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Sr. Solution Architect, Storage

Date: May 7, 2022

Location: San Jose, California, United States

Company: Super Micro Computer

Job Req ID: 17377

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 Sr. 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:

• Lead sales, FAE, and product team to design and engineer Storage solution proposals to influence and win enterprise customer
• Lead engineering, service and technical support organizations to resolve all customer issues ensuring operational excellence in post-sales system and technology deployments
• Design and define next-generation storage server system architecture and work with product managers to manage product development cycles and customer delivery
• Partner closely with sales and marketing teams to ensure product roadmap is competitive in the market
• Work closely with internal engineering team to ensure clients' expectations and requirements are incorporated in the new platform
• Ensure customer overall satisfaction, collaborate with internal engineering teams to resolve clients' issues or concerns in a timely manner

Write technical white papers related to prototypes as well as final resulting products

Work w/ marketing to publish products and white paper on tech magazines, etc. and promote the final storage system.

Must review SMCI stg system and create 3 new storage systems per quarter based on available market trends


• Bachelor or Master's degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or Computer Engineering or equivalent experiences, MBA is highly preferable
• At least 8 years of experience in business development or promoting storage solutions, or server/computer hardware products solutions.  

• Prior experience working with tier 1 and/or tier 2 OEM’s, broad experience across product management, product marketing, sales, and business development roles
• Solid communication skills in both verbal and written

• Excellent relationship management, negotiation, and marketing skills
• Strong executive presence with a track record of winning mid to large clients/business

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:

• Standing, walking, sitting, talking/listening, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms
• Lift, carry, push and pull in excess of 25 pounds
• Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, climb and balance

Work Environment:

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

• Office, lab or warehouse environment setting shared with other staff members.
• Wet humid conditions, extreme heat or cold (weather), outdoor weather conditions.

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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