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Cloud Solution Architect (Sydney/Melbourne)


Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 29/08/2017

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IT and Telecommunications / Architect

Job description:

Cloud Solution Architect (Sydney/Melbourne)
IBM is the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, serving clients in 170 countries. In this new era of Cognitive Business, IBM is helping to reshape industries by bringing together our expertise in Cloud, Analytics, Security, Mobile, and the Internet of Things. We are changing how we create. How we collaborate. How we analyse. How we engage. IBM is a leader in this global transformation.
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. We outthink ordinary. Discover what you can do at IBM. We are hiring.
We are looking to expand our Cloud Solutioning team and seeking Senior Cloud Solution Architects based in either Sydney, or Melbourne.
As Cloud Solution Architect you will be the Senior Technical leader and subject matter expert engaged in the solutioning and delivery of our Cloud-related projects . Working in partnership with the wider project team, you will be responsible for the overall technology strategy and architecture/design for Cloud solutions for your clients. You will also be responsible for the direction of technical resources on the project to implement solutions for your clients.
You will also work on optimising resources to meet project constraints taking into account such concerns as Client budget, skills availability, and complexity of the project/solution. From a client perspective you will deal with teams focused on designing, migrating, building, managing, transforming and expanding their services on Cloud. Your role will also be to build trusted and ongoing relationships with key buyers and influencers including cloud developers, CIO's/CTO's and technology procurement.
Key Skills and Experience required:
•          Expert level skills in Cloud to guide technical client side architects on Cloud strategy and solution best practices. This will aid clients to identify high value Cloud entry points (e.g. new applications, transforming existing applications or simply starting a Cloud sandbox that IBM helps them operationalize.)
•          Expert level skills in guiding IBM project technical resources to design and implement Cloud solutions
•          Expert level skill in Cloud technology, including  hybrid Cloud solutions
•          Deep understanding of AWS as a PaaS offering including automation of deployment and containers.
•          Deep understanding of the current state of the art for infrastructure automation, continuous integration/deployment, SQL/NoSQL/NewSQL, networking, and cloud-based delivery models.
•          Deep experience in designing and implementing highly available and scalable Cloud solutions
•          Experienced skill level with contemporary engagement methods, including Proof of Concepts.
•          Experienced level skills with Design Thinking, Agile and DevOps methods.
•          Business case modelling skills (i.e. Cloud total cost of Ownership vs Business as Usual purchases)
•          Ability to position Cloud technology against industry solution requirements.
•          Significant experience within any of the major Industries or Government
•          Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills;
•          Self-driven, detail-orientation
•          Ability to work collaboratively and productively with globally dispersed teams
•          Ability to manage ambiguity, yet producing tangible results
•          Ability to effectively manage challenging situations without loss of focus when under pressure
•          At least 3+ year experience architecting and solutioning leveraging a major Cloud platform.
•          10+ years of experience in infrastructure / development consulting
•          Cloud Certification
•          Cloud native solutions
•          TOGAF or equivalent architecture certification
•          Proficiency in programming languages such as: Shell, Java, C, Ruby, Python
•          Knowledge of networking systems and architectures (DNS, TCP, UDP etc)
•          Knowledge of various software technologies, methodologies and applied software engineering practices/standards such as OOD, SOAP, REST, Spring and AJAX
•          Lead first of a kind and complex solution development
•          Provide end-to-end solution approach guidance and coaching.
•          Create and use intellectual capital to solve diverse client issues in an innovative way
•          Provide training to technical solutioners and sales teams