IBM Salesforce Solution Architect (US) in New York, New York

A Solution Architect is responsible for owning the overall design of the technical application as well as recommending best practice solutions based on client business needs. A Solution Architect maps business requirements to system/technical requirements. A Solution architect understands the technical depth of the project and validates the correct resources for the project. A Solution Architect should be involved in pre-sales engagement and can articulate what requirements have changed pre and post BPR. A Solution Architect is also responsible for writing a technical spec (for custom development, system integration etc.) jointly with the technical lead. A Solution Architect oftentimes delegates work to a consultant or developer. Should be up to date in Salesforce.com releases and Salesforce.com Functionality as well as be up to date in latest technology. A Solution Architect is engaged in practice development initiatives and frequently runs knowledge storms. Provides thoughtful leadership in at least two industries. Has familiarity and first hand experience with third party solutions that support vertical objectives.RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Works effectively individually and with Bluewolf and customer team members toward customer satisfaction and success

  • Oversees, and has accountability for the successful completion of all aspects of assigned project work Is able to exercise independent judgment, and take the lead role on enterprise level project with minimal direction from a director or engagement manager

  • Is able to effectively facilitate meetings, demonstrate brainstorming / consensus building skills, and interact with executive level project sponsors

  • Can be called on to take a lead role in Bluewolf sales initiatives related to areas of expertise

Demonstrates the following Leadership Skills:

  • Sets Deadlines for Project Team Members

  • Assigns Responsibilities and Directs Work of Project Team Members

  • Monitors Progress, and Follows-up

  • Provides Respectful Feedback

  • Escalates where necessary

  • Analyzes / Identifies areas of risk and develops plans to minimize

  • Seeks opportunities to develop professional skills

  • Achieves one technical certification each quarter as specified by immediate supervisor / manager

  • Travels with client or project team as needed

We are seeking candidates who live in the following locations: Seattle, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago, Boston, Atlanta, New York City or RemoteIn order for IBM to offer a wide range of opportunities to applicants and to afford IBM flexibility in staffing across its corporate structure, your application and information may be shared across our enterprise, including with and among our subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide. One of these affiliates is Bluewolf, an IBM Company. By submitting your application and information you acknowledge and agree that your information will be used and made available to our subsidiaries and affiliates, and that you may be interviewed by, or ultimately offered employment by, any of IBM's subsidiaries and affiliates http://www.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/49730.wssBe aware that IBM employees interested in joining Bluewolf, a subsidiary of IBM, must resign from their position within the IBM organization in order to be hired by Bluewolf. Transfer of employment is expected to take place in 2018.

  • Able to discuss experience with Salesforce.com or similar CRM

  • Possesses excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to work independently

  • Able to discuss the benefits of a Software as a Service Model

  • Basic Knowledge of implementation and configuration of enterprise systems such as CRM, SFA, or ERP

  • Ability to learn quickly and think creatively

  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills and ability to take a leadership role when necessary

  • Detail-oriented individual with the ability to quickly assimilate and apply new concepts, business models, and technologies.

  • 2 years of consulting experience or in a related area.

Global Services

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.