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vSAN Solutions Architect

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VMware, Inc.

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vSAN Solutions Architect (Sr. MTS) – USAbout VMwareVMware is the world leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions. We empower our 400,000 customers by simplifying, automating, and transforming the way they build, deliver, and consume IT. We are a passionate and creative group of people, comprised of thousands of world-class computer scientists and software engineers spread across the world. At VMware, we are committed to helping our people grow professionally. Our talented employees exemplify our shared values and continue to drive our company to new heights.Job DescriptionThe future of storage is software-defined, and VMware is leading the industry forward with Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) and Virtual SAN (vSAN) product. Want to be close to the action?The charter of the Product Enablement team at Storage & Availability Business Unit (SABU) is to work directly with Product Development and Field/Partner organizations to build and help bring to market the next generation of HCI and vSAN product solutions.We're looking for hands-on solutions architects to help us drive vSAN into larger accounts, build a series of solution guides, conduct performance characterization and product interoperability and more. You will help to expand the vSAN’s solutions use cases from traditional business critical applications (Oracle, SQL Server, Exchange, etc) to VMware Cloud, Next-Gen applications, and vertical applications.You'll be directly supporting vSAN Field Sales and Presales in large transactions, as well as working with Product Development and other teams. Besides delivering solutions reference architectures, other activities will include remote support of Proof of Concept (PoC), doing custom integration and automation work, supporting Requests for Product Qualification (RPQs) and more.Our ideal Storage Solutions Architect will be a domain SME of VMware vSAN, and how it interacts with applications, networks, security, etc. You must have a solid engineering background to be able to handle hands-on technical work, as well as excellent skills to interact with customers and field personnel.Skills, personality and motivation are important; location and travel less so.ResponsibilitiesBuild vSAN solution reference architecture, standard methodologies, performance characteristics, and other technical assets to guide field implementation.Provide direct assistance to presales efforts, acting as storage and availability domain SME with vSAN product/feature expertise and comprehensive knowledge of IT enabling technologies in customer deployment scenarios.Work closely with internal peer teams (e.g., product marketing & management, technical marketing, and field teams) and external partners to deliver business-focused solution collaterals.Remotely manage/assist with lengthy and challenging vSAN customer PoCs as needed that could benefit from an ongoing VMware engagement.Develop automation scripts and tools as needed in the context of large vSAN PoCsAssist communication of product capabilities and participate in knowledge transfer events to the field primarily in terms of training-the-trainers.Be an active participant in both VMware internal and external communities (such as VMware Community and VMUG), as well as social media.RequirementsMinimum of 5 years of experience with data storage and related fields (storage management, DR, etc.). Experience in one or multiple following application areas is a plus: Oracle, SQL, Exchange, Next-Gen (e.g., BD, NoSQL), Cloud-Native or Containers.Minimum of 3 years in a Solutions Architect, Corporate Systems Engineer, or Technology Consultant role, with extensive experience in VMware products, solutions, and servicesExtensive hands-on experience dealing with infrastructure solutions. Expert level knowledge of x86 operating systems, virtualization, security, networking, and management frameworks highly desirableProficient at working directly with field personnel and large customers in the context of specific transactions.Proficient at working across multiple internal functional groups (development, PM, PMM, TMM, GSS/SE, etc.)Software development skills required, experience with APIs and automation/scripting to build tools a strong plusProven experience in authoring technical documents and white papersDemonstrated critical thinking and advanced troubleshooting skills and qualitiesMust be effective in working both independently and in a team settingExcellent communication skills both written and oral English requiredA Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, related field or equivalent experiencePosting Title: Solutions ArchitectLocation: US (Home office is ok)Is this a remote or multiple location position?: YesGroup: Storage and Availability Business UnitVMware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: VMware is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at VMware are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. VMware will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. VMware encourages applicants of all ages. VMware will provide reasonable accommodation to employees who have protected disabilities consistent with local law.,employmentType:Full Time,identifier:R183162,industry:Software Engineering,title:vSAN Solutions Architect,

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VMware (NYSE:VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, delivers customer-proven solutions that accelerate IT by reducing complexity and enabling more flexible, agile service delivery. VMware enables enterprises to adopt a cloud model that addresses their unique business challenges. VMware’s approach accelerates the transition to cloud computing while preserving existing investments and improving security and control. With more than 400,000 customers and 55,000 partners, VMware solutions help organizations of all sizes lower costs, increase business agility and ensure freedom of choice.

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