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IBM Hybrid Cloud Solution Architect (West Coast) in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina


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.

You will be joining our industry leading Open Hybrid Cloud Platform team. IBM's open hybrid cloud platform architecture, based on RedHat OpenShift, works with the entire range of clients' existing IT infrastructures, regardless of vendor. This platform allows clients to "write-once/run-anywhere," and enables a hybrid cloud approach that drives up to 2.5 times more value for clients than a public cloud-only solution. Join us in addressing this 1 trillion dollar addressable market". You can see more here @ https://www.ibm.com/cloud/hybrid

Your Role and Responsibilities

* Preferred candidates must be in a commuting distance within 1 of the 3 following cities: Portland, OR - Oakland, CA - Foster City, CA

The Hybrid Cloud Solution Architect is a client technical leadership role dedicated to IBM's most strategic clients within the US. In this role, you will create and maintain proven, trusted technical advisor relationships at all levels within the client's organization, including key technology decision leaders & strategy owners. These relationships will help you uncover your client's technology priorities and greatest challenges, understand and influence where your client wants to go, map that to IBM solutions and services, then orchestrate resources within IBM to bring those solutions and services to life.

As a strategic and systems thinker, and business influencer, you are well-versed in interpreting the client's business requirements and translating those into enterprise technology architecture decisions. In addition, you will employ contemporary approaches like Agile Methodology and Design Thinking to conduct rigorous solution design and ensure the solutions we propose integrate seamlessly into the client's IT environment.

In addition, you'll proactively optimize the IBM portfolio during solution design to drive integrated IBM business solutions. In this role, you can expect to influence and drive the client's innovation agenda by leveraging IBM Research, engaging in POCs and first-of-its-kind projects, and show an entrepreneurial mindset to lead IBM Garage teams to co-create with their clients and change the way they do business.

* Preferred candidates must be in a commuting distance within 1 of the 3 following cities: Portland, OR - Oakland, CA - Foster City, CAIBMReferred_NorthAmerica

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Cloud Computing

  • Analytics

  • Customer Relationship Management

  • Enterprise Software

  • Solution Design and/or Solution Architecture

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise


About Business UnitThe IBM Global Sales team is obsessed with ensuring our clients' success, and our approach to selling is experiential. We are a strategic sales business unit that focuses on understanding and solving our clients' business challenges to enable their growth and innovation - at scale and with speed. Through interactive demos and engagements, we show (versus tell) what we can do, in order to reach new and existing clients. Join our team of technical sales specialists, consultants, design thinkers, solution specialists, delivery professionals, and other multidisciplinary leaders. With us, you can bring your deep technical and industry expertise to co-create hybrid cloud and AI solutions alongside our clients in more than 175 countries. With IBM Global Sales, you will do more than sell. You will empower clients with the technology and capabilities to transform the way they do business.

Your Life @ IBMAre 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 IBMIBM's 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. 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 StatementIBM offers a wide range of resources for eligible IBMers to thrive both inside and outside of work. In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to:

*12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.

*World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM's learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.

*Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.

*Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).

*Select educational reimbursement opportunities.

*Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.

*Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.

*Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.

This position is eligible for participation in an IBM sales incentive plan. Actual incentive opportunity will be based on performance and the eligible Target Incentive, as addressed in the applicable plan, all of which is subject to change.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

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 @ IBMIBM 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.