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Solutions Engineering Virtualization Platform Senior Engineer

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Location: Santa Clara, California, United States
Job ID: 1016650HV
Date Posted: Feb 18, 2022
Segment: IT
Business Unit: Hitachi Vantara
Company Name: Hitachi Vantara Corporation
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science

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Meet The Team

The Hitachi Vantara Converged Solutions Engineering team is looking for a senior solutions architect who will deliver data center converged - integrated compute, storage, and networking - infrastructure solutions that address the challenges and inefficiencies of the traditional data center in enterprise accounts. The candidate will be responsible for architect, design, implement, test, automate and documentation of Virtualization solution integrations built on Hitachi Unified Compute Platform. The candidate will develop as well as provide ongoing recommendations and best practices to customers from both technical and operational perspectives.

What You Will Be Doing

Research, design, implement, test, troubleshoot, automate, and document architectures for virtualized solutions on Hitachi Unified Converged Platform
• Develop and deliver test plans, lab reports, best practices, technical presentations, analyst briefings, and white papers to address various areas of Hitachi Vantara Converged solutions.
• Be the technical focal point for solution segment(s) that you are assigned
• Work with Engineering and partners (if appropriate) to properly set test (and performance) goals. After agreement, develop, review, and execute test plan. Debug issues as they come up. Testing can be done with the Hitachi Vantara lab environment or an outside lab if appropriate
• Be ready to work in the data center as and when needed for hardware configuration or troubleshooting of UCP solution infrastructure
• Support, assist, and consult with all levels of Hitachi Vantara, including Account Executives, Product Management, Product Marketing, Product Support, VP, etc, through delivery of technical presentations and reports.
• Responsible for ongoing recommendations and best practices for Hitachi UCP Converged and Hyper-Converged solutions around business continuity, high availability, backup, recovery, and archiving.
• Responsible for working directly with solutions engineering teams that develop UCP for virtualization products from inception to product GA, including efforts such as vSAN certification
• Responsible for ongoing management of configuration and layout of UCP solution infrastructure

What You Bring To The Team

Technical Skills:
• Excellent knowledge in enterprise virtualization solutions using VMware vSphere. VMware Certified Engineer preferred
• Excellent knowledge in networking and storage protocols: Fibre Channel, Nemeroff, TCP/IP, CIFS, NFS, Storage Area Network
• Excellent knowledge in vSAN and VCF
• Good storage knowledge in RAID, disk-subsystem, file system, snapshot, replication, and deduplication
• Experience with Agile methodologies
• Experience with Python, UNIX shell scripting and IT automation/orchestration technologies such as Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Jenkins, Terraform etc.
• Advanced problem-solving skills
• Performance tuning and benchmarking is a plus

General Skills:
• A team player and fast technology adoption is a must.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Excellent problem solver and ability to work independently.
• Excellent internal and external customer skills. Possess the ability to work and communicate with the senior technical and executive levels including consultants, SE, DSM, PM, VP, etc.
• Possess the ability to work on extremely complex problems where analysis of situations or conditions requires an evaluation of intangible variance factors with solutions in the $100K to $20M spectrum.
• Exercises independent judgment in developing methods, techniques, and evaluation criterion for obtaining results and formatting these results in such a way as to benefit the corporation's customers, partners, SALES, REVENUE, and overall PROFIT.
• Ability to justify and quantify findings and analysis where decisions would impact customers, partners, SALES, REVENUE, and PROFIT, as well as HITACHI VANTARA' reputation.
• Requires a BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience in open systems hardware and software and networking infrastructure.

Our Company

Hitachi Vantara is part of the Global Hitachi family. We balance innovation with an open, friendly culture and the backing of a long-established parent company, known for its ethical reputation. We guide customers from what's now to what's next by unlocking the value of their data and applications to solve their digital challenges, achieving outcomes that benefit both business and society.

Our people are our biggest asset, they drive our innovation advantage as we strive to offer a flexible and collaborative workplace where they can thrive. Diversity of thought is welcomed, and our employee base is represented by several active Employee Resource Group communities. We offer industry leading benefits packages (flexible working, generous pension and private healthcare) and promote a creative and inclusive culture. If driving real change gives you a sense of pride and you are passionate about powering social good, we'd love to hear from you.

With Japanese Roots Going Back Over 100 Years, Our Culture Is Founded On The Values Of Our Parent Company Expressed As The Hitachi Spirit

We are proud to say we are an equal opportunity employer and welcome all applicants for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Wa - Harmony, Trust, Respect

Makoto - Sincerity, Fairness, Honesty, Integrity

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