CoE Solutions Architect Job
VMware - Burlington, ON

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Posting Title CoE Solutions Architect About Us VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable our more than 500,000 enterprise and SMB customers to thrive in the Cloud Era by simplifying, automating and transforming the way they build, deliver and consume IT. As a team, our employees thrive on forward momentum. We are an engine of opportunity fueled by the transformative products and solutions we bring to market, the passion and trust we inspire in our customers, and our collaborative drive to architect what’s next for the future of IT. With 13,000+ employees and 50+ locations worldwide, we are a passionate, innovative and driven group inspired to make a difference in the industry and our communities. Connect with us at Job Description The Charter of the VMware Global Centers of Excellence (Global CoE) is to work directly with Product Development and Field/Partner Sales & Delivery organizations to incubate and help bring to market the next generation of deep technical architectures, solutions and services. The VMware CoE has three main areas of focus -1) advanced product and solution incubation development well in advance of market availability, 2) emerging solutions, services, and escalations, and 3) continuous knowledge exchange between all key stakeholders in VMware and Partner Communities.

  • Present VMware’s vCloud vision, strategy and product roadmaps to customer and partner executives and technical management
  • Provide expert technical architectural support and guidance for cloud in the product incubation phase and during the development of emerging solutions and services.
  • Act as the knowledge matter expert to deliver technical assistance for field and partner engagements in managing or consulting on Global CoE focus areas regarding initial implementations for emerging solutions and service offerings
  • Develop and maintain technical and business expertise of cloud industry directions and trends
  • Work collaboratively with Product Management and Engineering during the development, launch and continuing refinement of VMware’s vCloud products and solutions
  • Document service toolkits, best practices & architectural references for developing and deploying VMware cloud solutions (including associated management tools – e.g., monitoring, provisioning, security and compliance, and DR)
  • Provide training on emerging solutions and services offerings for Field Specialists & Consultants and Partner Sales & Delivery organizations
  • Minimum of 8 years in a Systems Engineer or Field Consultant role, with extensive experience in VMware virtualization and cloud products, solutions, and services
  • Up-to-date VMware Certifications (VCP, VCAP, and/or VCDX)
  • Experienced and credible C-suite advisor with strong customer-facing and relationship-building skills
  • Demonstrated experience in evangelizing new product / solution technologies at or before market introduction
  • Proven design and delivery of large-scale/complex deployments of multi-VMware & 3rd-party product architectures (e.g. production deployments of VMware vSphere with vCloud Director)
  • Demonstrated ability to provide impactful knowledge exchange within peer communities through mentoring, workshops, direct customer engagements and official training forums
  • Demonstrated technical community leadership in capturing, developing, and sharing IP with the community at large as well as specific individuals to raise competencies
  • “Start-up" creativity and execution - enthusiasm, technical credibility without hubris, and follow-through
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and advanced troubleshooting skills and qualities
  • Demonstrated experience and deep understanding of industry capabilities and trends within area of focus
  • The individual should have extensive architectural skills dealing with infrastructure solutions such as systems management and business continuity. Expert level knowledge of x86 operating systems, advanced networking, storage architectures and programming experience is desirable
  • Proven track record of selling services as part of a solution
  • Ability to see and present "the big picture" through strong listening and question-based selling skills
  • Must be effective in working both independently and in a team setting
  • Strong consulting soft skills and tactful conflict management skills
  • Ability to uncover business challenges and develop a custom solution to solve those challenges
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral, are required
  • Software development skills are a plus
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, related field or equivalent experience Location Burlington, ON, CA Is this a remote or multiple location position? Yes Requisition Number 42597BR Note To Applicant: Please disable your pop-up blocker prior to clicking “Apply”

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