprise applications, and smarter analytics; and application management, maintenance, and support services. International Business Machines Corporation’s Software segment offers middleware and operating systems software, such as WebSphere software to integrate and manage business processes; and information management software for database and enterprise content management, information integration, data governance, data warehousing and analytics, business analytics and intelligence, and predictive analytics. This segment also provides Tivoli software for cloud and datacenter management, enterprise endpoint and mobile device management, asset and facilities management, storage management, and security systems; Rational software that supports software development; and Mobile Software for platform and application development, mobile security, and mobile device management. The company’s Systems and Technology segment provides computing power and storage solutions; and semiconductor technology, products, and packaging solutions. Its Global Financing segment provides lease and loan financing to end users; commercial financing to dealers and remarketers of IT products; and remanufacturing and remarketing services for equipment. The company was formerly known as Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co. and changed its name to International Business Machines Corporation in 1924. International Business Machines Corporation was founded in 1910 and is headquartered in Armonk, New York.

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