Job Description

Job title: Product Development - Systems Integration Engineer III 
Job location: Santa Clara, CA 
Duration: 11-12 months  

Job Description:

Job Overview:

Solution engineer will be responsible for architecting, designing, implementing, testing, and documenting of Cisco Validated Designs (CVD) for Virtualization with Hitachi hardware and software. The candidate will design and build robust test automation frameworks as well as extend existing frameworks to establish a common quality process for software and infrastructure design. The solution engineer will partner with Cisco to deliver Virtualization solutions on Cisco UCS and Hitachi storage/software. 

Job Functions:

• Design, implement, test, and document Cisco Validated Design for VMware with Cisco UCS and Hitachi storage/software
• Optimization and automation of Hitachi Cisco Validated Design for VMware infrastructure processes
• Define, develop, implement and maintain test cases for various hardware and dynamic infrastructure components lifecycle
• Write moderately complex code/scripts to test dynamically provisioned and configured infrastructure resources
• Work with partner to properly set test (and performance) goals. After agreement, develop, review and execute test plan. Debug issues as they come up. Testing can be done within the Hitachi Vantara lab environment or an outside lab if appropriate
* Support, assist, and consult with all levels of Hitachi Vantara, 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 Cisco CVD Virtualization solutions around business continuity, high availability, backup, recovery and archiving
• Responsible for ongoing management of configuration and layout of lab solution infrastructure

Primary Qualifications:

Technical Skills:

• Software development experience in design, coding, unit testing and system testing of integration solutions or software appliances
• Coding experience (in Python, Perl, PHP, shell, etc) to automate test scripts
• Excellent knowledge in enterprise virtualization solutions using VMware vSphere. VMware Certified Engineer preferred
• Good hands on experience with Hitachi storage and storage knowledge in RAID, disk-subsystem, file system, snapshot, replication and deduplication
• Experience with other virtualization technologies such as RedHat KVM, Microsoft Hyper-V as well as Containers and container orchestration (Dockers, Kubernetes, Mesos) is a plus
• Advanced problem solving skills
• Experience coding to product API 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.
• 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, HITACHI VANTARA’ reputation.
• Requires a BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience in open systems hardware and software and networking infrastructure.