IBM Data Architect – Azure Ballarat

Last updated 11 days ago
Job Type:Full Time

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Your Role and Responsibilities

IBM Data Architect – Azure Ballarat

As a Data Architect you will be the technical leader and subject matter expert engaged in the solutioning and delivery of our complex systems integration and cloud-related projects. Working in partnership with the wider project team, you will be responsible for the overall technology strategy and architecture/design for complex systems integration and cloud-related solutions for your clients. You will also be responsible for the direction of technical resources on the project to implement solutions.

You will work on optimising resources to meet project constraints taking into account such concerns as client budget, skills availability, and complexity of the project/solution. From a client perspective you will deal with teams focused on designing, building, managing, transforming, migrating and expanding their services on cloud, on-premises, and hybrid solutions as required. Your role will also be to build trusted and ongoing relationships with key client stakeholders.

You will join our ANZ Build-on/Move-to Cloud team within IBM’s Hybrid Cloud Transformation unit. This is a key growing business area for IBM, delivering move and modernise services in cloud transformation to our clients across Hybrid / Multicloud environments.

We’re responsible for delivering on application roadmaps, migration, modernisation and operating models in a Hybrid / Multicloud world – for some of the biggest and most complex integration programmes in the marketplace. You will perform a lead role working on challenging propositions and for demanding customers. You will need a passion for delivery excellence.

On a day-to-day basis, you will shape, solution and sell strategies for complex cloud modernisation programmes, from early client conversations to closing deals and helping mobilise effective delivery teams. You’ll oversee the quality of our biggest programmes and services, liaise with clients and provide expert consulting services.

IBM consultants have a global reach and are dedicated to working face-to-face with clients to address all of their industry and transformative needs as they reinvent themselves for the future. We are seeking individuals with a passion for transforming clients into a better future and that possess a blend of general business and technology strategy skills.
In this role, the Data Architect is responsible for identifying client strategic opportunities, understanding client needs and objectives and formulating solutions that align to client strategic needs.
You may also work as the initial contact in a cross IBM brand opportunity, so they will need to build and manage relationships and have the ability to represent IBM's broad technology strategy capabilities.


  • Expected to drive solution design, create technical learning roadmap, mentor people, anchor delivery of critical projects and independently execute POC and FOAK projects

  • Become a trusted advisor, with business development responsibilities, to our clients and help them connect their cloud and digital strategies to their business needs

  • Understand our client’s strategic needs, short and long-term business objectives and then articulate and formulate proposals and statements of work which are aligned

  • Establish client value propositions that tie key strategic, financial, and operational metrics directly to near and long-term business improvement.

  • Defining scope for client engagements and developing the basis for estimate

  • Articulating and formulating solutions for proposals and statements of work that align to the client needs.

  • Experience in working with geographically spread team and offshore.

  • Lead and manage project teams project and technical resources across global locations

  • Participate in envisioning future industry trends and strategic technology domain solutions

  • Build and maintain relationships with and advise various levels of stakeholders.

  • Assist in defining the Build-on/Move-to Cloud portfolio of offerings and continually seek opportunities to develop business

  • Contribute to external eminence of IBM and the Build-on/Move-to Cloud Practice through conferences and seminars

  • Drive professional development of junior level IBM Build-on/Move-to Cloud team members

  • Responsible for obtaining and leading insights for the Net Promoter Score (NPS) customer satisfaction.

  • This position may require significant domestic and global travel.

  • Australian citizen / permanent resident.

Required Professional and Technical Expertise

  • At least 5+ years of experience in the following:

  • deep understanding and experience of Enterprise modern data architecture patterns and processes

  • A proven track record in delivering data-oriented solutions utilising big data, data warehousing, operational insight, data management or business intelligence.

  • Design and develop large data lake and data warehouses across multiple domains

  • Experience of technical strategy and advisory consulting

  • Building relationships with senior leaders (CxO)

  • In a minimum of 2 major industry segments

Base Technical skills and Exposure

  • Bachelor's degree in an IT-related field and eight years of professional experience in systems engineering

  • Azure Architecture Cloud certifications.

  • +5 years’ experience with the Azure storage technologies (Azure Data Lake, Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Azure SQL Database)

  • Knowledge of Azure data movement and transformation capabilities (Azure Data Factory, Data Lake Analytics, Data Bricks, Stream Analytics)

  • Experience in designing efficient and robust ETL/ELT workflows, schedulers, and event-based triggers

  • Experience as a Big Data Developer with experience in Hive, Scala, Spark

  • Exposure to Data Mining, Data Engineering and Data Modelling

  • Expert level skills in large-scale complex systems integration (multi-technology; multi-vendor), across application and infrastructure domains.

  • Proven ability to work with clients to understand requirements and envision data ingestion solutions

  • Expert level skills in guiding project technical resources to design and implement complex systems integration and cloud-related solutions/migrations.

  • Experience in designing and implementing highly available and scalable solutions.

  • Experience with contemporary engagement methods, including Proof of Concepts.

  • Knowledge of Design Thinking, Agile and DevOps methods.

  • Ability to position cloud technology against solution requirements.

  • Significant experience within any of the major Industries or Government.

  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.

  • Ability to work collaboratively and productively with globally dispersed teams.

  • Ability to effectively manage challenging situations without loss of focus when under pressure.

Processes / Methodology

  • Exposure to SDLC and Agile

  • Quality Process and Metrics analysis for Application migration

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

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
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Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
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