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Infrastructure Specialist, Hybrid Cloud

IBM Canada

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted April 27, 2021.

Introduction NOTE: Location is flexible e.g.

anywhere in Canada The infrastructure running industries likes transportation, energy, insurance, banking or healthcare is quickly changing as the world’s relationship with technology evolves.

Companies have more choices than ever before between on-premise, off-premise, or a hybrid approach.

Our Infrastructure Specialists are responsible for keeping up with these latest and greatest of these changes and using their expertise to deliver solutions that meet the needs of our customers and products.

Your Role and Responsibilities Our Infrastructure Specialist-Hybrid Cloud Specialist for Application Migration and Transformations are leaders.

They’ve gained 5 years’ experience in current-state traditional application workload Top-Tier infrastructure technologies as such as IBM Mainframe, Unix/Linux, VM and App virtualization, Web, JNode, MS Windows and future-state cloud application workload Top-Tier technologies such as containers (docker), Container management (Kubernetes, Openshift, IBM Kubernetes Services), Cloud VMware, Cloud JNode, Scripting (Teraforms/python) and the IBM, Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud Native tools and services that support workload migration, infrastructure services performance and capacity tuning and for devops methodologies.

The future cloud infrastructure that you will be designing and implementing will only be successful with the added robustness of Network connects/connections, access AD/LDAP/SSO, Storage, cybersecurity and resiliency components.

In addition to your technology role, you can lead and perform hands-on technical build, migration, and technical designs for projects to achieve client’s transformations and to help rescue clients from blocked or difficult projects; translating client requirements, understanding client’s circumstances, and executing project services to support the design and implementation of application infrastructure cloud and datacenter solutions.

You will use assets and reference architectures, build proof-of concepts, build and execute implementation plans, testing plans and deployment plans to address client requirements and work with products or solutions based on partner hardware and/or partner software to incorporate and integrate application transformation and migration solutions.

NOTE: Location is flexible e.g.

anywhere in Canada Responsibilities: Review and validate the BOM, assess client’s requirements, and product’s specifications/features.

Create the required artifacts (design document, diagrams, build book, etc) Provide strategic Cloud infrastructure advice and review of our customer’s legacy workload infrastructures Design and implement future state cloud infrastructures including integration, high availability and security to support the solutions Work closely with various teams to gather business and technical requirements.

Perform and Balance tasks on multiple concurrent projects across multiple customers Accountable for successful delivery of highly complex, multi-disciplined consulting engagements that deliver lasting and measurable value to clients Develop a point of view, capture, prioritize and analyze technical (functional and non-functional) requirements Possess strong leadership skills and further the evolution of intellectual capital assets and developing architectural resources Manage the technical architectural contract terms and conditions Educate, mentor and coach teams in applying architectural techniques Facilitate and capture lessons learned from projects to update methodologies and assets Conduct architectural lunch and learns to disseminate knowledge Be a recognized as a technical though leader inside and outside of IBM Support company initiatives for offerings, contracts, technologies, and go-to-market Set priorities to build technical architectural and project assets/deliverables for repurposing Outcomes: Translate the pre-existing application migration assessment blueprints, the cloud infrastructure assessment blueprints and client’s policies and standards to create the future state cloud infrastructure low level design.

Specifically, to consider the security, compliance, resiliency, capacity, performance and services technical aspects of the infrastructure technical functional and non-functional requirements Implement in a “hands-on” approach the low-level infrastructure design to provision the future state cloud infrastructure that meets the functional and production success criteria Perform IBM’s and Clients cloud infrastructure testing according to standards and guidelines.

Resolve any findings Document, enable and provide cloud infrastructure information and access to the application development team to enable them in transforming the clients targeted applications Satisfy the criteria to graduate the project from implementation phase to production phase.

This means the documentation, designs, templates, knowledge transfer, training and other readiness tasks to successfully hand-over the infrastructure to another team for production management.

Provided professional services (Design, Deployment, Troubleshooting, Assessment) Provided professional services to reinforce client’s security governance, and to improve and manage the client’s cybersecurity exposure.

Implementation of clients’ technical strategy related to application transformation and migration Increasing the quality, quantity and frequency of client conversations and engagements for project and implementation services opportunities Technology Experience: Unix/Linux application work-load infrastructures VM, VMWare and App virtualization work-load infrastructures Web services for application work-load infrastructures JNode services for application work-load infrastructures MS Windows application work-load infrastructures IBM cloud services Azure cloud services AWS cloud services Google cloud services Docker containers Kubernetes, Openshift and IBM Kubernetes Services container management VMWare on cloud JNode on cloud Teraforms/python scripting Multicloud cloud management platforms (MCMP) Azure Active Directory LDAP (such as Red Hat iDM
– id manager) Hadoop, Ceph, Amazon S3, Google File Systems, and other distributed fault tolerant file systems Cloud Native Micro Services Cloud Native administration and management tools Project Experience: Leading teams towards an outcome and break down impediments Applied Implementation “Hand on” using best practices to deliver cloud, network and/or security solution.

Applied Mature Architecture design framework, principles and methodologies (high-level technical design, low-level technical design, and technical solution design integration) Strong Applied Cloud infrastructure and cloud services engineering and designing skills Strong Applied Cloud network connection and networking to other cloud skills Strong Applied Cloud Security and CyberSecurity engineering and designing skills Applied Journey to Cloud Transformations strategies and principles Applied Enterprise Resiliency strategies and principles Applied Agile principles Applied Project Management practices Applied Managed Services principles Applied Consulting practices Ability to Interpret requirements and create solutions Ability to Facilitate workshops Managing technical project workstreams to completion Ability to articulate key technologies’ impact on security, availability, cost, capacity, transformation, risk, business enablement and transformation objectives Ability to evaluate risk and merit to make recommendations Applied Client Facing Ability to understand and provide guidance and recommendations on solutions to address clients’ needs, challenges and transformations Evaluate risk and merit to make recommendations on available and speculative information GTSCA2021 Required Technical and Professional Expertise Canadian Security L2 Clearance ELIGIBLE University graduated in Computer Science, Information Technology, Telecommunications, Electronics & Electricals or any other related field.

Architecture Certification, Badge or equivalent VMWare and VMWare on Cloud Certifications Kubernetes Accreditation, Certification, Badge or equivalent MS Azure Cloud Accreditation, Certification, Badge or equivalent AWS Cloud Accreditation, Certification, Badge or equivalent IBM Cloud Accreditation, Certification, Badge or equivalent Agile Fundamental Certifications, Badges or equivalent DevOps framework Fundamental Certifications, Badges or equivalent Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise Bilingual (French & English Consulting Framework Fundamentals or equivalent Top-Tier Cloud distributed fault tolerant file systems Accreditation or equivalent IBM Power, Aix, Linux, RHEL, Unix Fundamentals or equivalent MS Windows Server Fundamentals or equivalent Multicloud Management Fundamentals or equivalent About Business Unit At Global Technology Services (GTS), we help our clients envision the future by offering end-to-end IT and technology support services, supported by an unmatched global delivery network.

It’s a unique blend of bold new ideas and client-first thinking.

If you can restlessly reinvent yourself and solve problems in new ways, work on both technology and business projects, and ask, ”What else is possible?” GTS is the place for you 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.



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About IBM IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer.

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IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition.

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Location Statement This role will involve working with technology that is covered by Export Regulations sanctions.

If you are a Foreign National from any of the following US sanctioned countries (Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria) on a work permit, you are not eligible for employment in this position.

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.