Storage Architect Job Description

Storage Architect Job Description

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Storage architect provides technical consulting, assistance, and enablement to customers on Red Hat's storage technologies, particularly relating to Red Hat Ceph Storage.

Storage Architect Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Work with vendors to POC new products and enhance capability of existing platforms
Engage with engineering, operations and other architecture teams to align services to existing and future business capabilities
Conduct project/account design reviews
Review and approve project design deliverables
Contributes to definition of “technical authority” and the associated standards of work
Confers with and advises peers and IT Infrastructure management on technical problems, priorities, and methods
Experience supporting mission critical storage & data protection solutions is highly desired, leading POCs, developing test plans, working with internal customers on requirements determination
Expert level in enterprise data protection architectures (tape, tapeless, cloud, object storage, ), concepts (virtualization, archive, deduplication, ), and solutions (Networker, TSM, NetBackup, CommVault)
Provide technical updates to Inside Sales team, provide initial training for new sellers to Inside Sales
Gain an in-depth understanding of the customer's business and IT environments

Storage Architect Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Storage Architect

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CCNP, UDP, TCP/IP, CISCO, API, AWS, ITIL, GCS, RHCE, LINUX

Education for Storage Architect

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the storage architect job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Computer Science, Technical, Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Education, Information Systems, Business, Technology, Information Technology

Skills for Storage Architect

Desired skills for storage architect include:

Networking Technologies
Backup topics and Linux systems
Storage technologies like Isilon
Windows file servers
Written/spoken French & English at a professional level

Desired experience for storage architect includes:

A Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, related field or equivalent experience
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or engineering field
5+ years of experience in Fortune 1000 data center installations
HP ASE Certification or similar industry certification in at least two categories involving computer networking, servers, or storage
Knowledge and understanding of instructional design
Both hands on leader and visionary

Storage Architect Examples


Storage Architect Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a storage architect. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for storage architect
  • Act as the storage solutions subject matter expert in-country
  • Educate the pre-sales and sales teams on our storage offerings and elevate our overall capability in this domain
  • Strong knowledge and implementation experience in EMC Enterprise storage technologies such as XtremIO, Isilon, VMAX3, VNX2, Unity, VNXe, VPLEX, Cisco MDS Enterprise Switches and Backup technologies such as Avamar, Datadomain and EMC Networker
  • Designs the EMC solution and supports the installation, customization and integration of the solution
  • Work with Support in case of Hardware failure and troubleshoot issues with reference to EMC’s best practices and knowledge base
  • Develops and cultivates strong customer relationships ensuring a 'customer for life' relationship
  • Expected to have strong customer-facing skills including negotiation, conflict resolution, and crisis management
  • Responsible to analyze customer provided requirement and work with program managers and customers to get appropriate information for the implementation of the vBlock
  • Proactively alerts project management and sales team of potential problems and solutions
  • Supports the design and development of the technical content defined in the Statement of Work
Qualifications for storage architect
  • Proficient at working across multiple internal functional groups (development, PM, PMM, GSS, TMM)
  • Software development skills required, experience with APIs and automation/scripting to create tools a strong plus
  • Experience in sales engineering or solutions architecture for enteprise storage
  • Expert in of the core technologies used by the firm
  • Certifications in the Compute
  • Detail oriented, strong communication skills, ability to multi-task, and work independently

Storage Architect Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of storage architect. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for storage architect
  • Responsible for the creation of proposals that address current and evolving client requirements
  • Develops and articulates solutions based on a customer's strategic business or technical requirements
  • Leads project quality assurance activities, including performing technical QA reviews on components for a team and performing
  • Generate Micron Implementation Specifications for TCG and FIPS, and for security features under storage interfaces (NVMe, PCIe, … )
  • Generate swim lane security requirements matrices for a 2-4 year time horizon
  • Perform analysis on complex features for Micron SSD security and interfaces – Prepare security certification material and customer facing material to clarify/align proper implementation on complex features
  • Maintain repositories and facilitate reviews on Micron SSD security implementations which will occur across ASIC, FW, and SSD System teams (site to house standards, Micron Implementations, and running history of decisions made on our implementation)
  • Generate SSD Firmware that implements cryptographic services and TCG
  • Occasional travel to visit customers and partners and attend conferences and other events
  • Sets Storage architecture standards and methodologies
Qualifications for storage architect
  • Working on emerging technical areas data de-duplication
  • Proficient in voice, video, and app technologies/protocols (circuit, VoIP, SIP, IMS, AIN, Camel)
  • Knowledge of the storage platforms with a specialization on the NAS matters
  • Solid experience on NAS technologies as an Architect
  • Basic knowledge of ITIL processes
  • Deep understanding of at least one Object Storage offering, experience with related applications and partner solutions

