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Solution Architect - Auckland

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 out think ordinary. Discover what you can do at IBM.

We are Hiring.

What Skills And Experience Do I Need?
  • At least 10 years’ experience within the financial services industry, prior experience in a lead role for strategy execution
  • Management consulting background within banking industry, with a top tier strategy consulting firm
  • Clarify IT-centric solutions to a group of multidisciplinary stakeholders
  • Negotiate with and persuade all project stakeholders
  • Go into depth with on specific business, functional, technical, security aspects as needed
  • Understand and appreciate group and large organization dynamics
  • Coordinate the analysis, estimation and planning processes
  • Support delivery teams to achieve timely and qualitative delivery
  • Provide recommendations on a wide range of development related topics
  • Support in solving production issues
  • Participate in releases and project launches
  • Identify and report risks related to the projects and propose mitigation actions
  • Develop solutions in the context of [ EA ] Reference Architectures
  • Define possible solutions for a variety of IT centric problems

What Technical Expertise Do I Need?
  • Sound experience in software engineering related subjects
  • Knowledge of industry best practices and design patterns
  • Be able to understand the potential benefits and pitfalls of new technology in order to define sustainable solutions.
  • Be able to develop proof of concepts, either independently or with IT specialists
  • Manage [ IT-solution related] assumptions, constraints, risks and issues of a project, either independently or in support of a project manager.
  • Knowledge and experience of:
    • Service Oriented Architecture (SOA, API management, microservices)
    • Integration with Legacy Application Environments (e.g. mainframe applications)
    • Business Process Automation (human and STP processes)
    • Data Architecture (from Corporate Information Modeling up to Big Data technologies)
    • Business Rules Management
  • Have a proficient experience and understanding of banking domain concepts (core banking, payments, lending)
  • Methodologies: RUP, SCRUM, Agile, Application Design, Development life cycle, TOGAF, Service Design, Pace-Layered Application Strategy

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To be part of a diverse and global team of thinkers and leaders - people who want to make an impact, share their expertise and collaborate with some of the world’s top business and technology professionals. Keep reading.

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Solution Architect - Auckland

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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.


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