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IBM Advisory Services - Cloud Transformation Advisor in Boston, Massachusetts


As a Strategy Consultant at IBM, you will help reinvent businesses and industries by developing and utilizing specialized knowledge of industry-specific and cross-industry competitive strategies. You'll manage complex components of an engagement, working closely with clients and their customers to understand their pain points. Your strategic recommendations will drive change in a digitally-enabled era and give you the opportunity to collaborate with highly talented IBMers. Are you ready?

Your Role and Responsibilities

We live in an amazing time of technological enablement. The convergence of social, mobile, cloud, big data analytics and cognitive computing drives clients to redefine their enterprise agenda. This new agenda is transforming businesses, from relationships with customers and ecosystem partners to every aspect of internal operations and workforce culture. Decision makers – whether CEOs, CMOs, COOs, mayors, educators, physicians and public safety officials – are turning to technology as the key to innovating their business models, not simply expunging operational cost. Further, the role of the CIO has evolved from back-office operational oversight to leadership in driving customer experiences across products, services, channels and markets.

Around the world, IBMers' expertise in advanced research, cognitive computing, information analytics and the integration with new technologies helps clients envision the future and succeed. What services and solutions drive performance for clients and enables a better world is also a great opportunity for you.

The Cloud Transformation Advisor will be responsible for working closely with clients to improve value for their customers or constituents through strategic improvements that leverage Cloud. More specifically, you will review client technology and data architectures and guide their journey to Hybrid Cloud, while advising on the impacts Cloud will have on their IT governance and operating models – why, where, when, how and most importantly, how to transform legacy IT organizations and power IT consumers,


  • Lead business development (e.g. marketing, sales), through writing proposals, pricing, risk management, negotiations, and contracting as well as transitioning from sales to project/program setup

  • Lead programs that envision, evaluate and enable Cloud-enabled technology transformations, facilitating stakeholder agreement and managing inhibitors to change. This includes leading the design of Hybrid Cloud architectures and developing the migration/modernization roadmap for other teams to implement. Coordinate integration of 3rd party platform providers, architects, migration experts, modernization developers, and business/IT sponsors through the journey.

  • Leads clients’ understanding and preparation for the impacts of Cloud on the roles, responsibilities, governance, 3rd party contracts and Business/IT workforce, including leading clients’ change to such a Cloud-enabled IT Operating Model, facilitating stakeholder agreement and managing inhibitors to change.

  • Forge trusted relationships that benefit both clients and IBM, while demonstrating Cloud platform neutrality

  • Support the continuous refinement of IBM’s services, including internal and external marketing, maturation/training of methods, tools, and points of view, as well as integration with IBM’s other services and products for synergistic value. Harvest, share and present intellectual capital from past and parallel engagements

  • Continuously acquire and convey expertise on Cloud’s impact on technology portfolios, including innovative design (e.g. containerization, Cloud native architectures, API-enablement), migration methods specific to major Cloud providers and ongoing optimization (e.g. brokerage)

  • Continuously acquire and convey expertise on Cloud’s impact on IT operating models, including governance, organizational structure, skills, capacity, IT processes, controls, tools and 3rd party service provider relationship improvements

  • Gain and convey expertise in (and study of) technologies, IT drivers, and IT trends for specified industries and markets

Are you interested in taking the next step in your career? Apply today!

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Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 6-8 years experience in consulting (internal or external), with service orientation, superior problem solving skills, entrepreneurship, and CxO-level presentation and writing abilities to, leveraging Microsoft Office

  • At least 6 years of experience in IT transformation external client consulting to Fortune 1000 firms, blending general business acumen with competencies in technology and IT functional strategies

  • At least 8-10 years of experience in the working within teams of diverse backgrounds

  • At least 2 years of cloud transformation experience, spanning technology, operations, and governance, particularly in multi-cloud environments

  • Demonstrated experience with large, transformational change, spanning business goals, people, processes, applications, data, and infrastructure

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Deep, functional expertise in one or more industries (e.g. Banking, Automotive, Healthcare, Insurance, CPG)

  • Relevant certifications (e.g. CGEIT, CRISC, ITIL Expert, Six Sigma, PMP, CPA/CMA, TOGAF)

  • IT financial management and business case/benefits realization experience

  • Cloud strategy and transformation experience

  • Merger, acquisition, divestiture and joint venture IT experience

  • Complementary experience in IT-related functions (e.g. Finance, HR, Procurement, Vendor Mgmt)

  • Eminence via external publications, analyst relations, conference presentations and social business sites

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.

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

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