Sr. Solutions Architect - McLean
Greenplum - McLean, VA

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Provides technical and/or business consultative leadership during the pre-sales and/or post-sales cycle. May provide technical or business analytical leadership for specific product groups or business objectives in order to engage the customer or implement and maintain an engagement

  • Contributes to the development of strategies, policies and best practices through participation in management meetings and other direct contributions. Develops and cultivates strong customer relationships ensuring a ''Customers for Life'' relationship. May hold responsibility for achieving the EMC Bar of Excellence as the highest level of Customer Satisfaction for every customer. EMC Proven Professional Certification desired.
  • Adheres to proper escalation and change control procedures. Prepares, maintains and submits activity/progress reports and time recording/management reports in accordance with published procedures.
  • Stays current on technical specifications for hardware/software requirements of EMC and industry products and solutions through professional associations, trade journals, networking, and associated training and seminars.
  • Supports the design and development of the technical content defined in the statement of work. Designs the EMC solution and supports the installation, customization, and integration of the solution. Prepares technical architectural and implementation design documents and works with the project management to develop the implementation plan. Works closely with the project management to define project deliverables and schedules. Helps to identify and leverage EMC and partner resources in order to satisfy the technical needs and objectives of the implementation.
  • Participates, as needed, as a technical expert in the pre-sales qualification and is responsible for the delivery of the technical architectural design, strategies and plans that will be a delivered in the engagement. May be responsible for the creation of proposals that address current and evolving client requirements. May be responsible for the creation of proposals that address current and evolving client requirements.
  • Participates in requirements gathering for project engagements.
  • Leads project quality assurance activities, including performing technical QA reviews on components for a team and performing QA reviews of code documentation.
  • Direct experience working on a large scale data warehouse platform
  • Intermediate programming and computation skills, preferably with Perl, Python and/or C
  • Strong SQL programming skills
  • Technical knowledge of Linux (required), Unix, Scripting, ODBC/JDBC, MPP/SMP hardware and RDBMS
  • DBMS related product experience preferred (Teradata, Netezza, Oracle, DB2, Postgres,, etc.)
  • Direct experience working on a large scale data warehouse platform
  • Understanding of all the DW/BI architectural components (ETL, Staging, DW, ODS, Data Marts, BI Tools
  • Understanding of parallel database processing approaches and concepts
  • Understanding of the h/w architecture behind large scale VLDB systems
  • Familiarity with standard statistical/BI packages to perform analytic calculations.
  • Understanding of the meaning of business optimization.
  • Ability to provide advice on the design of business analytic investigations
  • Understanding of a variety of commonly-used analytic techniques and the models underlying them.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Customer-facing personality.
  • Ability to work productively as an individual or in collaboration with others.
  • Ability to write/communicate clearly, accurately, and effectively.
  • Ability to think analytically.
  • Data centricity – obsession with evidence-based problem resolution
  • An understanding of the scientific method – theory, hypotheses, testing and learning.
  • Ability to use the scientific method to conceptualize business problems.
  • Orientation to business and one or more business processes – either vertical or horizontal.
  • Obsession to stay current with the latest analytic methods/techniques.
  • Commitment to life-long learning.
  • Schedule flexibility, ability to travel worldwide
Education Required: Bachelors (Tech) in CS or equivalent
Experience Required: 5-7 Years

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