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IBM Z Systems Software Technical Sales Specialist in Markham, Ontario


This is a remarkable time in our industry with digital transformation of all aspects of business. The mainframe with its mission critical applications and data needs to be modernized to support fast changing requirements on access, development, and integration with other application and platforms. You will be working with the leading enterprise customers in Canada across industry to help transform their business using a broad range of leading solution on the Z platform which has the most mission critical data.

Your Role and Responsibilities

IBM's Z sales team is looking for a Technical Sales Specialist to support the sales of our IBM Z Systems Software portfolio of CICS, IMS, z/OS Connect, Zowe, and related tools to support these enviornments in the Canadian Market. This position is responsible for all pre-sales technical activities to identify, progress and win opportunities.

This position serves as a technical sales consultant to our clients and a technical sales leader for sales representatives. The applicant will learn the client's business and technical requirements, competitive landscape and apply their technical knowledge and experience to recommend new solutions. The applicant will also be delivering presentation, demonstrations, technical workshops, and proof of concepts with offerings on the z/OS platform.

The chosen applicant will be responsible for collaborating with the sales representatives to define, design, and detail the technical aspects and feasibility of proposed solutions. They will also support technical design solutions and answer technical questions throughout the sales process in order to progress/close sales and develop customer relationships.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Required Technical and Professional Expertise* 5+ years' experience working on IBM Z mainframe* Exceptional written and oral communication skills

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 3+ years' experience with technical sales of mainframe products

  • 3+ years' experience with one of CICS, and IMS as application developer, systems programmer, technical support, or consultant

  • Experience with competitive tooling solutions from BMC, CA/Broadcom, etc, for CICS, IMS, and z/OS

  • Experience with modernization of mainframe application e.g. use of Java, API, Nodes.js, etc, to access legacy application

Must have the ability to work in Canada without sponsorship.

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 role requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to your start date. Full vaccination refers to receiving dosage of COVID-19 vaccines that provide full protection in accordance with Canada Public Health and WHO guidance (full series of a 2 dose vaccine plus 14 days or a one dose vaccine plus 14 days from the last dose). Proof of vaccination status will be required. Booster vaccination requirements may be required. If you are unable to be vaccinated due to medical or religious reasons, we offer accommodations in accordance with applicable law.

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