The Solutions Architect will provide technical leadership and support for customers in a highly complex data storage, virtualization and data protection environments. As a key member of the field team, the Solutions Architect will provide pre-sales analysis, design, and recommendations as well as installation and implementation support for storage, virtualization and data protection solutions. This includes requirements gathering, architecture design, customization and integration with the intent of optimizing the customer's environment. This person will work closely with Company sales and services support group, external vender partners, and the customers to ensure a smooth transition from presales design to implementation and support. The ideal candidate should be experienced with VMware deployments, an expert with NetApp enterprise deployments, and/or other primary platforms such as Hitachi Data Systems and Citrix.
This person will serve as an Architect in designing solutions as part of System Integrators field sales teams. This position will require some travel and is customer facing.
5 years+ hands-on and design experience in the following disciplines:
Storage arrays (SAN, NAS).
SAN architecture and products.
Server solutions design.
File and Block protocols (NFS, CIFS, FC, iSCSI).
Excellent technical pre-sales skills, including formal presentations and white boarding.
Pre-Sales support of storage, virtualization, compute and backup solutions .
Excellent analytical and problem solving sills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience / training towards technical certifications.
Must have experience in the following:
NetApp SAN and NAS product line.
VMWare product line.
Linux, Unix, and MS Windows.
SQL Server and/or Oracle.
Knowledge of networking technologies for use with storage and server networking.
Experience working with storage, server and backup products on a variety of Open Systems.
Kapsis - 22 months ago