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Storage Architect - Data Center (18-0143) in Milpitas, CA at ePlus

Date Posted: 10/6/2018

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Job Purpose:

Are you up to the challenge? At ePlus, we engineer transformative technology solutions for the most visionary companies in the world. This takes imagination, relentless client service, and the tenacity to enable our clients to achieve their visions. Our partnerships with leading edge technology manufacturers—many of which look to us for their own technology infrastructure needs—keep us immersed across the broad spectrum of the IT ecosystem.

As an ePlus Architect, you will be responsible for planning, designing, implementing and operating enterprise infrastructure for clients. You will have the opportunity to work with our master architects, engineers, and consultants, to understand our clients’ needs and craft sustainable IT roadmaps to get them there.

From strategy to fulfillment to managed services, our engineering-centric solutions enable our clients to realize what it means for technology to do more.

Job Responsibilities:

An Architect is responsible for Sales Engineering support, presentations, BOM creation assistance and SOW assistance along with planning and designing solutions for multi-vendor Data Center Solutions.

  • Provide assessments, design deployment and implementation services of multi -vendor solutions in a Data Center environment
  • Engage various manufacturer engineering resources for lab access and design assistance
  • Assess customer environments and make recommendations
  • Serve as a pre-sales resource for sales and engineering
  • Act as an escalation point for ePlus Engineers and Consultants
    • Escalate issues to other team members, as needed
  • Meet with key vendors to stay current on products and technologies
  • Maintain multiple advanced manufacturer specific advanced certifications. i.e.: VCP, VCIX or VCAP, NCIE, and RHCE
  • Complete additional relevant certifications, as recommended or assigned by supervisor
  • Work with Lead Technical Architect and National Engineering Leads to develop standardized assessment, delivery and testing documentation to be used for delivery of repeatable services

Job Knowledge/Skills:

  • Excellent customer service skills on phone and in person
  • Professional demeanor
  • Ability to think and come up with solutions quickly
  • PowerShell or other development /Scripting Knowledge
  • Must be fully knowledgeable and able to design and plan, implement and support IT solutions using two or more of the following technologies and vendors:
    • VMware vSphere experience - High availability and advance storage and networking
    • Cisco UCS Platform experience - Fabric Interconnect, B/C series servers, converged infrastructure
    • Hyperconverged solution (Nutanix and Hyperflex)
    • Pure or NetApp Storage (Preferably both). Storage replication and data protection
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
    • Publish Cloud Architecture with AWS and Azure
    • Storage Area Networks (SAN) and NAS. Storage protocols such as Fibre Channel/iSCSI/NFS/SMB
    • Enterprise backup software

Education and Experience:

  • 10+ years of hands on experience in IT
  • 4+ years experience in a Sr. Engineer or Consultant role
  • 4-year College degree preferred
  • Multiple industry-recognized certifications. i.e.: CCIE, VCP, NACP, CISSP

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. At this time, ePlus will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.


  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
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  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.
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