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IT Infrastructure Architect

at IBM

Posted: 10/2/2019
Job Reference #: 245580

Job Description

IT Infrastructure Architect

Your Role and Responsibilities
The Infrastructure architect will be a member on the Global Network Frontend (FE) Strategy, Architecture and Custom Solutions squad.   FE Infrastructure architect has good general knowledge of web hosting traffic, WAN and LAN networks and IT services, with deeper knowledge of HTTP Proxy, load balancing, and Enterprise Service Bus in an enterprise and hybrid cloud networking environment. This person develops & documents solution requirements, architecture, technology analysis, and technical implementation and conversion plans using modeling techniques, sizing techniques, and architectural methods.  The Infrastructure architect must consider all aspects of the solution including security, applicable IT standards, cost, the current environment with existing constraints, and maturity of technologies to achieve successful results with clear business value and opportunity for future reuse. 
The candidate will use current skills to quickly learn the FE solutions and services and will identify opportunities to extend services into new areas of the enterprise and grow new services to add value to the portfolio of network services.
FE Services components includes F5 load balancers, Blue Coat reverse proxy, Avi Vantage Load Balancers, DataPower XI’s.  

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Required Education
Bachelor's Degree

Role ( Job Role )
Infrastructure Architect

State / Province

Primary job category

(0147) International Business Machines Corporation

Contract type

Employment Type


Is this role a commissionable/sales incentive based position?

Travel Required
Up to 10% or 1 day a week

IBM Business Group

Preferred Education
Master's Degree

City / Township / Village

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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.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
Have 8+ years of successful experience in IT Infrastructure architecture.
Experience and Skills in infrastructure services definition, development, implementation and lifecycle
Experience and skills in proposal, bid, contract negotiation, business and cost case development, impact analysis, risk analysis in an IT technical context.
Experience and skills in presenting technical proposals/analysis/solutions to broad range of audiences including stake holders, sponsors and executive management.
Experience with network troubleshooting & resolution from end-to-end solution/services and traffic flow perspective.
Leadership and organizational skills to drive technical projects and lead technical teams.
Ability to effectively execute multiple IT projects and deadlines with limited supervision.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Experience in working effectively within a geo dispersed team.
Onsite in either Southbury, CT or Cambridge, MA

United States

Preferred Technical and Professional Experience
Have successful experience in all phases of project life cycle.
Successful experience in developing and implementing IT infrastructure solutions
Cloud experience is desirable.
Familiarity with F5 Big IP, AVI Vantage, IBM DataPower a plus
Familiarity with hardware and virtual appliances
Basic software architecture and API Integration.
Understanding of HTTP, DNS, TCP/IP networking
Understanding of network concepts and network architecture
Familiarity with Agile Methodology

Secondary Job Category
Other Architect

Eligibility Requirements

Position Type

Early Professional Track
Not Applicable - Professional Hire

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


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