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IBM z Analytics Architect

Johannesburg, Gauteng 2001
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Permanent career opportunity:IBM z Analytics Architect

Your Role and Responsibilities

Over the past 5 decades, the IBM mainframe has been the flagship of IBM's Systems lineup and the gold standard for security, reliability and massive transaction processing. As we take the IBM Z mainframe into the era of Cognitive and Cloud Computing were looking for talented professionals to join us in this new era. The world's top companies rely on the IBM mainframe to protect their data with impeccable security, reliability, and availability. Join us and be part of a diverse and global team of thinkers and doers that make an impact on our most important clients.

The Z Analytics Technical Sales Professional will work closely with the sales peers to help identify and progress opportunities in our key clients for data management and advanced analytic solutions. The Client Technical Professional for z Analytics will work with clients on their enterprise data strategy and find opportunities for new IBM mainframe analytics solutions that bring new business insight. As a technical seller the ideal candidate will have both strong technical and communication skills and experience working with data solutions. This role will be responsible for leading client engagements such as briefings, demos, hands on labs and Proof of Concepts, to demonstrate client value and progress and close revenue opportunities. This role will also be responsible for developing deployment plans that insure clients successfully implement and realize value from sold solutions. The Z Analytics Technical Seller will be able to successfully interact with and leverage the IBM corporation to provide differentiated client value and achieve territory business objectives. A key focus of this role will be driving new data and analytics workloads and solutions on the mainframe platform.

Key Attributes:
  • Self-motivated and ability to prioritize work in a fast paced environment
  • Intellectual curiosity with a passion new technology and hands on experience
  • Creative problem solving
  • Technical Aptitude with ability to translate technical capability into client business value
  • M.Sc or excellent B.Sc. degree in Computer Science, Math, Statistics, Physics or related fields
  • Previous experience solving data related problems using machine learning, advanced algorithms, or graph analysis and processing techniques
  • Proven ability to research, design and implement algorithms that solve real world problems at scale relying on state of the art academic research
Advantage points:
  • Experience in SAS, R, Python, Informatica , Tableu, Oracle OBIEE or OBICS
  • Strong software engineering and algorithmic background
  • Knowledge of EGL process
  • Knowledge on DB2 and IMS
  • Experience working with relevant datasets
  • Experience and knowledge of Big Data processing, using tools such as Spark
  • Ph.D in Computer Science, Actuarial Science, Math, Statistics, Physics or relevant fields

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • At least 5 years experience in data management and/ or analytics.
  • At least 3 years experience with mainfame data solutions
  • At least 2 years experience with hybrid and multi-cloud data solutions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills along with strong skills in active listening
  • Experience in business consulting or consultative selling with strong experience working in a team environment
  • Strong technical skills with proven ability to learn quickly and master new concepts

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Ability to work collaboratively and globally
  • Aptitude for understanding how technology products and solutions solve business problems
  • Explore and understand complex requirements on both a business and technical level
  • Ability to navigate through a matrix management internal
  • Well organized and good time management skills
  • Knowledge of IBM z or other mainframe technology
  • Experience with some combination of Hybrid Cloud, Blockchain, DevOps, LinuxOne, pervasive encryption, resilience, operational analytics or cognitive analytics

About Business Unit
Fueled by cognitive technologies, more than 150 SaaS offerings, and real-time insights, the Global Markets team delivers embedded expertise to help our clients make better decisions and deliver innovation as they engage with their customers, partners and suppliers.Join us tocontinue to drive innovation with the most comprehensive portfolio for enterprises across industries.

Your Life @ IBM

About IBM
Over the past 100 years, IBMers all over the globe have helped make the world work better and smarter. In this new era of Cognitive Business, IBM is helping to reshape industries by bringing together our expertise in Cloud, Analytics, Security, Mobile, and the Internet of Things: Changing how we create, collaborate, analyze and engage. From transforming healthcare to improving the retail shopping experience its what IBMers do. In Africa, weve been changing the way the continent does business for more than 50 years, and as our company continues to grow, were looking for talented professionals to join us in this new era.
Join us and be part of a diverse and global team of thinkers and doers, and make an impact.

Location Statement
South Africa

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



  • Computers Software and Hardware
Posted: 2019-09-28 Expires: 2019-10-28

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