• Senior Specialist Storage Solutions Architect - Paris

    Location FR-Remote
    Posting date 3 weeks ago(9/27/2018 4:24 AM)
    Job ID
    Solution Architecture
  • Company Description

    At Red Hat, we connect an innovative community of customers, partners, and contributors to deliver an open source stack of trusted, high-performing solutions. We offer cloud, Linux, middleware, storage, and virtualization technologies, together with award-winning global customer support, consulting, and implementation services. Red Hat is a rapidly growing company supporting more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies.

    Job summary

    The Red Hat Sales team is looking for an experienced sales engineer to join us as a Senior Specialist Storage Solutions Architect in France. In this role, you will support the Sales team as the technical expert in the delivery and implementation of Red Hat storage solutions. You'll demonstrate a diverse understanding of complex storage systems, design value-driven architectures, and present the application and ROI of these solutions. You will deliver compelling recommendations that directly result in closing new sales. As a Senior Specialist Storage Solutions Architect, you will be seen by our customers as a seasoned technical expert. We'll need you to help make open source technology both practical and workable for big enterprise customers and help bring about the best solutions by demonstrating the technical and business value of the Red Hat storage platform.

    Primary job responsibilities

    • Gain an in-depth understanding of the customer's business and IT environments
    • Collaborate with sales executives in assessing the potential application of Red Hat solutions
    • Work with service teams to assist customers with the deployment of Red Hat Storage solutions into their environments and act as a technical point of contact for customers' research issues in a timely manner; follow-up directly with the customer to resolve problems
    • Provide follow-up support in sharing and dispersing technical information on specific applications
    • Prepare detailed product specifications and implement detailed customer installation plans
    • Act as the storage solutions subject matter expert in-country
    • Educate the pre-sales and sales teams on our storage offerings and elevate our overall capability in this domain; host virtual training sessions, write internal technical whitepapers, and facilitate knowledge sharing across the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) Solutions Architecture team

    Required skills

    • Demonstrated success in a technical pre-sales role supporting sales account managers, or a demonstrated aptitude and interest in sales competency and a familiarity with post-sales activities while acting as a consultant
    • Excellent presentation and documentation skills
    • Good communication skills and business insight to develop relationships at engineering, commercial, and executive levels throughout organizations
    • Experience implementing and designing solutions in a variety of enterprise storage, networking, or high-end enterprise environments
    • Experience installing, administering, or troubleshooting client-server applications and operating systems on Linux, UNIX, or Windows
    • Knowledge of network protocols like TCP/IP, FTP, NFS, or SMB/CIFS
    • Willingness to travel
    • Gluster or Ceph storage skills are a plus

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