[DOT-730] - Infrastructure Architect - Cloud Migration and Modernization

[DOT-730] - Infrastructure Architect - Cloud Migration and Modernization

02 Feb
IBM Canada

02 Feb

IBM Canada



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.

Your Role and Responsibilities

Our Cloud Migration and Modernization Architects are leaders. They’ve gained 10+ years’ experience in technology, 5+ years’ experience in On-Premises,

Cloud Solutions and Cloud Multicloud Infrastructures and are ready to make a meaningful impact on our clients. Sometimes that leadership manifests in such deep technical expertise that they can lead and perform hands-on technical build, migration, and technical designs for projects to achieve client’s transformations and to help rescue clients from blocked or difficult projects. Translating client requirements, understanding client’s circumstances, and executing project services to support the design and implementation of converged infrastructure solutions, in order to deliver cloud operations, consolidate and protect workloads. You will use assets and reference architectures, build proof-of concepts, build and execute implementation plans, testing plans and deployment plans to address client requirements and work with products or solutions based on partner hardware and/or partner software.

IBM is making a big bet on cloud and we need people who have a deep technical background expertise in the technologies that will make our customers successful. To be a Cloud Migration and Modernization Architect at IBM you should be ready to be hands on from technical solutioning, project startup, implementation and project close.

Ideal Candidate Profile:

- Deliverable based driven

- Bi-Lingual

- Canadian Security L2 Cleared

- Client Facing Success Driven

- Client Satisfaction Focused

- Strong & Trusted relationships with clients

- Business Growth Passion

- Problem Solver & Creative Thinker

- Desired Outcome Focused

- Diligent and Engaging Communicator

- Timely and Accurate information keeper

- Works without supervision and strong collaboration

- Performs and Balances tasks on multiple concurrent projects across multiple customers

- Understands department/ functional mission and vision

- Exposed to demands of travel and irregular work hours

- Solution creation based on requirements

- Team leader

- Mentoring your peers


- Review and validate the BOM, assess client's requirements, and product's specifications/features.

- Create the required artifacts (design document, diagrams, run book, ASD, HLD, LLD, etc)

- Design the Migration Plan solution

- Work closely with customer and internal teams to gather business and technical requirements.

- Accountable for successful delivery of highly complex, multi-disciplined consulting engagements that deliver lasting and measurable value to clients

- Develop a point of view, capture, prioritize and analyze technical (functional and non-functional) requirements

- Possess strong leadership skills and further the evolution of intellectual capital assets and developing architectural resources

- Apply Architectural Methods and Techniques.

- Manage the technical architectural contract terms and conditions

- Educate, mentor and coach teams in applying architectural techniques

- Facilitate and capture lessons learned from projects to update methodologies and assets

- Develop a point of view, capture, prioritize and analyze technical (functional and non-functional) requirements

- Be a recognized as a technical though leader inside and outside of IBM

- Support company initiatives for offerings, contracts, technologies, and go-to-market

- Set priorities to build technical architectural and project assets/deliverables for repurposing

- Successfully lead Customer’s migration and transformation projects


- Provided professional services (Design, Deployment, Troubleshooting, Assessment)

- Provided professional services to reinforce client's security governance, and to improve and manage the client's cybersecurity exposure.

- Implementation of clients' technical strategy

- Designed and implemented a compliant design and infrastructures solution meeting delivery criteria

- Increasing the quality, quantity and frequency of client conversations and engagements for project and implementation services opportunities

- Increase the awareness, applicability and value of consulting services with our clients, sales force and delivery organization

- Achieve a “trusted advisor” persona as viewed by our clients, seller and delivery organization

- Instill a sense of urgency and drive to close consulting practice deals

- Maximize the project and architecture practice abilities and capabilities to increase project and solution success

Technology Experience:

- Prior experience of at least 2-3 years as Enterprise IT architect, and should have involved in Application/Data center migration programs

- Server Platforms (Windows, Linux, or UNIX)

- Virtualization Infrastructures (Hyper-V, VMWare, etc.)

- Third Party Cloud Infrastructures (Amazon AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure)

- Understanding of up-to-date Network architecture concepts and system integration principles including high-end routers / switches, Network & Security, Network Virtualization, Cloud Network Deployments, and other related infrastructure and system components.

- Good understanding of middleware, networking, application architecture, shared services and other components of n-tier applications.

Nice to have

- Database Engines (Oracle, MS SQL Server, Maria, MySQL, etc.)

- SAP Migrations

- Storage (IBM/EMC/HP/Hitachi/NetApp)

Project Experience:

- Leading teams towards an outcome and break down impediments

- Applied Implementation “Hands on” using Methods and/or best practices to deliver Cloud, On-Premises or Hybrid Solution

- Applied Mature Architecture design framework, principles and methodologies (high-level technical design, low-level technical design, and technical solution design integration)

- Applied Migration Solutions (high-level technical design, low-level technical design)

- Applied Journey to Cloud Transformations (to IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) strategies and principles

- Applied Agile principles

- Applied Project Management practices

- Ability to Interpret requirements and create solutions

- Ability to Facilitate workshops

- Managing technical project workstreams to completion

- Ability to articulate key technologies’ impact on cost, capacity, transformation, risk, business enablement and transformation objectives

- Ability to evaluate risk and merit to make recommendations

- Applied Client Facing Ability to understand and provide guidance and recommendations on solutions to address clients’ needs, challenges and transformations

- Evaluate risk and merit to make recommendations on available and speculative information

Nice to have

- Applied Azure and/or AWS infrastructure engineering and designing skills

- Applied Azure and/or AWS migration solutions

Education Requirements:

- Must have:

- High School Diploma

- Nice to have:

- University Bachelor’s Degree

- Azure Cloud Certifications

- AWS Cloud Certifications

- GCP Certifications

- VMware Certifications

- MS Windows Server Fundamentals or equivalent

- IBM AIX, Linux, RHEL, UNIX Fundamentals or equivalent

- Oracle Database Management Fundamentals or equivalent

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

- Canadian Security L2 Clearance ELIGIBLE

- 5+ years’ experience in On-Premises, Cloud Solutions and Cloud Multi-cloud Infrastructures

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

- Bilingual (French & English)

- University Bachelor's Degree

- Azure Cloud Certifications

- AWS Cloud Certifications

- GCP Certifications

- VMware Certifications

- MS Windows Server Fundamentals or equivalent

- IBM AIX, Linux, RHEL, UNIX Fundamentals or equivalent

- Oracle Database Management Fundamentals or equivalent

- Applied Azure and/or AWS infrastructure engineering and designing skills

- Applied Azure and/or AWS migration solutions

- Database Engines (Oracle, MS SQL Server, Maria, MySQL, etc.)

- SAP Migrations

- Storage (IBM/EMC/HP/Hitachi/NetApp)

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!

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

This role will involve working with technology that is covered by Export Regulations sanctions. If you are a Foreign National from any of the following US sanctioned countries (Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria) on a work permit, you are not eligible for employment in this position.

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, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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