IBM Cloud Transformation Advisor in San Francisco, California

Job Description

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,

Responsibilities:

  • 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

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Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 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 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 Tech and Prof Experience

  • 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

EO Statement

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.