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Cognitive Solution Architect - Solution Architect (Syd / Mel)


Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Job Posted: 20/09/2017

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IT and Telecommunications / Architect

Job description:

Cognitive Solution Architect - Solution Architect
(Sydney or 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 seeking a Cognitive Engineers who will be part of our Cognitive delivery engagements across Australia and New Zealand
What Does an IBM Cognitive Engineer Opportunity Offer?

  • Experience - Consulting experience and client interaction on challenging projects
  • Education & Training- Ongoing learning and development opportunities
  • Networking & Professional Development- IBM leadership and peer networking opportunities
  • Supportive and dynamic team work environment
  • Compensation- our employees enjoy a competitive compensation package

What will you do as an IBM Cognitive Solution Architect?
This is an opportunity for a Senior Solution definition professional to be part of building Cognitive solutions for our customers. We are seeking an individual with experience in solution concept definition and product requirements definition.
The individual will:

  • Serve as a Trusted Advisor, drive conversations with other Enterprise Architects and Business Stakeholders armed with best practices for enterprise architecture functions such as Security, Performance, Requirements Analysis and Application Governance.
  • Advise and mentor diverse teams, which include customer and partner resources in technical and functional delivery aspects at a program level, using influence and adaptive communication strategies in scenarios where an architect does not have direct authority over all resources.
  • Contribute to a program vision while advising and articulating program/project strategies on enabling technologies
  • Provide guidance on functional solution architecture & design, application and integration development best practices, enterprise architecture standards, environment management, testing, and platform education.
  • Troubleshoot key customer implementation issues and demonstrate the ability to drive to successful resolution. Lead the evaluation of business and technical requirements from a senior level.
  • Review and correct project/program direction, approach, and key artifacts to keep programs on track and solutions extendable and maintainable going forward.
  • Identification and pro-active management of risk areas and commitment to seeing an issue through to complete resolution.
  • Manage customer expectations and negotiate solutions to complex problems with both the customer and third-party partners.
  • Build relationships with business partners, internal and external, and contributing to broader goals and growth beyond the scope of a single customer engagement. Play the role of liaison between business stakeholders and technical experts.
  • Contribute to the growth of the Services practice by identifying and leading internal strategic initiatives to grow the consulting practice, leveraging junior teammates to achieve individual as well as team growth; serving as an active contributor to the practice knowledge and resource base; mentor, educate, and enrich technical and non-technical IBM, customer and partner colleagues

Preferred Technical and Professional Experience

  • 7  years’ experience as a Functional Architect, Business Analyst or Consultant in a mid to large sized organization
  • Exposure to key areas of enterprise architecture, including integration technologies, single sign on, and master data management.