IBM

Delivery Partner Architect

IBM

June 10, 2021

Introduction
The infrastructure running industries likes transportation, energy, insurance, banking or healthcare is quickly changing as the world’s relationship with technology evolves. Companies have more choices than ever before between on-premise, off-premise, or a hybrid approach. Our Infrastructure Architects are responsible for keeping up with the latest and greatest of these changes and using their expertise to deliver solutions that meet the needs of our customers and products.
Your Role and Responsibilities
This role concentrates on the architectural support on infrastructures including servers, storage, middleware, non-application software, networks, and the physical facilities that support the applications and business processes required by the client. Included in the focus areas is the critical evaluation on the performance of the various components in the infrastructure. Infrastructure Architects are responsible for performance, availability, and scalability of the infrastructure.
In addition, Infrastructure Delivery Architects possess experience in Cloud and Cloud Multicloud Infrastructures and are ready to make a meaningful impact on our clients. Sometimes that leadership manifests in such deep technical expertise that they can lead and perform hands-on technical build, migration, and technical designs for projects to achieve client’s transformations and to help rescue clients from blocked or difficult projects. Translating client requirements, understanding client’s circumstances, and executing to design and implement converged infrastructure solutions, in order to support managed delivery, cloud operations, consolidate and protect workloads. You will use assets and reference architectures, build proof-of concepts, build and execute implementation plans, testing plans and deployment plans to address client requirements and work with products or solutions based on partner hardware and/or partner software. This role also requires to have a deep technical background expertise in the Cloud technologies that will make our customers successful in Cloud.
Ideal Candidate Profile:
  • Deliverable based driven.
  • Canadian Security L2 Cleared (Preferred not mandate).
  • Client Facing Success Driven.
  • Client Satisfaction Focused.
  • Strong & Trusted relationships with clients.
  • Business Growth Passion.
  • Problem Solver & Creative Thinker.
  • Desired Outcome Focused.
  • Diligent and Engaging Communicator.
  • Timely and Accurate information keeper.
  • Works without supervision and strong collaboration.
  • Performs and Balances tasks on multiple concurrent projects across multiple customers.
  • Understands department/ functional mission and vision.
  • Exposed to demands of travel and irregular work hours .
Technology Experience:
  • Microsoft Azure Cloud / AWS / IBM Cloud / Google (At least on one Hyperscaler is Required).
  • Network (Required).
  • Storage (Required).
  • Virtualization (Required).
  • Multicloud Management.
  • Server (Understanding on at least one of the OS platforms Linux/Windows etc).
  • Back-up and Recovery (understanding on restores).
Responsibilities:
  • Review and validate the Solution, assess client's requirements, and product's specifications/features.
  • Create the required artifacts (design document, diagrams, build book, etc..)
  • Design and Implement the infrastructure to support the solution
  • Work closely with various teams to gather business and technical requirements.
  • Accountable for successful delivery of highly complex, multi-disciplined consulting engagements that deliver lasting and measurable value to clients
  • Develop a point of view, capture, prioritize and analyze technical (functional and non-functional) requirements
  • Possess strong leadership skills and further the evolution of intellectual capital assets and developing architectural resources
  • Manage the technical architectural contract terms and conditions
  • Educate, mentor and coach teams in applying architectural techniques
  • Facilitate and capture lessons learned from projects to update methodologies and assets
  • Conduct architectural lunch and learns to disseminate knowledge
  • Be a recognized as a technical though leader inside and outside of IBM
  • Support company initiatives for offerings, contracts, technologies, and go-to-market
  • Set priorities to build technical architectural and project assets/deliverables for repurposing
  • Leading the teams during Major Incidents and provide recommendations on fastest path to the major incident recovery or supporting technical delivery teams with Root Cause Analysis for Major Incidents.

