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Title:  Lead Technologist, Virtualization


Sunnyvale, CA, US, 94089 Waltham, MA, US, 02451 Boulder, CO, US, 80302

Requisition ID:  39521


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

Lead Technologist, Virtualization 

As customers consolidate infrastructure and create scalable environments to run new and traditional applications in virtualized and hybrid cloud environments it becomes increasingly important to fully understand customer needs and ensure that we present our offerings in a clear and differentiated way. 
In this role the Lead Technologist understands the needs of Architects and Application Owners that are tasked with consolidating these business-critical applications using virtualization today, often as one of the first steps towards embracing hybrid cloud and modern cloud-native technologies.
The Lead Technologist has unique insight into how target audiences use technology to perform their tasks and how NetApp Products, Solutions, and Services support our customers. As a Lead Technologist you articulate customer needs to NetApp marketing, sales, product management, and engineering resources and in turn articulate the value of our solutions to our target audiences.
This person will create impactful content such as customer presentations, blogs, whitepapers, etc that is customized to our target audiences. This role supports sales enablement efforts to help NetApp field teams and partners get comfortable & confident in working with these influencers and buyers. You will work directly with customers and partners & speak at industry events as needed and will be seen as a leading evangelist for the relevant products, solutions, and integrations across the portfolio. Presence on social media and engagement in relevant communities is expected.


Job Requirements

- Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

- Strong analytical skills and ability to work both independently and on cross functional teams.

- Ability to build strong working relationships across all levels of the organization, including remote areas

- Marketing experience in the technology industry.

-Ability to function well in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with competing priorities

- Strong understanding of NetApp's products and services technologies/concepts in a distributed environment.Responsibility and Interaction:Responsibility:

- The tasks this individual is responsible for are often unstructured, have wide implications and there are multiple outcomes

- This individual will apply broad expertise or unique technical/industry knowledge in solving problems that are unique and extremely complex given time, budget and resource constraints

- Demonstrate leadership and vision in determining and driving strategy decisions. Interaction

- This individual must work effectively with Staff to Vice President level employees within the function, across functions and with external parties.

-Limited supervision is provided, as this individual can operate, drive results, and set priorities independently

 -The ideal candidate will be a proactive contributor and subject matter expert.

-To be successful, this individual must demonstrate favorable results through leadership and influencing multiple individuals and groups

Often acts as mentor or facilitator.

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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