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Solutions Architect
Ref No.: 17-09733
Location: Santa Clara, California
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 10/12/2017
Job Title: Solution Architect
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Type: Contract to Hire

Job Overview:
Solution architect will be responsible for architect, design, implement, validate, document, and support Platform for SAP Solutions. The candidate will develop as well as provide ongoing recommendations and best practices to customers from both technical and operational perspectives. The solution architect will provide technical leadership by developing technical white paper and training for the delivery of the technical architectural design and strategies.

Job Functions:
 Architect, design, implement, validate, document, and support UCP for SAP solutions.
 Develop and deliver test plan, lab reports, technical presentations, analyst briefings, and white papers to address various areas of UCP for SAP solutions.
 Deliver proof-of- concept configurations and analysis to be demonstrated and presented to customers Data Systems internal personnel.
 Support, assist, and consult with all levels of HDS, including Account Executives, Product Management, Product Marketing, Product Support, VP, etc, through delivery of technical presentations and reports.
 Responsible for ongoing recommendations and best practices for storage solutions around business continuity, high availability, backup, recovery and archiving.
 Responsible for ongoing management of configuration and layout of platform and storage infrastructure. Primary Qualifications: Technical Skills:
 Knowledge in SAP Basis administrative activities.
 Hands-on experience with SAP support package stacks, kernel upgrades and enhancement packs.
 Linux OS knowledge and hands-on experience, RedHat or SuSE, bare metal & virtualized.
 IP network/switch knowledge and hands-on experience.
 Experience in plan, design, implement, validate, or document integrated solutions for enterprise business applications using x64 servers, storage arrays, and IP & SAN switches.
 Experience with solution design and implementation in data protection, high availability, and disaster recovery is a big plus.
 Experience in building and managing NoSQL database such as Hadoop, MongoDB and Cassandra is a plus.
 Performance tuning and benchmark expertise is a plus.
 Good hands-on experience with blade or rack servers is a plus.
 Good hands-on experience with Fibre Channel storage is a plus.
 Proficient in Python, Perl, and/or Linux shell scripting is a plus.

General Skill:

 A team player and fast technology adoption is a must.
 Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
 Excellent problem solver and ability to work independently.
 Excellent internal and external customer skills. Possess the ability to work and communicate with the senior technical and executive levels including consultants, SE, DSM, PM, VP, etc.
 Possess the ability to work on extremely complex problems where analysis of situations or conditions requires an evaluation of intangible variance factors with solutions in the $100K to $20M spectrum.
 Exercises independent judgment in developing methods, techniques, and evaluation criterion for obtaining results and formatting these results in such a way as to benefit the corporation's customers, partners, SALES, REVENUE, and overall PROFIT.
 Ability to justify and quantify findings and analysis where decisions would impact customers, partners, SALES, REVENUE, and PROFIT, as well as, HDS' reputation.
 Leadership and project management roles will be assigned for tasks and projects as required.
 Requires a BS degree or equivalent experience in open systems or mainframe hardware and software and networking infrastructure.