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Amazon Web Services AWS Solution Architect

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International Business Machines Corp. (IBM Corporation)

San Jose, CA

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Job Description

Application Innovation Consulting (AIC) is part of the worldwide IBM Global Business Services (GBS) organization and is responsible for selling application development and management services to clients. AIC includes application development and maintenance for packages and custom built applications, transformation and outsourcing of software development organizations using highly productive processes. Typically these services are delivered with a high content of Global Resourcing.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Solutions team is part of AIC and is looking for Architects who are passionate about helping enterprise customers build applications at scale. The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Solution Architects (SAs) are experienced technologists with technical depth and breadth, along with strong interpersonal skills. AWS SAs work directly with some of our largest customers to help enable innovation through continuous deployment across technology stacks, with deep hands on skills. AWS SAs build architectures and provide prescriptive guidance not only on the application, but also across network, storage, operating systems, virtualization, RDBMS & NoSQL databases, Hadoop, mid-tier technologies that include application integration, in-memory caches, and security.

The AWS Solutions team is comprised of motivated technologists with a proven track record of delivering results in software/technology sales or consulting. Our team is looking for AWS SAs with the demonstrated ability to think strategically about businesses, create technical definitions around customer objectives in complex situations, develop solution strategies, motivate & mobilize resources, and deliver results. The ability to connect technology with measureable business value is a critical component of being successful in this role. We seek team members who are self-motivated, driven, collaborative, passionate about AWS, and want to have a direct positive impact on our customers.

Typical roles and responsibilities may include:

Technical liaising between customers, development & support teams

Direct collaboration with sales teams to formulate and help execute sales strategy to establish IBM Global Business Services as the partner of choice for AWS solution implementation

Being an AWS evangelist, who is passionate about educating customers and internal IBM stakeholders on the value proposition of AWS

Establishing credibility & building deep relationships with customers to enable them to be Cloud advocates

Participating in architectural discussions to build confidence and ensure customer success when building new and migrating existing applications, software, and services on the AWS platform

Conducting deep-dive “hands-on” education/training sessions to transfer knowledge to customers considering, or already using, AWS

Helping build rapid proof of concepts (POCs) to actively demonstrate solution hypothesis with tangible work products

Capturing and sharing best-practice knowledge amongst the IBM AWS and Hybrid Cloud community

In this role, you will have the opportunity to interact directly with clients. As such, travel to client sites is required, up to 5 days per week. Preferred candidates will reside within a 50 mile radius of a major airport.

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Required Technical and Professional Expertise

At least 7 years of experience in design & implementation of distributed applications

At least 5 years of experience in networking, infrastructure, or database architecture, in addition to primary application expertise

At least 3 years of experience in Cloud-based transformation solutions

At least 2 years of experience in architecting and delivering AWS solutions

At least 2 years of experience in working with software development tools and methodologies

At least 2 years of experience in presentation skills with a high degree of comfort in speaking with executives, IT management, and developers

At least 2 years of experience in advanced communication skills with an ability to modify the message to the audience

At least 2 years of experience in demonstrating the ability to adapt to new technologies and learn quickly

AWS certification

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

At least 3 years of experience in software/technology customer facing role

At least 1 year of experience in “on premise to Cloud” migrations or IT transformations

AWS Certification (Professional)

Degree in a technical discipline, such as Computer Science or Math

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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International Business Machines Corp. (IBM Corporation)
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Company Profile
International Business Machines Corporation provides information technology (IT) products and services worldwide. The company’s Global Technology Services segment provides IT infrastructure and business process services, including outsourcing, process, integrated technology, cloud, and technology support. Its Global Business Services segment offers consulting solutions for strategy and transformation, application innovation, enterprise applications, and smarter analytics; and application management, maintenance, and support services. International Business Machines Corporation’s Software segment offers middleware and operating systems software, such as WebSphere software to integrate and manage business processes; and information management software for database and enterprise content management, information integration, data governance, data warehousing and analytics, business analytics and intelligence, and predictive analytics. This segment also provides Tivoli software for cloud and datacenter management, enterprise endpoint and mobile device management, asset and facilities management, storage management, and security systems; Rational software that supports software development; and Mobile Software for platform and application development, mobile security, and mobile device management. The company’s Systems and Technology segment provides computing power and storage solutions; and semiconductor technology, products, and packaging solutions. Its Global Financing segment provides lease and loan financing to end users; commercial financing to dealers and remarketers of IT products; and remanufacturing and remarketing services for equipment. The company was formerly known as Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co. and changed its name to International Business Machines Corporation in 1924. International Business Machines Corporation was founded in 1910 and is headquartered in Armonk, New York.

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