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New Grad - Pre-Sales - Associate Solutions Engineer

Broomfield, Colorado

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Job ID R187778

Business Summary:

VMware is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility. VMware accelerates customers’ digital transformation journey by enabling enterprises to master a software-defined approach to business and IT. With VMware solutions, organizations are building extraordinary experiences by mobilizing everything.  Our customers are responding faster to opportunities with modern data and apps hosted across hybrid clouds, and safeguarding customer trust with a defense-in-depth approach to cybersecurity.

At the core of what we do are our people who deeply value execution, passion, integrity, customers, and community. Do you dare to do the stuff you’ve always dreamed about? Dare to explore at

VMware offers cutting-edge cloud infrastructure and security services to companies of all shapes and sizes. Our world is all about technology, and that world is growing because the imagination, ingenuity and talent of our teams knows no bounds. We believe that creativity sparks innovation and inspires our employees to think of VMware differently and change the world around them.

Job Role and Responsibilities:

VMware Academy:

VMware Academy is a global development program that is designed to fast track new graduates from in-depth training into successful careers within the Worldwide Sales and Services organization. As a part of VMware Academy, you will begin your journey by being immersed in several weeks of collaborative training known as Foundation (classroom) at a designated VMware location. Upon completion of Foundation training, you will return to your home office and move into Role-Based (on-the-job) training over the course of 4-6 months depending on role and location. During your Role-Based training, you will continue to develop your skills and product knowledge while creating meaningful mentor relationships that will ignite your career. After Role-Based training, you will have completed Academy and transition into your role and business unit. With continued development, manager support, and ongoing mentorships, your growth is limitless. We look forward to seeing you in Worldwide Sales and Services.

Associate Solutions Engineer (Pre-Sales) - U.S. Enterprise:

The Academy Solutions Engineer (SE) will provide support to the VMware U.S. Enterprise Sales Organization in pursuit of transforming customers leveraging VMware solutions. In this role, you will use your technical and communication skills to build relationships with customers; help accelerate the closure of business within a geographic territory or defined set of accounts; and assist in the transformation of our customers. Typical duties include creating customized remote and onsite presentations and demonstrations; assisting customers and partners with product evaluations and product feature/benefit discussions; assisting with solution designs and/or proposal development (products and services) and responses; and enabling VMware Partners. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Ability to obtain and maintain, at minimum, a VMware Datacenter Virtualization Certification; expectation is that the candidate(s) will possess advanced certifications following the first full year on the job
  • Must learn and maintain current knowledge of complete VMware product set and be able to describe key features and benefits of each
  • Provide pre-sales technical support to sales teams, partners, and ultimately customers
  • Deliver onsite and remote product and solution presentations and demonstrations
  • Assist with the training of sales and VMware Partner personnel
  • Develop and deliver responses to customer and prospect technical inquiries
  • Provide evaluations and proof-of-concept assistance to partners and customers
  • Participate in SE discussion forums
  • Document customer feature requests and issues
  • Assist product development in testing new products
  • Stays informed and on top of developments within industry and the organization
  • Establish positive working relationships – internal and external

Required Skills:

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in any relevant field of study
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent social and communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • High interpersonal skills with the ability to work well in a team and customer-facing environment
  • Strong customer / partner relationship building skills
  • Must be effective in working both independently and in a team setting
  • Strong listening and question-based selling skills
  • Ability to uncover business and technical challenges to develop a solution to solve those challenges
  • Available to start in July 2019
  • Ability to travel as required – anticipate up to 25% travel across assigned territories

Preferred Skills:

  • Hands on IT experience from either Internships, Co-Ops, Work Experience, and/or Projects
  • Direct VMware or presales engineering a plus
  • Client-facing work experience a plus
  • Application development experience a plus
  • Development of Integrative Solutions through either previous internships or Capstone project(s)
  • Leadership experience through either leading campus extracurricular activities (e.g. clubs) or volunteer work

*VMware will not sponsor a visa for this role.

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