Provide Storage Solutions thought leadership to the Customer CxOs
Participates in identification of the priorities, requirements and criteria of an initiative, and the links between the executive, operational and infrastructure stakeholders for that initiative.
Maps customer business problems to technical solutions and ensure that Solutions are targeted to accelerate the top customer’s business objectives.
Owns the overall solution architecture, and coordinates the architecture and execution with others (e.g., other architects, practice specialists, partners and customers)
Develop and execute benchmarks that simulate customer application situations and develop presentations and white papers.
Engage with OEMs and VAR partners to ensure Virident’s capabilities and reach are amplified.
Keep management teams informed of key technology directional shifts and long term opportunities
Represent Virident at Techs, customer forums, Executive Briefing visits, etc.
Deep knowledge of Storage (DAS, SAN and NAS) and its deployment in various application environments
Knowledge of Flash Storage preferred
Knowledge of Linux (Redhat, SLES, Ubuntu), Windows and VMWare ESXi
Applications knowledge in terms of installation, tuning and IO patters
Application areas: Oracle, VMware, Technical Computing: MCAE, Oil and Gas Upstream apps, Life sciences applications, HPC applications and file systems (such as Lustre)
Proficient in translating business needs into complex solutions, including researching and identifying new technologies or technologies outside of Virident products and solutions, architecting and designing the solution, and managing multiple internal, cross OpCo, cross business unit, and external resources and technologies to complete the proposed solution.
Demonstrate a thorough understanding of performance tuning concepts at the application, storage, Storage and OS internal levels, and often optimize performance by manipulating the application, the database, the network, the OS.
Engineering degree, 10 years of experience in Storage solutions and storage management and also must have a track record of excellence in pre-sales technical support, solution design and implementation
Exceptional negotiation, presentation and listening skills. Must have the credibility and business maturity necessary to give high-quality input to senior management meetings, presentations to the customer base.
Excellent interpersonal skills
Will have the gravitas, executive presence, charisma and knowledge to be credible in complex discussions.
High energy, startup culture, hands-on, creative thinking and risk-taking
Will seamlessly fit as a member of a team where individuals are empowered to make a genuine impact on the business and lead its growth.
A pragmatic approach and the ability to thrive under the pressure of constant change and moving targets.
Ability to operate in a hard driving but respectful and open environment where value-added team play is rewarded.
IRVINE, Calif. — Oct. 17, 2013 — Western Digital® Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Virident Systems, Inc., a leading provider of server-side flash storage for virtualization, database, cloud computing, and webscale applications. Virident will be integrated into HGST, a wholly owned subsidiary of Western Digital. The acquisition furthers HGST’s strategy to address the rapidly changing needs of enterprise customers by delivering intelligent storage solutions that maximize application performance by leveraging the tightly coupled server, storage and network resources of today’s converged datacenter infrastructures.
MILPITAS, Calif., Oct. 16, 2013 - Virident Systems Inc., the performance leader in server-side flash storage solutions focused on transforming the flash platform, today announced the appointment of Nik Bahram as the company’s new global vice president of marketing. Bahram brings more than 25 years of marketing and engineering experience in the storage, server and semiconductor fields to Virident....