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Title:  Trainee Solution Engineer (m/f)- Graduate Program


Schiphol-Rijk, NL, 1119 PZ

Requisition ID:  28001


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 modernizing storage through data management, customers can upgrade infrastructure to bring modern data services to existing applications. Only NetApp can help organizations free the resources necessary to fund transformation by deploying the industry’s leading flash storage solution, which is highly efficient and scalable in both data center and cloud environments.

Job Summary

In a world transformed by digital technology, you can’t move ahead with data in silos. You need fast insights, seamless access, and the peace of mind of knowing your data is protected and within your control.

NetApp delivers the data management solutions that help you unleash the full potential of your data. NetApp is the Data Authority in the Hybrid Cloud.

S3 Academy Sales, Support and Services:

As a company committed to developing our future workforce, we created a program that enables our University Graduate Hires to fast track their careers through classroom and on-the-job training and clear benchmarks.

This Sales, Support and Services (S3) Academy gives graduates base-skills and on-going preparation to set them up for success in their careers. After training, Academy Participants move into the field.

The S3 Academy includes a robust 90-day training program in our Raleigh Durham NC. USA facilities designed for entry-level talent. 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. The training is a full year program including 3 months in RTP, Durham, North Carolina, USA and 9 months job shadowing in the field after returning to your home country in the Netherlands.

Essential Functions:

The essential responsibilities of the Solution Engineers are to work directly with the NetApp Sales team to support customers in pre-sales and post sales situations, and to work effectively across functions with other 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 Representatives or more senior level System Engineers.
  • Perform simple capacity and performance sizing for customer opportunities.
  • Provide environmental reports for customer opportunities.
  • Support account teams with responses to customer RFPs.
  • Attend customer calls and meetings with the Sales Representative.
  • Support customer proof of concepts (POC) and evaluations.
  • Provide technical consultation and disseminate product and customer information to the sales team.
  • Perform product/technology demonstrations to new and existing customers
  • Answer customer questions and general technical queries.

Unsere Anforderungen:

  • Good written and verbal communication skills in German and English / in Dutch and English / in English is required (mandatory to be considered for the role). (depending on country)
  • Good 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.
  • Highly motivated team player.
  • Entrepreneur minded work ethic.
  • Travel to the prospective customer's sites as necessary.

Ihr Profil:

  • Must have graduated within the past 18 months or will graduate in May/June 2018 with a Bachelors or Masters degree with strong preference for a major or minor in Computer Science, (Electrical) Engineering, Information Technology, Information Systems or similar field. Other degrees will be considered.
  • Experience in sales is a plus.
  • Consulting experience is a plus, especially that with customers regarding their technical requirements. 
  • Experience which demonstrates an ability to understand and communicate technical solutions selling concepts is beneficial.


What does NetApp offer?

Extensive social benefits, flexible working hours, a competitive salary and our culture, make NetApp one of the most attractive employers. We are passionate about creating a stimulating and supportive work environment for you.



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.


Join us and see what empowerment can do.

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