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IBM Client Technical Leader - Oil & Gas in ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates


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Your Role and Responsibilities

For over 100 years IBM has set the pace for innovation and we aren’t stopping now. With over 430,000 employees in almost 200 countries we’re always on the lookout for new people to join in our mission to build a smarter planet.

IBM’s Global Markets unit leads in the creation, development and distribution of the industry’s most advanced information technologies. At Global Markets, we offer solutions to a global network of consumers across a diverse range of markets ranging from Mining, Industrial, financial services, telecommunications and media to government and public agencies.

The Client Technical Leader is a technical leadership position. CTL should own and drive the technical strategy and need to establish relationships with CIO/CTO for assigned clients. Within IBM, CTL needs to bring together the IBM technical community aligned to set of clients as the technical community leader.

Key responsibilities of a CTL:

  • Provide proactive technical counsel to key IT executives on technical strategy, direction and projects

  • Improve and broaden client’s access to IBM’s global technical and innovation expertise

  • Increase the value that clients derive from application of new and existing technologies and accelerate innovation

  • Understand client's legacy environments and have demonstrated the skill of transforming legacy into a new, target environment

  • Work with client Line of Business executives and their teams to identify client’s business and IT needs and design high level solutions to fit business problems

  • Responsible for a wide range of architectural activities from requirements analysis through systems, application and/or process design specification.

  • CTL should understand the technology trends and how they can help assigned clients and leverage IBM research and development groups to bring innovation to assigned clients.

  • Leads negotiations with engagement partners and team members (vendors, subcontractors, customers, IBMers) to define project goals and strategies for attaining them.

  • Anticipates potential problems associated with the solution being developed. Develops & leads execution of the technical risk management plan for the solution to be implemented.

  • Assesses business and technical impact of solutions. Leads the implementation of solution or provides expert guidance to the solution implementation team.

  • Participates in exploratory activities into new market sectors, architectural solutions, technologies and the use of business partners; leads selection of methodologies, tools and components of total architectural solutions; exhibits strategic vision of functional or unit mission and applies vision in engagements; influences people & organizations, including client and IBM executive management, on issues related to the development of architectural solutions.

  • Lead and manage responding to Tenders, Request of Information etc

  • Work closely with Sales team on current, short term and long-term opportunities

**The position holder will be responsible for Kuwait & Abu Dhabi

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Minimum 10 years experience in a technical job role.

  • Minimum 5 years Technical architect skills including expertise in applying tools and methods.

  • Knowledge in any of the evolving technologies(Cloud, Artificial Intelligence)mandatory.

  • Knowledge (certification preferred)in Enterprise Architecture Frameworks(Togaf,Zachman etc)

  • Deep knowledge of how solutions portfolios fit into client’s enterprise architecture.

  • Solid understanding of Oil and Gas downstream operations

  • Experience in Oil and Gas digital transformation for operations and services

  • Strong experience in data architecture, big data, data warehousing and analytics

  • Understanding of automation and the use of data analytics to improve operations and decision-making

  • Understanding of regulatory impact on operations (Security, Data residency/protection, cloud etc.)

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

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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.

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About IBM

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Location Statement

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