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Cloud Solutions Architect at Mirantis
Germany

Mirantis is an open cloud company focused on harnessing open source innovation to help enterprise application owners to become free of infrastructure and operations concerns. The company employs a unique build-operate-transfer approach to deliver distinct product:

  • Mirantis Cloud Platform based on OpenStack and Kubernetes that helps services providers and enterprises run highly tunable private clouds powered by infrastructure-as-code and based on open standards.

About Solution Architecture at Mirantis:

When customers engage with Mirantis, it represents a unique opportunity to tackle new challenges across industries and technology domains. As the leader of the Solution Architecture team, your work is to build a world class team that can identify or create solutions for complex real-world problems through technical prowess, collaboration, versatility, and creativity. You and your team will work internally with product management, marketing, and engineering teams to define enhancements to our products, and you and your team will work in lockstep with Sales to communicate Mirantis product vision, features.

The Solution Architect position offers candidates expansive opportunities for professional growth across a variety of business and technology domains. You will play a key role as an individual leader in the field and contribute internally to an organizational culture that deeply values transparency, performance, development, creativity, collaboration, and trust.

 

Role Description:

  • Discover and qualify business alignment and technical fit between customer requirements and Mirantis product and services
  • Define and document customer business drivers, problem statements, and technical requirements
  • Position Mirantis products and services through dialog, presentation, demonstration, workshops and RFQ/RFP
  • Develop solution proposals and statements of work collaboratively with Sales and Services Deal-Desk (MSDD)
  • Establish relationships as a trusted advisor to technical influencers and decision makers
  • Advocate for customer needs and serve as a conduit for customer feedback inside Mirantis across Services, Product, and Support organizations
  • Take ownership by getting involved in the delivery of services, support tickets and any area to ensure customer success
  • Propose and contribute to prioritization and design for new product enhancements, features, capabilities or implementation of the same based on customer interaction and ecosystem observation in coordination with Product Management and Engineering
  • Work as an individual or in collaboration with others to create targeted collateral for customer engagements

Requirements:

  • Experience
    • 3-5 years experience with IaaS Layers (AWS, GCP, OpenStack, Azure, VMWare) or PaaS Layers (OpenShift, Rancher, CloudFoundry)
  • Soft & Business Skills
    • Good communication skills in English and German
    • Effective communicator at all levels from technical through to non-technical directors
    • Have experience gathering and understanding customer business requirements
  • Technical Hand-on experience
    • Kubernetes and Docker container platforms
    • OpenStack (as User minimal)
  • Technology Skills
    • Kubernetes
    • OpenStack Fundamentals
    • Infrastructure Service (IaaS, Compute, Storage, Networking)
    • Holistic understanding of IT architectures and operating processes and familiar with latest technologies / trends and services within the IT industry
  • Travel
    • Willingness & ability to travel up to 75%

Nice to have:

  • Technical Hands-on experience:
    • OpenStack deployment / administration (as operator)
    • Automation tools such as Ansible & Terraform
    • Network Administration
    • Linux Administration

 

 

Our Offer:

  • Work with exceptionally passionate, talented and engaging colleagues
  • High-energy atmosphere of a young open-source friendly company
  • Competitive compensation package with strong benefits plan
  • Opportunity to make a difference in the world of cloud computing
  • Flexible schedule, lots of freedom for creativity and personal growth.