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Title:  Cloud Data Services Solutions Engineer


Research Triangle Park, NC, US, 27709

Requisition ID:  34312


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

The Cloud Data Services SE position is a pre-sales role supporting the sales of the CDS portfolio. Individuals in this role will work in a team environment to help prove the value of the software through demonstration, installation and use of the software in the customers environment, and being a product subject matter expert responding to customers questions.


The SE position requires the ability to understand the current state of customers IT infrastructure and how our portfolio can be utilized to improve the operational control and business impacts.

Key topic areas this role will touch on:


  • Installing and configuring software in the public clouds
  • Generalist on infrastructure, including storage, network, virtualization and cloud products
  • Interface to engineering, document new problems and use cases, testing of same
  • Interface to sales, education of sales teams and customers on the products, use cases and limitations
  • Presentation/interpretation to customers and account teams of the results
Job Requirements
  • Storage concepts for traditional on premise systems and cloud native (i.e. FC, iSCSI, FCOE, NFS, CIFS, S3)
  • Compute virtualization concepts
  • Public and Private cloud concepts
  • Experience with “Software as a Service” (SaaS)
  • Familiarity with vendor specific architectures (i.e. NetApp, Dell, HP, Cisco, VMWare, AWS, Azure, GCP)
  • General understanding of networking and security concepts
  • General understanding of containers and orchestration tools (i.e. Docker, Kubernetes, GKE, AKS, EKS)
  • Scripting languages (i.e. Java, JavaScript, Python, Perl)

Must have a Bachelor's or Master's degree and a minimum of 1-2 years of related 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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Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

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