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IBM Brand Technical Specialist - IBM z & LinuxOne in Austin, Texas

Introduction

Brand Technical Specialists are the technical experts and advisors to clients, IBM sales teams and/or IBM Business Partners. As a Brand Technical Specialist you understand the client's business requirements, technical requirements and/or competitive landscape. You apply your business insights, build and maintain client relationships, incorporate hardware, software and services into client-valued solutions and ensure client readiness for the implementation of technical solutions. This is an opportunity to shape the future for both IBM and its clients. Start your journey now!

Your Role and Responsibilities

Brand Technical Specialists are technical consultants to clients, IBM sales teams and Business Partners. They understand the client's business requirements, technical requirements and competitive landscape, which makes them a vital part of the Sales Team.

They provide technical sales support which may include: collaboration with IBM sales teams to define, design, and detail the technical aspects and feasibility of proposed solutions; Proof of Concept management; development and delivery of technical education; support for critical situations; solution design; and providing answers to technical questions.

When engaged for a specific opportunity or project, they are responsible for the technical accuracy of the proposed solution. You must be self-motivated, ready to interact daily with a variety of other smart and highly motivated people, and work in a changing environment where no two days are ever the same.

Our Brand Technical Sales Specialists deliver industry centric business solutions to clients of all sizes in the Telecommunications, Cloud Service Provider, Media & Entertainment, Computer Services Industry and Utilities markets. They work hand in hand with market focused sellers, lab services and development.

If you are interested in continuing to grow your technical expertise with hands-on access to the latest technology, interfacing with clients, sales, and development; this is the place to do it.

We are most interested in individuals who enjoy working with customers, are self-starters, work well in teams, enjoy problem solving, love to learn new things, and are unflustered by change.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 5 years' experience in hands-on installing, configuring and/or maintaining z Systems processors and/or the z/OS operating system.

  • Linux or Linux on zSystems, Cloud, Telecommunications or Computer Services Sector Knowledge.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 7 years' experience with direct client Support.

  • Knowledge of Virtualization Technologies like zVM or KVM.

  • Proven Verbal Communication and Presentation skills.

About Business UnitIBM has a global presence, operating in more than 175 countries with a broad-based geographic distribution of revenue. The company's Global Markets organization is a strategic sales business unit that manages IBM's global footprint, working closely with dedicated country-based operating units to serve clients locally. These country teams have client relationship managers who lead integrated teams of consultants, solution specialists and delivery professionals to enable clients' growth and innovation. By complementing local expertise with global experience and digital capabilities, IBM builds deep and broad-based client relationships. This local management focus fosters speed in supporting clients, addressing new markets and making investments in emerging opportunities. Additionally, the Global Markets organization serves clients with expertise in their industry as well as through the products and services that IBM and partners supply. IBM is also expanding its reach to new and existing clients through digital marketplaces.

Your Life @ IBMWhat matters to you when you're looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities - where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust - where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBMIBM's greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location StatementIBM offers a wide range of resources for eligible IBMers to thrive both inside and outside of work. In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to:

*12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.

*World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM's learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.

*Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.

*Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).

*Select educational reimbursement opportunities.

*Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.

*Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.

*Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.

Being You @ IBMIBM 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, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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