GlassHouse Systems (GHS) is an enterprise systems, and managed services solutions provider that develops, designs and deploys solutions for leading enterprises in Canada and the US. For almost 30 years, GHS has delivered an enterprise-level of service and support to clients. Recognized with industry-leading awards each year, GHS translates this differentiation into positive client experiences.

As an IBM Cloud Architect working as part of the technical team, you’ll work hand in hand with sales to design, size and assist with implementation of IBM Cloud solutions. You will work together with the broader GHS technical team, planning and delivering Hybrid Cloud solutions, and assist customers in migrating workloads from on-premises to public cloud platforms.


  • Provide expert technical consultation and leadership in the analysis & design, planning, and implementation of IBM Cloud solutions using reference architectures and best practices.
  • Work with the GHS Cloud Sales team to gather customer requirements, create IBM Cloud architectures, detailed Cloud solution designs that include specifications, diagrams, models and presentation material.
  • Design compute, storage, network, security, backup/restore, and disaster recovery capabilities that meet requirements and optimize costs.
  • Establish and assist in the implementation of monitoring and management of the Cloud instances for availability, performance, and cost optimizations.
  • Architect and guide the implementation of IBM Cloud solutions using modern deployment and configuration tools and practices (e.g, Terraform, Ansible, scripting)
  • Enable IBM Cloud managed services through configuration management, monitoring, and incident management using automation and integration.
  • Utilize native cloud services to meet availability and resiliency requirements
  • Establish internal pricing and instance selection model for virtual instances
  • Understand and architect migration of on-premise workloads to a public cloud environment

Personal Attributes:

  • A Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience in Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Mathematics or a related field.
  • Completion of IBM Cloud Professional Architect and IBM Cloud Advanced Architect certifications
  • 10+ years of experience in IT with at least 4 years supporting Data Center / Cloud deployments.
  • Experience of completing a Cloud migration
  • Experience in planning and deploying IBM platforms