Job Description

Your Role and Responsibilities

Cloud Architect is an exemplary technical leader in his/her areas of practice. They bring
deep experience and strategic insight spanning from Architecture, Design and
Development leadership to client facing solution skills which are among the best in the
industry. This role is crucial to realizing cutting edge Hybrid Cloud Capabilities and
Solutions for clients worldwide specially using Red Hat technologies. The role would
involve working with highly skilled infrastructure architects and deployment specialists in
taking up challenging internal IBM projects in order to develop and execute complex
solutions for IBM clients worldwide. In conjunction with IBM Distinguished Engineers and
other key leaders, the Cloud Architect would also provide guidance to the larger global
Community of Practice (CoP) in their area and drive important community supported
projects. He or she will prioritize building critical intellectual capital that may eventually be
leveraged by the wider IBM audience through development of best in class reusable
assets often using bleeding edge technologies on “First of a Kind” projects.
The success of this role would be bench-marked globally with industry peers. Excellent
practice and knowledge on Cloud based software development and tools, consummate
thought leadership, constant innovation and contribution to development of industry
standards would be some of the key result areas in addition to meeting business metrics
for the respective areas.
Required Technical and Professional Expertise (Must have):

  • Must have experience in one or more of Red Hat Cloud technologies (OpenStack, OpenShift, CloudForms, Ansible, etc.)
  • Bachelors degree (or above) in Computer Science or related fields.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    Preferred Technical and Professional Experience (Nice to have):
    • Lead the Design, Implementation, and Expansion of Organization’s Enterprise
    • Computing and Cloud Computing Solutions providing High Performance Services with focus on one or more of: Knowledge of other Cloud Providers e.g. IBM, AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, or VMware
    • Exposure and good understanding in core tenants to be considered when designing, developing & deploying to a Cloud.
    • Confident enough to leverage Cloud Platforms.
    • Good Understanding on how to get started on Cloud Platforms.
    • Able to identify the appropriate Cloud Platform products to use for popular architectural patterns.
    • Good understanding on managing applications at scale and how Cloud could address each of the problems faced when designing for distributed scalable applications that are deployed across regions, Micro services,
    • Decoupling, Self-healing, Testing & Security compliance.
    • Cloud Management Platforms - Design and implement a robust cloudmanagement implementation including orchestration and catalogue capabilities.
    • Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Services - Design and implement cloud
    • infrastructure services to support rapid application deployment.
    • Compliance - Integrate compliance and data regulatory requirements into all
    • solutions.
    • Multi-tier architectures: Load Balancers, Caching, Web Servers, Application Servers, Networking and Databases.


The infrastructure running industries likes transportation, energy, insurance, banking or healthcare is quickly changing as the world’s relationship with technology evolves. Companies have more choices than ever before between on-premise, off-premise, or a hybrid approach. Our Infrastructure Architects are responsible for keeping up with the latest and greatest of these changes and using their expertise to deliver solutions that meet the needs of our customers and products.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

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Preferred Technical and Professional Experience

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Eligibility Requirements

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About Business Unit

At Global Technology Services (GTS), we help our clients envision the future by offering end-to-end IT and technology support services, supported by an unmatched global delivery network.  It's a unique blend of bold new ideas and client-first thinking. If you can restlessly reinvent yourself and solve problems in new ways, work on both technology and business projects, and ask, "What else is possible?" GTS is the place for you!

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