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IBM Client Engineering Solution Architect, US in Austin, Texas


Solution Architects are the technical experts and advisors to clients, IBM sales teams and/or IBM Business Partners. You understand the client's business requirements, technical requirements and/or competitive landscape. You apply your business insights, build and maintain client relationships, incorporate hardware, software and services into client-valued solutions and ensure client readiness for the implementation of technical solutions. This is an opportunity to shape the future for both IBM and its clients. Start your journey now!

Your Role and Responsibilities

Solution Architects in IBM's Client Engineering Team are part of a cross-functional team that delivers a unique client co-creation experience to accelerate client transformation. As part of an entrepreneurial team, you will co-create with clients as the new norm. You will develop the framework and integrated solutions that address the client's business needs while also driving the client's consumption of IBM technologies and services. You will lead all aspects of the integrated solution, from identification of requirements to technical decisions impacting the business outcome. You will collaborate with members of the client team and IBM team to define and execute proofs of concept and minimum viable solutions. You will combine contemporary Cloud, AI and Analytics skills with deep industry expertise and an understanding of the client's business.

This position will participate in and lead a variety of Enterprise Transformation Programs focused on Maximo solutions through all delivery lifecycle stages of a typical software implementation or upgrade. The role will lead efforts to identify and deliver Maximo Visual Inspection , EAM ( Enterprise Asset Management ) or APM ( Asset Performance Management ) solutions to our clients, emphasizing teamwork, customer commitment, industry best practices, and continuous improvement.

To be successful in this role you will need to:

  • Have prior experience designing new and reviewing existing Compatible Units (CU) library setup, Organization settings in Maximo against the design standards, FERC accounting and asset creation and cost requirements or Maximo Visual Inspection solutions

  • Conduct workshops with the customers, identify issues with the current CU setup, the use of Compatible Unit Estimation (CUE) in Maximo and recommend changes to leverage the functionality in Maximo.

  • Implement recommended changes in Maximo and assist in verifying the changes meet the requirements and address the pain points.

  • Assist customers in deploying the changes in Maximo.

  • Assist with integration issues between customers' engineering design software with Maximo.

  • Serve as the overall technical lead and single point of contact for client-facing Garage engagements that include a broad range of cloud technologies such as Kubernetes, Docker, Cloud Foundry, Container Security, Red Hat technologies (OpenShift, Ansible, RHEL, etc.), and IBM Cloud Paks

  • Own the solutions architecture plan while being a 'hands-on' builder or developer in a client-facing engagement

  • Ensure that the solution architecture includes sufficient provisions for security and reliability, while covering customer pain points and anticipated future needs

  • Perform engagement management duties to ensure streamlined communications and ownership of tasks for one or more Garage engagements

  • Champion an entrepreneurial mindset and deliver unique value by leveraging industry and technology expertise to drive innovative strategies to accelerate clients' success

  • Continuously expand essential business, industry, technology, and competitive knowledge

If you are hired into a Colorado work location, the anticipated compensation range for the position 134,000 to 249,000 is based on a full-time schedule. Your ultimate compensation may vary depending on your job-related skills and experience. For part time roles, the compensation will be adjusted appropriately.


Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 5 years of experience leading customer-facing technical solutions teams in IBM Solutions

  • At least 2 years of developing collaborative client relationships

  • At least 2 years using agile practices

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 2 years of hands-on experience in Kubernetes, Docker, Cloud Foundry, Container Security Red Hat technologies (OpenShift, Ansible, RHEL, etc.) and IBM Cloud Paks OR demonstrated deep technical expertise in a cloud-related solution domain such as Data / Analytics, Data Science, Security, or other cloud native, hybrid, or multi-cloud technology

  • Experience in architecting/deploying/operating solutions built on AWZ, Azure, IBM Cloud, or Google Cloud

  • 8-10 years as a Solution Architect or an IT/multi-cloud consultant

About Business UnitIBM 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.

This job requires you to provide your COVID-19 vaccination status with supporting documentation, where legally permissible.

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 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.