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IBM Senior Architect - Financial Services Cloud in St Louis, Missouri


At IBM, work is more than a job - it's 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 you've never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.

Your Role and Responsibilities

This person may reside and work in EITHER the greater Dallas, Charlotte, Phoenix OR Austin Metropolitan Areas

IBM is seeking a Senior Cloud Architect with deep Financial Services expertise to join our team. In this role, you will help develop a catalog of pro-forma architectures that bring out the best of IBM and our Financial Services Cloud ecosystem to assist our customers with Digital Transformation of their business processes and application modernization to cloud. Tasked with definition of target application architectures and migration strategies, you will advise our clients through their journey to the cloud to identify the right path and modernize their legacy applications (mainframe as well as distributed) using modern cloud native architectures with container platforms and cloud services.

Who You Are...

You possess a strong knowledge base and best practices in the areas of cloud application architecture, API management, microservices, DevOps, Data Modernization and cloud integration suites. Passionate about technology and software, you are devout about staying abreast of emerging technology trends and solutions to financial services challenges. As a Financial Services Cloud Architect, you are a technical leader that enjoys serving as a liaison among executive level business partners, technical resources, and project stakeholders. Do you thrive in a high energy environment, employ creative thinking and collaboration as the foundation of your daily approach? If so, you'll fit right in with our team.

Sound interesting? Here's what you'll do...

  • Through collaboration across IBM business units (including the IBM Partner Ecosystem) and the client's IT team, you'll iteratively co-develop and optimize pro-forma architectures with solutions such as Digitalization of Operations, Open Banking, Omni-channel, Capital Markets, Core Banking, Core Insurance, Event-Driven Architectures and Advanced Data/AI

  • Confident in your abilities to wield your knowledge platform as service offerings in the market, you'll gather and assess current application and infrastructure solutions through gap analysis to recommend the "to-be" application solution architecture

  • Representing deep expertise on modernization of mainframe legacy, you'll champion transformation of mission critical applications needing re-architecture - Including containerization and refactoring initiatives

  • Advise IBM Financial Services Cloud Team(s) on new partners that should be approached to join the Partner Ecosystem

Today’s operating environment demands a stack that’s responsive to the innovative enterprise – one that can leverage all data types & access the latest technologies. It is projected that by year end 2021, businesses will exceed 50% of IT spend on cloud driven technologies. Be part of a diverse and global team of thinkers and doers - people who want to make an impact, cultivate their expertise and collaborate with some of the world’s top business and technology professionals. We’re hiring…..JOIN US.


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Required Technical and Professional Expertise

In addition to your strong written and verbal communication skills, you'll possess the following...

  • 10+ years of IT experience

  • 3+ years of at-scale experience architecting and developing hybrid and public cloud application solutions leverage Java application development, APIs, Microservice Architectures and PaaS Architectures

  • 3+ years of experience with at-scale Data Innovation and modernization for competitive advantages, inclusive of Advanced Analytics, Event Driven Architectures, AI and ML

  • 3+ years of experience leading Cloud transformation journey in (strategy, design, application migration planning or implementation)

  • Significant architectural experience in Banking, Financial Markets, or Insurance

  • Strong practical knowledge of DevOps, DevSecOps, and Production best practices

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 5+ years of experience in delivering mainframe technology transformation projects

  • 5+ years of experience documenting and presenting recommendations to clients and/or stakeholders as a consultant

  • Certification in RedHat or Architect certification in one of the prominent Public Clouds (IBM, AWS, Azure, GCP)

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.

IBM intends this job to be performed entirely outside of Colorado.

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, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.