The Principal Solution Systems Engineer-Validation reports to the Austin Site Engineering Manager and is responsible for Solution Validation of the Microsoft and Dell EMC factory Image, Field Replaceable Unit procedures (FRU), Solution Failure Domains and solution expansion procedures for Dell EMC Azure Stack Engineered Systems. This Engineer will work directly with Dell EMC solutions architects, Azure Stack Engineering teams and Microsoft to ensure robust validation of the Solution as well as solution software images, deployment, expansion and FRU processes. The Validation Systems Senior Engineer will work with team members to identify any gaps or issues in the hardware architecture, software images or field procedures used for this solution. This Engineer is the Subject Matter Expert for Azure Stack image creation, deployment and Solution validation tools.
**Principal Duties and Responsibilities**
+ Develop and maintain knowledge of Azure Stack image and deployment requirements. Negotiate updates and changes where required.
+ Develop and enhance solution validation procedures and automation.
+ Support infrastructure automation utilizing best practices and tools.
+ Execute tests and provide on solution tests of team documentation
+ Create product documents for use by Dell EMC Engineers, partners or customers.
+ Communicate validation progress and issues to Dell EMC team and Microsoft Azure Stack engineers as appropriate.
+ Consult with solution architects and technical marketing to provide solution white papers or technical marketing content as needed.
+ Support pre and post sales teams with customer specific deployment recommendations.
**Skills & Qualifications**
+ Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
+ Experience using, installing and configuring Dell EMC and Microsoft Cloud products.
+ Experience or certifications with Azure is recommended
+ Knowledge of computing infrastructure technologies, particularly in the fields of networking and storage
+ Ideally should have sufficient programming knowledge to use scripting tools and languages to automate test infrastructure setup and execution. Examples could include Perl, Python, PowerShell and use of tools such as Chef or Puppet
+ Undergraduate degree and 6-8 years relevant experience or Graduate degree and 4-6 years relevant experience
+ Travel: 10%
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**Critical Hiring Criteria:**
Engineering - Other
200 - STORAGE CORPORATE
US - Massachusetts - Hopkinton, US - Texas - Austin