Technical Solutions Architect - Data Center - 1224292

  • Location:
    Houston, Texas, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Pre Sales and Product Management
  • Job Type
    Professional
  • Technology Interest
    Cloud and Data Center, Networking
  • Job Id
    1224292
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Data Center Technical Solutions Architect

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What You'll Do:  The position of Data Center Technical

Solutions Architect is a pre-sales technical position, which requires a balance of technical acumen and sales experience. Articulate the next generation of Cloud through cutting-edge solutions that fundamentally change the way IT is consumed.  

Who You'll Work With The successful candidate will be working closely with the product sales specialist team focused on the Data Center Architecture team in the Enterprise East Area. The role could include working on sales opportunities in the Enterprise segment. A secondary set of stakeholders will be the account teams (sales and pre-sales account quota owners) in this segment.   

Who You Are The successful candidate is expected to have strong proven experience in the following primary responsibilities that make-up the role: 1. Engagement with the technical decision maker within the Enterprise accounts with identified Data Center opportunities 2. Technical leadership in developing and positioning innovative architecture solutions to meet customer requirements 3. Driving and working as part of a technical team that could include account system engineer, ecosystem engineer, channel partner pre-sales, technical solutions network engineers 4. Developing bill of materials that reflect the architectural solutions 5. Contributing to the Cisco response RFI, RFP and RFQ document that might be issued by customers 6. Developing and executing bench-mark-testing (BMT) efforts in order to win the technical competitive 7. Developing and maintaining relationship with the technical Data Center community especially system integrators and ecosystem vendors. 8. Being a trusted advisor and subject matter expert in Data Center technology areas is also part of the role 9. Shape the Design and Architecture of the Hybrid Cloud Solution.   Desired Skills  * Application Centric Infrastructure  * Puppet, Chef  * Linux  * Python scripting    A. DC Technology skills and experience (in at least 5 areas) - x86 compute hardware - storage and data management systems - Data Center networks and network services - Data Center operations using scripting tools and languages - Hypervisor technologies as an architect, design engineer or operations - Operating systems: Linux, Microsoft Windows, etc… - Enterprise applications and/or Development environments - SDN Technologies, OpenDayLight, Openflow, Openstack - big data (hadoop) infrastructure - private/hybrid cloud deployment  B. Pre-sales skills and experience (in at least 4 areas) - Good communicator - Self-starter - Team player - Good presenter - Good organization - Competitive (likes to win)  Min Qualifications * Good Grasp of UCS Director  * Experience with Prime Service Catalog  * Experience with VACS, ICF etc.  * Good Knowledge of Private/Public Clouds  * Working Knowledge of Networks, Compute and Storage.  

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