Infrastructure Architect

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
Designing backup services based on commercially available backup software that is used to deliver an end-to-end managed service to customers. You will determine the capabilities of the core backup software and extend them by creating service layers to build a flexible and efficient managed service capability. With the solution designed you will document it and educate both sells and delivery teams on through a mix of written and presented materials.
Persons in this role should be able to:
  • Responsible for assisting in designing offerings and reference architecture of backup and cyber recovery solutions.
  • Responsible for working with product owners, IT architects, software engineers and other stakeholders to clarify and document requirements/specs
  • Responsible for creating proof-of-concepts to demonstrate viability of solutions
  • Effectively and clearly communicate with others

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Microsoft Windows operating systems
  • Experience with AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and/or IBM Cloud public clouds
  • Experience with virtualization technologies such as VMWare, Hyper-V, KVM or Red Hat Virtualization.
  • Experience with storage and SAN technologies
  • Experience and understanding IT backup and recovery software and procedures
  • Experience with one of the major backup products: Spectrum Protect, Commvault, Veeam, NetBackup, etc.
  • Experience writing technical documentation

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Intermediate or greater understanding containerization technologies.
  • Experience with tape storage and tape libraries
  • Experience developing a bill of materials models
  • Experience with software defined networking (SDN)
  • Understand and some experience with relational databases (e.g. Oracle, DB2, MySQL/MariaDB, Postgres, etc.)
  • Familiar with scripting languages (e.g. shell scripting, python, Perl, etc.)

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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  • 12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.
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  • Select educational reimbursement opportunities.
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  • Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.
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