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Title:  Cloud Solutions Architect


Austin, TX, US, 78759 San Diego, CA, US, 22434 Sunnyvale, CA, US, 94089 Sacramento, CA, US, 94203 San Francisco, CA, US, 94111 Phoenix, AZ, US, 85001 Addison, TX, US, 75001

Requisition ID:  63941


Are you data-driven?  We at NetApp believe in the transformative power of data – to expand customer touchpoints, to foster greater innovation, and to optimize operations.  We are designed for simplicity, optimized to protect, created to embrace future opportunity, and open to enrich choice.  We are the data authority for hybrid cloud, and we are helping our customers realize the full potential of their data.


We’ve built a Data Fabric for a data-driven world – to simplify and integrate data management across the resources that are best for the business.  With the Data Fabric, our customers can harness the power of cloud data services, build cloud infrastructures, and modernize storage through data management.


By harnessing the power of hybrid cloud data services, customers gain the freedom of choice to securely manage and move data – anywhere, on any cloud. Only NetApp can help organizations deliver data-rich customer experiences when they rapidly test and deploy new applications that easily use data and services regardless of where they reside or in what form.

Job Summary

As a Cloud Solutions Architect, you will be responsible for providing technical knowledge and support to Independent Software Vendor (ISV’s) customers. The goal is to drive sales of NetApp’s best-in-class products within an assigned territory for NetApp’s ISV account segments. You will utilize your strong technical and consultative skills to help evaluate customer requirements and design services and solutions to meet their customer needs. Successful candidates will have strong backgrounds in data storage, backup, hybrid cloud infrastructure, and hyper-converged systems and platforms, including hypervisors, software-defined storage, and virtualized networking.

  • Collaborate with sales teams to support customers in pre and post sales activities, including consulting on and disseminating product information and leading technical sales calls
  • Support the technical sales cycle including technical qualification, product and solution briefings, and proof-of-concept/demos
  • Present, position and demonstrate NetApp technologies, solutions and services to prospective customers, articulating clear business value
  • Assess customer technical storage and computing environments to assist in evaluating current customer needs and future requirements
  • Provide technical consultation and disseminate product information to the sales team

Job Requirements

  • Product and industry knowledge of cloud native services and related solutions competitive to NetApp
  • A strong understanding of the storage industry, private and public cloud environments, virtualization and cloud management stacks (ex: OpenStack, vCloud Director, etc..)
  • In-depth knowledge of Public/Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure and Cloud Service Providers (GCP, Azure, AWS)
  • Strong aptitude for learning new technologies and understanding how to utilize them in a customer-facing environment
  • Excellent technical communication skills to work with prospects, customers, and cross-functional teams


Typically requires a minimum of 12 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 8 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD with 5 years’ experience; or equivalent experience.


So get ready to tap into the data visionary within, and join us as we accelerate digital transformation and empower our customers to change the world with data!


If you ask a NetApp employee why they work here, the answer is inevitably the same: the people. At NetApp, our culture is at the heart of what we do. We place importance in trust, integrity, teamwork, and caring above all else. NetApp is a place where people are empowered to make a difference. Empowered to innovate. Empowered to collaborate. Empowered to help ourselves and others be data-driven and change the world. We take care of each other, our customers, our partners, and our communities simply because it’s the right thing to do.


We work hard but also recognize the importance of work-life balance for our employees because what’s important to them is important to us!  Recently we implemented Family First, which encourages employees to take paid time off to bond with a new child (through birth or adoption) or to care for a family member with a serious health condition.  Our volunteer time off program is best in class, offering employees 40 hours of paid time off per year to donate their time with their favorite organizations.  We provide comprehensive medical, dental, wellness and vision plans for you and your family.  We offer educational assistance, legal services, and access to discounts and fitness centers. We also offer financial savings programs to help you plan for your future.  


Join us and see what empowerment can do.



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