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VSAN Specialist SE

Johannesburg, South Africa

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Job ID R1912296

VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable our more than 350,000 enterprise and SMB customers to thrive in the Cloud Era. A pioneer in the use of virtualization and policy-driven automation technologies, VMware simplifies IT complexity across the entire data center to the virtual workplace, empowering customers with solutions in the software-defined data center to hybrid cloud computing and the mobile workspace.

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Job Description

Virtual SAN (vSAN) is a key component of VMware’s Hyper Converged Infrastructure strategy. vSAN HCI enables customers to achieve the agility, flexibility, and cost savings required for modern datacenters. As a vSAN HCI Solutions Engineer supporting our Global Accounts, you are recognized as a technical domain advisor in storage who can plan & execute sales campaigns with one to two named global customers. Are you a sales engineer as passionate about driving hyper converged infrastructure with your customer? If so, please read on!

Job Role and Responsibilities:

  • This Pre-sales Solutions Engineer will be hands on and technical needing excellent communication skills, presentations skills, and speaking with crowds at all levels while accelerating the sales cycle, overcoming technical objections, and being the technical expert in the room. You will whiteboard, demonstrate, present technical material, qualify, and engage senior IT personnel in discussing storage & virtualization technologies.
  • You will work closely with sales representatives & systems engineers on developing opportunities and closing deals while achieving sales targets through the global account team
  • Present VMware's technical value proposition to customers and provide technical deep dives on VMware’s Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) vision, vSAN Product, VxRail Appliances, and Cloud Foundation solutions
  • You will partner with Engineering and Product management teams to prioritize customer feature requests into our future product roadmap.
  • You will aide in training & enablement of our field teams and channel partners to sell VMware vSAN HCI software
  • Ensure success of customer proof-of-concepts (POCs) and respond to the technical elements of RFIs/RFPs
  • You will partner with our support engineers and technical account managers to drive deployments of vSAN solutions

Required Skills

  • 10+ year’s experience selling storage hardware and software pre-sales, with at least 5+ years in technical field sales
  • Proven experience creating business plans, organizing channel sales campaigns, driving marketing campaigns and sales initiatives - all focused with the end goal of driving quarterly sales targets
  • Strong customer facing presentation skills as well as the ability to build and present high quality product demonstrations to both technical and executive audiences
  • You should have experience and knowledge of various storage technologies/vendors and know how to position vSAN HCI among them.
  • Strong IT infrastructure technical skills including x86 Server platforms, Windows Server and Linux operating system expertise, SAN / NAS storage technologies and TCP/IP networking
  • Experience solving system level problems including server failure, OS tuning, networking problems, and storage problems



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