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Enterprise Solutions Architect - EMEA – CloudBlue Connect

Barcelona, Spain
Job ID: 46828

Description

Are you an innovative, self-starting Enterprise Solutions Architect who loves identifying and winning new clients?  Do you have a passion for helping your clients “Realize the Promise of Technology™” in the emerging cloud services industry? We are hiring a Solutions Architect for our CloudBlue team

Who we are:

At CloudBlue, we view Cloud not just as a single technology, but as a foundational solution to run and drive a whole new way of doing business. CloudBlue is the world’s largest cloud platform provider that orchestrates B2B ecosystems by enabling management of traditional and digital products and subscriptions, quickly onboarding, and integrating with partners, and scaling Digital Business globally with a single platform.

CloudBlue, an Ingram Micro business, is the result of $500 million in investments, including the acquisitions of Odin, Ensim, and other software companies. CloudBlue platform provides companies with Catalog, Partner, and Product Information Management capabilities through direct and indirect channels supporting any type of product distribution. Today CloudBlue powers the world’s largest service provider marketplaces, totaling more than 30 million seats globally. 

We are committed to helping our partners drive new ways of doing business with an infinite ecosystem of cloud solutions, platform technology, enablement programs and relationships with the biggest players in the Cloud Industry. We help our customers and partners transform their business, so they are fastest to market and are rapidly successful in the distribution, sale, and management of any type of product in the Digital Economy. Our entrepreneurial scope means we operate with the agility of a high growth start-up, but with the confidence & backing of a Fortune 100 corporation.


How do you stand out?   

We are hiring a high energy professional with strong technical background and entrepreneur spirit that has her/his mind in the evolution of digital services experience in the As-a-Service Economy and has the influence to lead internal and external stakeholders on journey towards rapid & sustainable growth with our ecosystem of Provider Partners, Cloud Vendors, and End Users.

We look forward to onboard team members that are true SaaS / PaaS / digital economy enthusiast who thrives in a “startup-like” environment and who can hunt Enterprise Level customers carrying them through a complex sales cycles with technical integration components.

In CloudBlue team We live our core values: Energy, passion, positivity, tenacity, and trust

Your role:

The focus of this role will be to technically demonstrate to Independent Software Vendors and Service Providers the value of CloudBlue Connect solution: Operational efficiency, business process automation and revenue growth, through the implementation of digital supply chain scenarios enabled by Connect: product release and listing, product information management, product and services fulfilment and catalog management. You will be responsible for designing integrations with enterprise systems such as commerce engines, marketplaces, vendor fulfilment systems and homegrown systems.

The Solution Architect will provide thought leadership to our clients.  He / she will help the services delivery teams to fulfill the vision design to end customer business outcome and to differentiate CloudBlue Connect, and optimize services returns. He / she will partner with the enterprise Sales representative to design high value solutions for OEM’s, ISV’s, SP’s, Media Companies, Distribution companies and Retailers.

As the CloudBlue Enterprise Solutions Architect you will: 

  • Act as a technical resource and mentor for sales teams, customers, and implementation teams.
  • Drive conversations with CTOs, CIOs, Head of product or Heat of IT type roles to demonstrate how CloudBlue connect enables operational efficiency, accelerate product release, and automates the digital supply chain cycle.
  • Provide technical advice in large or complex sales opportunities that need creative and complex solutions that can be fulfilled by CloudBlue connect features.
  • Designing architectures for our customers to accommodate CloudBlue Connect into their landscape
  • Conduct workshops with customers to understand the existing workload and technical environment and design solutions that matches CloudBlue Connect capabilities to meet their needs.
  • Leverage different tools to help partners to design solutions, conduct proof of concepts, orchestrate, deploy, and configure services over CloudBlue Connect.
  • Use innovative and creative approach to problem-solving in each sales opportunity with the ability to organize and host training, webinars and present cloud architectures and solutions to senior management teams.
  • Translate the strengths of CloudBlue Connect capabilities into creative business solutions and clearly, succinctly communicate it to a broad mix of audiences
  • Take a leadership position through the technical sales process and guides prospect and customer teams to solutions that will scale for their business requirements.
  • Take a leadership role in advising internal and external clients on overall architect solutions.
  • Work is non-routine and very complex, involving the application of advanced technical/business skills in area of specialization.
  • Help ISVs to onboard products, connect Vendor systems for fulfilment, list products on a marketplace and help integrating Service providers systems to sell vendor products
  • Assist SPs to onboard products, create offers, integrate vendor systems and define catalog parameters.

