IBM Partner Technical Advocate - Storage Systems Software in Austin, Texas

We live in an era of remarkable change and opportunity. Data and technology are transforming industries, society, and even the workplace by creating professions that didn't exist before the emergence of cloud, analytics, social, mobile and security workloads, and cognitive computing. As the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, IBM is a leader in this global transformation and we encourage you to consider being part of this team. As a consultative, client-facing, pre-sales technical sales advocate for IBM Business Partners, you will be guided by IBM's purpose – to be essential to its clients - by understanding the partners` business model, technical requirements and competitive landscape – to help the partner deliver high value and repeatable solutions to clients. This is achieved by providing technical development support to enable the partner to identify new opportunities, define, design and validate the solution. In this role, here are some of the responsibilities:• Select together the key focus areas or development needs of the partner to drive growth• Establish Technical Enablement Plans for the partner addressing new solution areas, such as Object Store, and technical skill gaps• Deliver or facilitate briefings/demos on IBM strategies and solutions• Support the sale of “first of a kind” solutions while providing skills transfer to the partner• Escalate and resolve critical technical sales support issues needed to progress sales opportunities We are seeking individuals interested in making an impact to maintain and grow existing revenue streams and relationships. 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 Technical Sales Specialists and Business Partners deliver industry centric business solutions to clients of all sizes and across all industries. You'll also be responsible for navigating IBM to identify and acquire critical resources needed to develop the Business Partners' capabilities to develop the best solution for the client. If this sounds appealing to you, let's talk. Preferred candidates located in Western United States (example, Dallas, TX, Denver, California

  • At least 5 years’ experience in Software Defined Storage for IBM and/or industry offerings, such as ViPR, Elastic Cloud Storage, ScaleIO.

  • At least 5 years’ experience in storage abstraction, provisioning, orchestration, protection in a virtualized storage environment

  • At least 2 years’ experience in design skills for both on premise, Cloud, and hybrid cloud storage solutions, that integrates storage hardware with Software

  • Understanding the difference between Block, File, and Object storage, and how they should be positioned for various workload

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