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At IBM, work is more than a job – it’s a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you’ve never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world’s most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.

Your Role and Responsibilities

Continuing on the IBM tradition of been a leader for decades in providing the security technology and services needed to protect client computing environments around the world. Now, IBM Security Services is helping clients secure new hybrid cloud workloads which extend to ( e.g., AWS, Azure, GCP, Alibaba, IBM Cloud, etc.).

IBM is looking for an experienced Data Security Architect, to help define, prioritize roadmap features, and spearhead the design, development, delivery of new differentiated capabilities. She/He will present Security Offerings to deliver compelling client experiences and will be expected to participate in the full life-cycle of learning opportunities, including delivery of solutions within the client environments. Provide consultation services. Design & Drive the implementation and Manage their environment as they enabled Data Encryption, Key Management, HSMs, Data Discovery and Classification, Data Plane, etc. to protect their applications and workloads to the cloud, leveraging one or multiple Hyperscalers and one or multiple KSMs, Security Enclaves, CASB, etc. Solve the world’s most complicated security challenges with clients around the globe and be involved in the fast growing, cyber security space while working for a company that’s a recognized leader in the enterprise security space.

Responsibilities Include

  • Research and identify new opportunities for IBM Security Services to innovate on behalf of our clients and work with IBM and non-IBM technology partners as it relates to their technology being leveraged as part of IBM’s Security and Compliance offerings.
  • Work with local and regional delivery leadership teams and sales leadership teams around the world to understand and track the health and adoption of security services within your assigned portfolio and gather feedback of future needs and existing gaps.
  • Work with Global and local architecture offering leaders and Hyperscalers leaders around the world to provide the greatest level of integration and adoption of our security and compliance capabilities within their assigned portfolio and gather feedback of future needs and existing gaps.
  • Requires collaboration and coordination across internal and external teams and will be visible at the highest levels of our organization, working with our clients, partners, other vendors, and operational stakeholders.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to influence others internally and externally
  • Proven strong business judgement and ability to lead cross-functional teams to achieve aggressive business objectives
  • Proven ability to synthesize complex issues and opinions into simple stories, problem solving skills and strong technical competence
  • Ability to develop new ideas and creative solutions from conception through completion in an iterative way to address the Data Security Challenges of our clients and provide direct value to their business.
  • The SecurityArchitect will be responsible for owning the Technical strategy and execution for one or more Security Service offerings. The Security Architect leads the detailed direction and priorities across the different technologies and solutions within a Security Domain (e.g., Data Security, etc.).
  • Will make sure that the architecture is properly leveraging the Security services / capabilities of the CSPs but also making sure that is in synergy with the overall IBM Offerings architecture to provide the greatest level of efficiencies to the client but also across the IBM offerings
  • Drive the cross-functional, cross-division or cross-unit, cross-offerings collaborative efforts to define the architecture of our offerings to meet our customers needs and increase our efficiencies.




Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 8+ years of experience and overall understanding of cloud and non-cloud technologies.
  • 3+ years of Architecture / Engineering / Consulting experience on Security and Compliance (e.g., Regulations, Visibility and Enforcement, Governance & Risk Management, Audit).
  • Knowledge / Understanding of Research Methodology or Analytics, Automation (e.g., RPA) and AI Capabilities.
  • Ability to quickly learn, understand and work with new and emerging technologies.
  • Working knowledge of Cloud Service Providers portfolio for security platforms – AWS/Azure/IBM Cloud/Google Cloud

Preferred Technical And Professional Expertise

  • 3+ year of Architecture / Engineering / Consulting experience on one or more security domains (e.g., Data Security, Identity & Access Management, FaaS/SaaS/IaaS/PaaS security, Network, Threat Management & Response, Application Security).
  • Demonstrate knowledge & experience of Cloud Service Providers portfolio for Security Platforms – AWS/Azure/IBM Cloud/Google Cloud
  • Working experience in Multi-cultural environment (Global team)
  • Strategic thinking, methodical and analytical problem solving skills.
  • 3+ years of Architecture / Engineering / Consulting experience (particularly in Zero Trust, SASE, Applications Gateways, Next Generation Firewalls).
  • 2+ years of experience with SASE, ZTNA, SDP solutions (e.g., Cisco, Palo Alto, Zscaler, Perimeter81, AWS/Azure/GCP Capabilities, etc.).

About Business Unit

This position currently sits within Global Technology Services (GTS) Infrastructure Services (IS) or a shared services function supporting GTS.

As announced in October 2020, IBM intends that its managed infrastructure services business of the GTS organization will become an independent company named Kyndryl by the end of 2021, creating two distinct and powerful market-leading companies.

Together, we will advance the vital systems that power the digital economy. Serving over 4,600 technology-intensive, highly regulated customers, including over 75% of the Fortune 100, our people will design, run, and manage the most modern and reliable technology infrastructure that the world depends on today.

We will work flexibly and in partnership with our customers to amplify business outcomes while always pushing ourselves to improve and meet all opportunities. Come join our team of diverse, devoted, and empathetic technology experts who are at the center of discovering what’s next.

Please note: The final decision if this position will transition from IBM to Kyndryl is yet to be confirmed.

Your Life @ IBM

What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

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In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to

IBM offers a wide range of resources for eligible IBMers to thrive both inside and outside of work.

  • 12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.
  • World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM’s learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.
  • Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.
  • Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).
  • Select educational reimbursement opportunities.
  • Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.
  • Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.
  • Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

Being You @ IBM

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, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.


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