IT Architect - Blockchain


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IT Architect - Blockchain

Job Description

IBM is seeking a Solution Architect to be hands-on in the design, develop and implementation of Blockchain solutions. This person will be responsible for creating the technical solution architecture for a given business problem. Requires in-depth knowledge of System and Software Engineering principles, awareness of behavioral characteristics of probabilistic and stochastic systems, solid understanding of system decomposition techniques, and the art and science of system synthesis using available Blockchain technology. Expected to know the capabilities of Blockchain and HyperLedger Fabric technology suite, and experience in selecting components for development of solution blueprint which includes performance architecture and engineering of a fully functional Blockchain system.

Provide technical leadership in a complex multi-client environment. viewpoint/offerings for Blockchain.
Be the trusted technical advisor for our clients
Create Articles/Blogs/Talks/Research paper/patents filed on Blockchain to develop personal and IBM emminence in the region.

  • A keen interest in the opportunities presented by Distributed Ledger Technology and associated business network solutions
  • Experience of Agile / Scrum development practices
  • Knowledge of the complete software development lifecycle - through to testing and transition to live
  • Experience working in a client facing role
  • Working directly with industry teams and industry leaders to market and implement Blockchain based solutions;
  • Contributing to pre-sales activities for Blockchain business opportunities and develop architected solutions for proposals;
  • Analyzing the problem from a business and IT perspective;
  • Gathering requirements for the proposed business solution;
  • Designing and leading solution, scoping, estimation and technical services for Blockchain projects;
  • Designing, developing, and implementing complex Distributed Ledger/Blockchain technology applications;
  • Assisting with project delivery and deployment of the blockchain application ;
  • Conceptualizing, developing and implementing relevant use cases and proof-of-concepts (POC);
  • Managing teams to successfully deliver of Blockchain solutions;
  • Converting blockchain requirements into the architecture and design;
  • Creating reference architectures and understanding impact to enterprise architecture;
  • Understanding the different blockchain solutions (Hyperledger Fabric, Ethereum, Chain, Corda, etc.) in solutions.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Lead  client conversations
  • Design thinking
  • Analysis contribution to all phases of the software development lifecycle  
  • Provide requirements / specifications
  • Support testing activities as required
  • Support proposal & solution creation
  • Blockchain business value assessments
  • Producing and maintaining guidance resources

Sales and Business Development

Expected to support new signings opportunities in Blockchain for the region – both at Individual Lead level and Team level. Create awareness and deliver IBM's POV on blockchain in our key accounts


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Required Education

Bachelor's Degree

Role ( Job Role )

Information Technology Architect

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Is this role a commissionable/sales incentive based position?


Travel Required

Up to 50% or 3 days a week (home on weekends - based on project requirements)

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Preferred Education

Master's Degree

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EO Statement

Affirmative Action and/or EE candidates will be given first preference as per our employment equity strategies.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Blockchain
  • Banking
  • Big 4 Consulting




South Africa

Preferred Technical and Professional Experience

Big 4 Consulting

Secondary Job Category

Other Architect

Eligibility Requirements


Position Type


Early Professional Track

Not Applicable - Professional Hire

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