Technical Architect

IBM - Reston, VA3.9

Full-timeEstimated: $97,000 - $130,000 a year

Your Role and Responsibilities
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.

Bottom line? We outthink ordinary. Discover what you can do at IBM.

The Technical Architect will have these skills:
Leverages in-depth knowledge, experience and insight to address client's business issues (which may include client, industry or technology related pressures) with cognitive solutions that improve the client's return on investment.
Demonstrates in-depth knowledge and understanding of the selected business solution, the IBM capabilities that surround this solution and the value the solution can bring to our client’s business issues.
Must be hands-on in approach to technology. This includes unstructured data, statistical extraction of entities, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, and search.
Solutions must be designed to meet both functional and non-functional requirements.
Responsible for leading client workshops, defining use cases and creating demonstrations to adapt cognitive technology for use in the client environment.
Define, plan and deliver natural language processing enhancements within the cognitive system.
May also be responsible for participating in business development activities.
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 Professional and Technical Expertise
Experience defining concept of operations, architecture diagrams, bill of materials, detailed specifications, requirements, and descriptions, and implementation plans
5-7+ years experience developing solution architectures and implementations
Hands-on experience with Watson API, Watson Explorer (WEX) and Database/SQL
Object oriented programming skills
Java/C++, JavaScript, Node.js, AngularJS, Regular Expressions, HTML, CSS in support of web application development
Web Services, SOAP, XML, REST, Responsive Design, DevOps, Micro-services Architecture & Cloud Technologies
Work with Engineering team to assist with new feature requirements and provide feedback from customers on current features and potential enhancements.
Create knowledge articles around the IBM products for use with customers and partners
Desire to learn and contribute to cognitive practice area outside of role
Ability to work with limited direct supervision in an unstructured environment

Preferred Professional and Technical Expertise
TS/SCI with Poly Clearance
Specific experience planning, designing, and specifying for pricing and implementation of infrastructure in IBM
SmartCloud for Government, as well as IBM and other commercial cloud environments.

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