IBM Infrastructure Architect in NEW YORK, New York

Job Description

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.

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The Infrastructure Architect (IA) is responsible for designing and implementing IBM’s infrastructure strategy for the client. The IA will communicate with the clients internal units as well as external agencies to address needs related to CDW data flows. These needs include drafting of Firewall Rules, submission of Change Requests, drafting of Work Breakdowns, and the ability to stay on top of all parties necessary to project completion. The IA is also a capable SUSE and AIX system administrator with a strong shell scripting background, knowledge of storage devices, and experience with backup solutions.


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!



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Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 5+ years of experience with System Administration for AIX/Power HA and Linux.

  • 5+ years of experience with the administration of P-series and X86 Hardware.

  • 5+ years of experience with the administration of the ISAS (BCU) infrastructure (this is CDW).

  • 5+ years of experience with the administration of SAN V7000 Storage.

  • 5+ years of experience with the administration of system backups using Net Backup / EMC Avamar and Data Domain.

  • 5+ years of experience with coordinating of all infrastructure installs including networking/cabling, and of data loads for all external data sources.

  • 5+ years of experience defining detailed solution requirements to enable the engineering product development team.

  • 5+ years of experience working closely with a cross functional matrix team of marketing, sales, services, engineering, to ensure business and product strategy execution is tightly coordinated to support offerings to the client.

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • Self-starter and confident to be the leader of your domain and ability to set and achieve realistic goals.

  • Comfortable in undefined environments where you set the direction and leading teams that are matrixed and not in a direct reporting line.

  • Ability to understand different data sources and concepts used by intelligence analysts and crime investigators.

  • Highly organized and enjoys problem solving.

  • Demonstrated team player and contributor.

  • Experience with public sector clients around operational response centers.

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.