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Power Systems Technical Specialist

Company: IBM
Location: Knightdale
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:


Client Technical Specialists (CTP) are the technical experts and advisors to clients, IBM sales teams and/or IBM Business Partners. As a CTP 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

Client Technical Specialists are technical consultants to clients, IBM Sales teams and Business Partners. They understand the client's business and technical requirements, and competitive landscape. They provide technical sales support which may include: collaborate with IBM Sales teams to define, architect and design server solutions, and feasibility of proposed solutions; develop and deliver Proof of Concept, competitive insights; technical presentations and education; ensure the technical accuracy of the proposed solution; customization, installation, integration and/or implementation of solutions; plan and lead business development activities, qualify and progress opportunities; contribute to intellectual assets; maintain technical and professional skills; and act as a trusted advisor to clients during technical discussions. They establish relationships with the clients' key technical decision makers and influencers within an opportunity driven model. They understand the client's technical strategy, challenges and how IBM solutions can help them to be successful in their business. They are responsible for the client's satisfaction with the IBM offerings proposed and delivered.


Lead in client engagements with key offerings and sales plays

Drive Business Development activities to identify new opportunities and expand business with existing clients

Establish differentiated point of view; develop technical agenda and strategy with client

Anticipate, assess and validate client requirements

Co-create solutions and develop business value

Apply innovation, design thinking, architectural consulting methods

Build advocacy and credibility with client influencers and decision makers

Ecosystem skills & relationships (ISVs)

Preferred Location: Washington DC / East Coast


Required Technical and Professional Expertise

At least 3 years' experience in Technical Sales

At least 5 years' experience with I/T infrastructure

Preferred experience with Power Systems, AIX, IBM i and/or Linux, Hybrid Cloud and AI solutions

Good understanding of competitive landscape

English: Fluent

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

U.S. Public and/or Federal market experience

Security Clearance of Top Secret (TS/SCI) with current Poly

About Business Unit

IBM 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.

This job requires you to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated prior to your start date, where legally permissible. Proof of vaccination status will be required. If you are unable to be vaccinated due to medical, pregnancy or religious reasons, we offer accommodations in accordance with applicable law.

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 through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.

At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it's time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.

Location Statement

IBM 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.

This position is eligible for participation in an IBM sales incentive plan. Actual incentive opportunity will be based on performance and the eligible Target Incentive, as addressed in the applicable plan, all of which is subject to change.

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

US Citizenship required.

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.

Keywords: IBM, Raleigh , Power Systems Technical Specialist, IT / Software / Systems , Knightdale, North Carolina

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