**Introduction** The office of the CTO for the IBM Cloud and Cognitive Platform is responsible for defining the Next Generation Cloud Platform stack, setting up the long-term strategic direction of our IBM Cloud and Cognitive Platform architecture, working closely with customers, partners, analyzing industry trends, etc. **Your Role and Responsibilities** This position is for an exceptional technical writer and engineer to enhance IBM’s security and compliance posture for the Cloud Platform. In order to both drive and position IBM as the platform secure regulated workloads we need to produce world class documentation including Architecture Overview Diagrams, Data Boundary Models, Network Flows, Compliance Controls and procedures and Operator Access Patterns. To leverage the strength of IBMs portfolio in the most challenging regulated markets we need to produce platform wide System Security Plans which will be used in high profile customer engagements and audits. If you have a passion for architecture and technical documentation and wish to be directly involved in high visibility customer engagements driving priorities into IBMs Cloud Platform then this opportunity is for you. IBMs ability to retain and capture regulated customers will hinge on our ability to communicate how and why our Cloud Platforms meet regulatory and customer expectations; this role provides and opportunity to play a pivotal part in that work with significant opportunities to grow your understanding of IBMs Cloud Platform and Business Strategy. Responsibilities include: + Research and development for the IBM Cloud and Cognitive Platform, with a primary emphasis on security technologies, and compliance and regulatory procedure automation + Produce world class Architecture and Security documentation for IBM Cloud Platform + Work directly with customers and customer facing teams to produce patterns and documentation that clearly capture roles and responsibilities for the Platform, Platform Services and Applications that run on the our Cloud Platforms. + Work closely with the individual IBM Cloud service owners and architects to onboard services to the IBM Cloud Platform, ensuring the services adequately meet Platform architecture standards + Provide technical & architectural leadership for next generation of product development and integration of security products + Architect design, and implement security and compliance standards + Actively participate in architectural decisions, design, and code reviews + Work closely with distributed teams in all phases of software development **LOCATIONS:** + Raleigh, NC + San Jose, CA + Austin, TX + Dallas, TX + New York, NY + Washington, DC **cldstrat** **Required Professional and Technical Expertise** + BS/MS/PhD Degree in Computer Science or similar field + 5+ years of experience in development, building large-scale distributed multi-tenant software systems, preferably in the Public Cloud space + 2+ years of experience creating technical architecture documentation + In-depth knowledge and hands-on experience in Cloud and security architecture, principles, interfaces, and protocols + Experience collaborating effectively across remote teams and time zones, and collaborating with Senior Technical Leaders **Preferred Professional and Technical Expertise** + Familiar with regulatory frameworks and compliance standards + Background and experience in Cloud networking is desirable, including routing, switching, data center networking, overlay networking, security, and automation + Track record of large-scale multi-tenant highly scalable distributed system software development + Micro-services based modern software development knowledge and strong understanding of DevOps environments and operational procedures **About Business Unit** Digitization is accelerating the ongoing evolution of business, and clouds - public, private, and hybrid - enable companies to extend their existing infrastructure and integrate across systems. IBM Cloud provides the security, control, and visibility that our clients have come to expect. We are working to provide the right tools and environment to combine all of our client’s data, no matter where it resides, to respond to changing market dynamics. **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. 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. 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