IT Management Consultant

IBM Middle East

Dubai, UAE

Ref: RP805-1639

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

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
The IBM Systems Lab Services organization is looking for an IT Management Consultant with expertise in IBM Z Systems to lead and deliver pre-sales and post-sales client engagements that enable the adoption of IBM Z Systems.

Ideal candidates will have demonstrated a successful history of designing and deploying new and complex high-quality IBM Z solutions to clients in response to varying business requirements, can independently assess IT infrastructures, evaluate gaps in best practices and create IBM Z System solution recommendations for client environments while displaying excellent collaboration and communication with Clients, Sellers, Business Partners and Colleagues by delivering reports to clients.

Responsibilities: You will be responsible for developing and delivering IBM solution design, architecture, and implementation of IBM Z solutions which may include:

- Developing and delivering consulting assessments and workshops for the IBM Z Systems
- Traveling to customers and timely executing implementation projects according to the Scope of Work with customers, account teams, technical consultants, business partners and ensure client satisfaction.
- Encourage One Team approach. Develop and foster long-lasting relationships with clients, BPs, internal IBM teams, based on insight and knowledge of their current and future needs.
- Planning, installing, implementing, integrating new, complex and unique solutions related to IBM Z Systems
- Problem determination, skills transfer to customers, business partners and IBMers Documentation as part of services engagement at customer site or at IBM location
- Interface directly with the Customer, Sales, Marketing and Development
- Demonstrates leadership with external and internal clients to identify services engagement opportunities; provide proper Scope of Work definition and execute service projects
- Lead growth in new business areas, generate demand for services and assets
- Drive follow-on business from successful client engagements
- Be proactive and develop new services that meet brand, development and field needs.
- Proactively work with resource managers to identify the skills that are required to meet current and future needs for successful and timely deployment on opportunities utilizing those skills
- Dedication to Client success: Attain high client satisfaction supported by positive client feedback; Create new client references Exhibit personal responsibility in all relationships; including, but not limited to, honoring all internal and external commitments in a timely manner, being proactive, being responsive and cooperative with clients, peers, management and other IBM organizations, and maintaining a positive, in control posture at all times
- Continuous self-assessment and continue to develop and expand deep technical and client facing skills to provide increased value to clients and be recognized as a MEA wide expert. (MEA or Saudi or Gulf Resource?)
- Get ready for the future challenges in line with WW IBM Strategy. Extend the range of offerings, capabilities, and improve business practices based on existing or potential market demand

Required Technical and Professional Expertise:

- Engineering or Equivalent Degree
- Candidate should have at least 5 years of hands-on experience in z/OS and zVM
- Candidate should have good experience to install, upgrade, configuration and testing of IBM Z operating system, subsystem and related software
- Candidate should have experience in planning and implementation reports and documentation
- Candidate should have good understanding of z/OS high availability and Copy Services technology including Metro Mirror, Global Mirror and GDPS (Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex ) on z/OS
- Candidate should have deep, hands-on skills in ONE or MORE of the following subject matter areas: Networking, Storage, Security, CICS, Linux and WebSphere MQ Series
- z/VM & zSecurity, RACF, Sysplex, , DB2 plex, z/VM system programming & Linux on z Systems administration


Required Technical and Professional Expertise

- At least 10 years of experience in the IT Industry
- At least 5 years of experience in Advising Technical Solution Sales
- At least 3 years of experience in Performing Solution Integration.
- At least 3 years' experience in Security and advance ZSystems technical skills.
- Knowledge or experience with GDPS®, PPRC and DR procedures
- Practical SMP/E knowledge
- Assembler, JCL, REXX and CLIST knowledge
- IBM System Automation and Red Hat Ansible knowledge is a plus.
- Basic RACF knowledge
- English: Fluent

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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