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VMware Cloud Consulting Architect - Opportunity for Working Remotely in Phoenix, Arizona

Cloud Consulting Architect

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 digital strategy. The PSO team ensures that VMware customers are successfully implementing their business plans from adoption all the way to a fully functioning solution.

As a Consulting Architect, you acquire intimate knowledge of the customers’ business, its strategic goals, and the specific requirements of a project. You will be demonstrating the technical abilities of the consulting team you lead, and drive a solution that assists the customer in achieving their business goals and outcomes. You are a solution level subject matter expert with broad knowledge across the VMware technology stack and of 3rd party integrated products. In addition to customer facing delivery, Consulting Architects also provide key input to pre-sales on complex multi-discipline bids and drive best practices.

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 Software-Defined Datacenter and Multi 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.

We will sponsor your enablement and certification up to and including VCDX certification.

Work for the global leader in cloud infrastructure and virtualization solutions

Responsibilities

  • You will take ownership of business outcomes of projects, lead technical project teams, and take accountability for all project deliverables.

  • Contribute to strategic plan working with sales, pre-sales and the customer to build out a delivery roadmap.

  • Articulate solution design, integrating both technical and business concepts, and present a transformational journey to project stakeholders.

  • Work with Project Managers to create project plans with realistic work stream timelines

  • Confidently gather use case requirements and creation of high and low-level enterprise designs while functioning as a resource for “Best Practices” and driving adoption of VMware solutions.

  • Ensure the solution being delivered is fit for purpose, referencing the initial business goals and objectives of the project through strong project governance

  • 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

  • Actively demonstrate commercial awareness and stay within the scope of the contracted work.

  • 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

  • Provide mentoring and oversight to Senior Consultants and Consultants on projects

  • Drive escalation management and problem resolution on active engagements by partnering with product teams, Engineering & Support services

Requirements

  • Demonstrated ability and experience in customer-facing positions as a Professional Services architect or Principal Consultant.

  • Strong documentation and technical writing skills

  • Good interview and requirements gathering i.e., great listening and analytics

  • Confident and comfortable talking/presenting to C-Level

  • Excellent written skills, able to contract a complete SDDC Design

  • Adaptable and progressive learner with the ability to communicate complex technical topics to a technical and non-technical audience.

  • An active listener with excellent communications and interpersonal skills, with an ability to utilize different styles of questioning techniques and manage conflict in order to achieve a resolution

Certification and Education

  • Bachelor’s degree as a minimum or demonstrate equivalent experience.

Position Located:

The location of this role is flexible within USA. Work will be done from employees home office with up to 70% travel to customer locations for project deliverables

Required skills and experience

  • A broad range of design experience in medium to large complex environments

  • Subject Matter Expertise in Core Technology:

  • VCF

  • vRealize Suite (vRA, vROPs, vRLI, vRNI)

  • Tanzu/Kubernetes

  • Public Clouds (AWS, Azure, GCP)

  • Networking and security principals C-I-A (Confidentiality, integrity, and availability)

  • Compute, Storage & Database services

  • NSX-T & NSX-T Advanced Load Balancer

  • Nice to have skills:

  • Application Migration

  • SaaS delivery

  • Automation (Terraform, SaltStack & Ansible)

  • Scripting (Powershell, Python & Ruby)

  • Project governance experience and familiarity with PRINCE2, PMP or TOGAF frameworks

  • Practical knowledge of the ITIL framework

  • 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!

What are the benefits and perks of working at VMware?

You and your loved ones will be supported with a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Below are some highlights, or you can view the complete benefits package by visiting www.benefits.vmware.com .

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Medical Coverage, Retirement, and Parental Leave Plans for All Family Types

  • Generous Time Off Programs

  • 40 hours of paid time to volunteer in your community

  • Rethink's Neurodiversity program to support parents raising children with learning or behavior challenges, or developmental disabilities

  • Financial contributions to your ongoing development (conference participation, trainings, course work, etc.)

  • Wellness reimbursement and online fitness and wellbeing classes

Apply Now - Let’s shape the future of what’s next together.

Category : Services and Consulting

Subcategory: Consultant

Experience: Manager and Professional

Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time

Posted Date: 2021-09-09

VMware’s Professional Services team is obsessed with helping organizations achieve their goals with the power of VMware technology. As partners throughout their digital transformation, we work with customers to build the IT capabilities, competencies, and culture they need to improve employee and customer experiences, accelerate innovation, and confidently move into the future. Join our team, and you’ll work alongside a diverse group of people who are passionate about sharing their broad expertise and empowering you to do your best work. Our technology is changing the way the world’s biggest brands do business. Where will your impact be made?

VMware Company Overview: At VMware, we believe that software has the power to unlock new opportunities for people and our planet. We look beyond the barriers of compromise to engineer new ways to make technologies work together seamlessly. Our cloud, mobility, and security software form a flexible, consistent digital foundation for securely delivering the apps, services and experiences that are transforming business innovation around the globe. At the core of what we do are our people who deeply value execution, passion, integrity, customers, and community. Shape what’s possible today at http://careers.vmware.com.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: VMware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: VMware is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at VMware are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. VMware will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. VMware encourages applicants of all ages. Vmware will provide reasonable accommodation to employees who have protected disabilities consistent with local law.

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