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Enterprise Storage Practice Manager


Job Description

  • Focus on the server and storage vendors in US and create new opportunities to grow business
  • Work with the customer product engineering and management teams in understanding the requirements and in conceptualizing the solution
  • Participate in architecture and design discussions with customer teams to demonstrate thought leadership
  • Engage with account managers in growing the business by providing strategic insights
  • Identify solutions that will differentiate offerings and propose those solutions to the storage practice team 
  • Provide guidance and leadership to the team on leading edge technologies in server and storage domain
  • Candidate should have product engineering background and not just storage domain knowledge. Storage architect term is used both for managed services activities as well as engineering development activities. We need product development / developer background, ie., Storage product development and/or presales experience.


Following are the type of people that will be suitable for this role:


  • Product Managers in storage companies such as EMC, HP, NetApp, IBM
  • Storage architects experienced in developing products in the product engineering space
  • Senior technical leads who have been part of storage product development
  • People who have over 8 years of experience in service companies like HCL, Cognizant,     TCS, Patni on storage projects.
  • Essentially people working essentially on product engineering and development activities in the following companies will be a better fit: IBM (Storage division), HP (Storage division), NetApp, Qlogic, LSI Logic, EMC, Oracle (ex Sun/StorageTek employees), L&T or Patni with strong experience is product eng.


Required Skills:


  • 10+ years of product engineering experience working with server/storage vendors in product development, management activities
  • Expert in C/C++ programming
  • Expert in device driver development
  • Expert in developing highly available, scalable, fault tolerant, and reliable products
  • Managed projects in traditional (Waterfall) and in iterative models
  • Familiarity with test strategies, methods to validate servers and storage devices
  • Familiarity with clusters, file systems, data protection technologies
  • Familiarity with embedded software development
  • Familiarity with Java programming
  • Linux kernel programming experience is preferred but not mandatory
  • Experienced in business development activities
  • Ability to visualize usage scenarios in how the products are used in enterprise scenario
  • Ability to interact with senior management (VP, CXO)
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment
  • Familiar to working with geographically distributed teams
  • Excellent verbal, written communication skills