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Solutions Architect

Date: Oct 9, 2021

Location: San Jose, California, United States

Company: Super Micro Computer

Job Req ID: 11617

About Supermicro:

Supermicro® is a Top Tier provider of advanced server, storage, and networking solutions for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/ Big Data, Hyperscale, HPC and IoT/Embedded customers worldwide. We are the #5 fastest growing company among the Silicon Valley Top 50 technology firms. Our unprecedented global expansion has provided us with the opportunity to offer a large number of new positions to the technology community. We seek talented, passionate, and committed engineers, technologists, and business leaders to join us.

Job Summary:

Supermicro is looking for a server and storage Solutions Architect in the customer-facing FAE team to support our rapid business growth. This role requires the candidate to have in-depth server and storage hardware knowledge and understand the key cloud and data center technology trends, ability to recommend the right product/solution to enterprise and cloud customers and technical creditability to influence C-level executives on Supermicro solutions to optimize business success.  
This role will be based in the company’s headquarters in San Jose, CA, USA. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

- Working with tier 1 enterprise and cloud customers to uncover business opportunities in the data center, edge, or cloud, and establish yourself as the trusted technology advisor on customer challenges 
- Partner with business and sales teams in both internal and external meetings, serve as a technical advisor and provide accountable recommendations to executives on technology solutions that lead to favorable RFE and RFQ outcomes 
- Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, lead and influence internal stakeholders to achieve results by meeting customer’s expectation in early engagements
- Provide strategic and planning guidance for emerging hardware technologies to both internal and external clients 
- Collaborate closely with partners to understand their product road map and formulate ecosystem partnership to achieve business success


- Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or other engineering disciplines
- 5+ years of experience in the server and storage hardware industry. Shorter experience will be considered for exceptional candidates
-Preferred previous roles / experiences include enterprise solutions architect (hardware knowledge required),  ODM/OEM product manager, field applications engineer, hardware engineer, server or storage hardware product manager, etc
- Superb soft skill: ability to work efficiently and effectively in group environment, and influence cross-functional team without having direct managerial authority
- Strong problem-solving skill, ability to resolve complex issues with high level of ambiguity
- Experience working with large cloud and enterprise customers with proven record of successful achievements
- Great communicator. Positive attitude and upbeat personality a huge plus   

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

  • Able to sit for long periods of time.
  • Able to input data into a computer and work with a computer screen for long periods of time.
  • Occasional bending and standing.
  • Standing, walking, sitting, talking/listening, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms.
  • Lift, carry, push and pull up to 15 pounds.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job:

  • Primarily works indoors in an office setting with controlled climate conditions
  • May be susceptible to outdoor weather conditions (i.e., cold, heat, rain, and/or wind)

EEO Statement

Supermicro is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Supermicro to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or special disabled veteran, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.

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