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Lab Services Storage Consultant

IBM Middle East

Cairo, Egypt

Ref: RP805-1335

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

As a Package Consultant at IBM, get ready to tackle numerous mission-critical company directives. Our team takes on the challenge of designing, developing and re-engineering highly complex application components and integrating software packages using various tools. You will use a mix of consultative skills, business knowledge, and technical expertise to effectively integrate packaged technology into our clients' business environment and achieve business results.

Your Role and Responsibilities
The IBM Systems Lab Services organization is looking for a Storage Management Consultant with expertise in IBM storage technology and products to lead and deliver pre-sales and post-sales client engagements that enable the adoption of IBM Spectrum Storage solutions and help influence IBM revenue. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated a successful history of IBM storage consultative and architectural project engagements, be familiar with architectural methods, can independently assess IT solutions, evaluate gaps in best practices and create solution recommendations for client environments while displaying excellent collaboration and communication with Clients, Sellers, Business Partners and Colleagues by delivering reports to clients.
You will be responsible for developing and delivering consulting assessments and workshops for the IBM Spectrum Protect family of products - IBM Spectrum Protect, IBM Spectrum Protect Plus, and IBM Copy Data Management utilizing best practices.

You will also plan, build and document architectures and designs for our client's Protect solution based on business, financial and technical requirements.
You will be proficient with Spectrum Protect and have a successful history of working with containerized environments. General experience in container-based implementations including installing, configuring, customizing RedHat OpenShift for large, complex client environments.

You should have hands-on experience and expertise in proof of concept (PoC) projects and planning and deploying IBM storage solutions in client data center environments while integrating multi-vendor components. Providing services to our clients in a number of areas, including, but not limited to: Competitive migrations and upgrades, assessments, hardware/software deployments, implementation of specialized solutions (such as virtualization and disaster recovery), sizing for enterprise applications, troubleshooting customer environments, and reviewing/recommending systems designs and implementations.
You may also have the opportunity to develop new services offerings and capabilities that support both IBM's organic and any newly acquired Storage technologies that support our Software Defined Storage growth initiatives. This IBM Lab Services Storage Delivery team position requires excellent client facing communications; very strong individual planning and project management skills; flexibility and a willingness to work in a dynamic environment; and customer travel (typically 10-25%).

The right data architecture can help businesses get the most out of their data, their storage, and their people. IBM offers data storage solutions to help businesses meet their data storage requirements and improve their data economics. Leap forward working with IBM's next-generation solutions for storage and help our clients transform IT for insight and efficiency.


Required Technical and Professional Expertise

- 6+ years of experience with Spectrum Protect
- Proficient in Unix, Linux administration
- Thorough understanding of storage management concepts (NFS, CIFS, zoning, SAN & block storage, RAID, volume groups, logical volumes, and file systems)
- Proficient in Spectrum Protect and OS level Scripting ( bash / python /perl , etc..)
- Experience with Storage Virtualization, deduplication strategies and products, NetApp NAS (NFS / CIFS), VTL backup technologies, working knowledge of TCP/IP networks, and a solid understanding of SAN technology and design
- Strong skills in DevOps
- Solid understanding of Public Cloud skills

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

- Proficient at installing, configuring, customizing RedHat OpenShift 4.x / OCP 4.6 and higher
- General experience in container-based implementations
- Knowledge of Ansible, Kubernetes and Docker

About the Company

For more than six decades, IBM Middle East & Pakistan has played a vital role in shaping the information technology landscape of the region. Today, IBM is part of the region's technological fabric, solving real-world business and societal challenges, through its offices in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and Pakistan, and also a diversity of centers across the region.

Within the region, IBM currently has groundbreaking initiatives in cloud computing, analytics, mobile, security, as well as nanotechnology, eGovernment, healthcare and many more, collaborating with leading educational institutes and governments. IBM supports hundreds of clients to drive transformation through technology, contributes to regional research & development programs and has an active Corporate Service Corps (CSC) program.

Reinvention is a keyword in the company's history and, today, IBM is much more than a "hardware, software, services" company. IBM is now emerging as a cognitive solutions and cloud platform company.

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