Z/Cloud MF Solutions Architect

As an IBM Application Architect, you directly help clients transform their business  and solve complex problems. You will define the scope and vision for projects that deliver customized solutions using your knowledge of IBM platforms.  You are a technical leader, serving as a liaison among business partners, technical resources, and project stakeholders.

Your Role and Responsibilities

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The zCloud Mainframe Solutions Architect z/Systems MF Solutions Architect, has primary responsibility of creating the hardware solution / configuration for all new contract opportunities in preparation for pricing and proposals. Additionally, the Architect will provide oversight for IBM mainframe hardware and software products/solutions to meet/exceed key business measurements. The Solutions Architect must have a strong understanding of IBM's z/Mainframe and ISV product portfolio in addition to having expert consultative knowledge on a wide array of Mainframe technologies, excellent communication skills, client interfacing skills, flexibility, track record for quick learning in a fast paced environment.

The Architect will possess knowledge in at least two additional areas of technical disciplines: mainframe security, parallel sysplex, network, storage and High Availability. This role will also provide Go-to-Market support on zCloud pipeline to include client presentation in addition to ROM and solutioning activities. May be required to work after hours and weekends. This role requires candidates to be cleared at MBI (Minimum Background Investigation) level at minimum .

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • z/Cloud Mainframe Senior Solution Architect experience (6+ years)
  • Senior level understanding of Mainframe applications such as (DB2, CICS, RACF) (5+ years)
  • Experience managing and working across multiple programs and IBM divisions (5+ years)
  • Client Presentation Experience (5+ years)

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Strong client communication and business skills are required for direct client interaction (5+ years)
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills. (5+ years)
  • Positive attitude, strong mentoring skills, flexible. (5+ years)
  • Able to multitask and work across many teams.( 5+ years)
  • Ability to work across a matrix environment. (5+ years)

About Business Unit
IBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world's economy. IBM Services partners with the world's leading companies in over 170 countries to build smarter businesses by reimagining and reinventing through technology, with its outcome-focused methodologies, industry-leading portfolio and world class research and operations expertise leading to results-driven innovation and enduring excellence.

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Location Statement
US Citizenship required.

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