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NAS Solutions Architect
Dallas, TX

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Job Description

NAS Solution Architect

About This Role

This position is an architect-level role focused on using Cohesity NAS products in large, enterprise customers environments and those with demanding use cases. The mission of this role is to ensure the customer's technical requirements are …

* Explored, understood, and captured to ensure that the proposed architecture will meet their needs
* Translated into solutions that will be successfully implemented and that will ensure repeat business

This position needs to be an expert in large-scale NAS architecture/use cases including performance sizing/issues, data migration strategies, user-authentication, and multi-protocol (NFS, SMB, & S3) access.


* Present Cohesity technology (deep dive) to customer technical leaders/experts and explain how it is applied in various use-cases/scenarios
* Conduct discovery workshops with customers to identify business objectives, document use cases/requirements and operational constraints
* Develop high-level architectural alternatives, review with customers, and deliver (written) design plans to meet the customer's needs (especially "at scale") and includes considerations of special phases of the project (e.g. migration, operational cut-over) for Cohesity implementation teams to follow
* Help plan and conduct technical demos and Proof of Concepts (POCs) with the account SE
* Provide technical information for RFPs/RFIs
* Provide technical review for large-scale NAS proposals
* Liaison with Product Management and Engineering to represent customer/field requirements and resolve specific issues
* Act as technical point of escalation for NAS architectural and design decisions
* Help train SE teams on NAS technology


* Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
* 8+ years experience in IT
* Experience in these technical areas required
* NAS and Object Storage at scale (including multi-protocol access)
* Additional experience highly desirable:
* Backup, Virtualization, Linux CLI
* Disaster Recovery/Business Continuance
* Database Protection and Recovery
* Distributed Systems
* Public Cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP)
* Layer 2 Networking and Firewalls
* Scripting / Automation
* Visio or equivalent application
* Excellent communication and project-related skills are also required
* Strong verbal communication/presentation skills
* Strong written skills and the ability to create documentation
* Self-starter with excellent organization and time management skills
* The ability to work cross-functionally and run meetings to achieve a plan
* The ability to manage projects and to drive to a deadline

Expected Travel:

* Up to 60%

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