Dell Senior Systems Engineer in Houston, Texas

Job Description:

Sr Systems Engineer

The Emerging Technologies Division of Dell EMC pioneer innovations within their product lines which meet the needs of Scale-Out File/Object, Software Defined Storage, and Converged Infrastructure. Our unique business value is the ability to reduce storage costs, increase workflow productivity, increase IT operating leverage, and unlock new revenue potential for our customers.

We seek professionals who have a true passion for technology, who take charge and make an impact solving customer needs. Specifically, we seek a Pre-Sales Engineer to service accounts as part of our Isilon Specialist Systems Engineer Team. The Pre-Sales Engineer is a highly technical professional possessing in-depth knowledge of the storage industry as well as specialized knowledge of the UNIX and Windows file systems and the IP networking environment.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate technical leadership and subject matter expertise pertaining to Ethernet based storage products, distributed storage architectures, file systems, object based solutions, and competitive storage offerings in the NAS/Object product space. The Pre-Sales Engineer is a partner in the sales process contributing heavily to the creation of sales strategy and tactics. Emphasis is placed on Scale-Out NAS and Scale-Out Object targeting the creation of a Data Lake creating a file repository as well as an Analytics environment within a Hadoop infrastructure.

Activities include but are not limited to presentations/white boarding, solution demonstrations, account management, assisting customers with evaluations and benchmarks, timely follow-up to Core EMC and customer inquiries, and building system configurations. The ultimate goals of the Specialist SE are to position the correct solution based on customer requirements and getting the technical win. Post-sales support is typically handled through the EMC Customer Service organization however the Pre-Sales Engineer may be called upon to assist with problem resolution as necessary. Pre-Sales Engineers may also be called on to assist with trade and marketing shows.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

• Eight years minimum experience supporting the sale of enterprise storage, networking, or systems solutions to large enterprise accounts and data centers

• Systems Engineering support for Sales Representatives

• Ability to demonstrate solutions to customers/potential customers as part of a sales campaign

• Ability to support and manage a customer proof-of-concept promoting key feature functionally and/or performance which differentiates EMC from other industry solutions

• Knowledge of industry benchmarking standards and performance tuning/sizing

• Ability to translate technical features into tangible customer business benefits

• Preparation and delivery of technical product and architecture presentation at a CxO level

• Develop technical solutions to customer business issues including and identifying new technologies or technologies outside of EMC products and solutions

• Contribute to meeting revenue targets by providing pertinent, timely and on-going customer technical information flow

• Contribute significant portions and/or lead responses to RFPs, RFQs and RFIs

• Contribute to building 'Best Practices' among peers in sales and systems engineering

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Travel within the geography and available means of transportation is required with travel outside of the geography occurring occasionally – A valid driver’s license is also required

• Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or other technical degree and/or equivalent experience

• Specialized knowledge of UNIX OS, NFS file systems and UNIX distributed network environment

• Knowledge of Windows Server, SMB and CIFS file systems

• Ethernet, TCP/IP, general networking knowledge

• Understanding of the architecture, design and implementation of multi-tiered storage solutions

• Knowledge of current and emerging storage architectures

EMC Values:

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:

Working knowledge within any of the following specific areas is considered a plus:

• Isilon Systems solutions

• NAS and Object based solutions competitive to EMC

• Back-up, Recovery and Archive technologies

• Hadoop/HDFS knowledge

• Working knowledge of ViPR and software defined storage

Functional Area(s):



ECD / CTD Sales

Business Unit:

205 - ISILON


US - Texas - Houston