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Solution Engineer - Cloud Solutions

Location:Fremont, CA
Salary Range:Hired David Fromme
Benefits:yes - See Benefits Tab on Career Home Page
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Advanced Solutions Group (ASG)
Description:Summary of role:

Penguin Computing delivers complete private and public cloud solutions for customers for various scales and use cases. Cloud solutions are architected with Penguin hardware and both Penguin and partner software layers, including OpenStack distributions from Red Hat, Canonical, Mirantis, and other ISV partners.

The position, Solution Engineer - Cloud, is an internal and external go-to person for all software component technologies found in cloud environments: virtualization, containers, automation, orchestration, and OpenStack. Role delivers subject matter expertise and technology recommendations in interactions with customers, Penguin’s Solution Architects, and internal stakeholders, and also provides input to the external marketing message under the direction of ASG leadership. Role requires hands-on familiarity with Linux operating system, virtualization technologies, and experience with cloud deployments and management.

The Solution Engineer is expected to pick up and learn multiple current and new cloud stack solutions, set up reference configurations in lab setting, provide technology recommendations to presales teams, and help build teams to deliver solutions to customers. Formal training courses generally do not exist in these areas. Solution Engineer needs to be a self-motivated learner, leveraging industry contacts, and independent, hands-on lab work. Similarly, Solution Engineer is expected to cross-train in ASG solution areas and maintain general knowledge of Penguin products and services.
Duties:Essential Functions:
Support major presales engagements in senior technical expert capacity.
Drive complex, escalated support issues to conclusion with technology partners.
Coordinate and execute hardware / software validation activities with technology partners and internal engineering.
Maintain ongoing technical contacts and dialogue with technology partners and with Penguin’s customers.
Contribute to technical, sales, and marketing documentation and collateral.
Organize and drive internal and vendor-driven training for sales, sales engineering, and engineering personnel.
Contribute input regarding technical direction of the product.
Qualifications:Basic Qualifications:
BS degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field.
5+ years of hands-on experience with Linux and data center deployments / system administration.
Strong sense of initiative, responsibility, and attention to detail.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee is regularly required to talk, hear, sit. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Moderate to extensive keyboard activity required. Some lifting (up to 40 lbs.) may be required.

Penguin Computing is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is strongly committed to all policies which will afford equal opportunity employment to all qualified persons without regard to age, national origin, race, ethnicity, creed, gender, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Penguin Computing will consider applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the City of San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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