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IBM Lead Cloud Consultant in Atlanta, Georgia

Introduction

At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.

Your Role and Responsibilities

Lead Consultants bring a minimum of 10+ years experience leading multi-disciplined teams on complex consulting engagements, in a client facing role dealing with senior management functions. The Lead Consultant will be expected to shape and own multi-discipline/multi-competency project teams, while being a primary interface for client executives for regular status and issues that emerge. They lead the adoption of emerging technologies and approaches in their client’s organizations and processes. In addition to their subject matter expertise, they have strong leadership skills and further the evolution of intellectual capital assets and developing practice resources. They must possess knowledge of major cloud technologies and service providers, including virtualization, containers, IBM Cloud, AWS, Azure and Red Hat and have experience of guiding clients in their adoption and exploitation of these platforms. They must have experience capturing & prioritizing complex requirements, resolving conflicting requirements, and obtaining client buy in on assumptions made to fill gaps in critical requirements. Additionally, expertise in the focal areas of cloud technology strategy, architecture, service management and/or resiliency is required. Such experience must include articulating technology options to clients, advising how to make strategic choices and decisions, and exploring innovative ways to help clients accelerate their digital transformation.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Routinely required to be involved in selling ranging from initial client exploratory meeting, gathering requirements, structuring solution bid, and ramping up the team for execution.

  • Analyze client current state, define key outcomes, define/revise IT strategy, design conceptual solutions, plan and execute design and implementation work (with support from technical specialists), while accounting for time, cost and quality targets

  • Accountable for successful delivery of highly complex, multi-disciplined consulting engagements that deliver lasting and measurable value to clients

  • Develop a point of view, capture, prioritize and analyze technical (functional and non-functional) requirements

  • Possess strong leadership skills and further the evolution of intellectual capital assets and developing practice resources

  • Assemble and lead a team of consultants and architects with engagement management oversight

  • Manage the engagement contracts to terms and conditions

  • Educate, mentor and coach teams in applying consulting techniques

  • Facilitate and capture lessons learned from engagements to update methodologies and assets

  • Conduct consulting lunch and learns to disseminate knowledge

  • Lead the effort to expand service offerings

  • Manage and lead multi-discipling complex engagements with multiple teams

  • Lead a group of individuals to ensure they are mentored, have skills, objectives and learning plans along with support to attain utilization KPIs

  • Be a recognized though leader inside of IBM and outside in the market

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Required Professional and Technical Expertise

  • Cloud consulting practice leadership with an IT professional services “big 4” firm or similar background focused on IT strategy enablement

  • Knowledge of major cloud technologies including virtualization, containers, networking etc. on different cloud platforms and additional knowledge or experience in the areas of IT and/or cloud technology architecture, service management and/or resiliency is a plus

  • Subject matter expertise in at least three domains (e.g. cloud computing, IT strategy, infrastructure, IT operations, applications, enterprise architecture, solution architecture, automation, data management, AI/ML, IoT and cloud governance models) to advise on industry-leading solutions

  • Familiarity with Fortune 2000 sized firms and their challenges

  • Leadership of multi-discipline/competency complex technology solutions/programs

  • Led a practice, delivering on revenue, signing and profit, managing utilization of consultants, and shaping and delivering complex technology solutions

Preferred Professional and Technical Expertise

  • Understanding of DevOps, Agile, Scrum construct to identify inefficiencies for cloud adoption through readiness assessments and development of strategies/approaches to optimize the implementation of cloud resources and capabilities

  • Knowledge of major cloud technologies including virtualization, containers, networking etc. on different cloud platforms like IBM Cloud, AWS, Azure, GCP and Red Hat and have experience of advising clients with respect to these platforms

  • Ability to lead value stream mapping and project planning workshops

  • Knowledge of IT Operating Model and Process Frameworks

  • Awareness of broad competencies and depth in specific competency areas

  • Communication & documentation skills to articulate structured problem solving, data gathering, and analysis to reach conclusions and recommendations that can be packaged into a roadmap of initiatives and/or backlog

  • Deep understanding of service portfolio for at least one cloud provider

About Business Unit

At Global Technology Services (GTS), we help our clients envision the future by offering end-to-end IT and technology support services, supported by an unmatched global delivery network. It's a unique blend of bold new ideas and client-first thinking. If you can restlessly reinvent yourself and solve problems in new ways, work on both technology and business projects, and ask, "What else is possible?" GTS is the place for you!

Your Life @ IBM

What 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 IBM

IBM’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 Statement

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

Being You @ IBM

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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