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IBM Sr. Solutions Architect - Connected Solutions in St Louis, Missouri


As an IBM Application Architect, you directly help clients transform their business and solve complex problems. You will define the scope and vision for projects that deliver customized solutions using your knowledge of IBM platforms. You are a technical leader, serving as a liaison among business partners, technical resources, and project stakeholders.

Your Role and Responsibilities

The Connected Solutions Consultant is responsible for defining client's business requirements and translating them into specific system, application or process designs. This includes working with client personnel and executives to identify functional requirements and subsequently working with and leading others in the identification, justification and design of the client's solution. This includes a wide range of design activities from requirements analysis through systems, application and/or process design specification. As a Connected Solutions Consultant, you will be expected to have hands-on technical and business skills of IBM's Intelligent, Connected Solutions and other competing or complementary IoT products and technologies and experience with successfully implementing IoT solutions, across multiple industries, particularly manufacturing.


Create, contribute and present IBM's Intelligent Connected Operations (ICO) Strategy and Industry Point of View to CXO level client executives

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Lead and support teams to deliver ICO services engagements for clients

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Work with IoT Device and Gateway partners to integrate their capabilities into IBM's solutions, and help identify the correct partner based on business requirements

The successful candidate will have knowledge of the IoT ecosystem. The candidate will have the ability to manage engagements and provide leadership in the execution of engagements. In addition, successful candidates will have experience building client relationships, developing business cases and ability to garner immediate respect and credibility through clear and concise communication. Experience in the Industrial and Distribution markets is preferred.

In this role you will interact directly with clients and are required to travel globally. Dallas, TX and Atlanta, GA are preferred locations but all locations considered.

Learn more about our IBM Consulting and Internet of Things services: ibm.com/services/us/business-consulting/digital-operations-internetofthings/


Health Insurance. Paid time off. Corporate Holidays. Sick leave. Family planning. Financial Guidance. Competitive 401K. Training and Learning. We continue to expand our benefits and programs, offering some of the best support, guidance and coverage for a diverse employee population.


Our goal is to be essential to the world, which starts with our people. Company wide we kicked off an internal strategy program called Go Organic. At our core, we are committed to believing and investing in our workforce through:

  • Skill development: helping our employees grow their foundational skills

  • Finding the dream job at IBM: navigating our company with the potential for many careers by channeling an employee’s strengths and career aspirations

  • Diversity of people: Diversity of thought driving collective innovation


With an employee population of 375,000 in over 170 countries, amazingly we connect, collaborate, and care. IBMers drive a corporate culture of shared responsibility. We love grand challenges and everyday improvements for our company and for the world. We care about each other, our clients, and the communities we live, work, and play in!

  • ibm.com/ibm/responsibility/initiatives.html

  • ibm.com/ibm/responsibility/corporateservicecorps/

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Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 3 years of experience associated with projects applying advanced analytics / machine learning techniques in a consulting environment

  • At least 3 years of experience with IoT / Machine to Machine (M2M) solutions, demonstrating extensive knowledge of the IoT / M2M market and ecosystems with a focus on industry solutions

  • Experience leading teams responsible for successfully delivering IoT solutions for clients including leading workshops to define business requirements

  • Experience with Agile development processes and methodologies

  • Experience developing client business cases and ROI models for adoption of IoT solutions

  • Experience with a range of IoT Solutions and Use Cases, with a focus on understanding the transformative business value those solutions can bring to organizations

  • Experience with large scale system design and awareness of the different technologies and components that compromise an end-to-end connected solution, such as Bug Data, User Interface, IoT Platforms

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 5 years of experience demonstrating presentation skills and the ability to communicate with client management and executives

  • At least 4 years of experience with IoT/Machine to Machine (M2M) solutions and demonstrating extensive knowledge of the IoT/M2M market and ecosystems with a focus on industry solutions

  • Experience within the Industrial and Distribution markets

  • Knowledge of IoT protocols such as OPC, Modbus, MQTT, etc

  • Knowledge of IoT connectivity techniques, such as cellular, short or long range wireless protocols

  • Experience estimating effort (time and cost) based on a set of business requirements

About Business Unit

IBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world's economy. IBM Services partners with the world's leading companies in over 170 countries to build smarter businesses by reimagining and reinventing through technology, with its outcome-focused methodologies, industry-leading portfolio and world class research and operations expertise leading to results-driven innovation and enduring excellence.

Your Life @ IBM

What matters to you when you’re 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

IBM’s 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

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.