Solution Architect, Energy and Utilities - IBM Consulting
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Chicago, IL 60664
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
The Cognitive Business Decision Support (CBDS) Solution Architect for Energy & Utilities (E&U) Digital Operations is directly responsible for the successful delivery of BA&S projects to IBM’s E&U clients. This individual provides hands-on leadership and direction to the Delivery team, as well as produces deliverables as appropriate .
Typical client engagements for the CBDS Solution Architect include Advanced Metering and Smart Grid, business and process modeling, operational transformation, sales and operations planning, rapid process change, strategic profit improvement, cost management, quality management and customer and operational analytics to further key operational transformations. Other opportunities may include Outage Management, Distribution Management or GIS replacements, ERP implementations (SAP/Oracle) or other transformational programs. The candidate will have worked with Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), Smart Grid, Outage Management, Demand Manage or GIS programs, ERP systems or other transformational initiatives.
+ Articulate industry trends and issues and client business values with consultative selling approaches.
+ Broad conversational expertise in the areas of Business Analytics, Customer Operations, Enterprise Asset Management and Smart Grid.
+ Bridge technology and business solutions to harness advances in data technology, data management and analytical techniques to improve business performance.
+ Create and implement industry solutions within the Energy & Utility environment.
+ Assist Energy & Utility companies through significant transformations.
+ Lead and team with IBM colleagues and vendors to develop creative solutions.
+ Prior experience in developing Solution Architecture and Design deliverables, especially in Energy & Utility and AMI projects
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
+ At least 5 years of experience in the Energy & Utilities industry
+ At least 5 years of experience in leading solution architecture and design efforts related to transformational E&U programs (e.g. AMI, Smart Grid and/or OMS Integration projects including System Integration and Business Transformation)
+ At least 3 years of experience in one or more of the following focus areas: AMI, Smart Grid, OMS/DMS/GIS, ERP (Oracle/SAP), Work and Asset Management
+ At least 3 years of experience with AMI Applications: Itron, Siemens Energy IP, L+G, etc.
+ At least 3 years of experience with ESB Products: Tibco, Mule, Web Methods, etc.
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
+ At least 8 years of experience in the Energy & Utilities industry
+ At least 8 years of experience in leading solution architecture and design efforts related to transformational E&U programs (e.g. AMI, Smart Grid and/or OMS Integration projects including System Integration and Business Transformation)
+ At least 5 years of experience in one or more of the following focus areas: AMI, Smart Grid, OMS/DMS/GIS, ERP (Oracle/SAP), Work and Asset Management
+ At least 5 years of experience with AMI Applications: Itron, Siemens Energy IP, L+G, etc.
+ At least 5 years of experience with ESB Products: Tibco, Mule, Web Methods, etc.
About Business Unit
IBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world’s economy. IBM Services partners with the world’s leading companies in over 170 countries to build smarter businesses by reimagining and reinventing through technology, with its outcome-focused methodologies, industry-leading portfolio and world class research and operations expertise leading to results-driven innovation and enduring excellence.
Your Life @ IBM
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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.
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