Dell Storage Solutions Architect in Zurich, Switzerland

Job Description:

Key Responsibilities:

The CPSD Solution Architect (Storage) is responsible for the installation, configuration, and integration of Vblock systems. This is a customer facing role, also responsible for customer low level configuration workshops, factory logical configuration, and installation and configuration of additional products and components with Vblock systems

  • Conduct Logical Configuration Survey calls with clients, recommending designs based on customer requirements and equipment purchased

  • Factory logical configuration of Vblock systems.

  • Installation of Vblock systems on-site at customer locations

  • Configuration of Vblock storage components, including but not limited to VNXe, VNX, VMAX 10K/20K/40K, Powerpath, MDS

  • Comprehensive backup and testing of all installed Vblock components

  • In-depth Knowledge Transfer of Vblock Systems to customers

  • Hardware, software and firmware upgrades of Vblock systems and components

  • Preparation and completion of required pre and post deployment documentation

  • Mentoring of CPSD partners in Vblock technology and deployment

  • Cross-training in all Vblock components and technologies

  • Sales or pre-sales support and qualification

Essential Requirements:

  • EMC Proven Professional Specialist Level or equivalent

  • 5-10 years industry experience: design, install, configure, support

  • Experience installing and configuring EMC storage arrays VNX, VMAX, Powerpath, Cisco MDS or equivalent

  • Familiarity with EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions: Recoverpoint, Avamar, Data Domain, and Vplex

  • Working knowledge of VMware virtualization

  • Working knowledge of network protocols

  • Strong problem solving skills.

Desired Requirements:

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Professional, dependable, and flexible team player.

  • Must work well under pressure

  • Experienced in management of vendors for hardware and software support and warranties.

  • Have the ability to handle multiple tasks at the same time.

  • Proficiency in hardware, software and/or operating systems environments.

  • Ability to work effectively with senior management.

  • Mentoring/Coaching skills

  • Understanding of ITIL foundations


Our people are the most critical component of our long-term success and their health and well being are our priority. You will enjoy a comprehensive, locally competitive benefits package.

Dell is 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. Dell encourages applicants of all ages.

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.

Critical Hiring Criteria:

Functional Area(s):

VCE - Virtual Computing Environment Coalition



Business Unit:

211 - VCE


Switzerland - Zurich