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Solution Architect - IBM Application Performance Management
IBM     Krakow, POL


At Instana, we process and analyze millions of spans, traces, metrics and events per second in order to provide actionable APM intelligence to our rapidly expanding customer base. The raw data for this is provided by our trace agents. The Instana trace agents embed themselves deeply into our customers' services to collect metrics and capture all calls that those services process. They do so without creating noticeable overhead and without impacting the stability or performance of the monitored applications.

Your Role and Responsibilities

IBM Automation team is looking for experienced Solution Architects to join our Hybrid Cloud Best Practices team to support our Application Performance Monitoring (APM) pre-sales engagement for Instana.

* Actively participate in Instana sales opportunities such as running PoCs, RFPs, demonstrate solution use cases, sharing technical expertise, etc.

* Support technical enablement road shows, IBM customer conferences, User Groups, Gartner etc.

* Enable and support IBM Business Partner ecosystem

* Bring feedback back to IBM Offering Management / Development team to improve our products

* Design and implement Instana demos

* Pro-actively participate in discovery with Product team (product management, design, engineering)

* Attend and providing feedback into stakeholder review meetings with the product teams

* Provide feedback to Product team on views and opinions of customers on the transition to Cloud Native solutions

Who are we looking for:

* Highly motivated, experienced solutions architects with expertise in Application Performance Management, IT Operations, AIOps, Instana.

* Experience with customer in pre and post sales engagements

* Independent, willing to learn and have good technical and business aptitude

* Thriving on collaboration, working side by side with people of all backgrounds and disciplines (customers and colleagues), while having strong verbal and written communication skills.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

* Ability to work with customers , build relationships, show the value IBM can bring using technical arguments, diplomacy and by applying technical expertise

* Stay engaged and supportive to the completion of the sales process

* Deep Technical knowledge of APM or Instana or competitive products is essential

* DevOps methodology, Rest API, Containers, Kubernetes

* Strong Programming skills: Java, Node.js (javascript); Scripting skills in Python, Perl and Ansible

* Good understanding of Jenkins and other tool chains

* Strong Kubernetes skills

* Good understanding of Cloud technologies and concepts is an advantage

* Strong knowledge in general software design, data structures, application server and other middleware

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

* Familiarity with Application Performance Management and IBM/Instana Solutions

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