Storage Architect Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of storage architect. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for storage architect
  • Act as the technical point of contact for current and prospective customers, the Sales team
  • Gather the architecture and design of solutions to meet customers' needs and present them to the customer
  • Research and write responses to technical sections of RFPs and RFIs
  • Manage and support pre-sales pilots, demonstrations, proofs of concepts, evaluations, and benchmarking
  • Developing chapter members
  • Establishing principles and standards
  • Monitor and advise on industry trends
  • Model architectures and design experiments to validate assumptions
  • Provide consultation to NVMe implementers
  • Create and realize a holistic tools strategy for NVMe
Qualifications for storage architect
  • The CTA has overall architectural responsibility for the design of cross platform infrastructures including servers, storage, workstations, middleware, non-application software, networks, and the physical facilities that support the applications and business processes required by the client
  • Identification and progression of sales opportunities for Enterprise Infrastructure solutions and specific workload/industry solutions
  • Virtualized storage environment
  • Provide direct contributions to the OpenStack community focusing on Swift and Tempest and other communities as needs arise
  • Drive clear interface strategy, OpenStack integration, and Swift compatibility plans
  • Drive technical OpenStack strategy based on community trends and client application needs

Storage Architect Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a storage architect. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for storage architect
  • Complete all duties with minimal guidance or assistance
  • Developing in both Windows user-mode and kernel-mode (C, C++ and C#)
  • Develop virtualization technology related new features and tools on Windows
  • Work on a small team (1-5) engineers on a daily basis
  • Providing problem determination and resolution, install and update newly developed software to assigned systems
  • Research, plan, install, configure, troubleshoot, maintain and upgrade operating systems
  • Responsible for capacity planning, disaster recovery, and security, where necessary
  • Possess extensive experience with operating systems, network protocols, systems programming and configurations, and/or hubs, switches, and routers
  • Provide leadership, technology expertise, direction, coordination, and consultation, in the development, integration, launch, scaling, and maintenance of new and existing products and solutions
  • Works with the team to define standards and frameworks with regards to Compute, Storage and Networks and create software defined deployments for multiple platforms
Qualifications for storage architect
  • Bachelor Degree and a minimum of 7 years’ experience in a storage & backup architectural leadership role spanning a broad range of technologies including NetBackup, EMC VMAX, NetApp, replication tools, Data Domain, Avamar, Atmos, data protection strategy, storage virtualization, tiering, thin provisioning, compression, encryption AND/OR high availability infrastructure
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience with data storage and related fields (storage management, BC, DR)
  • Extensive hands-on experience dealing with infrastructure solutions
  • Proficient at working directly with field personnel and large customers in the context of specific transactions
  • Work closely with development team focusing on the exeuction / development of inteface and integration roadmap
  • Coordinate efforts of local team of engineers responsible for Swift / Tempest / and other open source contributions

Storage Architect Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a storage architect. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for storage architect
  • Participates in Business planning, IT Strategy and Setting direction from the perspective of Storage, Storage Fabrics and Data Protection strategies
  • Collaborate with various teams to do advanced performance analysis, tuning and troubleshooting
  • Identifies and obtains customer functional and non-functional requirements in preparation for a detailed system design
  • Must be able to provide end to end solution and design details to customers by acting as a “product subject matter expert” to help identify and qualify business opportunities
  • Works with the Sales Team using a consultative approach to identify customer business needs and develop enterprise solutions to address those needs
  • Participate in periodic Sales Funnel Reviews and responsible to maintain all customer’s technical information up to date in Salesforce
  • Support Inside Sales Team (TSM’s) via phone/webex for customer calls and technical demo’s
  • Provide technical training to the Inside Sales Team
  • Provides effective technical presentations on all aspects of our solutions to customers and partner, including conveying the features, functions, benefits, and capabilities of our products, conveying how our products inter-operate with 3rd-party products
  • Work with the world’s largest enterprise and cloud IT companies directly and indirectly to help solve complex IT problems and drive infrastructure transformation
Qualifications for storage architect
  • Java or Python developer (and ability to learn both)
  • HTTP/RESTful interface experience (both server and client side)
  • Experience owning/managing an open source project
  • Work with an open standards body (e.g., IEEE, IETF)
  • Expertise in hardware components, such as PCIe, hard drives, SSD, UltraDIMM, SAS, SATA and, NVMe storage devices, storage controllers, storage infrastructure, SAS switches / expanders, server chassis, storage SAS expander, disk backplane, disk enclosures, SAN, NAS
  • Deep knowledge of storage protocols and standards, such as SAS, SATA, NVMe, , iSCSI, Fibre Channel

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