vArchitect - Minnesota or St.Louis
Company: EMC is now part of Dell Technologies
Posted: June 30, 2016
Reference ID: 165581BR
**Dell EMC, the Converged Platforms Division, leads the industry by offering an unmatched portfolio of converged infrastructure and hyper-converged infrastructure platforms, trusted by over 1,000 businesses and enterprise organizations around the globe to power their IT initiatives.**
Think you’re up to the challenge? We’re experiencing dramatic and unprecedented growth worldwide. It’s no surprise considering that we’re the company driving the future of Converged Infrastructure and Cloud Computing. It’s an industry with over $400 billion at stake and no one is better positioned for continued success than Dell EMC. Take your career to the next level and join Dell EMC collaboration of bold thinkers who are developing the world’s most advanced converged infrastructure.
**vArchitect (Pre-Sales Engineer)**
The vArchitect will provide technical expertise in support of pre-sales activities in the assigned region. Gather requirements, perform analysis, and design fully integrated technology solutions. Technical emphasis is on converged infrastructure platforms including virtualization, compute, network, storage, management, orchestration, and application requirements. This opportunity is ideal for a proven pre-sales professional with direct contacts and experience in the enterprise account space. We are seeking highly technical individuals who are results driven with the ability to influence others to achieve results.
The vArchitect will be required to make technical and sales presentations to customer’s business decision makers and technical staff with assistance and leadership from the Account Manager. Must be able to understand EMC/Cisco/VMware and /or competitive technology and business applications within the assigned market. Assist the Account Manager in sales campaigns by developing technical responses to customer’s requests and proposals:
+ Define solutions with sales team to support customer business requirements and future strategies.
+ Leverage knowledge of competitive solutions to effectively address and dispel customer objections to solutions, and train the account and partner teams.
+ Establish relationships with the parent account teams, partners and customers in support of sales team objectives and engage and leverage corporate resources, abilities, budgets and personnel as appropriate.
+ Executes technical sales calls.
+ Configures and documents software, hardware and service solutions to meet customers and sales objectives.
+ Completes required presales documentation quickly and accurately.
+ Qualifies sales opportunities in the terms of customer technical requirements, competition, decision making process and funding.
+ Presents and markets the design and value of proposed solution and business case to customers, prospects, and management.
+ Posses detailed product./technology/industry knowledge of job associated software and applications.
Pre-Sales expertise in complex sales campaigns focused on data center solutions. Highly organized and seasoned technical pre-sales expert with exceptional relationship development skills coupled with a history of consistent goal achievement within a highly resource-matrixes environment. Additional:
+ Technical Account Management experienced coupled with a consultative approach.
+ Must have highly effective communication and presentation skills.
+ EMC Proven Professional Certification and/or VMware Certified Professional and/or Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Design Specialist desire.
+ Candidates must have 6-8 years experience in a pre-sales, customer facing role.
+ Knowledge of ITIL and Service Management, along with orchestration is preferred. Applications and knowledge of their effect on IT are highly desired.
+ Bachelor’s degree required.
If you believe you have what it takes to continue the remarkable growth and success of Dell EMC, we invite you to explore a career with a recognized industry leader. We’ll give you the chance to learn and accomplish more at a pace faster than you ever thought possible. Dell EMC is on an incredible journey to accelerate IT to cloud speed. What are you waiting for? Join us today.
When you choose our company, you join a diverse world of innovative thought leaders. At our core is a commitment to workplace diversity, the sustainability of our planet, and community corporate involvement. We offer highly competitive salaries, bonus programs, world-class benefits, and unparalleled growth and development opportunities-all to create a compelling and rewarding work environment.
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We encourage applicants of all ages.
**Critical Hiring Criteria:**
Sales, VCE - Virtual Computing Environment Coalition
211 - VCE
US - Minnesota - Eden Prairie, US - Missouri - St. Louis