Hiring – Service Provider Cloud Architects

By | March 16, 2012

In the spirit of trying to put this blog to work for me, I thought I’d use it to try and generate some interest and ideally find some candidates in for couple of roles that I am currently looking to fill at EMC. As we continue to develop and build our Service Provider partner ecosystem here in Europe the following roles are now open:

  • Service Provider Cloud Architect, based in London, English speaker (Spanish/German/French/Italian language skills beneficial)
  • Service Provider Cloud Architect, based in Paris, French & English speaker
These roles will be dedicated to supporting a couple of EMC’s largest Service Provider partners here in EMEA so they should be considered senior pre-sales roles and would suit someone with 10+ years IT Services experience with a significant proportion of this in customer facing roles, ideally in a pre-sales engineering or post-sales solutions architecture role.
Here’s a bit more detail from the role specification.
The Service Provider (SP) Cloud Architect should have a well balanced technical and business knowledge of the IT and Cloud Computing Industry. The focus of the role will be on Cloud based solution/services development, extended well beyond converged infrastructure (Vblock) and VMware based solutions into broader XaaS type offerings such as IaaS, Backup-aaS, Desktop-aaS, and other advanced service offering.
The successful candidate will have experience of Cloud and XaaS solution development life cycles, ideally this will have been gained within a Service Provider, Consulting or Technology Vendor role, so that he or she can assemble and lead virtual teams and coordinate the design, build and implementation activities for joint EMC and Service Provider solutions.
Success requires a dynamic, hard-working and very senior “geek that can speak” who has demonstrated an ability to lead based on experience, knowledge, passion and competence.
  • Deep technical skills and knowledge of EMC/VMware and competitive architectures and their deployment within the Service Provider context.
  • Ability to articulate “Why EMC?” in the Service Provider Solutions context
  • Recent experience with design and deployment of IaaS/PaaS/SaaS cloud services and virtualized infrastructures. Operational experience a plus.
  • Able to act as a solution architect and to propose solutions and lead cross-functional teams responsible for designing solutions for specific SP partner
  • Establish onsite presence with a specific SP partner and develop relationships with SP technical and corresponding product portfolio  teams
  • Act as liaison between EMC Solutions and product teams and SP
  • Provide feedback to EMC’s Service Provider PMO and EMC Product Business Units on product readiness/requirements for Service Provider partners

If you or anyone you know might be interested drop me a note at ian.massingham (a) emc.com and I will send you a full copy of the role profile and we can take it from there.

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