Associate Partner, Cloud Architect Application Innovation Services

IBM - United States3.9

Job Description
IBM is on the forefront of helping clients accelerate their enterprise cloud journeys, with industry leading approaches and technology around open, secure, Hybrid and Multi-Cloud solutions. Cloud Application Innovation (CAI) is part of IBM’s Global Business Services organization, focused on helping clients accelerate their journey to the cloud to achieve their Business and Digital Transformation objectives. With IBM’s industry leading end-to-end capabilities, we partner with clients to advise them on their journey to migrate, modernize, innovate and manage their businesses on high performing, open, multi-cloud and hybrid cloud solutions

The Role

Our Cloud Architects are vital to our success in solving client challenges and enabling their success through industry leading cloud transformation solutions. Our Cloud Architects tailor end-to-end cloud solutions, including the underlying infrastructure and the associated software products and managed services.

You will be responsible for:
Developing winning multi-cloud and hybrid cloud strategies and transformation solutions to meet client business challenges
Using strong business acumen and knowledge of cloud technology, migration and enterprise cloud architecture to develop trusted partnerships with the client's executive management and key technical staff
Developing compelling client value propositions and client deliverables and responses, including request for proposal response (RFP), statements of work (SOWs), and oral presentations
Leading client advisory engagements to define cloud strategies and roadmaps to align with client business objectives
Defining engagement deliverable structure and content and facilitating consensus of proposed solutions from top executive and technical management levels at the client.
Health Insurance. Paid time off. Corporate Holidays. Sick leave. Family planning. Financial Guidance. Competitive 401K. Training and Learning. We continue to expand our benefits and programs, offering some of the best support, guidance and coverage for a diverse employee population.
Our goal is to be essential to the world, which starts with our people. Company wide we kicked off an internal talent strategy program called Go Organic. At our core, we are committed to believing and investing in our workforce through:
Skill development: helping our employees grow their foundational skills
Finding the dream job at IBM: navigating our company with the potential for many careers by channeling an employee’s strengths and career aspirations
Diversity of people: Diversity of thought driving collective innovation.
With an employee population of 375,000 in over 170 countries, amazingly we connect, collaborate, and care. IBMers drive a corporate culture of shared responsibility. We love grand challenges and everyday improvements for our company and for the world. We care about each other, our clients, and the communities we live, work, and play in!

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

The following is required:
A minimum of 10 years in roles with progressive architectural leadership, with at least 5 years spent architecting cloud solutions for complex enterprise programs
Sustained track record of technology leadership and innovation
Broad exposure across architecture, design, solutioning and execution of service offerings, especially cloud-based architectures.
Strong client facing skills with experience in leading C-suite level technical discussions
Strong expertise in developing cloud migration roadmaps with experience in a range of cloud migration discovery, profiling, migration, and operations technologies and tools
Be an accomplished communicator and influencer, able to work with clients, users, senior level management, sales, and peers

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

Wide knowledge of and experience on enterprise infrastructure systems including but not limited to servers, virtualization and storage technologies.
Strong industry knowledge of cloud technologies including Openstack, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud
Experience with process automation and optimization
prefer knowledge of orchestration technologies

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.