Outcomes:
  • Provided professional services (Design, Deployment, Troubleshooting, Assessment)
  • Provided professional services to reinforce client's security governance, and to improve and manage the client's cybersecurity exposure.
  • Implementation of clients' technical strategy
  • Designed and implemented a secure and compliant design and infrastructures solution meeting delivery criteria
  • Increasing the quality, quantity and frequency of client conversations and engagements for project and implementation services opportunities
  • Increase the awareness, applicability and value of consulting services with our clients, sales force and delivery organization
  • Achieve a “trusted advisor” personas as viewed by our clients, seller and delivery organization
  • Instill a sense of urgency and drive to close consulting practice deals
  • Maximize the project and architecture practice abilities and capabilities to increase project and solution success
Experience:
  • Leading teams towards an outcome and break down impediments.
  • Applied Implementation “Hand on” using best practices to deliver cloud, network and/or security solution.
  • Applied Mature Architecture design framework, principles and methodologies (high-level technical design, low-level technical design, and technical solution design integration).
  • Applied Cloud infrastructure engineering and designing skills.
  • Applied Cloud connection and networking to other cloud skills.
  • Applied Cloud and Cloud Connection problem determination skills.
  • Applied Cloud and Cloud Connection performance analytical skills.
  • Applied Cloud Architecture design and best practice infrastructure cloud and connectivity solutions.
  • Applied Journey to Cloud Transformations (to IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) strategies and principles.
  • Applied Enterprise Automation strategies and principles.
  • Applied Enterprise Resiliency strategies and principles.
  • Applied Agile principles.
  • Applied Managed Services principles.
  • Ability to Interpret requirements and create solutions.
  • Ability to Facilitate workshops.
  • Managing technical project workstreams to completion.
  • Ability to articulate key technologies’ impact on security, availability, cost, capacity, transformation, risk, business enablement and transformation objectives.
  • Ability to evaluate risk and merit to make recommendations.
  • Applied Client Facing Ability to understand and provide guidance and recommendations on solutions to address clients’ needs, challenges and transformations.
  • Evaluate risk and merit to make recommendations on available and speculative information.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Leading teams towards an outcome and break down impediment.
  • Applied Implementation “Hand on” using best practices to deliver cloud, network and/or security solution.
  • Applied Journey to Cloud Transformations (to IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) strategies and principles.
  • Applied Enterprise Automation strategies and principles.
  • Applied Enterprise Resiliency strategies and principles .
  • Applied Agile principles.
  • Applied Managed Services principles.
  • Ability to Interpret requirements and create solutions.
  • Ability to Facilitate workshops.
  • Managing technical project workstreams to completion.
  • Ability to articulate key technologies’ impact on security, availability, cost, capacity, transformation, risk, business enablement and transformation objectives.
  • Ability to evaluate risk and merit to make recommendations.
  • Applied Client Facing Ability to understand and provide guidance and recommendations on solutions to address clients’ needs, challenges and transformations.
  • Evaluate risk and merit to make recommendations on available and speculative information.
  • University graduated in Computer Science, Information Technology, Telecommunications, Electronics & Electricals or any other related field.
  • Network and / or Storage Certification.
  • Cloud Certification.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Red Hat Openshift, RHEL, Ansible Fundamentals or equivalent
  • CyberSecurity and Firewall Certifications, Accreditations, or Badges
  • Agile Fundamental Certifications, Badges or equivalent
  • AWS Cloud Fundamentals
  • IBM Cloud Fundamentals
  • Terraform and Python Fundamentals or equivalent
  • MS Windows Server Fundamentals or equivalent
  • Z-OS Fundamentals or equivalent
  • IBM AIX, Linux, RHEL, UNIX Fundamentals or equivalent
  • VMware and Citrix Fundamentals or equivalent
  • Oracle Database Management Fundamentals or equivalent

Must have the ability to work in Canada without sponsorship.
About Business UnitThis position currently sits within Global Technology Services (GTS) Infrastructure Services (IS) or a shared services function supporting GTS.
As announced in October 2020, IBM intends that its managed infrastructure services business of the GTS organization will become an independent company named Kyndryl by the end of 2021, creating two distinct and powerful market-leading companies.
Together, we will advance the vital systems that power the digital economy. Serving over 4,600 technology-intensive, highly regulated customers, including over 75% of the Fortune 100, our people will design, run, and manage the most modern and reliable technology infrastructure that the world depends on today.
We will work flexibly and in partnership with our customers to amplify business outcomes while always pushing ourselves to improve and meet all opportunities. Come join our team of diverse, devoted, and empathetic technology experts who are at the center of discovering what’s next.
Please note: The final decision if this position will transition from IBM to Kyndryl is yet to be confirmed.
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