IBM GTS (Global Technology Services) / ITS (Integrated Technology Services) delivers infrastructure managed services.
The Senior Architect, Infrastructure Design will
Work as a part of the Operations organization, specifically the Infrastructure Design team.
Develop and maintain the high-level design plan for the overall logical IT Infrastructure architecture that will impact our organization on an Enterprise basis.
and initiate and participate in projects to evaluate technologies and methods for implementing these plans.
Should have a board level understanding of Windows Operating systems, Unix OS (HP Unix, AIX, and Linux), server, and storage, networking, security, virtualization, and cloud technologies.
10+ years related work experience working with infrastructure technologies support, setup, monitoring and performance testing.
A minimum of 3 years in an Infrastructure Architect role in developing infrastructure design solutions covering network, server, database, application, and reporting domains.
Ability to translate disparate business strategies into comprehensive, pragmatic technology strategies and execution plans (roadmaps) to satisfy business strategy.
Ability to design and deliver solutions that factor in system performance, usability, quality, cross-system interdependencies, scalability while accounting for development and maintenance costs.
Broad technical expertise with the software and hardware components of modern computing environments, including a deep knowledge and understanding of information technology approaches, applications, architectures, tools, and methodologies, as well as a broad-
based background in a wide variety of technology platforms.
Has depth and breadth of expertise in multiple related disciplines, such as Windows Operating systems, Unix Operating Systems (HP UX, AIX, and Oracle Enterprise Linux), server, storage, network, security, virtualization, and cloud technologies.
Demonstrated ability in evaluating and recommending technologies as part of an overall strategic plan, including establishing priorities, developing long-
range plans, and managing strategically.
Strong communication skills (written / verbal) with varied audiences
Experience modeling as-is and to-be architectures based on business requirements
Responsible for designing scalable and adaptive hardware solutions that address business needs and satisfy operational needs within the Enterprise standards.
Develop proofs-of-concept and prototype architecture to help illustrate approaches to technology and business problems.
Create standardized visual design diagrams of logical infrastructure, including platform, storage, and networking information.
Participate in technical architecture discussions to determine the most-appropriate scalable model, taking into consideration high availability, failover, disaster recovery, and cost.
Actively participate in project, support, and development initiatives designing solutions to optimally address current and future business requirements and infrastructure plans.
Champion the appropriate use of technology and provide leadership in balancing technical elegance with functional requirements and practical benefits, as we implement and integrate technologies.
Establish strong relationships with leadership to insure the use of technologies are well understood. Act as a conduit for questions and information flow, when those outside of IT have ideas for new technology applications.
Provide coordination across technical teams to encourage application of standards and adherence to standards based methodologies.
Keep current with industry technologies and trends; understand the appropriateness for the application and timing of those technologies.
5+ years of total experience with At least 8 years experience in Infrastructure Architect