Dell Senior Systems Engineer Unstructured Data Solutions in Zurich, Switzerland

Senior Systems Engineer Unstructured Data Solutions (Presales)

Competitive salary

Zürich area

The Unstructured Data Solutions Team of Dell EMC pioneer innovations within their product lines which meet the needs of Scale-Out File/Object, Software Defined Storage, and Converged Infrastructure. Our unique business value is the ability to reduce storage costs, increase workflow productivity, increase IT operating leverage, and unlock new revenue potential for our customers.

We seek professionals who have a true passion for technology, who take charge and make an impact solving customer needs. Specifically, we seek a Pre-Sales Engineer to service accounts as part of our Unstructured Data Solutions Team . The Pre-Sales Engineer is a highly technical professional possessing in-depth knowledge of the storage industry as well as specialized knowledge of the UNIX and Windows file systems and the IP networking environment.


The ideal candidate will demonstrate technical leadership and subject matter expertise pertaining to Ethernet based storage products, distributed storage architectures, file systems, object based solutions, and competitive storage offerings in the NAS/Object product space. The Pre-Sales Engineer is a partner in the sales process contributing heavily to the creation of sales strategy and tactics. Emphasis is placed on Scale-Out NAS and Scale-Out Object targeting the creation of a Data Lake creating a file repository as well as an Analytics environment within a Hadoop infrastructure.

Activities include but are not limited to presentations/white boarding, solution demonstrations, account management, assisting customers with evaluations and benchmarks, timely follow-up to Core Dell EMC and customer inquiries, and building system configurations. The ultimate goals of the Specialist SE are to position the correct solution based on customer requirements and getting the technical win.

  • Preparation and delivery of technical product and architecture presentation at a CxO level

  • Develop technical solutions to customer business issues including and identifying new technologies or technologies outside of EMC products and solutions

  • Contribute to meeting revenue targets by providing pertinent, timely and on-going customer technical information flow

  • Contribute significant portions and/or lead responses to RFPs, RFQs and RFIs

  • Contribute to building 'Best Practices' among peers in sales and systems engineering

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Five to Eight years’ experience supporting the sale of enterprise storage, networking, or systems solutions to large enterprise accounts and data centers

  • Knowledge of industry benchmarking standards and performance tuning/sizing

  • Ability to translate technical features into tangible customer business benefits

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or other technical degree and/or equivalent experience

  • Specialized knowledge of UNIX OS, NFS file systems and UNIX distributed network environment

  • Knowledge of Windows Server, SMB and CIFS file systems

  • Ethernet, TCP/IP, general networking knowledge

  • Understanding of the architecture, design and implementation of multi-tiered storage solutions

  • Knowledge of current and emerging storage architectures

Desired Skills

  • Working knowledge within any of the following specific areas is considered a plus:

  • Isilon knowledge. NAS and Object based solutions, Back-up, Recovery and Archive technologies, Hadoop/HDFS knowledge

  • Working knowledge of ViPR and software defined storage


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 have the technical skills to take our sales to the next level, this is your opportunity to develop with Dell.

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