IBM Pre-sales Technical Specialist VMware Data Protection in LONDON, United States

IBM is looking for technical subject matter experts to support the sale of an IBM offering focused on protecting data on virtual infrastructures. The ideal candidate will have successful experience as a pre-sales technical specialist focused on VMWare/Hyper-V environments and a solid understanding of protection approaches/software within their client accounts. Alternatively, the candidate will have experience administering VMware/Hyper-V software with extensive virtual infrastructure protection approaches/software. The ideal candidate will additionally have experience in multiple customer sites interacting with different users within those customer sites, from the backup administrator, virtual infrastructure administrator and business line application owners. In this role, it is expected that the candidate fully understands VMware and Hyper-V infrastructures and how clients deploy those infrastructures to meet business requirements. This candidate should also understand the challenges clients have involving protecting those Virtual infrastructures and the business-critical data and applications on them. It would also be helpful to have detailed knowledge on Microsoft Windows deployments and the business applications that serve those deployments, such as Oracle, DB2, MSSQL and MSExchange, as well as knowledge on no SQL database systems such as Mongo DB. Equally, it would be helpful to have knowledge of Linux administration and typical business applications used on Linux systems. We are seeking candidates with demonstrated skills and experience within the environments mentioned above, who have the confidence to make recommendations, learn quickly and recover from mistakes and lead clients to a successful outcome. Ideal candidates will have skills within these core areas:

  • VMware and Hyper-V Administration

  • Protecting and Recovering virtual machines on a VMware and Hyper-V infrastructure

  • Windows and Linux skills

  • Experience with data protection products, especially those products focused on the protection of VMware and Hyper-V infrastructures

  • Experience with typical business data applications such as relational databases (MSSQL, Oracle, DB2) used in Virtual Infrastructures

  • Experience with typical business application such as MSExchange, Sharepoint, SAP/Hana used in Virtual Infrastructures

  • Strong networking skills (TCP/IP, IPv4/IPv6), including storage networking (iSCSI, SAN)

  • A thought leader, able to turn new and unique challenges into opportunities with outcomes

  • Can confidentially communicate with Administrators, IT management and C level executives

    Highly prefer candidates with demonstrated experience in these additional areas:

  • Cloud, Hybrid-Cloud strategies

  • An awareness of the data protection market

  • An awareness of the copy data management market

  • General Block, File and Object offerings available in the market and the advantage and use case for each type of Storage offering

  • Sales experience within / strong knowledge of VMware and Hyper-V Administration

  • Sales experience with Windows and Linux platform

  • Experience with typical business data applications such as relational databases (MSSQL, Oracle, DB2) used in Virtual Infrastructures

  • Bachelors Degree and/or equivalent work experience is required

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