Storage Software Client Architect ("Central" United States)
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Chicago, IL 60684
Client Technical Specialists (CTP) are the technical experts and advisors to clients, IBM sales teams and/or IBM Business Partners. As a CTP you understand the client’s business requirements, technical requirements and/or competitive landscape. You apply your business insights, build and maintain client relationships, incorporate hardware, software and services into client-valued solutions and ensure client readiness for the implementation of technical solutions. This is an opportunity to shape the future for both IBM and its clients. Start your journey now!
Your Role and Responsibilities
IBM Systems Storage is looking for a Software Client Architect to join our Team. In this role you will lead the technology transformation for IBM Systems Storage Software. The Storage Software Client Architect (SCA) is the trusted technical advisor for their client. SCAs help clients envision the desired business outcomes that can be achieved through digital reinvention and realized through IBM’s strategic imperatives and partnership?. For IBM’s most strategic accounts, the SCA has overall technical account leadership responsibilities. They design solutions that leverage the capabilities of the IBM software portfolio to solve the client’s business problems and drive software sales revenue. ?You will bring an agile approach and can break complex problems into simple solutions. You can effectively articulate technology architectures to business leaders. You enjoy getting hands on latest technology and map to business outcomes.
Required Technical and Professional Expertise:
To be successful in this role you will need 4-8 years of professional and technical experience in the following:
+ Analytical, pays attention to details, and makes decision based on data analysis and facts.
+ Proficiency articulating IBM’s Hybrid Multicloud, Modern Data Protection, and AI, Big Data, High Performance Computing strategic imperatives and their interconnective synergies with RedHat and other IBM solutions.
+ Synthesizes complex business requirements and breaks them down in to an agile execution plan.
+ Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to influence others internally and externally.
+ Identify and develop software deployment opportunities. Use innovative ways to progress opportunities and demonstrate client value. (e.g. Design Thinking, meetups, whiteboarding, prototyping, hands-on capabilities, MVP).
+ Owns technical account plan ensuring the deployment and utilization of IBM Storage Software.
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
+ At least 4-years of experience in Storage software solutions & architecture
+ At least 3-years of business development experience, working with business partners to grow their revenue of storage software solutions.
+ Solid understanding of IBM Storage Software products and/or competitive products.
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
+ Deep understanding of IBM Storage Software products and/or competitive products
+ Competitive experience in Cloud and Storage
About Business Unit
IBM has a global presence, operating in more than 175 countries with a broad-based geographic distribution of revenue. The company’s Global Markets organization is a strategic sales business unit that manages IBM’s global footprint, working closely with dedicated country-based operating units to serve clients locally. These country teams have client relationship managers who lead integrated teams of consultants, solution specialists and delivery professionals to enable clients’ growth and innovation. By complementing local expertise with global experience and digital capabilities, IBM builds deep and broad-based client relationships. This local management focus fosters speed in supporting clients, addressing new markets and making investments in emerging opportunities. Additionally, the Global Markets organization serves clients with expertise in their industry as well as through the products and services that IBM and partners supply. IBM is also expanding its reach to new and existing clients through digital marketplaces.
Your Life @ IBM
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IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.
Being You @ IBM
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