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Your Role and Responsibilities
The Technical Solution Architect will be responsible for driving Software Networking (SN) technology Sales
Specific responsibilities include:
Responsible for managing the customer GTM more from technical - Solution architecture
Lead the technical solution offerings / sales with support from SN BU and other parts of IBM
Build and deepen key stakeholder relationships with the customers at all levels including CTO, NW Heads, Principal Architects and Service Integrators both internal and external partnership channels
Execute the Technical Sales strategy in alignment with other SN BU teams to position SN technology direct with the customers and also via SI partnership channels
Quickly respond on customer requirements and sales team with solution/use case offerings
Lead Customer PoV discussions and execute along with SDN BU teams
Capture customer technical requirements and if not included in current product roadmap qualify in sales funnel and discuss with SN BU strategy and product teams for addition
Actively lead and drive individual technical sales opportunities
Present IBM Software Networking 5G/Edge/Enterprise Strategy and SN technology/ecosystem landscape
Work collaboratively in a highly matrixed environment across IBM
Maintain new technology skills and offering knowledge in relation to 5G, MEC, Private 5G , ORAN , Hybrid Cloud, Network Automation , Service assurance and adjacent technologies
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
10+ years solution architecture/design/build - technical selling telco network/enterprise multi cloud, network automation etc. technology solutions
Strong technical and handson skills on 5G , public and private , virtual/containers - k8s, E2E orchestration and network automation by providing value to the customers
Self-starter, driven, creative, 'own-it' mentality without the need for hands-on management
'Outside-in' mentality; proactively build and present the solution offerings
Team-player, open and honest
New Technology aware; ability to understand/articulate Telco Network concepts and core markets/solutions such as 5G Slicing, ORAN, Networking & analytics, Enterprise connectivity
Demonstrated strong understanding and of technical concepts regarding applications, infrastructure, cloud, data center and virtualization and how they solve customer pains
Exceptional communication, presentation and consultative skills
Knowledge of adjacent IBM technologies - IBM Cloud Pak for Network automation and Watson AIOps
Well updated with TMFORUM, 3GPP, ORAN Alliance, Linux foundation, ETSI etc. - prefer contributions if any
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
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This job requires you to provide your COVID-19 vaccination status with supporting documentation, where legally permissible.
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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.
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