BoulderRecruiter Since 2001
the smart solution for Boulder jobs

Cloud Solutions Architect, SPOT

Company: NetApp
Location: Boulder
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Job Description:

About NetApp

We're forward-thinking technology people with heart. We make our own rules, drive our own opportunities, and try to approach every challenge with fresh eyes. Of course, we can't do it alone. We know when to ask for help, collaborate with others, and partner with smart people. We embrace diversity and openness because it's in our DNA. We push limits and reward great ideas. What is your great idea?

"At NetApp, we fully embrace and advance a diverse, inclusive global workforce with a culture of belonging that leverages the backgrounds and perspectives of all employees, customers, partners, and communities to foster a higher performing organization." -George Kurian, CEO

Job Summary

Spot is leading the cloud offerings by NetApp, delivering application-driven infrastructures (ADIs) that use analytics and machine learning to continuously optimize resources to application needs in real-time. Solution Architects are a future customer's first technical contact, and help to discover opportunities where Spot can help solve a customer's cloud goals.
You will lead technical discussions, demonstrate the value of our products, advise on configuration and implementation, suggest solutions, help execute successful POCs and seamlessly help transition the account to the customer success team. You will work closely with all teams at NetApp and provide customer feedback that leads to new products and features.

This role will report to the Head of Solution Architecture, Americas

Job Requirements

What you will do:
--- Ask intelligent and relevant questions to uncover areas where Spot can help.
--- Design and present solutions that address customer needs and goals and maximize obtained value from Spot products.
--- Demonstrate superb Sales Engineering skills (DevOps workflows, containerized applications, etc.) as part of an amazing team.
--- Gain customer trust, and guide them through successful POCs.
--- Help DevOps, SREs and engineers understand application architectures and integration approaches, with full responsibility for pre-sale/post-sale cycle from a technical point of view.
--- Have your opinion valued as a technical resource to all the sales teams at NetApp, while helping guide the future of the products and company vision.
--- Have a customer obsessed mentality, willing to go the extra mile, such that all of your actions are designed around value to the customer.
--- Help the Spot portfolio continue to be the fastest growing part of NetApp, accelerating customer's journey to and through the cloud.
What you bring:
--- 7+ years within specific technology domain areas (e.g. software development, cloud computing, systems engineering, infrastructure, security, networking, data & analytics).
--- 4+ Years of experience at a SaaS company working with public cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP).
--- 4+ Years of experience working in a customer-facing technical role (solutions architect, consulting, sales engineering, or related discipline).
--- 1+ Years of experience as a DevOps Engineer or SRE.
--- Experience with at least one Container orchestration platform (e.g. Kubernetes, Amazon ECS, Rancher).
--- Experience working with and integrating enterprise systems using APIs.
--- Experience with Bash, Python, and similar technologies including writing and maintaining code for infrastructure automation (e.g. Terraform, CloudFormation).
--- Interacts well with both technical and non-technical customers, strong understanding of relevant technical and business requirements, and able to design and present technical solutions with an emphasis on customer value.
--- Strong capabilities in forging trust and engaging a remote or in-person audience.
--- A passion to continually study new technologies, but most of all a drive to win!

A plus:
--- Experience with CI/CD tools (e.g. Jenkins, Gitlab, Chef, Ansible).
--- Experience with one or more containerization platforms or products like Docker.
--- Experience with relational SQL and non-relational NoSQL databases.
--- Experience with Version control system (e.g. Git)
--- Experience with JIRA (Issue Tracking) and Confluence (Requirements/Collaboration tool).
--- Cloud (AWS, GCP Azure) Certifications


--- BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent degree/work experience
Spot extends the application lifecycle of Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) with Continuous Optimization (CO). With Spot by NetApp, DevOps, SRE and engineering teams can save up to 90% of their compute infrastructure expenses while significantly improving the operational efficiency of their environment - for web applications, container workloads, big data processing, and more. We have thousands of customers worldwide, from high-growth startups to the Fortune 100 and are fastest growing business within NetApp.

Did you know---
Statistics show women apply to jobs only when they're 100% qualified. But no one is 100% qualified. We encourage you to shift the trend and apply anyway! We look forward to hearing from you.

Why NetApp?

In a world full of generalists, NetApp is a specialist. No one knows how to elevate the world's biggest clouds like NetApp. We are data-driven and empowered to innovate. Trust, integrity, and teamwork all combine to make a difference for our customers, partners, and communities.

We expect a healthy work-life balance. Our volunteer time off program is best in class, offering employees 40 hours of paid time off per year to volunteer 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. We also offer financial savings programs to help you plan for your future.

If you run toward knowledge and problem-solving, join us.

Keywords: NetApp, Boulder , Cloud Solutions Architect, SPOT, Other , Boulder, Colorado

Click here to apply!

Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!

I'm looking for
in category

Log In or Create An Account

Get the latest Colorado jobs by following @recnetCO on Twitter!

Boulder RSS job feeds