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IBM z Systems Solution Architect (pre-Sales) - Dallas, TX in Atlanta, Georgia


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. To lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems.

Your Role and Responsibilities

Solution Architects/Client Technical Specialists are technical consultants to clients, IBM sales teams and Business Partners. They understand the client’s business requirements, technical requirements and competitive landscape, which makes them a vital part of the Sales Team.

They provide technical sales support which may include: collaboration with IBM sales teams to define, design, and detail the technical aspects and feasibility of proposed solutions; Proof of Concept management; development and delivery of technical education; support for critical situations; solution design; and providing answers to technical questions.

When engaged for a specific opportunity or project, they are responsible for the technical accuracy of the proposed solution. You must be self-motivated, ready to interact daily with a variety of other smart and highly motivated people, and work in a changing environment where no two days are ever the same.

Our Technical Sales Specialists deliver industry centric business solutions to clients of all sizes in the Telecommunications, Cloud Service Provider, Media & Entertainment, Computer Services Industry and Utilities markets. They work hand in hand with market focused sellers, lab services and development.

If you are interested in continuing to grow your technical expertise with hands-on access to the latest technology, interfacing with clients, sales, and development; this is the place to do it.

We are most interested in individuals who enjoy working with customers, are self-starters, work well in teams, enjoy problem solving, love to learn new things, and are unflustered by change.

Location: Preferred candidates located in Dallas.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 3 years' experience in hands-on installing, configuring and/or maintaining z Systems processors and/or the z/OS operating system.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Linux or Linux on zSystems, Cloud, Telecommunications or Computer Services Sector Knowledge.

  • 5 years' experience with direct client Support.

  • Knowledge of Virtualization Technologies like zVM or KVM.

  • Proven Verbal Communication and Presentation skills.

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

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 Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM

IBM’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.

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.