Solutions Architect - Storage and Backup
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POST DATE 8/11/2016
END DATE 12/5/2016
JOB DESCRIPTIONSTORAGE SOLUTIONS ARCHITECT PRE-SALES
For more than 25 years, Datalink has helped customers apply technology that drives and supports their businesses. Our success in the technology services sector depends on, and is fully measured by, customer business outcomes. As we continue to expand our capabilities around the data center, we remain focused on helping our customers apply technology that impacts their businesses with measurable results. With a strong foundation in servers, storage, and networks, we have evolved with the data center to include virtualization, unified computing, the cloud, IT as a Service, and more. Concurrently as we've grown, so too has the importance of the data center to the enterprise and its impact on business, as well as the delivery vehicles employed.
Throughout the years, technology and business challenges have changed, but the core foundation of our business has remained the same. Listening to customers, understanding their business needs, and knowing how to serve them will always be paramount. As one of the largest data center solutions providers in the U.S., we continue to be known as the single-source IT provider with best practice-based data center offerings, exceptional services and support, and more.
If you want to transform your career, fulfill your potential, and be acknowledged for your contributions, then Datalink is where you belong.
The Storage 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 and support for storage solutions.
This includes requirements gathering, architecture design, customization and integration with within the customer's environment. This person will work closely with Datalink sales and Datalink 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 NetApp, and/or other storage platforms such as HDS, EMC, and Pure. Working knowledge of the application layer including Oracle DB, SQL or Exchange messaging and others is a plus.
This person will serve as an Architect in designing solutions as part of Datalink's field sales teams. This position will require some travel and is customer facing.
All positions require excellent verbal and written communication skills, between both the customer and all levels within the organization. Knowledge of sound business practices and a proven track record of exceeding customer expectations and anticipating their needs are also required.
* 5+ years of Datacenter Architecture experience
* BS in Computer Science or 4+ years equivalent experience / training towards technical certifications in lieu of degree
* 5+ years of hands-on experience in one or more of the following disciplines:
* NetApp, EMC, HDS, Pure disk technology
* SAN/Block storage architecture and products (FC, ISCSI)
* NAS based architectures (NFS, CIFS)
* Replication based knowledge for major vendors (NetApp, EMC, HDS)
* Must have excellent skills in the following areas:
* Storage NetApp, EMC, HDS, Pure
* Excellent technical pre-sales skills, including formal presentations and white boarding of disk solutions.
* Excellent knowledge of storage technologies and architectures.
* Excellent analytical abilities, resulting in problem resolution.
All offers of employment with Datalink are contingent upon the successful passing of a background check. Datalink Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected Veteran or disabled status and will not be discriminated against for their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, military status, or national origin or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law. Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.