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Principal Solution Architect

Date: Nov 19, 2022

Location: San Jose, California, United States

Company: Super Micro Computer

Job Req ID: 17137

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 Principal Solution Architect to grow and expand the business opportunities of in-house storage solutions from a technical perspective.  Your goal is to engage, develop, and expand our customer portfolio in the storage system solutions.  In this role, you will be representing Supermicro in major trade shows and conferences to network and meet with clients, and further developing the opportunity pipelines.  You will also participate in products and solutions design, ensure new products incorporated the expectations and requirements from customers to increase business opportunity. 

This role will be based on our headquarters located in the San Jose, CA.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Includes the following essential duties and responsibilities (other duties may also be assigned):
• Possess a big picture mind set in collaboration with the ability to always think beyond a single project or business domain
• Create product roadmaps and develop strategy for successful product deployment based on deep understanding of customer requirements
• Manage technical resources within the organization to address client needs when necessary
• Define and provide creative solutions and overcoming constraints to meet customer requirements of the demanding market
• To understand and resolve challenges by collaborating with internal business partner and technical members
• Oversee deliverables and documentation as require supporting Supermicro service organization
• Create positioning statements, marketing, and sales training materials, product specifications
• Present training material to internal sales force as well as externally at customer sites. Willingness to travel periodically to visit customers and attend trade shows
• Conduct competitive analysis and develop ecosystem with partners in the industry
• Drive technical issues to closure by arranging resources and engaging with other engineering team to duplicate and debug
• Provide technical leadership and guidance to Global Service team
• Emphasis on service while providing technical guidance and driving deliverable of high-quality solutions
• Design, build, preconfigured and integrated solutions that are certify to be package into Supermicro Infrastructure Packages Solution with emphasis on service
• Travel to meet customers for business need


• Bachelor or Master's degree in engineering or business discipline is highly desirable

• 17 years experience with edge computing system, IoT Embedded systems, storage server, data center, or IT infrastructure with 5 years experience in management role is preferred
• Excellent communication skills and business sense is required, must have prior experience in interfacing with customers
• Strong background and experience with x86-based server architecture
• Familiarity with Firmware, Linux, Windows and virtualization platforms is a plus
• Strong technical communication and leadership skills to lead investigations with engineers of multiple disciplines
• Individual must be able to work effectively in a high pressure environment

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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