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Title:  Academy - Solutions Engineer

Location: 

Research Triangle Park, NC, US, 27709

Requisition ID:  124208

About NetApp

We’re forward-thinking technology people with heart. We make our own rules, drive our own opportunities, and try to approach every challenge with fresh eyes. Of course, we can’t do it alone. We know when to ask for help, collaborate with others, and partner with smart people. We embrace diversity and openness because it’s in our DNA. We push limits and reward great ideas. What is your great idea?

"At NetApp, we fully embrace and advance a diverse, inclusive global workforce with a culture of belonging that leverages the backgrounds and perspectives of all employees, customers, partners, and communities to foster a higher performing organization." -George Kurian, CEO

Job Summary

The Sales, Services and Support (S3) Academy is designed for entry-level talent. It includes a robust 90 day training, business integration support, and other tailored programs to promote professional development and community. During this training, Academy Participants gain the foundational knowledge needed to have a basic understanding of the Storage Industry, NetApp, and products and solutions. Additionally, they effectively develop transferable soft skills that will allow them to excel within the organization and in their long- term careers.

 

In this position your overall focus areas will be in supporting and developing processes and systems for quick andthorough responses to customer RFP's, provide systems configuration recommendations, and apply yourbackground and experience to deliver solutions to technical problems.You will work directly with the NetApp Salesteam to support customers in pre-sales and post sales situations, and to work effectively across functions withother NetApp employees in Sales, Marketing, Customer Service and Development areas.

 

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Assist in identifying customer needs and requirements
  • Define elements of a customer's technical computing environment as assigned by sales reps or senior-level SE's
  • Answer customer questions
  • Provide technical support to current customers and 'try-and-buy' test projects
  • Help define customer acceptance criteria for 'try-and-buy' evaluation projects
  • Pick up and deliver NetApp evaluation test system to the customer site
  • Attend customer calls with the Sales Representative
  • Provide technical consultation and disseminate product information to the sales team


 

Job Requirements

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal communication and customer service skills are needed in order work successfully with prospects, customers, and cross-functional teams to meet performance goals
  • Strong aptitude for learning new technologies and understanding how to utilize them in a customer-facing environment
  • Ability to follow standard engineering principles and practices.
  • Creative approach to problem-solving
  • Travel to the prospective customer's sites as necessary
  • Open-minded and positive attitude
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to changing environments

 

Education

No industry-relevant experience is required for this position.  Candidates who have acquired basic knowledge or skills through education, internships or relevant coursework will be considered.  

 

Additional Details 

Job Posting Info: This is a pipeline position that will be opened on a recurring basis and used to fill roles aligned with the required skill sets. Recruiting efforts will be ongoing until specific teams find an ideal match. 
Thrive Everywhere: NetApp’s approach to in-person and remote work will be a flexible hybrid model that emphasizes flexibility for employees and puts our talent first. 

Equal Opportunity Employer:

NetApp is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination based on age, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability or genetic information, pregnancy, protected veteran status, and any other protected classification. 

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Why NetApp?

In a world full of generalists, NetApp is a specialist. No one knows how to elevate the world’s biggest clouds like NetApp. We are data-driven and empowered to innovate. Trust, integrity, and teamwork all combine to make a difference for our customers, partners, and communities. 
 
We expect a healthy work-life balance. Our volunteer time off program is best in class, offering employees 40 hours of paid time off per year to volunteer 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. We also offer financial savings programs to help you plan for your future.  
 
If you run toward knowledge and problem-solving, join us. 

 

USA Residents Only: 

 

The base salary hiring wage range for this position which the Company reasonably and in good faith expects to pay for the position in the specified geographic areas or locations,  is $80,190 – $112,750. Final compensation will be dependent on various factors relevant to the position and candidate such as geographical location, candidate qualifications, certifications, relevant job-related work experience, education,  skillset and other relevant business and organizational factors, consistent with applicable law.  In addition, the position may include some of the following comprehensive benefits such Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, 401(K), Paid Time off (PTO), sick time, leave of absence as per the FMLA and other relevant leave laws, Company bonus/commission, employee stock purchase plan, and/or restricted stocks (RSU’s).


Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

Job Segment: Pre-Sales, Compliance, RFP, Sales, Legal, Entry Level, Research

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