Position: Field Technical Sales Specialist

Location: Chicago, IL or Atlanta, GA Area


The FTSS will provide product technical expertise, in the Pre Sales &
Post Sales qualification cycle and is responsible for the delivery of
the technical architectural design, strategies, and plans that will be
delivered in the engagement. This Specialist assures a solution’s
technical feasibility, qualifies opportunities, understands customer
business and technical environments, ensures successful installation
and drives implementation planning.

Candidate must have have a solid understanding of Backup & Restore products such as VERITAS NBU, EMC Legato, IBM Tivoli, CA Arch Serve, and or CommValut. This position requires current implementation skills at the system administrative level using either Red Hat Linux or Solaris Unix.

IBM’s acquisition of “data deduplication” technology maps to the overall IBM
enterprise strategy of developing more efficient, cost effective data
centers and will further extend IBM’s industry leading storage portfolio.

Data deduplication is one of the hottest technology offerings that organizations are investing in today and this product enables IBM to offer a leading edge solution to support data protection, archive and data-retention applications while maintaining the integrity of the data. This becomes part of IBM’s New Enterprise Data Center model, which helps clients improve IT efficiency and facilitates the rapid deployment of new IT services for future business growth.

According to a recent study of 152 Fortune 1000 enterprises by TheInfoPro, 56 percent of those surveyed spent more on data deduplication in 2007 when compared to 2006, and that increased spending trend is expected to continue in 2008.

IBM has been recognized as the #1 Tape Product Vendor for 2007 by IDC, a leading IT market research and advisory firm.

Additionally, IBM System Storage was named the “Leading Technology Brand” for its industry segment by Liquid Agency, beating out HP, Dell and EMC.

Required Experince:

- At least 2 years experience in BackUp and Restore
- At least 1 year experience in Pre Sales and Post Sales
- At least 1 year experience in Linux or Unix at system admin level
- At least 1 year experience in using Veritas, Legato, Tivoli, CA or CommVault
- Readiness to travel up to 25%; travelling 2 days a week, home on weekends
- English: Fluent


- Bachelor’s Degree
- At least 4 years experience in BackUp and Restore
- At least 2 years experience in Pre Sales and Post Sales
- At least 2 years experience in Linux or Unix at system admin level
- At least 2 years experience in using Veritas, Legato, Tivoli, CA or CommVault

Additional information:

IBM’s Systems & Technology Group (STG) develops and implements a full
range of technologies that power many of the world’s information
systems, including semiconductors, storage devices, and networking
components. This role is positioned within STG in the Engineering and
Technology Services division (E&TS). For more information on
E&TS, please visit www.ibm.com/technology.

IBM 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, disability, age, or veteran status.


If you have the required experience below and you are interested in this job, please email me your word resume at
ewwhite AT us DOT ibm DOT com with FTSS in subject line.