How about working on aspirational projects like Autonomic Driving powered by advanced AI, Individualized genomics-based healthcare or protecting the digital foundations of truth modern enterprises and good government rely on? Our industry renowned team works with some of the most brilliant people at our customers and business partners around the planet on these and similar topics. IBM's EMEA (Europe, Middle east & Africa) Storage Competence Center brings together some of the best Storage technologists inside IBM, working with these exciting clients and in close collaboration with our product development, product management and research teams around the world. Are you an experienced Technical Specialist within the IT Storage industry and ready to step up to the next level? then we really should talk.
Your Role and Responsibilities
The team you will join comes into play to provide expert level Pre- & Post-sales services both remote and on-site across EMEA. We are looking for you to strengthen this team to help our customers create
Hybrid-Cloud-based data and storage solutions and automated data management solutions for containerized applications (RedHat OpenShift, Kubernetes)
Our training-gym is a technology lab with IBMs advanced storage products where you can learn new skills, test out ideas, verify your solution designs and recreate situations challenging our customers.
Typical examples of the day to day work you will get to perform are building proof-of-concept solutions with storage system technology, architecting storage solutions to address client purchasing requirements, implementing solutions on site, delivering customized skill enablement to Business Partners and customers, and performing infrastructure health checks and performance optimizations. You will also work with technical sales professionals to consult with customers on the optimum design for their requirements and on best solutions to RFI / RFP tenders.
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
Your recent working experience will show that you have the skills to design and implement storage solutions in the modern hybrid cloud market. You have a good understanding of the competitive landscape of software defined storage vendors. Working hands-on you are comfortable setting up storage infrastructures in various network environments and in cloud environments (IBM, AWS, Azure etc.). Your Linux skills allow you to improvise, code workarounds and debug log-dump files to adapt to unique customer problems. Your work experience will demonstrate your ability to configure and optimise the use of persistant data for applications running in containers. The 5 plus years working in this field give you the confidence to go onsite alone and assume overall technical responsibility for the success of solution construction, implementation, and system integration. You want to work in a team of like-minded high performers and thrive in an atmosphere of building better together.
In-depth knowledge of leading-edge storage products and technology in conjunction with industry and business skills help you to influence clients and assist sales specialists in a consultative selling environment.
You will be expected to articulate the application of the IBM storage portfolio to strategically important solution architectures like Hybrid- Cloud & Artificial Intelligence.
Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills allow you to manage critical situations often in intercultural environments through the medium of English language.
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
You have at least a bachelors preferable a master's degree in computer science, electrical engineering or similar. Above all you bring a delight in working hands-on with new cutting-edge technology and are not daunted by occasionally having to debug technology problems while working alone with customers in the field.
In addition to fluent German and English, competence in a further European language is an advantage.
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