What you bring to the role:

  • 10+ years of technical expertise with cloud-based platforms, apps, customization, and dev. tools.
  • 5+ years of engineering building technical solutions for customers preferably integrating web services
  • Minimum of 3 years of PaaS – SaaS technical experience in a field engineering role
  • Experienced working with public marketplaces (Amazon, Microsoft Azure or GCP)
  • Ability to implement integrate web services using Phyton, Java, PHP or others.
  • Thorough knowledge of cloud and IaaS system and application design.
  • In-depth knowledge of the cloud market including the strengths and weaknesses of competitors globally.
  • In-depth business/process knowledge in subscription management, rating & charging and high-volume usage-based billing
  • Demonstrated project management and team leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills needs analysis, positioning, business justification, closing techniques.
  • Ability to persuade others through presentations, demonstrations, and written communication.
  • Ability to travel as needed.
  • A BS technical degree or equivalent, advanced technical degree highly desirable.
  1. BEHAVORIAL COMPETENCIES:

Communication 

  • Expresses ideas, details, information, etc. clearly and concisely in oral and written form.
  • Listens attentively to others and helps them articulate their requests, concerns, or issues.
  • Communicates honestly and openly in a way that shows value and respect for others.
  • Tailors the content and medium of communication to the audience and provide clear answers to questions. Provides others with sufficient information to complete tasks or projects.
  • Produces documents that are clear, concise, and grammatically correct.
  • Comfortable in presenting various levels on information to highest levels of executive staff members
  • Solicits and readily accepts constructive feedback.
  • Presents feedback to others in a tactful manner.
  • Maintains composure when addressing an adversarial or hostile audience.
  • Addresses conflict directly, confidentially, and appropriately.
  • Accepts individual/team responsibilities and meet commitments. Takes responsibility for own performance and actions.
  • Can interact with executive level internal and external business and IS representatives adjusting the level of communication to the audience.

Decision Making 

  • Researches and collects appropriate data points for effective decision making.
  • Readily makes recommendations using documentation, facts and subject matter expertise to support conclusions.
  • Considers the possible outcomes and corresponding consequences when taking risks.
  • Independently makes decisions against moderate to highly complex end-to-end solutions.
  • Can clearly translate and articulate solutions to business teams and in turn deliver IS solution requirements for highly complex processes.
  • Develops Innovative Practices and Works as a Team Member
  • Recognizes when it is appropriate to challenge the status quo and when it is not.
  • Supports team decisions to implement changes, suggestions, improvements, and solutions.
  • Encourages and supports the exploration and application of best practices
  • Enthusiastically participates in cross-functional efforts.
  • Shares resources across teams to benefit the company’s goals.
  • Develops proactive working relationships across departmental/organizational boundaries.
  • Acts with Integrity & Respect
  • Prevents personal conflicts from interfering with his/her objectivity.
  • Consistently arrives on time for meetings and appointments.
  • Accepts responsibility for the results of his/her decisions and actions.
  • Behaves in a way that is consistent with Ingram Micro’s values.
  • Communicates important information without compromising confidentiality.
  • Encourages diverse perspectives when discussing issues.

 Leadership Abilities 

  • Effectively plans and communicates needs for resources to ensure goals are met.
  • Breaks down complex tasks into simpler steps that others can more easily follow.
  • Follows up to ensure that major implementation milestones are met.
  • Determines the appropriate amount of direct supervision necessary when assigning work.
  • Establishes clear roles, expectations, directions and priorities for team members and direct reports.
  • Helps others to resolve conflicting priorities.
  • Meets with associates regularly to discuss goals, expectations, and performance.
  • Gives both positive and constructive feedback.
  • Effectively addresses behavior that undermines teamwork.
  • Empowers others with the authority necessary to accomplish their objectives.
  • Measures and tracks the quality of services and products.
  • Helps others understand the importance of a change, initiative, or program and visualize what it will look like when it is done.
  • Responds to customer concerns even when those concerns fall outside his/her area of responsibility.
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