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Global Alliances UDS Senior Systems Engineer

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Job ID R91570 Date posted Feb. 22, 2019

Global Alliances UDS Senior Systems Engineer

Competitive Salary

EMEA

The Unstructured Data Division of Dell pioneers’ innovations within their product lines which meet the needs of Scale-Out File/Object, and Stream processing. Our unique business value is the ability to reduce storage costs, increase workflow productivity, increase IT operating leverage, and unlock new revenue potential for our customers.

We seek professionals who have a true passion for technology, who take charge and make an impact solving customer needs. Specifically, we seek a Pre-Sales Engineer to service accounts as part of our Isilon Specialist Systems Engineer Team. The Pre-Sales Engineer is a highly technical professional possessing in-depth knowledge of the storage industry as well as specialized knowledge of the UNIX and Windows file systems and the IP networking environment.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate technical leadership and subject matter expertise pertaining to Ethernet based storage products, distributed storage architectures, file systems, object based solutions, and competitive storage offerings in the NAS/Object product space. The Pre-Sales Engineer is a partner in the sales process contributing heavily to the creation of sales strategy and tactics. Emphasis is placed on Scale-Out NAS and Scale-Out Object targeting the creation of a Data Lake creating a file repository as well as an Analytics environment within a Hadoop infrastructure.  The candidate will also become an expert in storage technologies for AI, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning architectures.

Activities include but are not limited to presentations/white boarding, solution demonstrations, account management, assisting customers with evaluations and benchmarks, timely follow-up to Dell Sales teams, Partner inquiries, and building system configurations. The ultimate goals of the Specialist SE are to position the correct solution based on customer requirements and getting the technical win. Post-sales support is typically handled through the Dell Customer Service organization however the Pre-Sales Engineer may be called upon to assist with problem resolution as necessary. Pre-Sales Engineers may also be called on to assist with trade and marketing shows.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience supporting the sale of enterprise storage, networking, or systems solutions to large enterprise accounts and data centers
  • Systems Engineering support for Sales Representatives and ability to demonstrate solutions to customers/potential customers as part of a sales campaign
  • Ability to support and manage a customer proof-of-concept promoting key feature functionally and/or performance which differentiates EMC from other industry solutions
  • Ability to translate technical features into tangible customer business benefits
  • Preparation and delivery of technical product and architecture presentation at a CxO level
  • Develop technical solutions to customer business issues including and identifying new technologies or technologies outside of EMC products and solutions
  • Contribute significant portions and/or lead responses to RFPs, RFQs and RFIs

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or other technical degree and/or equivalent experience
  • Specialized knowledge of UNIX OS, NFS file systems and UNIX distributed network environment
  • Knowledge of Windows Server, SMB and CIFS file systems
  • Ethernet, TCP/IP, general networking knowledge
  • Understanding of the architecture, design and implementation of multi-tiered storage solutions
  • Knowledge of current and emerging storage architectures

Working knowledge within any of the following specific areas is considered a plus:

  • Isilon Systems solutions
  • NAS and Object based solutions competitive to EMC
  • Back-up, Recovery and Archive technologies
  • Hadoop/HDFS knowledge
  • AI/ML and Deep Learning Architectures
  • Media and Entertainment Architectures

Travel required 50%

Dell 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 Dell 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. Dell will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Learn more about Diversity and Inclusion at Dell here.

Dell 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 Dell 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. Dell will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Learn more about Diversity and Inclusion at Dell here.

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