IBM Senior Cloud Architect- Financial Services Cloud in Bethesda, Maryland
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Your Role and Responsibilities
IBM is seeking a Senior Cloud Architects with deep Financial Services expertise to join our team in North America. In this role, you will help develop a catalog of pro-forma architectures that bring out the best of IBM and our Financial Services Cloud ecosystem to assist our customers with Digital Transformation of their business processes and application modernization to cloud. You will define target application architectures and migration strategies for our clients. You will advise our clients to identify the right strategy and modernize their legacy applications (mainframe as well as distributed) using modern cloud native architectures with container platforms and cloud services.
Key outcome measures for this role are:
Work with across IBM business units, the IBM Partner Ecosystem, and the client's IT team, to co-develop and continuously optimize pro-forma architectures covering Digitalization of Operations, Open Banking, Omni-channel, Capital Markets, Core Banking, Core Insurance, Event Driven Architectures, and Advanced Data / AI.
Gather and assess the current application and infrastructure solutions, inclusive of Partner Ecosystem Solutions, performing a gap analysis, and recommending the to-be application solution architecture.
Represent deep expertise on modernization of mainframe legacy, transformation of mission critical applications needing re-architecture, as well as containerization/refactoring.
Use your knowledge platform as a service offerings in the market, cloud application architecture and best practices, API management, Microservices, DevOps, Data Modernization and cloud integration suites to advise our clients on their hybrid cloud journey and multi-speed IT .
You should have great breadth and depth of experience when it comes to modernizing legacy applications to hybrid cloud with the ability to work with a global team.
Stay abreast of emerging technology trends and solutions to Financial Services challenges. Advise IBM FS Cloud Team on new partners that should be approached to be part of the Partner Ecosystem.
As an IBM Financial Services Cloud Architect, you are a technical leader, serving as a liaison among executive level business partners, technical resources, and project stakeholders.
Travel will average 25% up to 50%
Preferred work location: Austin, Dallas, Charlotte, Phoenix
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
· 10+ years of IT experience
· Significant architectural experience in Banking, Financial Markets, or Insurance
· 3+ years of at-scale experience architecting and developing hybrid and public cloud application solutions leverage Java application development, APIs, Microservice Architectures and PaaS Architectures
· 3+ years of experience with at-scale Data Innovation and modernization for competitive advantages, inclusive of Advanced Analytics, Event Driven Architectures, AI and ML
· Significant practical knowledge of DevOps, DevSecOps, and Production best practices
· 3+ years of experience leading Cloud transformation journey in (strategy, design, application migration planning or implementation)
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
· 5+ years of experience in delivering mainframe technology transformation projects
· 5+ years of experience documenting and presenting recommendations to clients and/or stakeholders as a consultant
· Certification in RedHat or Architect certification in one of the prominent Public Clouds (IBM, AWS, Azure, GCP)
About Business Unit
Digitization is accelerating the ongoing evolution of business, and clouds - public, private, and hybrid - enable companies to extend their existing infrastructure and integrate across systems. IBM Cloud provides the security, control, and visibility that our clients have come to expect. We are working to provide the right tools and environment to combine all of our client’s data, no matter where it resides, to respond to changing market dynamics.
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