IBM SDN Network architect in SINGAPORE, Sierra Leone

Job Description

IBM is a global technology and innovation company headquartered in Armonk, NY. It is the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 400,000 employees serving clients in 170 countries. IBM offers a wide range of technology and consulting services; a broad portfolio of middleware for collaboration, predictive analytics, software development and systems management; and the world's most advanced servers and supercomputers.

IBM Global Technology Services (GTS) is backed by IBM proprietary tools, assets and processes to ensure a best-in-class dynamic IT infrastructure for organizations of all sizes. IBM offers a full suite of infrastructure services - consulting, design, build, management and maintenance to help organizations reduce costs and increase productivity and enhance flexibility, enable growth, align IT with business, improve end-user productivity, mitigate risks, and improve service management and control.

The Network Architect on the Network Integration team is responsible for the design and implementation of customer network services. Ability to identify network requirements, write proposal documents, submit telco vendor requests and manage telco for successful implementation. Also should have a sound knowledge in SDN with a passion for cloud with strong skills in different cloud architecture environments, virtualization, and data center automation with additional knowledge on local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), Data Center (DC's), Internet, intranets, and other data communications systems.Creates, tests and evaluates networks and leadership skills to drive customer's network vendors. Excellent communication skills, written and verbal

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provide thought leadership, assess client current state, and translate best-practice methods to achieve future state SDN Cloud architectures

  • Ability to design and lead Proof of Concept Trials in the SDN area

  • Architect Solutions which may include any of the following components (Data Center Design, Networking, Systems Hardware, System Architecture, Virtualization, Systems Management, Security)

  • Pre-Sales: Engage with customers, qualify opportunities, and develop cloud solutions

  • Post-Sales: Develop networking strategies, cloud strategies, designs forprivate, hybrid and public cloud, lead technical implementation working closely with customers/partners

  • Implement architectural design with business use cases, trade-offs, and risk mitigation included Position

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  1. 10+ years’ experience in customer facing positions as a professional services consultant

  2. preferably with an Internet or “Big 5” consulting organization

  3. Background in networking with focus on IP technologies (network virtualization / SDN)

  4. Experience in delivering end to end SDN Solutions within any domain

  5. Thorough understanding of cloud computing and software-defined networking (SDN) domain

  6. Good understanding of OpenFlow, OpenStack, and Virtualization

  7. Experience with enterprise infrastructure architecture and design of complex distributed systems environments, including failover techniques, recovery/rollback, and application partitioning

  8. Understanding of modern IT productiondatacenter and Internet (ISP/ASP) hosting operations

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  1. Good knowledge about the different Ericsson SE/SSR products plus Juniper, and Cisco

  2. (routers/switches/firewalls)

  3. IP Certifications ECTP IP Networking Professional, CCNA/CCNP/CCIE, or JNCP /JNCIE preferred

  4. Experience programming in various languages (Java, Python, PERL, JQuery, C, etc.)

  5. Experience in consulting, business systems analysis, end-to-end solution design, development and implementation of large-scale integrated systems

  6. Cloud Architectures (vCloud, EC2, CloudStack, Savvis, vCHS)

  7. Virtualization (VMware, Xen, HyperV)

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.