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IBM Microsoft CoC Senior Solution Architect in London, United Kingdom


IBM Application Consultants work directly with our clients on key initiatives. You will have the opportunity to build an in-depth understanding of their business issues and implement organizational strategies that drive adoption of change. We are looking for experts who can build credibility and trust with our clients and provide knowledge that addresses individual and unique business needs.

Your Role and Responsibilities

The IBM Microsoft Centre of Competency (CoC) team provides deep subject matter expertise to assist with Global business development, sales support, and delivery efforts of the Microsoft Platforms to the service lines and Industries within IBM and respective clients.

We are currently seeking hands-on leaders in Microsoft Azure Architecture who are entrepreneurial in nature. In this role, you will bring a high degree of hands-on technical architecture expertise in design, development, and implementation of architecture strategy across multiple bid opportunities and projects. You should love wearing multiple hats.

You will be responsible for architecting transformation and modernisation of an enterprise solution using Microsoft Azure Platform in conjunction with various types of external systems and business applications. As an IBM CoC Microsoft Architect, you will directly help clients transform their business and solve complex Global problems and define the scope, design and vision for projects that deliver customized solutions using your knowledge of the Microsoft Azure platform.

In this role you are a technical leader 'top gun', serving as a liaison among IBM lines of business globally, business partners, technical resources, and client stakeholders.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Creating healthy executive-level client relationships.

  • Contributing to multiple pre-sales initiatives by owning the solution components in those from opportunity identification, qualification, scoping, solutioning, proposal writing, orals presentations and demonstrations.

  • Overseeing the development, maturation, and integration of enterprise architectures based on customer provided requirements to meet customer needs.

  • Providing strong solutioning and delivery background to various types of external systems. (Business Applications, CRM, and ERP- such as Dynamics, SAP) on Azure for POCs, Discovery, Analysis, Design and Migrations.

  • Performing assessments of the customer's existing business and technology imperatives, goals, and challenges.

  • Leading and using design-led workshops directly with client stakeholders as part of the pre-sales phase to identify customer needs and accelerate customer digital transformation.

  • Participating in every aspect of the Azure Solution implementation from start up, analysis, design, and cut over to production.

  • Collaborating with stakeholders and subject matter experts throughout the client's organisation to ensure a comprehensive set of requirements are aligned to business objectives, gaining a full understanding of current business processes.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Solid experience with Pre-sales demonstrations, presentations and proposal writing of Azure Solutions

  • Extensive experience with Analysis / requirements gathering, solution design and implementation of Azure Solutions

  • Solid experience in complex project team leadership and / or working as part of a team

  • Experience in developing integrations on Azure Platform to various types of external systems and can recommend an approach and technology

  • Experience working with MS technical stack and building deployment automation assets

  • Strong solutioning and delivery background on (Business Applications - such as Dynamics, SAP) on Azure engagements with global reach

  • Azure Certification

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Multiple Azure certifications

  • Excellent client facing skills

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