Core Pre Sales Engineer

Kyndryl

London, United Kingdom (Remote)

Why you should apply for a job to Kyndryl :

  • We have embraced a flexible workplace policy that helps Kyndryl employees achieve business results and work-life balance
  • Career and skills development are at the heart of Kyndryl and an essential part of our everyday culture
  • We're committed to building a culture of empathy that cares about our employees and their families – wherever you are in your life journey
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    Position summary

    ry, delivering unique and differentiated value to our customers. Through captivating show-and-tell methods such as engaging demos and compelling presentations, you will showcase our credibility and eminence in the industry, leaving a lasting impression on potential customers.

    As a vital member of our team, you will support Consulting, Advisory, and Architecture activities across Sales, Pre-Sales & Delivery, collaborating closely with Customer Partners and Kyndryl Consult Partners. With your extensive technical knowledge and mastery of the practice-specific domain, you will bring together the breadth of Kyndryl's expertise to develop profitable deals that drive our success.

    Your dedication to continuous improvement and your passion for our practice will shine through as you showcase your end-to-end knowledge of the domain you align with, as well as the associated subdomains. Your technical prowess, backed by your external certifications, will establish you as a true authority in your field.

    As a Core Enterprise Practice Sales Engineer, you will possess strong technical and business acumen, allowing you to provide value-driven solutions within the practice services domain(s). Your exceptional customer-facing skills, combined with your articulate communication style and interpersonal finesse will enable you to effortlessly convey the technical benefits of Kyndryl's capabilities, perfectly matching the unique needs of each customer.

    As a strategic thinker, you will identify the intricate business and technical requirements of our customers, leveraging the vast capabilities of Kyndryl to generate winning cross-practice solutions. Your ability to develop and deliver compelling demonstrations, proof of concepts, and prototypes will demonstrate the tangible value our offerings bring to our customers, leaving them eager to partner with us.

    In addition to your technical expertise, you will also take the lead in coordinating the entire pre-sales process, ensuring quality and compliance verification while adhering to Kyndryl's best practices. Your collaboration with internal and external stakeholders will generate winning responses and create optimal technical solutions. Moreover, you will actively build and nurture relationships with our external alliance partners, fostering a collaborative environment where joint solutions are co-created.

    Join our team of forward-thinking, tech-savvy professionals and embark on a journey of innovation, growth, and fulfilment. As a Core Enterprise Practice Sales Engineer, you will not only shape the future of technology solutions but also make a meaningful impact on the success of our customers and Kyndryl as a whole.

    Who You Are

    You're good at what you do and possess the required experience to prove it. However, equally as important - you have a growth mindset; keen to drive your own personal and professional development. You are customer-focused - someone who prioritises customer success in their work. And finally, you're open and borderless - naturally inclusive in how you work with others.

    Required Skills and Experience

    • As a consultative, technical member of the Core Enterprise and Z Practice GTM team, the Core Enterprise Practice Sales Engineer will lead in collecting, validating, vetting with customer the deal-specific technical, functional, and non-functional requirements.

    • Develop initial technical solution strategy for capturing/driving Core Enterprise and Z/Digital Transformation-oriented professional services/capabilities (Advisory/Implementation and Management Services alike).

    • Develop non-binding indicative estimate (NBIE) solution proposals to include cost cases to be priced, draft deployment timelines, technical/operational dependencies, draft architecture.

    • Apply technical and competitive insights specific to Kyndryl's Core Enterprise and Z Practice professional services (also understand MicroFocus, AWS, Azure, GCP, but also Mainframe Modernization solution engineering/ collaboration/partnering concepts).

    • Apply and continuously develop knowledge in the technical domain areas they're responsible for in the context of Kyndryl's public/private/hybrid and Mainframe Modernization [IBMz IBMi] go-to-market strategies.

    • Develop/maintain end-client, business/channels/alliance partner relationships within their technical/alliance communities.

    • Advise/write when needed technical/operational/consulting elements of contracts/SOWs in RE: the given technical/business/outcomes-oriented scope, integration points, and architectural ramifications.

    • Possesses strong financial acumen and ability to build/propose complete business cases which close with clients' controllers/CFO

    • Executive presence, ability to present face-to-face to CxOs, board rooms mid-size to large audiences.

    • Perform/execute: client-facing meetings, RFP oral presentations, quarterly business reviews at client sites, and conduct hands-on solution / Core Enterprise and Z modernisation/implementation-oriented demonstrations.

    • Has already and continuously attains industry-appropriate technical /consulting certifications based on their domain area; i.e. AWS and/or Azure and/or GCP technical certifications.

    • Has already and continuously attains industry-appropriate technical /consulting certifications based on their domain area; i.e. Mainframe Modernization technical certifications.

    Preferred Skills and Experience

    • Minimum 2 years of the last 5 years as a Core Enterprise and Z/Digital Transformation consultative Tech Sales / Sales Engineering experience.

    • Ability to lead in collecting, validating, vetting with customers the deal-specific technical, functional, and non-functional requirements.

    • Ability to develop/write and present to end customers high-quality Core Enterprise and Z Transformational solutions, solution strategies including project completion criteria, dependencies full business case.

    • Ability to develop non-binding indicative estimate (NBIE) solution proposals to include cost cases/work breakdown structures to be priced, draft deployment timelines, technical/operational dependencies, draft architecture, outcomes and related KPIs.

    • Strong understanding of competitive insights specific to the Core Enterprise and Z Consulting marketplace.

    • Minimum 3 years of the last 5 years, strong experience in performing/executing: client-facing meetings, RFP oral presentations, quarterly business reviews toward with clients; billability.

    • Repeated successful experience in conducting project/process demonstrations, project walk-troughs with customers.

    • AWS, and/or Azure, and/or GCP technical certification is a must (at least 1 of the 3).

    • Strong understanding of containers/container management.

    • Strong understanding of [IBMz IBMi]-native DevOps tools.

    • Strong understanding of HA and data security concepts in a public [IBMz IBMi] / hybrid [IBMz IBMi] operating environment.

    • Strong understanding of automation techniques, tools, products (e.g. Ansible) and the role of automating in driving effective IT operations.

    • Strong understanding of application modernization concepts.

    • Required client-related travel up to 50-70%.

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    Being You

    Diversity is a whole lot more than what we look like or where we come from, it's how we think and who we are. We welcome people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences. But we're not doing it single-handily: Our Kyndryl Inclusion Networks are only one of many ways we create a workplace where all Kyndryls can find and provide support and advice. This dedication to welcoming everyone into our company means that Kyndryl gives you - and everyone next to you - the ability to bring your whole self to work, individually and collectively, and support the activation of our equitable culture. That's the Kyndryl Way.

    What You Can Expect

    With state-of-the-art resources and Fortune 100 clients, every day is an opportunity to innovate, build new capabilities, new relationships, new processes, and new value. Kyndryl cares about your well-being and prides itself on offering benefits that give you choice, reflect the diversity of our employees and support you and your family through the moments that matter - wherever you are in your life journey. Our employee learning programs give you access to the best learning in the industry to receive certifications, including Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Skillsoft, and many more. Through our company-wide volunteering and giving platform, you can donate, start fundraisers, volunteer, and search over 2 million non-profit organizations. At Kyndryl, we invest heavily in you, we want you to succeed so that together, we will all succeed.

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    Why you should apply for a job to Kyndryl :

  • We have embraced a flexible workplace policy that helps Kyndryl employees achieve business results and work-life balance
  • Career and skills development are at the heart of Kyndryl and an essential part of our everyday culture
  • We're committed to building a culture of empathy that cares about our employees and their families – wherever you are in your life journey