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IBM Chief Architect - Hybrid Cloud Transformation in London, United Kingdom


Hybrid cloud and AI are the two next great shifts in the technology landscape, and IBM is positioning itself to play a key role in this swift and seismic transformation. We see the hybrid cloud opportunity at $1 trillion. Most of it is still ahead of us, as less than 25 percent of workloads have moved to public clouds thus far. Meanwhile, the current enterprise deployment rate of AI is only in the single digits.

Our GBS expertise is a key factor in driving consumption and is currently helping hundreds of major clients on their hybrid cloud journeys. Our hybrid cloud approach lets clients connect their back office to their front office, modernize mission-critical workloads, build cloud-native apps, and securely deploy and manage data and applications across various IT environments.

Everywhere you look today, businesses have an acute need for speed to market, flexibility and nimbleness, and continuous innovation. On these, hybrid cloud delivers. In fact, clients find that choosing a hybrid cloud approach is 2.5 times more valuable than relying on public cloud alone.

We are looking for Go-To-Market Senior / Chief Architects experienced in pre-sales, partnering with Sales Leaders in shaping winning large scale hybrid cloud transformation solutions. You will be providing Multi-cloud strategy and application modernization solutions aligned to our clients' business needs for digital solutions, setting out the roadmap for their journey to the cloud and helping them to define their target operating model and DevSecOps solutions. As a trusted advisor you will enable their transformation to become agile and for them to be an innovative digital business.

Your Role and Responsibilities

As an IBM Chief Architect with focus on OpenShift in a hybrid, multi-cloud environment you;

  • Directly help clients on their journey to cloud based on an open architecture.

  • Be an evangelist and provide technical eminence both internally within IBM and able to deliver across different technology stacks with good hands-on-skills you support your team and our customers by coaching, teaching and giving advice.

  • Participate in our flagship 'Think' events and workshops. You are a technical leader, serving as a liaison among business partners, technical resources, and project stakeholders.

  • Provide consultative, architectural, program and engineering support for our customers' journeys to the cloud.

  • Deliver innovative solutions, that are tailored to the specifics needs of our customers.

  • Further developing your extensive experience with Cloud Architectures, Kubernetes and OpenShift you are building next-generation cloud native applications, sophisticated system integrations or ambitious cloud migration projects in a team of brilliant builders.

  • Translate between business and tech. By building pragmatic IT solutions for real world problems you create value for our customers every single day.

In return, you can expect a competitive salary, incentive scheme, car allowance, on-going business and technical career development, medical cover, pension, vacation days, free access to online learning platforms (O'Reilly Safari, A Cloud Guru, Udemy), visit 2 conferences a year, Vlog and attend meetups in working hours, obtain Red Hat and other CSP training and certification, flexible working and home times.

You strongly value diversity and different opinions. You know how to motivate. You do what is right, not what is easy. Even in difficult circumstances you are level-headed, and you manage to infect others with your positive attitude. You are always looking to learn something new and know about the latest technical trends.

Join us to learn new technologies and expand your core base of expertise while help integrating IBM and Red Hat technologies through real world engagement.


Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Experience in Enterprise Architecture, Cloud Platform Architecture, defining Cloud Reference Architectures, Cloud Patterns and Target Operating Models

  • Consulting - Platform evaluation, approach, roadmap and implementation framework on Cloud Migration, RFI and RFP responses.

  • Detailed understanding of transformation with the 5 R's

  • Certified in Red Hat OpenShift (e.g. EX288) and/or other leading hyperscalers

  • Feasibility Study - Identify a Business Use case and deploy an end to end solution on the finalised Hybrid Cloud platform

  • Experience in architecting cloud projects, Kubernetes, Containerization

  • Demonstrates knowledge of other CSP's - i.e AWS/Azure/GCP platforms.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Specific Industry knowledge (e.g. Banking, Automotive, Retail, Public, etc.)

  • Microservices, Serverless, Cloud-native and programming languages, - Bash, Python, Nodejs, Ruby, Go, Java

  • APIs - Rest, GraphQL, Swagger, OpenAPI, RAML

  • Analysing and understand business solution - Functional / Non Functional Requirements

  • Developing and recommending innovative approaches to reaching project and technical goals

  • Identifies key technical risks and develops mitigation and recovery plans

  • Awareness of ITIL and/or CMM practices and processes.

  • Awareness of Software Defined Storage and Networks (SDS & SDN), AI/ML and Data Analytics

  • Awareness of ITSM and ITOP services and integration with clouds. (SNOW)

  • Awareness of DevSecOps and CI/CD pipelines and tooling used with various cloud platforms

  • Understanding of Networking (Firewalls, Routing, VLAN, Trunking, masks)

  • Experience of designing and engineering solutions in a distributed infrastructure environment (Servers, Blade Systems, Storage Area Networks, and Virtualization Technologies)

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