Infrastructure Architect

  • IBM,
  • Arlington, VA
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Analysis, Anti-Virus, Architecture, BIND, Cisco, Citrix, Consulting, Database, Development, DNS, Foundation, Genetics, Hardware, HTML, HTTP, IBM, Informatica, iOS, Linux, Management, Mobile App Development, Networking, Oracle, Research, Routers, Sales, Security, SQL, SQL Server, Switches, Tivoli, VMware, vSphere, Windows, Wireless
Full Time, Full Time
Telecommuting not available Travel not required

Job Description

Infrastructure Architect


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.

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

The Public Service Sector consulting practice is a trusted advisor to federal, state and local governments, partnering to meet challenges and responding quickly to citizen demands, business needs, new economic conditions, and changing legislative priorities and policies.

The individual should have experience in analyzing, comparing, designing, and continually improving mission-driven IT infrastructure architecture solutions using: - Server hardware and associated operating systems with a focus on Intel technology, Microsoft Windows Server/Active Directory, RedHat Linux - Virtualization technology on Intel platforms, especially VMware vSphere and Citrix XenApp; Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) technology including VMware and Citrix technologies - Client workstations, laptops, tablets, SmartPhones with focus on Windows, MacOS, RedHat, and iOS - Networking solutions including routers, switches, load balancers, and wireless with focus on Cisco and Riverbed; DNS and DHCP with focus on Infoblox and Citrix NetScaler;

- Security devices including firewalls and intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDS/IPS) (focus on Cisco and Juniper)

- Security applications including anti-virus, syslog, security analysis, data loss protection tools and knowledge of Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) standards/implementation (focus on Splunk, McAfee, TripWire, Tenable Nessus, and Symantec)

- Storage subsystems and network fabrics including SAN, NAS devices, storage switches, iSCSI and Fibre Channel, along with storage management/monitoring tools and backup technologies (focus on NetApp technologies)

- Enterprise Capacity Management and System Monitoring solutions (monitoring and event management) for network, server, storage and security devices (firewalls) (focus on IBM Tivoli Monitoring)

- Enterprise database solutions (focus on Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server)

- Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions (focus on MaaS360)

- Master Data Management solutions (focus on Informatica)

- On-contract growth Task Order Modifications with Client and third-party Engineering teams

This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Government security clearance of Secret. The work location for this position is Arlington, VA (Crystal City)


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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Primary job category

IT Specialist

Secondary Job Category

Services Specialist

Role ( Job Role )

Infrastructure Architect

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Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Infrastructure O&M - 10+ yrs experience with Managed Services, Data Center Operations, Network Management, Server and Storage Management, and Mobile Device Management
  • Client-facing Communications (Oral, Written) - 5+ yrs experience
  • Enterprise Architecture expertise and discipline, such as TOGAF or DoDAF (3+yrs experience)
  • Research, develop, and deliver technical White Papers and executive presentations in a client facing role (5+ yrs experience)
  • ITSM solutions, such as ServiceNow (2+ yrs experience
  • Cloud computing and cloud services including IaaS, SaaS, and PaaS (2+ yrs experience)

Preferred Technical and Professional Experience

  •  Managed Services 5+ yrs experience
  • ITIL v3 Foundation Certified 2+ yrs experience
  • Cybersecurity and Information Assurance 1+ yr experience

Eligibility Requirements

  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • must be able to obtain and maintain a  United States-DoD Secret clearance

Required Education

High School Diploma/GED

Preferred Education

Bachelor's Degree

Travel Required

No Travel

Is this role a commissionable/sales incentive based position?


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.


Company Information

At IBM, we put more emphasis on career development and give you more resources than anywhere else that serve you well here, and for long afterward. IBM offers competitive benefits, as well as an industry-leading practice of performance-based bonuses for all employees. IBM gives you the power to design your workday, and your life, according to your unique styles and needs.
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