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IBM Z Systems Canada - Solution Architect in Toronto, Ontario


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Your Role and Responsibilities

The Z Solution Architect is a technical sales architect/specialist in the IBM Technology sales team who addresses three key areas

  • Strategic: Technical architectural leadership in promoting Z Systems mainframe hardware and software, and IBM strategic initiatives in the architect's assigned territory

  • Tactical: Technical sales leadership to help close key Z Systems opportunities

  • Organizational: Facilitation of the technical & sales relationship between the various technical/sales constituencies, including hardware, software, services, and business partner

The Solution Architect accomplishes this mission by focusing on

  • Client Business Leadership - identify and consult on major customer challenges, visions, and strategies in client industry, identify opportunities, and provide Point of View (POV) on how Z Systems & IBM Strategic initiatives can help meet the customer's business objectives.

  • Client Relationship - Build trusted client advisor relationships.

  • Architecting Solution - Architect end to end solution leveraging Z Systems. Organize/facilitate workshops, TCO analysis, and drive strategic initiatives such as Digital Transformation and Modernization of mainframe in the areas of API, DevOps, data & AI, automation, security, resiliency, and Linux on Z / LinuxONE to transform the customer's mainframe into a Hybrid Cloud platform.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Extensive technical expertise with the IBM Z Systems mainframe hardware and / or software solution.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 5 years experience as a solution architect or technical sales specialist on Z Systems

  • Experience in technical sales and direct client support

  • Experience working with the financial services / banking industry

Must have the ability to work in Canada without sponsorship.

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