IBM Software Architect

Closing Date: April 30, 2021

Job Summary

GBM is looking for a Software Architect to design complex, mission-critical solutions based on different technologies and to lead the implementation of these solutions.  They will take the lead in the design and delivery of customer migrations from on-premise installations to the cloud as well as greenfield implementations.  The successful candidate must have strong technical and leadership skills as well as excellent communication skills.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assess, architect, design, and troubleshoot complex enterprise solutions around public, private, and hybrid clouds
  • Act as a liaison between customers, sales, and Delivery and support teams.
  • Educate customers of all sizes on the value proposition of managed services, and participate in architectural discussions to ensure solutions are designed for successful deployment in the cloud.
  • Expertise in application, data, and security architecture disciplines
  • Strategic thinking and passion for business strategy and business processes
  • Ability to work collaboratively in teams and develop meaningful relationships to achieve common goals
  • Experience with scalable architectures using API management, serverless technologies, and microservice frameworks
  • Hands-on experience of back-end and front-end technology stack
  • Deep knowledge of IBM SW portfolio is an advantage
  • Document and present solutions architecture to GBM customers
  • Continuously expand the essential business, industry, technology, and competitive knowledge in Kubernetes, Docker, Cloud Foundry, Container Security, and Red Hat technologies (OpenShift, Ansible, RHEL, etc.)
  • Independently manage large strategic accounts and projects without assistance
  • Participate in and lead cutting edge Cloud Architecture projects for GBM
  • Provide expertise and leadership regarding Architecture for both infrastructure and applications in and planning business continuity.
  • Demonstrate thought leadership in cloud computing across multiple streams
  • Develops technical road-maps for future cloud projects
  • Ensures security is integrated into all cloud architectures
  • Help develop PoC as and when required
  • Acts as a subject-matter expert around Different technologies including IBM, MS, and others on GBM engagements
  • Design processes and models for Azure/AWS/IBM migration & operating costs
  • Leading proposal development and support sales team

Required Experience and Skills

  • In-depth knowledge of Cloud-based delivery models
  • Extensive experience in cloud-based integration patterns and architectures
  • Extensive experience in designing enterprise-level account structures and security models on cloud and on-premise platforms
  • Working knowledge of IBM Cloud Service Management architecture
  • Working knowledge of IBM Cloud architecture principles and patterns
  • Working knowledge of the cloud infrastructure technologies: systems, storage, security, networking, virtualization technologies, etc. (functional and non-functional requirements)

 Qualifications & Education Requirements

  • University Degree preferably IT Engineering or related to the job function
  • Experience in architecting/deploying/operating solutions built on AWZ, Azure, IBM Cloud, or Google Cloud
  • 8-10 years as a Solution Architect or an IT/multi-cloud consultant
  • Fluency in English and speaking Arabic would be an advantage
  • Candidates must be available locally in Qatar with transferable visa and ready to join immediately.

Required Certification:

  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert
  • IBM Certified Solution Architect.
Employment Type: Permanent