Application Architect: Mobile


July 21, 2021

As an IBM Application Architect, you directly help clients transform their business and solve complex problems. You will define the scope and vision for projects that deliver customized solutions using your knowledge of IBM platforms. You are a technical leader, serving as a liaison among business partners, technical resources, and project stakeholders.
Your Role and Responsibilities
Mobility, combined with the phenomena of data and cloud, is transforming business and our industry in historic ways, allowing people to re-imagine work, industries and professions. – Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President and CEO of IBM
Formed in 1996 to support the Atlanta Olympics, iX is a collective of renegades and realists uniting brand and digital strategy, data and technology, industry-leading cognitive solutions and insight-driven creativity. With 40+ creative Studios and more than 15,000 employees across the globe, we lead extended reality and experience innovation at IBM.
IBM Mobile solutions combine an industry-leading mobile portfolio with cloud, analytics, and cognitive technologies to help you accelerate your business initiatives and drive digital innovation. We are IBM iX Mobile & XR – we bridge the virtual & physical world & put technology to work
If you thrive in a dynamic, collaborative workplace, IBM provides an environment where you will be challenged and inspired every single day. And if you relish the freedom to bring creative, thoughtful solutions to the table, there's no limit to what you can accomplish here.
A day in the role will include...
  • You will build scalable, highly available, resilient, extendable, secured architecture to provide a significant boost to the business;
  • Writing high quality code to achieve business goals;
  • Working with various technical teams to understand their needs, offering them solutions and setting and managing their expectations;
  • Following up best practices for development and championing their adoption as per company defined standards;
  • Mentor and grow engineers while keeping them engaged and focused on the product and company vision;
  • Help set team goals and technical direction while ensuring that they align with the goals of the larger organization;
  • Represent the team in planning and product meetings, effectively communicating the available platform features and constraints.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Minimum of 12 - 15+ years of relevant work experience in product-based Software development with demonstrable previous experience as Mobility Architect (8+ years in mobile platforms -Android, iOS).
  • Good experience of architecture, design of end to end mobile solutions that includes mobile middleware, cloud services and integration with enterprise or third-party systems.
  • Good experience in leading complex mobile solutions that may have integrations with other IoT/Cognitive/Cloud/Web solutions.
  • Need to have a good grasp of the latest technology trends in mobile and other supporting technologies such as Cloud, IoT and Web. Experience in leading innovations and Proof of Concepts in emerging mobile technologies.
  • Good knowledge of Architecture Patterns like MVC, MVP, MVVM, VIPER etc. Good experience in at least two of mobile programming languages (Kotlin, Swift, Java, ObjectiveC, Javascript). Experience in architecture of native, cross-platform and hybrid mobile applications (ReactNative, Ionic, Angular, Flutter).
  • Experience in leading multiple projects and delivery teams, providing them directions on architecture, design, quality, performance, security of mobile solutions.
  • Must have hands on knowledge of complete Mobile Application Development Life cycle from design thinking, requirement analysis, estimation, technical architecture, coding, testing, integration, security, performance tuning, analytics, DevOps, review process and technical documentation.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Should understand an end-to-end context on Mobile Transformation engagements.
  • Must have liaisoned between client and technical teams using strong communication skills to elicit, document, analyse and validate business/technical requirements. Versatile team player and leader with excellent analytical, presentation and interpersonal skills with an aptitude to learn new technologies.
  • Experience and knowledge in DevOps Automation, developing and deploying solution on Cloud Platforms
  • Excellent communication skills.

About Business UnitIBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world's economy. IBM Services partners with the world's leading companies in over 170 countries to build smarter businesses by reimagining and reinventing through technology, with its outcome-focused methodologies, industry-leading portfolio and world class research and operations expertise leading to results-driven innovation and enduring excellence.
Your Life @ IBMAre you craving to learn more? Prepared to solve some of the world's most unique challenges? And ready to shape the future for millions of people? If so, then it's time to join us, express your individuality, unleash your curiosity and discover new possibilities.
Every IBMer, and potential ones like yourself, has a voice, carves their own path, and uses their expertise to help co-create and add to our story. Together, we have the power to make meaningful change – to alter the fabric of our clients, of society and IBM itself, to create a truly positive impact and make the world work better for everyone.
It's time to define your career.
About IBMIBM's greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries. IBM's greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.
Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we're also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business.
At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it's time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.
Location StatementFor additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.
Being You @ IBMIBM 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, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.