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Title:  Converged Infrastructure Architect


Research Triangle Park, NC, US, 27709

Requisition ID:  30608


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 Converged Infrastructure Architect you work cross-functionally to develop and validate technical content for NetApp products and solutions that are targeted to Customers, Field Tech Teams and Partners. You will work closely with Product Management as well as Converged Infrastructure Engineering on the company's current and future strategies related to Converged Infrastructure solutions. You may also work closely with third-party vendor organizations as required to achieve corporate goals in regards to product integration and best practices. This position has a particular focus on networking technologies, although it will work with all layers of the stack.

- You will be responsible for developing, validating and testing technical collateral for Converged infrastructure to highlight best practices, including contributing to architectural design work, lab testing, and publishing documentation. This includes design, deployment and integration guides for products, solutions and reference architectures.

- Build and demonstrate an in depth understanding of technical capability within projects across NetApp and Partner technologies. Assist other team members with technical issues as needed.

- You will contribute to and occasionally lead projects working with cross-functional and business unit teams with supervision and occasionally lead intra-department cross functional teams. You are accountable for the quality of the tasks. This may include contributing to the design of Partner integrations highlighting NetApp technologies.

- Influence the direction of activities with your Team, Project Stakeholders, Product Management and Partners. You will begin to identify gaps in product/process and make proactive suggestions for improvement.

- Assist in technical presentations to Customers and Partners.

- Responsibility:

- The tasks this individual is responsible for are often non-routine and unstructured, requiring creative solutions.

- This individual will apply attained experiences and knowledge in solving routine to moderately complex problems.

- Interaction:

- This individual must work effectively with Staff to Vice President level employees within the function, and the technical team on assigned projects. There may be communication with employees in other functions as required.

- Management direction is provided to employee on new projects or assignments as well as review of activities and priorities.

- Be a proactive contributor and subject matter expert or lead on team projects.

- Assist with integrating new hire engineers into the team.

Job Requirements

- Knowledge and expertise in networking technologies at all layers, including Ethernet, IP, and storage protocols such as NFS, iSCSI, CIFS, and FCoE. NVMe over Fabrics or ROCE is a plus.

- Experience with planning, designing, and implementing high-bandwidth Ethernet networks using Cisco Nexus switches. Experience with Cisco ACI is a plus.

- Understanding of and experience with data center technologies including storage, network, compute, and hypervisor

- Specific experience with Cisco UCS, NetApp ONTAP or Santricity, and VMware vSphere is a plus

- Strong verbal and written communications skills; including improving presentation skills. Ability to outline and publish professional technical documents on schedule

- Ability to contribute to delivery of training materials and/or other group communications in a clear and professional manner.

- Ability to work collaboratively within a business unit team and learn influencing skills.

- Ability to work on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation.

- Must be able to manage multiple priorities and tasks in a dynamic work environment.

- Ability to build strong working relationships within the department and across business units with project related tasks.

- Problem solve difficult technical problems within the scope of the project, with technical or management assistance.

- Ability to learn to lead teams within a business unit.



- A minimum of 6 to 8 years of experience is preferred.

- Experience in converged infrastructure, solution validation, system administration, or technical marketing

- A Bachelor of Science or Masters degree in Electrical Engineering, or Computer Science or related technical discipline; or equivalent experience is required

- Demonstrated ability to have successfully completed multiple, moderately complex technical tasks.

- Project management experience is preferred.

- Knowledge of storage technologies and NetApp solutions is preferred.


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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