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NETWORK APPLIANCE INC Cloud Solutions Architect in DES MOINES, Iowa

About NetAppWe'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, CEOJob SummaryWe are hiring for a remote position for NetApp's Azure Cloud Solutions Architect (CSA) team to operate in a pre-sales capacity, working to identify candidate workloads, design and architect appropriate solutions, run proofs-of-concept, and move customers into active consumption of NetApp's Azure-based products.Much of the customer engagement will be done collaboratively with the Microsoft Sales and CSA teams, where we are providing the technical expertise on Cloud services offered by NetApp and Azure. There is also an evangelism side of the role - the qualified candidate must be capable of articulating how our technology enables customer innovation in Azure. The focus will be on our Automotive and Manufacturing customers, but there will be some activity outside of that area.This is a highly technical role with a heavy focus on customer and partner (Microsoft) interaction, education, and collaboration, and you will find yourself in the heart of our customers' digital transformation efforts.About Us:We are part of the global Cloud Solutions Architect team within NetApp's Public Cloud Services business unit, specifically tasked with driving customer adoption of our Microsoft Azure cloud services. Our Sales, Technical, and Customer Success teams are charged with implementing and scaling the many Cloud and software services in our portfolio and exceeding our Sales goals. It's a very dynamic area within NetApp, and we pride ourselves on our agility, adaptability, and continuous process improvement.Job Requirements* Strong technical knowledge of Cloud concepts and technologies, particularly Microsoft Azure (Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect Expert certification preferred).* A passion for solving customer business challenges with Cloud technology solutions.* Personal initiative - you will not be closely supervised, so this job requires a motivated, results-oriented individual who can achieve customer success without close supervision.* Experience in working with customers within the Automotive and Manufacturing space.* Ability to prioritize and address multiple projects concurrently.* Appetite to learn and adapt to changing requirements and technology.* Experience running proofs-of-concept for software, hardware, or Cloud-based solutions in a pre-sales role.* Knowledge of Network Attached Storage (NAS) and how application workloads such as SAP, HPC, virtual desktops, and others utilize NAS storage in a Cloud environment.* Familiarity with Container orchestration runtime concepts and solutions is a plus (preferably Kubernetes).* On-premises infrastructure and workload experience and data migration methodologies are a plus.* Willingness to travel within the assigned geography to customer locations, and occasionally further.* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.* Strong English language skills (other languages are a plus).Regular Activities:* Qualifying customer opportunities and requirements, and the potential solution fit for NetApp's offerings in Azure.* Designing solutions that may include one or more of software, Cloud, and professional services; running technical workshops to demonstrate those solutions.* Presenting (Solution Selling) at customer and partner briefings, Microsoft and NetApp sales meetings, corporate events, etc.* Des