Software Deployment Manager

IBM Application Consultants work directly with our clients on key initiatives. You will have the opportunity to build an in-depth understanding of their business issues and implement organizational strategies that drive adoption of change. We are looking for experts who can build credibility and trust with our clients and provide knowledge that addresses individual and unique business needs.
Your Role and Responsibilities
Who We Are:
IBM Z is the World's most powerful business platform. 68% of enterprise production workloads, 80% of structured enterprise data, and 55% of all enterprise transactions, including more than 50% of the back end transactions generated from mobile enterprise applications run on IBM Z. Successful sales and implementation of our z Software products benefit from services to focused on implementation and deployment.
In this role you would be responsible for managing a cross-country / cross-geo services team of Consultants and Business Partners with direct responsibilities in developing, deploying and delivering Enterprise Solutions based on the IBM Z software portfolio. You would coordinate delivery services for engagements. The services include technical solutions, resources as well as other services our customers require. You would also forcast service delivery needs and skills demand. This team is focused on the deployment of z software including the introduction of new products and technologies.
What you’ll do:
  • Managing consultants who deploy IBM zSW at client site. The IBM Z Systems Software Manager leads the Z Software deployment team which provides IBM Z software services solutions and is responsible for the Z Software deployment services business.
What you’ll do as a 1st line manager:
  • Lead by example in all activities. Support change, encourage employees to innovate, evaluate suggestions, and remove obstacles to implementation.
  • Assure employee equity and encourage employee growth and opportunity.
  • Advise and coach employees to help them develop their skills and capabilities to best meet their career desires and current or future business needs.
  • Execute processes for the normal operation of employee programs. Analyze and interpret new situations. Resolve complex problems independently or through the management of others.
Who you are:
  • A professional who has a thorough understanding of your customer's business: goals & strategies
  • Someone with deep knowledge of industry trends
  • Have ability to coordinate and contribute to the efforts of large, multi-disciplinary teams
  • Experienced at being accountable for business results: client satisfaction, productivity, budgets etc.
Critical skills required include:
  • Decision Making Skills; Apply Negotiation Techniques
  • Practice of Workforce Diversity; Develop Individuals and Teams
  • Lead Change; Manage Delegation of Tasks/Responsibilities
  • Ability to manage in a Matrixed Environment; Manage Performance & Contribution; Manage Resources
  • Support Teamwork & Collaboration; Use Various Leadership Styles
Location: This is a remote position
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • 2+ years’ experience working in a matrixed environment
  • 3+ years’ experience working for an IT company

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • 1st Line management experience.
  • Experience with IBM Systems products and services
  • Project management experience
  • PMP or IBM Project Management Certification
  • Familiarity with IBM Z products and offerings

About Business UnitIBM’s Cloud and Cognitive software business is committed to bringing the power of IBM’s Cloud and Watson/AI technologies to life for our clients and ecosystem partners around the world. IBM provides you with the most comprehensive and consistent approach to development, security and operations across hybrid environments—with complete software solutions for business and IT operations, development, data science, security, and management. Our experts and software capabilities help organizations develop applications once and deploy them anywhere, integrate security across the breadth of their IT estate, and automate operations with management visibility. With IBM, you also have access to new skills and methods, governance and management approaches, and a deep ecosystem of industry experts and partners.
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Location StatementIBM offers a wide range of resources for eligible IBMers to thrive both inside and outside of work. In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to:
  • 12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.
  • World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM's learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.
  • Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.
  • Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).
  • Select educational reimbursement opportunities.
  • Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.
  • Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.
  • Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.
IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.
Being You @ IBMIBM 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, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.