IBM Cloud Services Solutions Architect in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description

IBM Global Business Services (GBS) 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 GBS empowers clients to digitally reinvent their business and get the competitive edge in the cognitive era in over 170 countries.

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IBM Global Business Services is seeking a Cloud Services Solution Architect.

Responsibilities for this role include:

  • Cloud based Solution Design: Provide architectural guidance and leadership for Enterprise Cloud Migration programs including cloud-based application portfolio assessment, business case, migration roadmap etc.

  • Service Offering Development: Collaborate with cross functional teams to create Cloud based service offerings Healthcare/Life Sciences sectors

  • Client Management: Manage day to day interactions with top technical clients and sponsors

  • Delivery & Engagement Management: Lead engagement Technical planning; mobilize and manage engagement teams; define deliverable structure and content

Competencies needed for this role include:

  • Direct experience with one of more cloud platforms (IBM Cloud, AWS, Azure, Google)

  • Expertise in managing Cloud Migration programs/projects, with the ability to lead and adapt existing approaches / methodologies based on emerging best practices for immediate use

  • Direct experience with compliance and regulatory requirements in Healthcare or Life Sciences industry

  • Expertise in defining and developing Cloud Transformation Roadmaps and Target Operating Models for any hybrid cloud targets • Experience in one or more of (microservices methods, big data, AI/ML)

  • Exposure to and understanding of consulting services

  • Strong communication skills including extensive experience dealing at the executive level

  • Experience in agile methodology

  • Successful services sales track record and services delivery experience

  • Functional and/or technical knowledge of the many aspects of systems development and management processes and methods

  • Demonstrated business acumen including negotiation skills and contact/profit management

  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to multitask within a fast paced and dynamic workplace

  • Knowledge of and experience with multiple cloud providers (multiple cloud platforms (private/public providers: IBM Cloud, AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, or VMWare), migration tools and cloud methodologies

  • Experience with modernization of applications (i.e. refactoring legacy application)

  • Familiarity with compliance & security standards across the enterprise IT landscape


Health Insurance. Paid time off. Corporate Holidays. Sick leave. Family planning. Financial Guidance. Competitive 401K. Training and Learning. We continue to expand our benefits and programs, offering some of the best support, guidance and coverage for a diverse employee population.




Our goal is to be essential to the world, which starts with our people. Company wide we kicked off an internal talent strategy program called Go Organic. At our core, we are committed to believing and investing in our workforce through:

  • Skill development: helping our employees grow their foundational skills

  • Finding the dream job at IBM: navigating our company with the potential for many careers by channeling an employee’s strengths and career aspirations

  • Diversity of people: Diversity of thought driving collective innovation

In 2015, Go Organic filled approximately 50% of our open positions with internal talent that were promoted into the role.


With an employee population of 375,000 in over 170 countries, amazingly we connect, collaborate, and care. IBMers drive a corporate culture of shared responsibility. We love grand challenges and everyday improvements for our company and for the world. We care about each other, our clients, and the communities we live, work, and play in!





Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 4-6 years of experience in Cloud Solutions Architecture definition

  • 4-6 years of experience in AWS/Azure/IBM Cloud

  • 2-4 years of experience in Cloud Advisory services

  • 10-12 years of experience in application development/design experience with emphasis on API/MicroServices

  • 4-6 years of experience in agile development methodologies in complex enterprise architectural projects including cloud solutions

  • 6-8 years of experience in solution pre-sales

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience


EO Statement

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.