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Solution Architect, zEcosystem- ISVs

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At IBM, Technical Solution Architects work to understand needs and then create complex high-quality solutions that make meaningful impact. Youll be responsible for overall leadership and delivery of the solutions from requirement gathering through implementation. Youll use your in-depth knowledge of leading-edge products and technologies along with industry and business skills to influence outcomes.

Your Role and Responsibilities
*Preferred locations for this role: Austin, TX, San Jose, CA, Poughkeepsie, NY, RTP, NC*

The Z Ecosystem Technical Acceleration Team is searching for an Solution Architect that will work with key System Z Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to guide their journey and growth onto IBM Z and LinuxONE. Working closely in a team environment which will include the ISV, and the IBM Team (consisting of a Z System Solution Architect & Business Development Manager), the IT Specialist will be engaged with specialized projects that will include technical porting, optimization, and positioning of ISV solutions on Z. While the IT specialist will not directly work hands on with the ISV's code
- coding knowledge, as well as a deep technical knowledge of the overall software stack and interdependencies is required. Utilizing your deep technical background to have a hands-on active role with the ISV and gain credibility with the ISV is a must.

What Youll Do:
Work in a team environment to promote ISV solutions on IBM Z and LinuxONE
Clearly articulate the benefits of IBM Z / LinuxONE vs x86 platform
Stay current with new trends in technology such as security/blockchain/Cloud
Work with the IBM Solution Architect & Business Development Manager to assist the ISV with designing solutions, completing technical evaluations and/or proof of concepts, & overcoming technical obstacles as they are porting and optimizing their solutions onto IBM Z.
Work in a changing environment where no two days are ever the same
Be ready to interact with a variety of other smart and highly motivated people daily

Who You Are:
  • Possess a challenger mentality; a real passion for client success, and daily collaboration with clients and other IBM teammates.
  • Conversant and knowledgeable about technology, trends and how technology is being applied to address business challenges
  • Thrive in an environment of team collaboration and the opportunity to LEAD
  • Have experience demonstrating business insight for long-lasting client relationships and results
  • Are motivated and a self-starter

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
Additionally, the following skills will contribute to success in this role:
  • The ability to lead a technical discussion with varied stakeholders and gather technical requirements
  • Knowledge and understanding of network dependencies & architectures
  • Knowledge and understanding of Java code
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Linux operating system
  • Knowledge and understanding of key Middleware (i.e. databases/application servers)
  • Knowledge and understanding of container technology (Docker/Kubernetes)
  • The ability to see a project through to completion & closure

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
We prefer a candidate with deep expertise positioning ISV solutions on Z.

*Preferred locations for this role: Austin, TX, San Jose, CA, Poughkeepsie, NY, RTP, NC*

About Business Unit
IBM Systems helps IT leaders think differently about their infrastructure. IBM servers and storage are no longer inanimate - they can understand, reason, and learn so our clients can innovate while avoiding IT issues. Our systems power the worlds most important industries and our clients are the architects of the future.Join us to help build our leading-edge technology portfoliodesigned for cognitive business and optimized for cloud computing.

Your Life @ IBM
What matters to you when youre looking for your next career challenge?

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.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM
IBMs greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement
For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

Being You @ IBM
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.


  • Computers Software and Hardware
Posted: 2019-11-07 Expires: 2019-12-07

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