Apple. Twitter. Box. These are just a few of the global partners working with IBM Global Business Services (GBS); enabling enterprises to make smarter decisions and providing unparalleled client and consumer experiences via Cognitive data analytics, cloud technology and mobile app development. IBM GBS is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants who help clients envision their future as cognitive enterprises, all supported by the industry’s most sophisticated talent model. With global reach, outcome focused methodologies and deep industry expertise, GBS empowers clients to digitally reinvent their business and get the competitive edge in the cognitive era in over 170 countries.This is your opportunity to join a company where you can make the world work better – we are IBMers, and that’s what we do. World-class learning opportunities, mentoring and a flexible work environment -- you will find a wealth of opportunities within IBM to create the career you’ve always imagined. And there are no limits to the opportunities we offer – from design to analytics, consulting to sales, development to marketing. Industries are converging.Boundaries are blurring. Traditional competitors are reinventing themselves. We are changing how we create, collaborate, analyze, and engage. IBM is a leader in this global transformation, and there is no better place to launch or further your career.Bottom line? We outthink ordinary. Discover what you can do at IBM.As a critical role for client and IBM success, the Solution Architect is responsible for architectural, technical and business expertise to cross-disciplinary teams of IBM Consultants, IT Architects, and IT Specialists working across GBS industries and service lines. A key focus of the Solution Architect will be the selling, development, and delivery of complex solutions across Cognitive, Mobile, Smarter Process, Smarter Commerce, Cloud, SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, and Custom Application Development service lines. This individual must have complete life cycle experience in developing and delivering complex solutions across multiple technologies. The Solution Architect is responsible for defining the end-to-end solution architecture, defining the delivery approach and methodology, defining the work breakdown structure, and developing tops down and bottoms up estimates to deliver the program. The Solution Architect will lead, mentor, and help grow a world class technical team across technical communities. The Solution Architect will be involved in multiple phases of complex programs, including pre-sales activities to help define the technical approach for proposal and SOW responses, as well as analysis and design of the most complex programs during the delivery phase. Solution Architects will also be engaged in conducting periodic technical reviews and phase gate reviews of our largest and most complex programs, as well as Technical Delivery Assessment (TDA) reviews of key proposals. The Solution Architect will assist Program Managers in building and executing effective risk management plans, engineering plans, and independent assessment at all technical reviews, as well as ongoing design improvement strategies. The Solution Architect will be responsible for technical resolution of engineering issues while taking into account cost and schedule constraints. The Solution Architect will work on multiple projects and proposals in parallel and provide cross-program coordination and guidance of system architecture, design, and program planning and execution.In this dynamic role, you will have the opportunity to interact directly with clients. As such, travel to client sites may be required up to 4 days per week. Preferred candidates will live within a 50 mile radius of a major airport.Working for IBM you can expect a learning culture where teamwork and collaboration are encouraged, excellence is rewarded and innovation is valued and respected. We empower our team members to build successful and rewarding careers. Starting at the interview process and continuing throughout your career, you always have access to our leadership team – as mentors, team members and often working side by side on projects. We want you to have more than just a job…IBM has your long term career goals in mind.2252
At least 10 years of IT architecture, systems engineering, and design experience
At least 10 years of experience developing solutions and estimating the costs of the solution, defining the Work Breakdown Structure, integrated master schedule, and able to produce Basis of Estimates
At least 10 years of experience in client relationships, leading mixed discipline and organization teams, and achieving the goals and objectives for the project within cost and time constraints.
At least 10 years of experience in full lifecycle delivery of complex systems, including requirements, design, build, test, and deployment
At least 10 years of experience in system design and development processes, methods, and tools