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IBM Entry Level - Associate Consultant in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina


At IBM, we know that transformation drives change, and it is in our DNA to continuously transform. Our consultants help drive large scale change that spans IBM business units and geographies. As a part of this team, you will have the unique opportunity to be a part of driving IBM's ongoing transformation as a company that continuously innovates and leads the market.

IBM Expert Labs is growing! We help our clients plan, prove, adopt, and scale IBM technologies to achieve business results.

Your Role and Responsibilities

Associate Consultants are important and key players for our clients. You'll be their guide to developing an understanding of their processes, goals, and objectives to define their future state, then help them get there. You'll help clients understand leading technologies and the impact they can have on traditional business processes. You'll have an opportunity to build a powerful portfolio of interesting and rewarding experiences, taking advantage of opportunities to master new skills, learning about, and becoming an expert in our client's industries, and tackle new challenges.

Work you could do as an Associate Consultant:

IBM provides a variety of solutions to clients and our specialized teams serve these needs. As a result, the specific work and technologies vary by the team you may be joining. Below is a list of the types of work Associate Consultants do.

  • Assist with Cloud migration and system application implementation or upgrades

  • Run or support workshops, meetings and stakeholder interviews.

  • Document requirements from the product owner/business lead.

  • Installation and configuration of IBM solutions on various environments

  • Develop process maps to understand As-Is and To-Be scenarios.

  • Translate client requirements into analytical specifications for the implementation of the IBM solution.

  • Define current and future operational scenarios (processes, models, use cases, plans and solutions) and works with client using an agreed methodology to ensure proper translation of business requirements to solution requirements.

  • Project business value of a solution in client-relevant terms and drive adoption of key performance indicator (KPI) impact with key client stakeholders.

  • Develop communications tailored to specific audiences.

  • Work in an Agile, collaborative environments.

  • Use IBM's Design Thinking to help solve client's challenges.

  • Analyze data to support conclusions and strategies, and design organization.

Who you are:

  • You have strong communication skills, tools, and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs.

  • You thrive in constructive and collaborative work environment, working side by side with people of all backgrounds and disciplines.

  • You can communicate complex situations clearly and simply by listening actively and conveying difficult messages in a positive manner.

  • You can grasp new concepts, acquire new ways of seeing things, and apply a creative and logical approach to identify solutions.

  • You understand the value of innovation and ability to develop new ideas and initiatives that improve the performance of the organization.

  • You are flexible, agile, and resilient

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Basic understanding of Hybrid Cloud Strategies (IBM Cloud, AWS, Azure, etc.).

  • Can work on multiple tasks concurrently and meet deadlines, while maintaining focus in an environment with conflicting demands.

  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills with ability to collaborate and work effectively in an intense team environment, able to build direct working relationships across all levels of the IBM and client teams.

  • Basic understanding of Networks and DevOps

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Familiarity with modern object oriented programming (OOP) languages: Java, Python, C++, C#, JavaScript, .NET, or similar*Basic SQL or comparable database skills

  • Data analysis skills

  • Basic understanding of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

  • Demonstrated leadership experience and ability to adapt, with willingness to readily take ownership of tasks and problems, which often extend beyond initial scope of responsibility.

  • Previous internship or co-op work experience in corporate setting with demonstrated track record

About Business UnitIBM's Cloud and Cognitive software business is committed to bringing the power of IBM's Cloud and Watson/AI technologies to life for our clients and ecosystem partners around the world. IBM provides you with the most comprehensive and consistent approach to development, security and operations across hybrid environments-with complete software solutions for business and IT operations, development, data science, security, and management. Our experts and software capabilities help organizations develop applications once and deploy them anywhere, integrate security across the breadth of their IT estate, and automate operations with management visibility. With IBM, you also have access to new skills and methods, governance and management approaches, and a deep ecosystem of industry experts and partners.

This job requires you to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated prior to your start date, where legally permissible. Proof of vaccination status will be required. If you are unable to be vaccinated due to medical, pregnancy or religious reasons, we offer accommodations in accordance with applicable law.

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.

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.