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Systems Engineer VMware in Singapore
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Job Description

The Senior Systems Engineer is dedicated to the success of the VMware business plans pivotal from the technical perspective in developing overall business strategies, plans and implementation approaches for the engagement, enablement, market execution and delivery of the VMware solutions (EUC, Software Defined Data Center and NSX) and capabilities that involve VMware products and services.

The SE drives and supports partners and customers to develop virtualization solutions linking technology, data and applications to current and future business needs, using recognized IT architectural practices (e.g. Enterprise Architecture). He/she needs to be knowledgeable across all VMware domains, with deep proficiency in 1 and preferably multiple domains. As well as developing the solutions, the SA then needs to assist the partners and customers during initial delivery, assisting in developing go-to-market plans, training and enablement and support partner and direct sales efforts.

The SE must support the customers and partners in their technical development, understanding their development and enablement needs from a technical perspective and then planning the appropriate training, enablement and certification to meet the partners and VMware’s business goals.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Create and develop technical solutions and architectures, and the underlying business cases and planning that meets critical business needs in domains of ITaaS such as IaaS, Cloud Services, Virtualization, Unix to VMware migrations etc
  • Contribute to development of standard reusable VMware “productized” consulting Services IP including definition of tasks, deliverables and standard estimates
  • Help to document best practices in developing and deploying VMware solutions, and feed them into our knowledge base for reuse by customers and partners
  • Lead presales with initial design / architecture and delivery of strategic projects while enabling and mentoring VMware PSO and/or Partner and Customer Teams
  • Oversee strategic projects to completion and record and feedback learning to VMware to enable continual service and process improvement and with the aim of ensuring all projects are referenceable
  • Build and maintain confidence of colleagues and customers
  • Execute VMware engagements in a timely and effective manner and assist with planning
  • Effectively communicate solutions architecture to the partner, customer, third parties and project teams
  • Contribute to definition of an Organization Change Management Approach
  • Ensure that propositions are technically sound, deliverable, competitive and representative of market leadership in the application of technology to addressing business issues
  • Define, develop and implement actions according to account plans on accounts with account teams
  • Drive business development to support presales activities, with a primary focus on identifying, scoping and proposing services engagements
  • Coordinate sales efforts with delivery management and practice management team
  • Participate in regional partner and customer marketing events to promote VMware, VMware partners and solutions
    Develop new business opportunities
  • Participate and drive account relationship and issue management activities
  • Assist on VMware customer sales calls related to the virtualization of Business Critical Applications to drive VMware PSO services
  • Maintain current and in-depth knowledge of the entire VMware product line (e.g. VCAP or VCDX certification), and also maintain proficiency in VMware service offerings, value propositions, and representative case studies

Requirements:
  • 4+ years as a technical solutions or enterprise architect in a consulting environment, with strong experience in developing
  • Enterprise IT architectural solutions; TOGAF or similar certification preferred
  • Business development experience in a consulting and/or professional services environment including time supporting sales and managing technical staff and implementations
  • Significant (e.g. 3 years plus) experience in infrastructure architecture and design of complex distributed systems environments, including failover techniques, recovery/rollback, and application partitioning
  • Significant (e.g. 3 years plus) experience architecting the delivering solutions for Unix to VMware migrations or architecting solutions with experience in hypervisors, cloud computing and network virtualization
  • Strong grasp of administration concepts, activities, tuning, and implementation best practices for business
  • Experience in a technical lead role for small- or medium-size teams (preferred)
  • Strong presentation, executive client management and business development skills
  • Superior organizational and negotiation skills
  • Strong practical Unix, Linux or Windows systems administration skills at some career stage (preferred)
  • Strong understanding of computer server architectures, including peripheral interfaces (SCSI, RAID, Ethernet) and multi-processor designs (SMP)
  • Strong understanding of server, storage, networking architectures / configurations necessary to facilitate virtualizing business critical applications
  • Strong understanding of dependent services / technologies critical to support business critical applications in both a physical and virtual environment
  • Experience in assessing current state processes and define future state processes necessary to support mission critical applications in a virtual environment
  • Familiarity with systems management concepts, processes and standards (e.g. SNMP); capacity/performance management and tuning; and storage and network management
  • Understanding of modern IT production datacenter and Internet (ISP/ASP) hosting operations
  • Application software development and/or Systems programming or OS internal level skills would be an advantage
  • Familiarity with operations and systems management concepts, processes and standards (e.g. solid understanding of ITIL, CMMI, or COBIT fundamentals
  • Excellent communications (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills
  • Strong English language skills, spoken and written, further Asian languages preferable
  • Ability to travel, including international
  • Strong ability to effectively manage time, activities, and responsibilities
  • Existing technical training and certification in VCP preferred
  • B.S./B.A./M.S. degree or equivalent technical training (VCAP or VCDX certification) preferred

Advertised Location
Singapore


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