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Client Technical Architect

Johannesburg, Gauteng 2001
  • Job Code
    255910BR

Introduction
At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.


Your Role and Responsibilities
Provide proactive technical counsel to key IT executives on technical strategy, direction and projects
Improve and broaden clients access to IBMs global technical and innovation expertise
Increase the value that clients derive from application of new and existing technologies and accelerate innovation
Understand client's legacy environments and have demonstrated the skill of transforming legacy into a new, target environment
Work with client Line of Business executives and their teams to identify clients business and IT needs and design high level solutions to fit business problems
Responsible for a wide range of architectural activities from requirements analysis through systems, application and/or process design specification.
CTL should understand the technology trends and how they can help assigned clients and leverage IBM research and development groups to bring innovation to assigned clients.
Leads negotiations with engagement partners and team members (vendors, subcontractors, customers, IBMers) to define project goals and strategies for attaining them.
Anticipates potential problems associated with the solution being developed. Develops & leads execution of the technical risk management plan for the solution to be implemented.
Assesses business and technical impact of solutions. Leads the implementation of solution or provides expert guidance to the solution implementation team.
Participates in exploratory activities into new market sectors, architectural solutions, technologies and the use of business partners; leads selection of methodologies, tools and components of total architectural solutions; exhibits strategic vision of functional or unit mission and applies vision in engagements; influences people & organisations, including client and IBM executive management, on issues related to the development of architectural solutions.
Lead and manage responding to Tenders, Request of Information etc
Work closely with Sales team on current, short term and long-term sales opportunities


Required Technical and Professional Expertise
Minimum 10 years experience in a technical job role.
Minimum 5 years Technical architect skills including expertise in applying tools and methods.
Knowledge in any of the evolving technologies (Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Security) mandatory.
Knowledge (certification preferred) in Enterprise Architecture Frameworks (Togaf, Zachman etc)
Deep knowledge of how solutions portfolios fit into clients overall enterprise architecture.


Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
Knowledge of the T&T + E&U industry sectors. Relationship with customer stakeholders an advantage.


About Business Unit
IBM has a global presence, operating in more than 175 countries with a broad-based geographic distribution of revenue. The companys Global Markets organization is a strategic sales business unit that manages IBMs 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.


Your Life @ IBM
What matters to you when youre 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
IBMs 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
For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.


Being You @ IBM
Affirmative Action and/or EE candidates will be given first preference as per our employment equity strategies.

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  • Computers Software and Hardware
Posted: 2019-11-14 Expires: 2019-12-14

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