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Technical Specialist: Cloud


Introduction 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

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
IBM is looking for a Technical Specialist Public Cloud who will be responsible for developing and maintaining trusted client relationships at all levels within a client’s organization. As a deep Technical Subject Matter Expert and Strategic Thinker, you will help customers, IBM account teams and Business Partners to create and develop cloud strategies, roadmaps and technical plans to enable the strategic goals of your clients.
You will be responsible for gathering and understanding the client’s business requirements, technical requirements and/or competitive landscape. From this you will provide technical sales support which may include collaborating with IBM sales teams to define, design, and detail the technical aspects and feasibility of proposed solutions; delivering Proof of Concepts and/or MVPs; developing and delivering technical education to colleagues, Customers and Partners; supporting critical situations; designing solutions; and answering technical questions. When engaging for a specific opportunity or project, you are responsible for the technical accuracy and fit of the proposed solution.
Other responsibilities may include coordination of presales or (in some cases) delivery activities with internal and external service partners, presentations on marketing and enablement events, leading local developer communities, writing technical papers, blogs etc.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 2 years in pre-sales engineering
  • Structured Cloud Skills
  • Understanding of Cloud models
  • Focus on Cloud technologies
  • Good understanding of: compute infrastructure, storage, networking, automation tools (ansible, terraform), scripting, relational and no-sql databases, S3, serverless, kubernetes, containers, security standards, programming languages such as java and python, linux and UNIX. Experience in presenting IT solutions (in front of customers, during technical meetings and on video calls)
  • Experience in preparing and delivering Cloud demos (in front of customers, during technical and business meetings and on video calls)

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 5 years in pre-sales engineering
  • Familiarity With product family: SAP, VMWare.
  • Competitive experience a plus – Azure, AWS, Google, Orcale
  • Competitive experience in other Cloud technologies

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

Are you craving to learn more? Prepared to solve some of the world’s most unique challenges? And ready to shape the future for millions of people? If so, then it’s time to join us, express your individuality, unleash your curiosity and discover new possibilities.

Every IBMer, and potential ones like yourself, has a voice, carves their own path, and uses their expertise to help co-create and add to our story. Together, we have the power to make meaningful change – to alter the fabric of our clients, of society and IBM itself, to create a truly positive impact and make the world work better for everyone.

It’s time to define your career.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.

Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we’re also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business.

At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it’s time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.

Location Statement

IBM wants you to bring your whole self to work and for you this might mean the ability to work flexibly. If you are interested in a flexible working pattern, please talk to our recruitment team to find out if this is possible in the current working environment.

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, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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