IBM - Johannesburg, Gauteng

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Information and Data are some of the most important organizational assets in todays businesses. As a Security Consultant, you will be a key advisor for IBMs clients, analyzing business requirements to design and implement the best security solutions for their needs. You will apply your technical skills to find the balance between enabling and securing the client's organization with the cognitive solutions that are making IBM the fastest growing enterprise security business in the world.

Your Role and Responsibilities

The Senior IAM Consultant provides thought leadership and architectural guidance to our clients to transform their current identity and access management programs into a next generation identity and access management program. The transformational projects include the integration and interaction of access management, governance, privileged identity, managed services, and insider threat solutions to provide a holistic identity solution for our clients across their employees, suppliers, and customers.

The IBM consulting team provides customized solutions for our clients, not point solutions or basic product installation. The Senior Consultant will work with our clients to understand their specific business issues, both internally and externally. They will then provide solutions to solve these specific business issues for our clients. This will include recommending and implementing products and implementing process updates. They will be able to look at our clients issues and provide guidance on a systematic approach to solve these within our clients budget and timeframe.

The Senior Consultant generally leads a team to understand a clients business, develop requirements and design, and then implement the solution designed. They will also need to be able to develop overall IAM strategies for our clients that will help them transform their IAM program. Having hands on implementation experience is a requirement of this position, but they will work with and generally rely on technical members of their team to provide detailed product and implementation knowledge for specific technologies.

This position requires knowledge across multiple platforms, processes or architectures. This position requires IT consulting skills, the ability to act as a trusted client advisor and the ability to shift smoothly between roles as advisory team member, team technical lead, and project lead as required. Candidate should possess IAM skills across key access management, identity governance, privileged identity management, and cloud identity tools with the ability to quickly learn the key points of the IBM IAM product suite both cloud based and on-premise.

Candidates must have strong organization skills, be able to multi-task effectively, and have strong communications skills both written/verbal.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 10 years experience with hands on solution design and deployment of identity and access management tools.
  • Experience with Cloud solution and integration of IAM tools.
  • Experience developing Statements of Work
  • At least 3 years experience in designing \\ architecting enterprise security solutions
  • Experience leading large scale IAM projects with multiple team members across several IAM domains.
  • Experience utilizing project management software
  • Experience in developing scope and sizing solutions for a project.
  • Experience in Project Budget and Tracking
  • Experience in IAM process design
  • Readiness to travel 50% annually (International and Local)
  • English: Fluent

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience working with and leading offshore teams
  • Experience with IBMs suite of on-premise and/or cloud-based identity management tools.
  • Certified in CISSP, SSCP, CISA or CISM
  • IAM product certifications

About Business Unit

IBM is a leading provider of enterprise security solutions. Named by industry analysts as a leader in 12 security market segment categories, IBM Security is a multi-billion dollar business that is rapidly growing. In an industry focused on building walls, IBM Security is focused on creating an open, connected security ecosystem that leverages AI and cloud to help clients improve compliance, stop threats, and grow their business securely.

Your Life @ IBM

What matters to you when youre 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.

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About IBM

IBMs 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

Affirmative Action and/or EE candidates will be given first preference as per our employment equity strategies.


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