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Z ISV Ecosystem IT Specialist

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

The Z Ecosystem Technical Acceleration Team is searching for an Z ISV Ecosystem IT Specialist, 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. The Z Ecosystem focus areas include programming languages, development environments, databases and cloud infrastructure. The candidate must poses demonstrated capabilities in all of these areas to be considered for this position. The candidate will require to leverage these highly technical skills to drive end-to-end execution of these strategies.

A broad range of skills will be helpful for success in this role
- knowledge of multiple domains, IBM Z, Public Cloud (including competitor clouds like AWS, Azure, GCE) and Open Source Cloud Native skills along with excellent communication skills with senior executives at our largest client organizations.

What youll do:
  • Develop best practices for enterprise modernization
  • Provide RedHat OpenShift on IBM z expertise
  • Provide Open Source software expertise (databases, runtimes etc.)
  • Work on product proof of concepts for clients
  • Propose reference architectures based on best practice and industry standards
  • Provide product descriptions for Open Source and IBM tools
  • Provide product and strategic roadmaps for future products
Who You Are:
  • Possess a challenger mentality; a real passion for client success, and daily collaboration with clients and other IBM teammates.
  • 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 - Technical Expertise in:
  • Programming Languages: Go, Java (IBM OpenJ9 Java internals), Typescript, Scala, Python, C++
  • Cloud Native: Docker, Kubernetes
  • OSS Databases: MongoDB, PostgreSQL
  • OSS Runtimes node.js, Open Liberty
  • Operations: Monitoring/Logging (ELK, Prometheus, Sysdig)
  • Operating Systems: Linux (RHEL/Ubuntu/SLES), zOS
  • Security: Encryption, RBAC, IBM Secure Service Containers, IBM Z Pervasive Encryption
  • Public Cloud: AWS, Azure, GCE, IBM Cloud
  • Private Cloud: IBM Cloud Paks, RedHat OpenShift, Cloud Foundry, OpenStack, IBM zOS Cloud Broker
  • Hypervisors: KVM
  • Blockchain: Hyperledger, Ethereum
  • Machine Learning/AI: Keras, XGBoost, Tensorflow, Spark, IBM Watson Local

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
*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: 2019-10-21 Expires: 2019-11-20

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