Hitachi Data Systems Specialist Solutions Architect - 019000 in Walldorf, Germany

Title: Specialist Solutions Architect Location: DEU-Walldorf

Job Overview The solution architect will be responsible for architect, design, implement, validate, and document Hitachi Unified Converged Platform for SAP Solutions. The candidate will develop as well as provide ongoing recommendations and best practices to customers from both technical and operational perspectives. The solution architect will provide technical leadership by developing technical white paper and training for the delivery of the technical architectural designs and strategies. Job Functions:• Architect, design, implement, validate, and document Hitachi UCP for SAP solutions.• Develop and deliver test plans, lab reports, technical presentations, analyst briefings, and white papers to address various areas of Hitachi UCP for SAP solutions.• Deliver proof-of-concept configurations and analysis to be demonstrated and presented to customers and Hitachi Data Systems internal personnel.• Support, assist, and consult with all levels of HDS, including Account Executives, Product Management, Product Marketing, Program Management, Product Support, etc, through delivery of technical presentations and reports.• Responsible for ongoing recommendations and best practices for storage solutions around business continuity, high availability, backup, recovery and archiving. • Responsible for ongoing management of configuration and layout of platform and storage infrastructure. Technical Skills • Good understanding in SAP architecture and solutions, experienced in designing and setting up SAP systems.• Knowledge of Linux OS, preferable SuSE Linux Enterprise Server and/or Red Hat Enterprise Linux.• Good understanding and hands-on experience in SAN and NAS concepts, architecture, design, and its related technologies like backup, high availability, disaster recovery, replication.• Expert knowledge in planning, designing, implementing, documenting, and validating solutions.• Troubleshooting skills in at least two of the following areas: SAP, OS, server, SAN/NAS storage, IP/SAN networking.• Experience in SAP HANA is a plus.• Experience in Hitachi hardware (Compute Blade, Virtual Storage Platform) is a plus.• Experience in Brocade IP switches is a plus.• Performance tuning and benchmark expertise is a plus.• Proficient in Python, Perl, and/or Linux shell scripting is a plus. General Skills • A team player and fast technology adoption is a must.• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.• Excellent problem solver and ability to work independently.• Possess the ability to work and communicate with the senior technical and executive levels including consultants, SE, DSM, PM, VP, etc.• Possess the ability to work on extremely complex problems where analysis of situations or conditions requires an evaluation of intangible variance factors with solutions in the $100K to $20M spectrum. • Exercises independent judgment in developing methods, techniques, and evaluation criterion for obtaining results and formatting these results in such a way as to benefit the corporation’s customers, partners, SALES, REVENUE, and overall PROFIT. • Ability to justify and quantify findings and analysis where decisions would impact customers, partners, SALES, REVENUE, and PROFIT, as well as, HDS’ reputation.• Leadership and project management roles will be assigned for tasks and projects as required. • Requires a BS degree or equivalent experience in open systems or mainframe hardware and software and networking infrastructure.