**Introduction** At IBM, Technical Solution Architects work to understand needs and then create complex high-quality solutions that make meaningful impact. You’ll be responsible for overall leadership and delivery of the solutions from requirement gathering through implementation. You’ll use your in-depth knowledge of leading-edge products and technologies along with industry and business skills to influence outcomes. **Your Role and Responsibilities** **Complex Solution Architect – Google Cloud Platform (GCP)** IBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants enabling enterprises to make smarter decisions and providing unparalleled client and consumer experiences in cognitive, data analytics, cloud technology and mobile app development. With global reach, outcome-focused methodologies and deep industry expertise, IBM Services empowers clients to digitally reinvent their business and get the competitive edge in the cognitive era in over 170 countries. Bottom line? We outthink ordinary. Discover what you can do at IBM. At IBM Services our Complex Solution Architects (CSA) provides services to clients in the solutioning and delivery of complex projects/programs for cloud and non-cloud environment, including complex application and/or system integration projects. CSAs work with the business as well as IT to breakdown complex business problems into software or process solutions. IBM Services is looking for strong CSAs with extensive experience in defining and building solution in Google Cloud Platform (GCP). The CSA should have technical depth and strong interpersonal skills. He/She should be passionate about working with customers to help build applications at scale in GCP. Enabling Innovation through GCP services and having breadth across technology stacks with deep hands on skills is a must. The CSA will build architectures & provide prescriptive guidance across network, storage, operating systems, virtualization, container platforms, RDBMS & NoSQL databases, Analytics, mid-tier technologies that include application integration, in-memory caches, and security. Key Responsibilities: + Provide Subject Matter Expertise in cloud and hybrid-cloud computing with Google Cloud and related products; thereby becoming a trusted advisor to influential decision makers. + Provide end-to-end technical guidance and expertise on how to effectively use Google Cloud to build solutions for prospects; creatively applying cloud infrastructure and platform services to help solve business problems; and communicating these approaches to different business audiences in designated 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 Google solution architecture with the different products like Google App Engine, BigQuery, Kubernetes Engine, AutoML 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 Sales/GTM Teams, GBS Application Architects, and Subject Matter Experts and infrastructure SMEs. **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** + Software development background with solid understanding of and experience in Software development life cycle (SDLC), DevOps, CI/CD. At least 2-year experience in architecting in enterprises using Agile methodologies + Development and deployment technologies (e.g. JIRA, GitHub, Jenkins, Nexus, Artifactory) + Relational Databases: Cloud Spanner, Cloud SQL + NoSQL databases: Cloud Bigtable, Cloud Fire store, Firebase Realtime Database, Cloud Memorystore. Search Technologies: Lucene and Elasticsearch + Testing Tools: Google Test Functions, SonarQube, HP Fortify, Cucumber, JUnit, Pyunit and Selenium + Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) & Big Data Tools: BigQuery, Cloud Dataflow, Cloud Proc, Cloud Pub/Sub, Cloud Composer, Google Data Studio. + Experience in technical consulting, with demonstrated IT experience in in planning, designing and migrating workloads/applications to Google cloud + Implementation experience with distributed applications with at least 2-year experience in web services technologies i.e. Restful services and stateful and stateless services + Excellent communication skills; ability to communicate with customers on a daily basis in English + Solid analytical, and problem-solving skills. + Ability to take up 75% travel CAS-RH10 CAS-RH10 CAS-RH10 **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** + At least 3 years’ experience on Google cloud with deep understanding, design and development experience with GCP products on Infrastructure, Data management, Application Development, Smart Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Security and DevOps + At least 3 year’s experience in Container platforms (K8S, OpenShift, GKE) and Service Mesh (e.g. Istio) + At least 2-year experience in decoupled and microservices architectures and Ability to architect microservices based solution utilizing Google Serverless Functions + At least 2-year experience in designing secure scalable, elastic architectures. + Experience with public and private cloud architectures with at least 3 years’ experience in designing IaaS, PaaS and SaaS architectures. + At least 2-year experience in Service Registries, Cloud brokers and management platform **Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise** + At least 5 years experience in GCP + At least 5 years experience in designing IaaS, PaaS and SaaS architectures. + At least 3 years experience in Service Registries, Cloud brokers and management platforms (Anthos) + At least 3 years experience in designing secure scalable, elastic architectures + At least 3 years experience in architecting in enterprises using Agile methodologies + At least 3 years experience in decoupled and microservices architectures + At least 3 years experience in Stateful and Stateless services + At least 3 years experience in web services technologies- Restful services + At least 5 years experience in distributed systems, databases and search systems + At least 3 year experience in .JEE Platform + GCP Certification: GCP Architect Certification (Professional) **About Business Unit** IBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world's economy. IBM Services partners with the world's leading companies in over 170 countries to build smarter businesses by reimagining and reinventing through technology, with its outcome-focused methodologies, industry-leading portfolio and world class research and operations expertise leading to results-driven innovation and enduring excellence. **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** For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application. **Being You @ IBM** IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. 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