Our client is a leading enterprise storage company. They are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and highly technical Sales Systems Engineer. In this role, you will be the technical expert in a team selling storage solution to Cloud Service Providers, Hosting Providers and Enterprise Accounts. They offer you a rare opportunity to become a part of one of the world's leading teams and drive the success of our products. This role requires extensive travel to customer sites in the UK.
Lead the technical relationships and direction in an assigned territory or industry vertical with prospects, clients, business partners, and application ecosystem partners.
Partner directly with a Sales Executive in the assigned territory and carry a sales target.
Deliver product, solution and architecture presentations at the C-level.
Required Skills & Experience:
Candidates must have very strong technical communication skills (both verbal and written), a positive attitude and strong team spirit as well as;
5-10 years of experience in supporting the sales of enterprise storage, networking or systems solutions to a combination of large enterprise accounts and data centers.
Deep storage experience and understanding in SAN, NAS and cloud storage.
Data Protection and Backup experience - Advantage
Deep technical knowledge of applications and operating system environments (Linux, Windows and Virtualization platforms) and their integration within the enterprise storage industry.
Excellent verbal and written communication
Ability to analyze clients' technical and business priorities, and how they relate to the solution set.
Thorough understanding of the architecture, design and implementations of multi-tiered client/server and web-based computing solutions.
Demonstrable experience in contributing significant portions and/or leading responses to RFPs, RFQs and RFIs.
Knowledge of major storage technologies (e.g. EMC, HDS, NetApp, HP, IBM etc.) and ability to handle competitive situations.
Advantage - BSc in CS, EE or other technical degree and/or equivalent experience.
Experience in at least two of the following categories is mandatory:
Storage (iSCSI, NFS, FCP, SMB and OBJECT)
Hypervisors (ESX, hyper-V, Xenserver, KVM)
Database applications (SQL, Oracle, SAP)
Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure public cloud
Data Protection and Business Continuity solutions (Commvault, Veeam, etc)
Service Provider private and public cloud environments, virtualization and cloud management (OpenStack, vCloud Director, etc.).