Advisory Systems Engineer - (, , United Kingdom)

 EMC Deutschland ·  13.09.2017

Senior SAP Technical / Infrastructure Architect: Presales Systems Engineer Location: Paris Area - France / Mobile Work from Home / 50% travel to client site s within nearby region . Position Overview Senior Pre-sales Technical Architect is an experienced SAP Basis and SAP HANA professional with expert knowledge on virtualization and cloud services, leading strategic engagements with CIOs and their direct reports (Directors of Applications, Operations, Architecture) on IT transformation and cost optimization for SAP Applications Infrastructures, derived from virtualization technologies and cloud services. The Senior Technical Architect is responsible for building and maintaining “trusted advisor” relationships with senior client personnel within both business and IT organizations , and is a key enabler of Business/IT alignment through “right sizing” of infrastructure architectures that balance real business requirements with the adequate costs levels . The Senior Technical Architect designs IT transformation programs exploiting the potential of Cloud Computing and other related technologies. In addition, the Senior Technical Architect has an outward-facing role at Virtustream, to participate in public dialogue about the rapidly changing landscape around virtualization and cloud, through blogs, white papers, articles, conference participation, and other thought leadership activities. Senior SAP Architects must have advanced SAP Netweaver and SAP HANA certifications, associated to a strong infrastructure and virtualization knowledge demonstrated through certifications from vendors in these areas (VMware, SUSE, RedHat, Cisco, etc), with current working experience for large enterprise customers . The successful candidate will have proven experience in leading the sale and delivery of advisory consulting services, development of business cases, design of solution architectures, and multi-phased, complex technical migration programs. In addition, a successful candidate must be able to understand complex IT and business problems and apply technology and product portfolio knowledge to solve customer problems in a consultative manner and articulate the advantages of infrastructure optimization and technology solutions as well as explain the competitive advantage and ROI achieved through various alternatives. Essential Job Functions: · Engage in pre-sales architecture, for qualification of opportunities for Virtustream Services and for Sales Team Support · Design infrastructure architectures and develop migration roadmaps for SAP to private, public, and hybrid cloud, involving leading virtualization technologies · Lead the effort of quoting, documenting, presenting and defending the designed solution · Design high-impact IT transformation programs targeted at SAP applications infrastructures through the use of Cloud Computing and other related technologies · Ability to design infrastructure architectures for non -SAP components adjacent to SAP System Landscapes · Identify opportunities for engagement expansion within existing accounts · Manage complex change programs involving client, Virtustream and other vendor personnel · Maintain a public-facing thought leadership presence, actively contributing to the public dialogue about SAP technologies (like SAP HANA), virtualization and cloud services · Work as part of a specialized team that focused on the SAP ’s Database & Technology cloud solutions. This includes everything from standard SAP architecture to innovative in-memory HANA Database, Business Objects and Sybase solutions Requirements Expert knowledge of SAP technologies (SAP Basis, SAP HANA, SBOP, Vora, IQ, ASE, LVM, SSM, etc) S AP Basis experience that ranges from consulting (implementations, migrations, upgrades), operations management and project management to sales, as well as IT infrastructure integration aspects (connectivity, performance, high availability, disaster recovery, security) of SAP applications and databases (SAP HANA and others). Experience with heterogeneous environments and OS/DB migrations preferred. Strong knowledge of Virtualization and Networking demonstrated either through relevant working experience or certifications (RHCDS/RHCA, VCAP/VCDX, CCNE, CCIA, MCA, etc) World-class technical skills and experience designing and implementing IT infrastructure solutions for SAP applications, involving virtualization and cloud technologies. Extensive knowledge of the Cloud market and the key vendor offerings Working knowledge of ITIL , with preference for working experience on IT operations management either as a customer or with key outsourcers Understanding of different cloud models and their relevance/impact for existing SAP applications (SaaS, PaaS and IaaS) Understanding of key security and compliance frameworks is considered an important plus Excellent communication and interpersonal skills , and an aptitude for leveraging social media tools to expand presence and reach . Demonstrated experience communicating value, progress, and metrics (status) of key projects to required stakeholders and diverse audiences (technical and business) Ability to work as part of a geographically dispersed team Native French speaker with Strong oral and written communication skills in English · Willingness to travel up to 50%




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