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Solution Architect – Azure

IBM Global Business Services - Ballarat Central, VIC

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Your Role and Responsibilities

IBM Solution Architect – Azure Ballarat

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

You will 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, building, managing, transforming, migrating and expanding their services on cloud, on-premises, and hybrid solutions as required. Your role will also be to build trusted and ongoing relationships with key client stakeholders.

You will join our ANZ Build-on/Move-to Cloud team within IBM’s Hybrid Cloud Transformation unit. This is a key growing business area for IBM, delivering move and modernise services in cloud transformation to our clients across Hybrid / Multicloud environments.

We’re responsible for delivering on application roadmaps, migration, modernisation and operating models in a Hybrid / Multicloud world – for some of the biggest and most complex integration programmes in the marketplace. You will perform a lead role working on challenging propositions and for demanding customers. You will need a passion for delivery excellence.

On a day-to-day basis, you will shape, solution and sell strategies for complex cloud modernisation programmes, from early client conversations to closing deals and helping mobilise effective delivery teams. You’ll oversee the quality of our biggest programmes and services, liaise with clients and provide expert consulting services.

For two years in a row, IBM has been named a leader in the IDC MarketScape on Cloud Professional Services. Businesses across the U.S. recently ranked IBM as the number one cloud computing provider. Clients around the world are using IBM cloud centres spread across every major market to help them adopt cloud for growth and innovation IBMs value to clients includes IBMs business consulting division, which brings expertise in aligning technology strategies with business strategies to enable innovation, acceleration, and value realization through client solutions and services. IBM consultants have a global reach and are dedicated to working face-to-face with clients to address all of their industry and transformative needs as they reinvent themselves for the future. We are seeking individuals with a passion for transforming clients into a better future and that possess a blend of general business and technology strategy skills.

In this role, the Solution Architect is responsible for identifying client strategic opportunities, understanding client needs and objectives and formulating solutions that align to client strategic needs. You may also work as the initial contact in a cross IBM brand opportunity, so they will need to build and manage relationships and have the ability to represent IBMs broad technology strategy capabilities.


Expected to drive solution design, create technical learning roadmap, mentor people, anchor delivery of critical projects and independently execute POC and FOAK projects
Become a trusted advisor, with business development responsibilities, to our clients and help them connect their cloud and digital strategies to their business needs
Understand our client’s strategic needs, short and long-term business objectives and then articulate and formulate proposals and statements of work which are aligned
Establish client value propositions that tie key strategic, financial, and operational metrics directly to near and long-term business improvement.
Defining scope for client engagements and developing the basis for estimate
Articulating and formulating solutions for proposals and statements of work that align to the client needs.
Experience in working with geographically spread team and offshore.
Lead and manage project teams project and technical resources across global locations
Participate in envisioning future industry trends and strategic technology domain solutions
Build and maintain relationships with and advise various levels of stakeholders.
Assist in defining the Build-on/Move-to Cloud portfolio of offerings and continually seek opportunities to develop business
Contribute to external eminence of IBM and the Build-on/Move-to Cloud Practice through conferences and seminars
Drive professional development of junior level IBM Build-on/Move-to Cloud team members
Responsible for obtaining and leading insights for the Net Promoter Score (NPS) customer satisfaction.
This position may require significant domestic and global travel.
Australian citizen / permanent resident.

Required Professional and Technical Expertise

At least 5+ years of experience in the following:

Deep understanding and experience of designing, building and implementing Microsoft solutions based around Azure
A proven track record in application migrations to Azure.
Experience of technical strategy and advisory consulting
Building relationships with senior leaders (CxO)
In a minimum of 2 major industry segments

Base Technical skills and Exposure

Bachelors degree in an IT-related field and eight years of professional experience in systems engineering
Azure Solution Architecture certification.
Microsoft certifications.
+5 years’ Hands-on experience in designing, building and implementing Microsoft solutions based around Azure
Azure IaaS / PaaS experience
Understanding of Azure Governance, Security, Identity, Monitoring, Automation
Experience with Apps, Containers, AKS / Kubernetes will be very highly regarded.
DevOps and Application Deployment / PaaS solutions.
Expert level skills in large-scale complex systems integration (multi-technology; multi-vendor), across application and infrastructure domains.
Proven ability to work with clients to understand requirements and envision data ingestion solutions
Expert level skills in guiding project technical resources to design and implement complex systems integration and cloud-related solutions/migrations.
Experience in designing and implementing highly available and scalable solutions.
Experience with contemporary engagement methods, including Proof of Concepts.
Knowledge of Design Thinking, Agile and DevOps methods.
Ability to position cloud technology against solution requirements.
Significant experience within any of the major Industries or Government.
Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.
Ability to work collaboratively and productively with globally dispersed teams.
Ability to effectively manage challenging situations without loss of focus when under pressure.
Processes / Methodology
Exposure to SDLC and Agile
Quality Process and Metrics analysis for Application migration
Certification in RedHat or Architect certification in one of the prominent Public Clouds (IBM, AWS, GCP)


At IBM, work is more than a job - its a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things youve never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the worlds most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

As Above

Preferred Technical and Professional Experience

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Required EducationBachelors Degree

Preferred Education

Bachelors Degree