IBM Platform and Data Architect in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Over the past 100 years, IBMers all over the globe have helped make the world work better and smarter. In this new era of Cognitive Business, IBM is helping to reshape industries by bringing together our expertise in Cloud, Analytics, Security, Mobile, and the Internet of Things: Changing how we create, collaborate, analyze and engage. From transforming healthcare to improving the retail shopping experience – it’s what IBMers do. As we tackle the world’s biggest challenges, our company continues to grow, we’re looking for talented professionals to join us in this new era. Join us and be part of a diverse and global team of thinkers and doers - people who want to make an impact, cultivate their expertise and collaborate with some of the world’s top business and technology professionals. The Platform and Data Architect is responsible for design of databases and application platforms including IBM/Oracle/Microsoft/Open Source middleware and databases, data consistency, data structures, business continuity and resiliency and platform stack that support the applications, databases and business processes required by the client. Platform and Database Architect should be able to analyze and refine the technology requirements along with business requirements to identify and evaluate technology alternatives. The Data and Platform Architect is responsible for the overall architecture design authority with a focus on data and platform performance, availability and scalability.Your impact:

  • Work within a team of architects: Infrastructure Architect, Transformation and Operations Architect, led by a Chief Architect

  • Defines the services, data and platform architecture specifications (architectural decisions, high level design, low level design) for each service.

  • Provide architectural direction to database specialists and application platform specialists.

  • In charge of overall data and platform architecture design authority and enhancements with respect to business, client satisfaction, and quality standards.

  • Develop, communicate and deploy architecture design authority governance processes.

  • Develop and communicate technology standards and policies.

  • Deliver architectural initiatives that drive service enhancement and improve efficiency in line with client’s business strategy

  • Initiate and deliver architectural programs that align IT with business strategy.

  • Deliver requisite program documentation including program charters, schedules, requirements documents, specifications, design documents and testing strategies.

  • Cultivate relationships with IT management, project executives and client representatives and enforce IT service management procedures and processes

  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of the organization's technologies and architectures

  • Develop and maintain current and planned state architectural blueprints

  • Develop and maintain an aspirational architectural road map for the enterprise

  • Communicate architectural decisions, plans, goals and strategies

  • Gain organizational commitment for enterprise level architecture and infrastructure initiatives.

  • Initiate and deliver technology evaluations and recommendations.

  • Develop architectural metrics and reports for the executive team, business and IT management.

  • Conduct customer facing presentations meetings focusing in competencies and technical solution offerings for assigned accounts

  • Conduct knowledge transfers with solution architect colleagues and service delivery team regarding solutions, product updates/changes, lessons learned from previous engagements/experience, etc. as relevant.

Must haves:

  • Over 10 years related experience

  • Proven Data and Platform architecture experience

  • Knowledge of IBM WebSphere suite, IBM DB2 suite, InfoSphere suite, Oracle DB suite, Oracle WebLogic, Oracle ExaData, Oracle Data Integrator, Microsoft SQL, MongoDB, MySQL, Tomcat, Apache HTTP

  • High availability and Clustering (Oracle RAC, Oracle Data Guard, Oracle Golden Gate, SQL Always-On, DB2 HADR, InfoSphere Q-Rep etc.)

  • Experience in cloud-native architectures, micro services, and Linux

  • Hands-on experience with designing high availability, disaster recovery, disaster avoidance and business continuity solutions.

  • Extensive performance design, tuning, engineering and capacity sizing

  • Proven extensive documentation skills using Visio, Powerpoint etc.

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