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Dell Principal Engineer, Solutions Architecture in London, United Kingdom

Principal Engineer, Solutions Architecture

Competitive salary

Location: London, UK

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Principal Engineer, Solutions Architecture

The CI/HCI Solution Architect is responsible for the installation, configuration, and integration of VxBlock, VxRack and VxRail systems. This is a customer facing role, also responsible for customer low level configuration workshops, factory logical configuration, and installation and configuration of additional products and components with Vblock systems.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct Logical Configuration Survey calls with clients, recommending designs based on customer requirements and equipment purchased

  • Factory logical configuration of Vblock systems.

  • Installation of VxBlock, VxRack and VxRail systems on-site at customer locations

  • Configuration of VxBlock, VxRack and VxRail components, including but not limited to Cisco UCS, Cisco C-class servers, vSphere, UIM, Windows, Linux

  • Comprehensive backup and testing of all installed VxBlock components

  • Responsible for implementing, supporting and toubleshooting the upgrades of data centres built using DELL EMC converged and hyper converged infrastructure. He/She should have expert knowledge in implementing & Supporting one or more of the technology domains such as data centre networking, unified data center storage infrastructure, VMware virtualization & Cisco UCS compute infrastructure

  • In-depth Knowledge Transfer of VxBlock, VxRail and VxRail systems to customers

  • Hardware, software and firmware upgrades of VxBlock, VxRack and VxRail systems and components

  • Preparation and completion of required pre and post deployment documentation

  • Mentoring of CI/HCI partners in VxBlock, VxRack and VxRail technology and deployment

  • Cross-training in all VxBlock components and technologies to be able to perform tasks in one or both of storage and networking alongside primary virtualization skillset.

  • Sales or pre-sales support and qualification


  • VCP 5+ Cisco UCS qualifications and experience.

  • Experienced in delivering converged and hyper converged systems

  • 6 - 10 years’ experience with VMware/Hyper-V, Enterprise Virtualization technologies. This experience should include planning, deployment, configuration and administration

  • The ideal candidate will have deep technical expertise in the use of data centre products and their use in the design of converged infrastructure through network, compute, storage and virtualization architecture. In addition, IT people/process consulting knowledge and experience, understanding of data centre physical requirements specific to power, cooling, cabling etc.

  • Experience installing and configuring vSphere, Windows, Linux, rack and chassis based servers

  • Certified to deliver Isilon, VPLEX, RecoverPoint.

  • Knowledge of vCloud Director, SRM, vCenter Operations desirable

  • Working knowledge of storage products and services from DellEMC.

  • Working knowledge of network protocols

  • Strong problem solving skills.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Professional, dependable, and flexible team player.

  • Must work well under pressure

  • Experienced in management of vendors for hardware and software support and warranties.

  • Have the ability to handle multiple tasks at the same time.

  • Proficiency in hardware, software and/or operating systems environments.

  • Ability to work effectively with senior management.

  • Mentoring/Coaching skills

  • Understanding of ITIL foundations

  • Willingness to travel and spend time away from home on a regular basis

  • Willingness to participate in weekend work as required as part of a roster for scheduled work (not on-call)

Closing date: August 27th 2019


We offer highly competitive salaries, bonus programs, world-class benefits, and unparalleled growth and development opportunities — all to create a compelling and rewarding work environment.

If you’re ready to become an expert in some of the tech world’s most innovative offerings, this is your opportunity to develop with Dell.

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