IBM Integration Architect - IBM Ballarat in BALLARAT, Australia

Job Description

IBM Background:

IBM is the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, serving clients in 170 countries. In this new era of Cognitive Business, IBM is helping to reshape industries by bringing together our expertise in Cloud, Analytics, Security, Mobile, and the Internet of Things. We are changing how we create. How we collaborate. How we analyse. How we engage. IBM is a leader in this global transformation so there is no better place to launch your career.

Job Description

As an Integration Architect you will be a Technical leader and Subject Matter Expert for one of our major accounts within the Government industry. You will be accountable for technology strategy, opportunity identification and client success. You will progress leads and own the opportunities uncovered from a technical perspective. In this role you will be responsible for detailed solution design and technical accelerators such as Proof of Concepts, as well as differentiating IBM Cloud solutions vs competitor solutions. You will direct technical resources from the Business Units to design and scale cohesive solutions for your clients.

You will also work on optimizing resources to meet deal constraints, considering factors such as client budget, skills availability, and complexity of the project and solution.

Desired Attributes and Skills:

  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills

  • Self-driven and detail-orientated

  • Able to work collaboratively and productively with globally dispersed teams

  • Able to manage ambiguity, while producing tangible results

  • Able to effectively manage challenging situations without loss of focus, even while under pressure

Education and Experience:

  • Extensive experience within one of the major Industries or Government

  • Expert level in Windows/Linux (architecture).

  • Deep understanding of the current state of the art for infrastructure automation, continuous integration/deployment, SQL/NoSQL/NewSQL, networking, and cloud-based delivery models

  • Extensive experience in contemporary engagement methods such as Whiteboard, workshops, hands-on demonstrations, prototyping and Proof of Concepts

  • Extensive experience in Design Thinking, Agile and DevOps methodologies

  • Business Case modelling experience (i.e. Cloud Total Cost of Ownership vs ‘Business as Usual’ purchases)

  • Ability to position Cloud Technology against industry solution requirements

  • At least three years of experience architecting and solutioning leveraging a major Cloud platform

  • 10+ years of experience in Infrastructure/Development consulting

  • Proficiency in two or more languages including C#,Java, C, Ruby, or Python

  • Knowledge of networking systems (E.g. DNS, TCP, UDP etc)

  • Knowledge of various software technologies, methodologies and applied software engineering practices/standards such as OOD, SOAP, REST, Springand, AJAX

Desired Experience:

  • Expert level skill in Cloud technology (Development Ops productivity, hybrid integration, Bluemix Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Integration as a Service (IaaS), cognitive computing, Watson API's, Cloud Privacy and Security)

  • Deep understanding of AWS as a PaaS offering including automation of deployment and containers

  • Cloud Certification

  • Previous publication of papers or article

Key Responsibilities :

  • Articulate the business and technical value of IBM networking infrastructure and services solutions to senior managers and technical decision makers

  • Lead first of a kind and complex global network opportunities and solution development

  • Provide end-to-end network solution approach guidance and coaching

  • Drive network/SDN solution strategy and design

  • Propagate network/SDN solution assets and best practices

  • Drive competitive winnable deals in the Asia Pacific region

  • Create and use intellectual capital to solve diverse client issues in an innovative way

  • Provide training to the solutioners and sellers

  • Manage critical client-impacting events related to solution, and engage with Delivery, transition etc

Mandatory Requirement:

  1. Must be an Australian citizen

  2. Must be a resident in Australia for the past 5 years (i.e. cannot have moved to Australia only 4 or 4.5 years ago)

  3. Must not have spent greater than 12 months cumulative out of Australia during the past 5 years

  4. Must satisfy an AU Government Client Pre-Engagement Integrity Check

  5. Must be eligible to obtain an AGSVA Baseline security clearance, or already hold AGSVA baseline security clearance

As this role is based in Ballarat, Victoria Relocation Support will be considered for interstate applicants who are interested in moving to Ballarat to join our team.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

As above.

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

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EO Statement

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, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.