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IBM Cloud Solution Architect in SINGAPORE, Singapore


As an IBM Application Architect, you directly help clients transform their business and solve complex problems. You will define the scope and vision for projects that deliver customized solutions using your knowledge of IBM platforms. You are a technical leader, serving as a liaison among business partners, technical resources, and project stakeholders.

Your Role and Responsibilities

As Cloud Solution Architect you will be the subject matter expert engaged in the solutioning and delivery of our Cloud-related projects. Working in partnership with the wider project team, you will be responsible for the overall technology strategy and architecture/design for Cloud solutions for your clients. You will also be responsible for the direction of technical resources on the project to implement solutions for your clients.

You will also work on optimising resources to meet project constraints taking into account such concerns as Client budget, skills availability, and complexity of the project/solution. From a client perspective you will deal with teams focused on designing, migrating, building, managing, transforming and expanding their services on Cloud. Your role will also be to build trusted and ongoing relationships with key buyers and influencers including cloud developers, CIO's/CTO's and technology procurement.

Key Skills and Experience required:

  • Expert level skills in Cloud to guide technical client-side architects on Cloud strategy and solution best practices. This will aid clients to identify high value Cloud entry points (e.g. new applications, transforming existing applications or simply starting a Cloud sandbox that IBM helps them operationalize.)

  • Expert level skills in guiding IBM project technical resources to design and implement Cloud solutions

  • Expert level skill in Cloud technology, including hybrid Cloud solutions

  • Deep understanding of Public Cloud as a PaaS offering including automation of deployment and containers.

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

  • Deep experience in designing and implementing highly available and scalable Cloud solutions

  • Experienced skill level with contemporary engagement methods, including Proof of Concepts.

  • Experienced level skills with Design Thinking, Agile and DevOps methods.

  • Business case modelling skills (i.e. Cloud total cost of Ownership vs Business as Usual purchases)

  • Ability to position Cloud technology against industry solution requirements.

  • Significant experience within any of the major Industries or Government

  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills;

  • Self-driven, detail-orientation

  • Ability to work collaboratively and productively with globally dispersed teams

  • Ability to manage ambiguity, yet producing tangible results

  • Ability to effectively manage challenging situations without loss of focus when under pressure

*Required Professional and Technical Expertise

  • At least 3+ year experience architecting and solutioning leveraging a major Cloud platform.

  • 5+ years of experience in development consulting

  • Cloud Certification

  • Cloud native solutions

  • TOGAF or equivalent architecture certification

  • Proficiency in programming languages such as: Shell, Java, C, Ruby, Python

  • Knowledge of networking systems and architectures (DNS, TCP, UDP etc)

  • Lead first of a kind and complex solution development

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

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

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

As above

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise


About Business Unit

IBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world's economy. IBM Services partners with the world's leading companies in over 170 countries to build smarter businesses by reimagining and reinventing through technology, with its outcome-focused methodologies, industry-leading portfolio and world class research and operations expertise leading to results-driven innovation and enduring excellence.

Your Life @ IBM

What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

Being You @ IBM

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.