IBM Senior Openshift Architect - Architect Jobs in South Africa

IBM Senior Openshift Architect - Architect Jobs in South Africa


Introduction

  • 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 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

  • The Global Business Services Cloud Center of Competency is a leader in Cloud solutions.

  • We are seeking a OpenShift Architect to join our team.

  • IBM Application Consultants work directly with our clients on key initiatives.

  • You will have the opportunity to build an in-depth understanding of their business issues and implement organizational strategies that drive adoption of change.

  • We are looking for experts who can build credibility and trust with our clients and provide knowledge that addresses individual and unique business needs.

  • As a part of this multi-cloud team, we are looking for architects with extensive experience of open-source and Red Hat OpenShift technology.

  • Join us to learn new technologies and expand your core base of expertise while help integrating IBM and Open Source technologies through real world engagement.

  • In this role you will lead cloud application implementation using Red Hat OpenShift.

  • You will play a key role in our customers' evolution in enterprise development and help make our solutions both practical and workable for their businesses.

  • You'll work to gain an understanding of customer infrastructure and business needs, make recommendations that resolve their issues, and help them make strategic decisions.

  • You'll then build enterprise applications and capabilities around cloud technologies to streamline development and allow for continuous feature release of applications.

  • We are seeking a candidate who are able to design, architect and develop cloud applications.

  • Lead teams of developers and own proof of concepts.

  • Ability to work with a global team and flexibility will be essential.

  • Knowledge of multiple platforms, cloud services, AI, Blockchain and Dev/SecOps is highly desired.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Provide Subject Matter Expertise in cloud and hybrid-cloud computing with Red Hat OpenShift container platform; thereby becoming a trusted advisor to influential decision makers.

  • Provide end-to-end technical guidance and expertise on how to effectively use PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service ) to build solutions; creatively applying cloud infrastructure and platform services to help solve business problems; and communicating these approaches to different business audiences cross industries.

  • Work with clients
    and IBM teams to identify business problems and provide innovative solutions to them while evangelizing and accelerating the adoption of current and future OpenShift technologies.

  • Design and implement Red Hat OpenShift solution architecture in discussions with prospective clients, assess architecture needs for projects, work with Development leads and Designers to scope and craft proposals.

  • Manage problem identification, system architecture definition, software specification and design, implementation, testing, customer training, and deployment of open source solutions.

  • Work to harvest best practices and document lessons learned as part of continuous improvement of our offerings.

  • Explore and develop new technical skills, absorbing professional knowledge quickly. The primary teams that you will work with are IBM GBS Developers & Designers, GBS Application Architects, Customer Product Managers, Subject Matter Experts and infrastructure SMEs.

  • Work with the development teams to design scalable, robust systems using cloud architecture.

  • Build automation using industry tools (like Jenkins, Ansible, etc.) to deploy hundreds of different services.

  • Ensure a high degree of availability across all of our service offerings.

  • Be proficient in one or more cloud providers, including IBM Cloud, RedHat OpenShift, AWS, Azure, GCP.

  • Have experience writing applications using Java, C#, Python, or JavaScript.

    Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Previous experience with cloud solutions in OpenShift

  • A solid background in technical consulting, with demonstrated IT experience in solving enterprise customer problems

  • Experience in building cloud applications, application development or micro-services and familiarity with Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and PaaS

  • Previous commercial experience with build/deploy technologies and cloud operations with containers and container management technologies like Kubernetes (preferred) or Docker

  • Proven technical experience with frameworks like Java, Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, or similar and JavaScript or related languages

  • Software development background with solid understanding of and experience in open source software, software development life cycle (SDLC), DevOps with Red Hat Ansible, CI/CD and build management and agile software development methodologies and frameworks like software engineering method and theory (SEMAT) and scrum

    Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Solid project management, analytical, and problem-solving skills

  • A well-established career within the consultancy space

  • Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)

    Knowledge of the Following

  • Build technologies; Maven, Gradle, Jenkins, Bamboo or Cloud Bees

  • Deployment technologies; Jenkins, GoCD, Automic
    Automation and management technologies; Puppet, Chef, or Ansible by Red Hat

  • Version control technologies; Git (GitHub or GitLab), BitBucket, TFS, or ClearCase

  • Monitoring (APM) technologies like Splunk, Nagios, AppDynamics, New Relic, or Dynatrace

  • Other Preferred Experience Includes;

  • Strong experience with Git or equivalent source code repository

  • Experience with OpenStack or similar proprietary cloud; IBM Cloud, OpenShift, AWS, Azure, GCP

  • Experience with CI/CD and their pipelines; experience with Zuul, Jenkins, or Bamboo a plus

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; IBM Senior Openshift Architect - Architect Jobs in South Africa

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