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Data Architect
Chicago
Posted on 8/18/2022
INACTIVE
Locations
Chicago, IL, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Leadership
Linux/Unix
Management
Marketing
Sales
NoSQL
Requirements
  • For eight straight years, Gartner has named Pure a leader in the Magic Quadrant
  • Our customer-first culture and unwavering commitment to innovation have earned us a certified Net Promoter Score in the top 1% of B2B companies globally
  • Industry analysts and press applaud Pure's leadership across these dimensions
  • And, our 4,000+ employees are emboldened to make Pure a faster, stronger, smarter company as we go
  • Pre-sales experience is required
  • 5-10 years minimum experience supporting the sales of applications, enterprise storage, networking or systems solutions to a combination of accounts and data centers
  • Experience working in or selling into High Performance Computing (HPC) environments (Genomics, AI, Machine Learning, etc.)
  • Thorough understanding of the architecture, design and implementations of multi-tiered client/server and web-based computing solutions
  • Superior knowledge of current and emerging storage architectures (FC, iSCSI, NAS, OSD, SAN)
  • Familiarity with modern web architecture a plus (LAMP stack, scale-out vs scale-up architectures, NoSQL alternatives)
  • UNIX OS, NFS file systems and UNIX distributed network environment
  • Installation/configuration of distributed computing, multiprocessing, virtual memory subsystem, storage subsystems architecture, shared memory architectures, cache architectures, windowing systems
  • Knowledge of VMWare, Local Area Networking, Ethernet, TCP/IP and general networking
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • BS in CS, EE or other technical degree and/or equivalent experience
  • Application knowledge is highly desirable
  • Strong knowledge of digital transformation to a Cloud Native architecture, On-Prem, Public Cloud, Provisioning Automation, and Containers
Responsibilities
  • Participate in the creation of sales strategy and tactics and takes ownership of technical responsibilities within customer accounts
  • Build and deliver technical product and architecture presentations with vigor to customers and lock in the technical win with clients and prospective accounts
  • Take control of evaluations and benchmarks, system configurations, and system installations
  • Work closely with Engineering, Product Management and Technical Marketing in helping to define product requirements, usability and to produce materials (i.e. whitepaper, web presentations) that support overall alliance plans and objectives
  • Delight customers and teammates with your technical leadership and domain expertise on storage products, distributed storage architectures, file systems, and competitive storage offerings in the DAS, NAS and SAN product spaces
  • Author responses to RFI & RFPs
  • Develop an exhaustive understanding of what drives a customer's business and what motivates their decision making
  • Passionately bring to light the advantages of a Pure Storage solution
  • Capture requirements and translate Customer's business needs into innovative solutions to accelerate their growth and capacity
  • Seek out and spur new opportunities for interoperability, functional, and performance testing/validation
  • Promote mutual roadmap and planning exchanges
  • Stay current with the competition and ensure that materials accurately reflect the latest, differentiated solution positioning
  • Move with market trends and competitive landscape to promote thought leadership within our organization
Pure Storage

1,001-5,000 employees

Enterprise storage company
Company mission
Pure Storage is on a mission to redefine the storage experience and empower innovators by simplifying how people consume and interact with data. The company develops flash-based storage for data centers using consumer-grade solid state drives
Benefits
  • Insurance, Health & Wellness - Accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Gym / Wellness Reimbursement, Health Insurance, Health Savings Account (HSA), Life Insurance, Maternity Leave, PTO (Vacation / Personal Days), Paternity Leave, Vision Insurance
  • Home - Business Travel Insurance, Immigration Assistance, Phone Bill Reimbursement, Remote Work
  • Financial & Retirement - 401k 100% match on the first 3% of base salary, Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP), Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Company Values
  • Persistence
  • Creativity
  • Teamwork
  • Ownership
  • Customer-first