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Senior Consultant - Cloud Management & AutomationJob ID R1904827-5 Date posted 04/10/2019
Open to be based anywhere within Germany
VMware is the leader in cloud infrastructure, business mobility and virtualization software. A pioneer in the use of virtualization and automation technologies, VMware simplifies IT complexity across the entire datacenterto the virtual workplace, empowering customers with solutions in the software-defined datacenterto hybrid cloud computing and the mobile workspace.
With 2018revenues of $8.97billion, VMware has more than 500,000 customers, 75,000 partners, and 23,000 employees in 120+ locations around the world. At the core of what we do are our employees who deeply value execution, passion, integrity, customers, and community. Want to be part of a compassionate community that thrives on architecting what’s next in IT? Learn more at vmware.com/careers.
The global VMware Professional Services Organization (PSO) influences the success of each VMware implementation. The PSO team is dedicated to the success of the customer and their SDDC strategy. The PSO team ensures that VMware customers are successfully implementing their business plans from adoption all the way to a fully functioning software-defineddatacenter.
The Senior Consultant is an advanced level technology specialist and subject matter expert, providing customer guidance by facilitating technical workshops, creation of low-level designs and implementation of use cases into high-quality solutions. In addition to customer facing delivery Senior Consultants also provide technical input to pre-sales and drive best practices in the form of white paper creation.
VMware PSO is committed to offering a collaborative and supportive working environment with a full enablement plan and the opportunity to develop in the latest Cloud technologies and solutions. We promote an inclusive atmosphere where your voice will be heard, and where you will be part of a dynamic team working in partnership with each other.
We are looking for conscientious and responsible individuals who can build on our successful track record and come with us on the next stage of our journey.
Collaborate with cross-functional VMware project teams which could consist of VMware pre-sales architects, engineers, product management and support staff.
Work as part of a wider project team or independently act as technical leadon consulting engagements
Confidently gather use case requirements and creation of low-level designs while functioning as an advisory resource for “Best Practices” and driving adoption of VMware solutions.
Develop use cases into high-quality solutions in your specialist area
Actively demonstrate commercial awareness and stay within the scope of the contracted work.
Take ownership and accountability for individual deliverables.
Define project requirements/issues/constraints with PMs.
Make accurate impact assessments, and raise, implement, close down and roll-back plans when required
Maintain current, high-level technical knowledge of the entire VMware product line and future product direction and expert level knowledge of the core VMware product line and your specialist area
Assist in the development of our consulting service offerings as well as developing white papers and best practices
Must enjoy working with leading edge technology and being an intrinsic part of a fantastic team
Demonstrated ability and experience in customer-facing positions as a Professional Services consultant.
Strong documentation and technical writing skills
Adaptable and progressive learner with the ability to explain complex technical concepts to a variety of audiences.
Ability to work independently and work collaboratively in a team environment.
An active listener with excellent and confident communications and interpersonal skillswith an ability to read complex customer situations and adapt as needed.
At least 5 years recent experience in designing and implementing virtual data center and/or Cloud Management&Automation Solutions
An expert in the following technologies:
- VMware vSphere
- VMware vRealize Realize Automation (vRA)
Good knowledge of at least two of the following technologies:
- VMware NSX
- Container Technology (Docker, Kubernetes, etc.)
- Pivotal Could Foundry (PCF)
- Pivotal Container Service (PKS)
- 3rd party configuration management tools, e.g. Chef, Puppet or MS System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM),
Ability to travel as needed within the Central EMEA region
Fluent in German and English
Certification and Education
Bachelor’s degree as a minimum or demonstrate equivalent experience.
Multiple VCAP/VCIX certifications
Desirable skills and experience
Project governance experience and familiarity with PRINCE2, PMP or TOGAF frameworks
Practical knowledge of the ITIL framework
Linux/Solaris administrative knowledge
Experience of presenting at a user group, trade show or similar is highly desirable
Why Choose VMware?
Make an impact on your career path; grow professionally and personally by accessing our in-house learning & development opportunities & education assistance program.
Voice your creative solutions to new and existing problems and watch them become initiatives.
Thrive in a unique work environment where the emphasis reflects our values of Execution, Passion, Integrity, Customers and Community.
Earn a competitive compensation package with performance- based bonuses and increases, a generous benefits package that really takes care of your needs and unexpected perks that make working here fun!
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