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**
Expert Consultants lead multi disciplined teams on complex consulting engagements, and are accountable for delivering value to clients and IBM. They apply deep domain, technology, and/or industry expertise, consulting techniques & cognitive approach to analyze issues, create and implement innovative solutions. They establish milestones, quality targets, assign to and manage the work of others. They possess strong communication skills, are able to articulate the impact and business benefits of their solutions and manage stakeholder expectations. They contribute intellectual capital assets. They must possess knowledge of major cloud technologies and service providers, including virtualization, containers, and have experience of guiding clients in their adoption of these platforms. Such experience must include articulating technology options to clients and advising how to make strategic choices and decisions. They must have experience capturing & prioritizing complex requirements, resolving conflicting requirements, and obtaining client buy in on assumptions made to fill gaps in critical requirements. Additional knowledge or experience in the focal areas of IT and/or cloud technology strategy, architecture, service management and/or resiliency is preferred.
The ideal candidate will have experience in the following:
+ Cloud consulting with an IT professional services “big 4” firm or similar background focused on IT strategy enablement
+ Knowledge of major cloud technologies including virtualization, containers, networking etc. on different cloud platforms and additional knowledge or experience in the areas of IT and/or cloud technology architecture, service management and/or resiliency is a plus
+ Subject matter expertise in at least three domains (e.g. cloud computing, IT strategy, infrastructure, IT operations, applications, enterprise architecture, solution architecture, automation, data management, AI/ML, IoT and cloud governance models) to advise on industry-leading solutions
+ Familiarity with Fortune 2000 sized firms and their challenges
+ Proof of delivery of complex technology solutions
+ Data modeling and analytical experience using common tools (i.e. Excel, Tableau)
+ Issue-based analysis, determined and structured data to collect, and produced structured conclusions, recommendations and roadmaps.
+ Familiar with knowledge management and collaboration tools to capture ICAP and methods
+ Led workshops and interviews for discovery and assessment engagements
+ Defining workload placement and cloud strategies for IBM, AWS, RedHat, Azure and/or GCP cloud platforms
+ Strong familiarity with ITSM and ITIL or COBIT, certification is a plus
+ Familiar with Public Cloud (IaaS, PaaS) products and terminology
+ Structuring requirements (functional and non-functional) and backlog
+ Familiar with the Agile development process and backlog management
**Required Technical and Professional Expertise**
Senior Consultants bring a minimum of 7-8 years experience leading multi-disciplined teams on complex consulting engagements, in a client facing role dealing with senior management functions. Senior Consultants will be expected to shape and own multi-discipline/multi-competency project teams, while being a primary interface for client executives for regular status and issues that emerge. Senior Consultants are expected to know how to educate, mentor and coach a team in applying consulting techniques in a range of business/solution contexts. Senior consultants are expected to have deep domain, technology, and/or industry expertise. They establish the solution approach, milestones, KPIs and set team assignments, subsequently managing their work outputs accordingly. They possess strong team leadership and communication skills and are able to articulate the impact and business benefits of their solutions while manage executive stakeholder expectations.
**Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise**
+ Understanding of DevOps, Agile, Scrum construct to identify inefficiencies for cloud adoption through readiness assessments and development of strategies and approaches to optimize the implementation of cloud resources and capabilities
+ Knowledge of major cloud technologies including virtualization, containers, networking etc. on different cloud platforms like IBM Cloud, AWS, Azure, GCP and Red Hat and have experience of advising clients with respect to these platforms
+ Ability to lead value stream mapping and project planning workshops
**About Business Unit**
At Global Technology Services (GTS), we help our clients envision the future by offering end-to-end IT and technology support services, supported by an unmatched global delivery network. It’s a unique blend of bold new ideas and client-first thinking. If you can restlessly reinvent yourself and solve problems in new ways, work on both technology and business projects, and ask, “What else is possible?” GTS is the place for you!
**Your Life @ IBM**
What matters to you when you’re 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.
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**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.