CPOC Architect

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POST DATE 9/13/2016
END DATE 10/25/2016

NetApp Research Triangle Park, NC

Research Triangle Park, NC
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Job Summary
Job Summary:

Essential Functions

As a CPOC Labs Architect, you will provide a high level of technical consultation to account teams. You will work with customers, the account team and possibly partners to understand and interpret requirements to demonstrate best how NetApp can solve the customers business problem. You will set dates and deliverables, develop a test plan, and manage expectations for the account teams and customers. During the implementation and demonstration phases of a POC, you will coordinate the activities of the people involved. You will be always deeply involved with the technical aspects of the POCs, e.g., consulting on system configuration and analyzing performance data. Often, you will guide the demonstration activities and will present results and conclusions to customers.

Job Requirements

Willing and able to travel occasionally, domestic and international (less than 5%)
Ability to clearly articulate (written and verbal) complex technical topics
Good presentation skills to audiences (primarily technical) of varying sizes
Good interpersonal communication and customer service skills
Demonstrated project management and technical coordination/leadership skills
Demonstrated ability to set priorities and drive activities independently and to deliver results when expected

Strong aptitude for learning new technologies and understanding how to apply them to solve business problems
Excellent knowledge of at least one variant of Linux (RedHat, CentOS, SUSE) and preferably also one Windows OS (e.g., 2008/2012 Server)
Excellent understanding of disk storage subsystems (NetApp, in particular), their architecture, and their performance characteristics
Strong understanding of the following: OS design, file systems (e.g., WAFL, UFS,NTFS), storage protocols (e.g., NFS, CIFS, FC, FCoE, and iSCSI), and IP networking
Good troubleshooting and debugging skills: e.g., packet trace analysis, performance data interpretation
Experience with load generation and analysis tools (e.g., IOmeter, VDbench, VMark, IOzone)
Good knowledge of scripting languages (e.g., Perl, Python, php, shell scripting, and PowerShell)
Highly desirable Knowledge of programming languages (C/C++, C#, Java, Javascript, SQL)
Highly desirable: good knowledge of at least one server virtualization technology (e.g., VMware,HyperV)
Highly desirable: good knowledge of at least one enterprise application (e.g., Oracle, SQL Server, Exchange, SAP)

Education and Experience
Education & Experience:

5 to 8 years of experience is preferred.
A Bachelor of Arts or Sciences Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science; or equivalent is required.
Experience which demonstrates a strong level of expertise in technical specifications required to sell NetApp products and services is required

Posting Category
Systems Engineering

Full time / Part time

Posting Location
USA - North Carolina - Research Triangle Park

NetApp is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We are committed to compliance with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. NetApp? makes reasonable accommodations, consistent with applicable laws, for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified applicant or employee with a disability, who can perform the essential job functions, unless undue hardship would result.