Staff Cloud Solution Architect, Azure VMware Solution - Opportunity for Working Remotely at VMWare (Detroit, MI)

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Why VMware? Why Now?

VMware is on a journey to becoming our customers' trusted partner in their multi-cloud journey by providing the Multi-Cloud Platform for all applications, enabling digital innovation and enterprise control. There has never been a more exciting time to join us on this journey!

Why will you enjoy this new opportunity?

At VMware, we are committed to helping our people grow professionally. Our talented employees exemplify our shared values and continue to drive our company to new heights. If working across multiple clouds to deliver innovation for our customers, then this may well be right role for you! The Azure VMware Solution (AVS) Cloud Solution Architect works autonomously and as part of a dynamic and specialized sales team that is responsible for engaging with clients to understand their business challenges and IT priorities to design customized AVS solutions to help our customers drive cloud adoption.

If you are an individual who has a real passion for technology - someone with social intelligence, enthusiasm, and a collaborative ambitious mentality with a 'can do' attitude, then you will feel at home in this role. This opportunity offers you the independence to build your own brand with a collaborative team around you and regular opportunities for recognition throughout the business along with opportunities to align with our most strategic partners such as Microsoft.

Success in the Role: What are the performance outcomes over the first 6-12 months you will work toward completing?

First 6 months:
  • Lean on your mentors and on-boarding buddies for situational advice, technical questions, and career advice.
  • Deep dive on the VMware technologies that form the AVS solution, become comfortable presenting AVS and get to the point of being able to answer highly technical questions on this subject while also getting to grips with core Azure fundamentals around networking as well as IaaS and PaaS services.
  • Have an innate curiosity for the technology you work with and the business processes. You can never ask too many questions!

Second 6 Months:
  • We want you to offer a fresh perspective, and we encourage you to identify gaps and areas we can improve upon as a team.
  • Build relationships with other stakeholders at VMware to develop a holistic understanding of the business and how you can make an impact both internally and with Microsoft and beyond.

The Work of an AVS Cloud Solution Architect?

What type of work will you be doing? What assignments, requirements, or skills will you be performing on a regular basis?You may modify your everyday activities to suit your professional strengths, but you can expect a variety of the following assignments:
  • Participate in and drive elements of the route to consumption process to understand customer business, technical objectives, and product requirements.
  • Establish credibility & build deep relationships with senior technical leaders within customers and become trusted advocates of VMware's cloud strategy.
  • Architect AVS solutions, leading & participating in architecture workshops, running strategy and discovery workshops, and conducting client meetings.
  • Partnering with Microsoft on pilots and technical validation activities to showcase the AVS service and Azure integrations.
  • Build relationships with Microsoft sales and technical specialists that are part of our "sell-with" motion for AVS and work as one-team on joint solution architecture engagements.
  • Collaboration with VMware Business Units to provide real-time feedback and trends to help influence the AVS roadmap based on customer needs and objectives.
  • Build AVS enablement content, demo environments, and media for the greater field to leverage as part of positioning our multi-cloud strategy and ensuring others know AVS.
  • Support the AVS partner ecosystem in terms of enablement and driving solutions into the market.
  • Mentor and enable technical sellers on new VMware Cloud solutions.
  • Participate in regional marketing events to promote VMware's cloud strategy.
  • Author blogs, technical articles, or white papers based on experiences of VMware Cloud.
  • Speak at events such as VMware Explore, Sales Kick-Offs, Technical Summits, and other industry events.
  • We are an offering an opportunity to travel, both locally and internationally.

What is the leadership like for this role? What is the structure and culture of the team like?

The hiring manager for this role is Mark Meulemans, Director of Hyperscaler Cloud Solution Architecture for the Americas. Mark encourages team members to continuously grow professionally and live by the values and creativity they bring to the team.

The team is distributed across North America, with all members working remotely. We work closely with other teams around the world at both VMware and Microsoft. We are a friendly and collaborative group that learns and grows together while trying to have some fun in the process.

Where is this role located?

Flexible: The role is considered flexible and will be a mix of working from a local VMware office and remote depending on your preferences and the arrangements determined with your future manager. You will be expected to live within a reasonable non-daily commute of the office.

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
  • 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.)
  • Healthy and local inspired snacks in all our on-site pantries

This job may require the candidate to travel and/or work from a facility that requires full vaccination prior to entry.

This job may require the candidate to travel and/or work from a facility that requires full vaccination prior to entry.

Category : Sales
Subcategory: Solutions Architect
Experience: Business Leadership
Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time
Posted Date: 2022-09-13

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