Watson Embed Architect

  • Company: IBM
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Posted: September 27, 2017
  • Reference ID: 110380BR
We are looking for a Watson Architect who will work in an exciting, challenging and fast moving environment alongside the best in the business. You will join our Watson Embed organization in a primarily technical role to help understand strategic partner needs, develop a scalable vision architecture for those partners, define the blueprint for the future, guide delivery teams on vision of execution and work with/implement Watson services as needed. One of your primary goals will be to drive the growth and adoption of Watson in our partner organizations by providing scalable solutions to embed Watson within their business. You will also have the opportunity to positively influence our Watson portfolio of offerings. You will be interfacing with many teams across IBM including Sales, Offering Management, Development, Delivery, GBS and other organizations. You need to know how to navigate IBM to get your work done independently.
We need someone who is a leader, motivated, self-driven and can hit the ground running with a "get it done" attitude. You will work in a very fast paced environment and need to have the right attitude and open mind to be able to take on other responsibilities as needed, that are in parallel to your Architect duties, that may arise to execute successfully. You need to be a great communicator, you need to be a great multi-tasker and you must possess the ability to work fast at "Watson speed". If this sounds like you, please apply :)
  • Define a Watson solution architecture, vision and/or point of view for each partner based on their business needs
  • Support Watson Embed colleagues as the Technical SME on Watson offerings
  • Ability to demonstrate Watson offerings
  • Articulate how Watson services work individually and in concert in an application/solution
  • Awareness of the Watson offerings across the Watson brand including but not limited to Watson Developer Cloud services
  • Development of professional documentation to illustrate vision and concepts
  • Lead and understand client industry-specific needs
  • You will be working with client architects and developers and need to have the technical competency to have those types of conversations around topics such as, but not limited to, application development, deployment, service orchestration, integration and API specification
  • Must have previous hands-on experience with the Watson services on Developer Cloud
  • Must be familiar with and understand how machine learning works in concert with our cognitive offerings and related concepts
  • Must have a background and proven track record in creating solution architectures that have been successfully implemented
  • Experience architecting solutions for large, complex problems
  • Must have strong verbal and communication skills to work effectively with clients and across IBM
  • Application development, deployment, service orchestration, integration and REST API specification
  • Knowledge of one or more programming languages in Java, Python, Node.js or similar
  • Previous development experience is preferred
Required Expertise
  • 2+ years of hands-on Watson services experience including training a cognitive system for production
  • 5+ years of Solution Architecture experience, including service orchestration/integration
  • 5+ years of professional documentation experience
  • Proficient in 1 or more programming languages (eg Java, JavaScript/Node, Python)
  • Proficient with JSON and working with REST API specification
  • Experience with RDBMS / NoSQL databases
  • 2+ years of development experience in Bluemix
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent
Preferred Expertise
  • IT Architect/Specialist Certification
  • 3+ years of Watson Delivery Experience
  • Master's degree

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