Sales Engineering Solutions Architect - Cloud Brokerage Platform

Job Description

Sales Engineering Architects at IBM work closely with to articulate the value proposition to current and potential Cloud Brokerage customers by providing subject matter expertise within the Cloud Brokerage platform, and architect custom solutions to bridge the gap between current and potential customers' business / technical needs and functionalities of current Cloud Brokerage products.

Delivered as a "as-a-Service" (including software and managed services), IBM Cloud Brokerage Services enables clients to adopt a new hybrid IT and multi-sourced operating model; specifically by brokering personalized cloud services from multiple providers throughout hybrid clouds using a single dashboard.

You are a Solutions Architect who will employ strong analytical skills and your natural ability to THRIVE in a fast-paced agile environment to...

  • Integrate Customer's public and private cloud service providers like AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM Softlayer, OpenStack, VMware, etc. with IBM Cloud Brokerage products
  • Participate in sales initiatives acting as Cloud Brokerage technical and integration expert.
  • Coordinate with Sales and other Architects to map customer business needs to Cloud Brokerage functionalities
  • Provide feedback for new functionalities required by customers both during deployment stage and on the roadmap to implement them

Why are you qualified for this role? Interacting with all levels of client staff and internal teams, the ability to explain complex technical solutions to technical and non-technical audiences comes naturally. You are a technology visionary that UNDERSTANDS the relationship between feasibility and capabilities, and possess a solid understanding of centralized configuration management and provisioning technologies (such as Ansible, Chef, Puppet, etc.). The passion for helping clients succeed in designing and implementing modern technology solutions is in your DNA, and you employ strong communications skills to convey different solution options to long-term effects of those solutions / decisions. Your persuasion tactics are based upon logical / deductive reasoning, presentations, demonstrations and technical/architectural documentation while linking technologies to business requirements.

Who You'll Work With
In this role, you are customer, business and technical audience facing. The Architect works well with diverse teams, and will interact with such entities as Cloud Brokerage Sales, internal Product Management and Engineering organizations (including the IBM Center of Competency). You'll of course work with other Enterprise Architects and Sales Engineers, often co-owning PoC delivery to ensure that the proposed architecture is properly scoped and in-line with customer goals and business / technical requirements.

IBM Cloud Brokerage Service provides optimum integration into Enterprise IT systems (e.g. Private Cloud, Traditional IT, Single Sign On, Service Management, Managed Services) in a dedicated instance for each customer... and we're hiring. Join us.

IBM 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, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 10+ years as a Software Developer / Architect (last 4+ years as Information Technology / Development Architect)
  • 4+ years as a Lead Cloud Implementation Architect and team member, while providing direction to and mentoring others5+ years of experience in Cloud technologies (private and public)
  • 5+ years programming with one of the following languages: Python/C#/PowerShell/Java
  • Proven experience with Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and agile/iterative methodologies required
  • Strong Unix skills and proficient with at least one shell and high-level scripting language (JavaScript/Bash/Perl)
  • Familiarity with professional application of Docker and Containers
  • Experience in developing product roadmaps for the evolution of the enterprise application from current to future state, including pilot implementations
  • Ability to influence strategic decision of senior technical and business leadership
  • Ability to travel (including internationally) as needed


Preferred Tech and Prof Experience


  • Integration experience with enterprise tools and back office systems


EO Statement
IBM 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, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.


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