IBM Senior Architect Infrastructure (m/f) in Köln, Germany

Job Description

IBM Global Business Services (GBS) is the world's largest consulting services organization. GBS provides clients with business transformation and industry expertise, and the ability to translate that expertise into integrated, responsive, innovative business solutions. GBS provides consulting services across multiple industries and covers the whole process chain from strategy consulting through to the construction, implementation and operation of technical and commercial solutions.

Are you a talented Professional interested in applying your expertise to get real business value for clients?

As Infrastructure Architect, you'll team with some of the best minds in the industry to create innovative high quality solutions focused on clients' business needs. Join our team to be part of this growth and grow your skills with innovative projects of international scope.

What does it take? You should…

have a demonstrated knowledge in the area of Infrastructure Architecture for large scale enterprises

several years of project experience and extensive technical expertise in the datacenter and network sector to the latest technologies, cloud technologies, databases, high-availability solutions, virtualization, security

have a customer oriented attitude and excellent interpersonal skills as well as analytical and conceptual thinking

speak German and English fluently

Your future job:

Working in a diverse, international team for our client you will focus on the technical side of the project.

Through your analytical, conceptual and planning expertise, you are responsible for the complex IT architecture of our customer (Linux, Virtualization, network)

Design, planning and implementation of architectural solutions, e.g. select new hardware, migration of existing applications, integration of new components etc.

You will focus on technical specifications for customers and developers, give technical advice and support the infrastructure teams in problem analysis and solution of issues in terms of performance, errors and optimization

Your tasks in detail:

  1. Development of IT target architectures tailor-made to customer requirements; Planning of network and data center landscapes including security requirement and cost/risk assessments

  2. Design and implementation of highly available, virtualised environments

  3. Active participation in reviews of specifications, design workbooks, source code and technical manuals / user guides.

  4. Support of sizing (estimating) and planning activities during the solution design phase.

  5. Problem analysis and resolution (bug fixing) in the context of Infrastructure solutions during integration test, system test, acceptance test and production.

  6. Market analysis with regard to innovative IT topics as well as future-oriented IT infrastructure trends; Assessment, decision making and implementation of innovative and forward-looking IT trends; Investigation and evaluation of new IT infrastructure technologies,

Challenge accepted? We are happy to hear from you! Submit your application now.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Solution Design / Architecture Development

  • Linux (Suse), Network, High availability (Pacemaker), virtualization (VMware)

  • HW Knowledge: IBM x-Series, IBM Storage (V7000) and Switch architecture (i.e. Typ Cisco Nexus 5672 UP), VMware (vSphere, vCenter)

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

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.