IBM Amazon Web Services (AWS) Solution Architect in New York, New York

Application Innovation Consulting (AIC) is part of the worldwide IBM Global Business Services (GBS) organization and is responsible for selling application development and management services to clients. AIC includes application development and maintenance for packages and custom built applications, transformation and outsourcing of software development organizations using highly productive processes. Typically these services are delivered with a high content of Global Resourcing.Amazon Web Services (AWS) Solutions team is part of AIC and is looking for Architects who are passionate about helping enterprise customers build applications at scale. The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Solution Architects (SAs) are experienced technologists with technical depth and breadth, along with strong interpersonal skills. AWS SAs work directly with some of our largest customers to help enable innovation through continuous deployment across technology stacks, with deep hands on skills. AWS SAs build architectures and provide prescriptive guidance not only on the application, but also across network, storage, operating systems, virtualization, RDBMS & NoSQL databases, Hadoop, mid-tier technologies that include application integration, in-memory caches, and security.The AWS Solutions team is comprised of motivated technologists with a proven track record of delivering results in software/technology sales or consulting. Our team is looking for AWS SAs with the demonstrated ability to think strategically about businesses, create technical definitions around customer objectives in complex situations, develop solution strategies, motivate & mobilize resources, and deliver results. The ability to connect technology with measureable business value is a critical component of being successful in this role. We seek team members who are self-motivated, driven, collaborative, passionate about AWS, and want to have a direct positive impact on our customers.Typical roles and responsibilities may include:

  • Technical liaising between customers, development & support teams

  • Direct collaboration with sales teams to formulate and help execute sales strategy to establish IBM Global Business Services as the partner of choice for AWS solution implementation

  • Being an AWS evangelist, who is passionate about educating customers and internal IBM stakeholders on the value proposition of AWS

  • Establishing credibility & building deep relationships with customers to enable them to be Cloud advocates

  • Participating in architectural discussions to build confidence and ensure customer success when building new and migrating existing applications, software, and services on the AWS platform

  • Conducting deep-dive “hands-on” education/training sessions to transfer knowledge to customers considering, or already using, AWS

  • Helping build rapid proof of concepts (POCs) to actively demonstrate solution hypothesis with tangible work products

  • Capturing and sharing best-practice knowledge amongst the IBM AWS and Hybrid Cloud community

In this role, you will have the opportunity to interact directly with clients. As such, travel to client sites is required, up to 5 days per week. Preferred candidates will reside within a 50 mile radius of a major airport.Are you interested in taking the next step in your career? Apply today!Stay connected by subscribing to the IBMjobs blog ( for career insights, news and latest job opportunities.To be an official applicant to IBM, you must submit a resume and online application. Resumes submitted remain active for six months.To all Recruitment Agencies: IBM only accepts resumes from agencies on our Approved Agency List. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, IBM employees, or send to any IBM company location. IBM is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.(2252)

  • At least 7 years of experience in design & implementation of distributed applications

  • At least 5 years of experience in networking, infrastructure, or database architecture, in addition to primary application expertise

  • At least 3 years of experience in Cloud-based transformation solutions

  • At least 2 years of experience in architecting and delivering AWS solutions

  • At least 2 years of experience in working with software development tools and methodologies

  • At least 2 years of experience in presentation skills with a high degree of comfort in speaking with executives, IT management, and developers

  • At least 2 years of experience in advanced communication skills with an ability to modify the message to the audience

  • At least 2 years of experience in demonstrating the ability to adapt to new technologies and learn quickly

  • AWS certification

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