IBM Senior Architect Infrastructure Design

  • 12-15 yrs
  • Not Disclosed

Job Description

Offering Architect Position (Senior Architect, Infrastructure Design)

The Senior Architect, Infrastructure Design will work as a part of the Operations organization, specifically the Infrastructure Design team. The Senior Infrastructure Architect will develop and maintain the high level design plan for the overall logical IT Infrastructure architecture that will impact our organization on an Enterprise basis.

The Senior Infrastructure Architect will gain organizational alignment for all high level infrastructure plans related to but not limited to, Servers, Virtualization, and Storage and initiate and participate in projects to evaluate technologies and methods for implementing these plans. This position should have a board level understanding of Windows Operating systems, Unix OS (HP Unix, AIX, and Linux), server, and storage, networking, security, virtualization, and cloud technologies.


10+ years related work experience working with infrastructure technologies support, setup, monitoring and performance testing.

A minimum of 3 years in an Infrastructure Architect role in developing infrastructure design solutions covering network, server, database, application, and reporting domains.

Ability to translate disparate business strategies into comprehensive, pragmatic technology strategies and execution plans (roadmaps) to satisfy business strategy.

Ability to design and deliver solutions that factor in system performance, usability, quality, cross system interdependencies, scalability while accounting for development and maintenance costs.

Broad technical expertise with the software and hardware components of modern computing environments, including a deep knowledge and understanding of information technology approaches, applications, architectures, tools, and methodologies, as well as a broad based background in a wide variety of technology platforms.

Has depth and breadth of expertise in multiple related disciplines, such as Windows Operating systems, Unix Operating Systems (HP UX, AIX, and Oracle Enterprise Linux), server, storage, network, security, virtualization, and cloud technologies.

Demonstrated ability in evaluating and recommending technologies as part of an overall strategic plan, including establishing priorities, developing long range plans, and managing strategically.

Strong communication skills (written verbal) with varied audiences

Experience modeling as is and to be architectures based on business requirements


Solid grasp of the ITIL framework

Experience with researching implementing Cloud Based solutions.

Experience explaining difficult concepts to decision makers to help shape technology strategy

Detailed design knowledge of hardware, networking, database and applications in a large data center scenario.

Active Active and Disaster Recovery design experience.

Education required

Bachelors Degree

Responsible for designing scalable and adaptive hardware solutions that address business needs and satisfy operational needs within the Enterprise standards.

Develop proofs of concept and prototype architecture to help illustrate approaches to technology and business problems.

Create standardized visual design diagrams of logical infrastructure, including platform, storage, and networking information.

Participate in technical architecture discussions to determine the most appropriate scalable model, taking into consideration high availability, failover, disaster recovery, and cost.

Actively participate in project, support, and development initiatives designing solutions to optimally address current and future business requirements and infrastructure plans.

Champion the appropriate use of technology and provide leadership in balancing technical elegance with functional requirements and practical benefits, as we implement and integrate technologies.

Establish strong relationships with leadership to insure the use of technologies are well understood. Act as a conduit for questions and information flow, when those outside of IT have ideas for new technology applications.

Provide coordination across technical teams to encourage application of standards and adherence to standards based methodologies.

Keep current with industry technologies and trends understand the appropriateness for the application and timing of those technologies.