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IBM Solution Architect - Cloud in St Louis, Missouri

Introduction

At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.

Your Role and Responsibilities

Have you heard about the IBM Garage? It's a cross-functional team that delivers a unique client co-creation experience to accelerate client transformation. We use Enterprise Design Thinking, our industry-leading IBM Garage Methodology and IBM's multidisciplinary experts in full speed from the start. We design, develop, test, and deliver solutions. Startup speed. Enterprise scale. We apply user-centric approaches to ensure all features add value for the user and achieve desired client impact.

Solution Architects in IBM’s Garage are part of a cross-functional team that delivers a unique client co-creation experience to accelerate client transformation. As part of an entrepreneurial team, you will co-create with clients through IBM Client Garage as the new norm. You will develop the framework and integrated solutions that address the client's business needs while also driving the client’s consumption of IBM technologies and services. You will lead all aspects of the integrated solution, from identification of requirements to technical decisions impacting the business outcome. You will collaborate with members of the client team and IBM team to define and execute proofs of concept and minimum viable solutions. You will combine contemporary Cloud, AI and Analytics skills with deep industry expertise and an understanding of the client’s business.

To be successful in this role you will need to:

  • Play a leadership role within the Garage team to facilitate co-creation and joint development between clients and IBM

  • Continuously expand essential business, industry, technology, and competitive knowledge in Kubernetes, Docker, Cloud Foundry, Container Security and Red Hat technologies (OpenShift, Ansible, RHEL, etc.)

  • Expand partnerships at all levels of the client organization resulting in highest levels of client advocacy

  • Champion an entrepreneurial mindset and deliver unique value by leveraging industry and technology expertise to drive innovative strategies to accelerate clients’ success

  • Connect client pain points and opportunities to full suite of IBM technology and services in a client context

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Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 5 years of experience working within cloud-based software development

  • At least 2 years of experience in a technical solution and architect role for cloud-based solutions

  • At least 2 years using agile practices

  • At least 2 years of client facing experience - strong, collaborative client relationships

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Experience in architecting/deploying/operating solutions built on AWZ, Azure, IBM Cloud, or Google Cloud

  • 8-10 years as a Solution Architect or an IT/multi-cloud consultant

About Business Unit

IBM has a global presence, operating in more than 175 countries with a broad-based geographic distribution of revenue. The company’s Global Markets organization is a strategic sales business unit that manages IBM’s global footprint, working closely with dedicated country-based operating units to serve clients locally. These country teams have client relationship managers who lead integrated teams of consultants, solution specialists and delivery professionals to enable clients’ growth and innovation. By complementing local expertise with global experience and digital capabilities, IBM builds deep and broad-based client relationships. This local management focus fosters speed in supporting clients, addressing new markets and making investments in emerging opportunities. Additionally, the Global Markets organization serves clients with expertise in their industry as well as through the products and services that IBM and partners supply. IBM is also expanding its reach to new and existing clients through digital marketplaces.

Your Life @ IBM

What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM

IBM’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.

Location Statement

IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.

IBM intends this job to be performed entirely outside of Colorado.

Being You @ IBM

IBM 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.

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