Consulting Architect at Nutanix
Dallas, TX, US / Washington, DC, US

Consulting Architect (Database Specialist)

Nutanix is a cloud computing software company that sells hyper-converged infrastructure appliances and software-defined storage. Founded in 2009, we have been a publicly held company since 2016. Named 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Hyper-Converged Systems.

Nutanix is the right fit for you if you are passionate about technology, creative, and accomplished in your growing career. We pride ourselves on our encouraging culture where you learn from failures, pick yourself back up and become the best version of yourself. Nutanix offers several opportunities to participate in professional development and learning, fostering an inspiring environment. We believe in not only supporting you, but also your families through fully-paid healthcare plans, equity, and other financial tools and wellness programs.

Nutanix Services primary goal is to ensure the success of our customers. The Services function engages customers in the pre-sales and post-sales stages to deliver high-valued outcomes in their software-defined data center (SDDC) strategy and architecture. Besides helping customers implement Nutanix products successfully, the Services team, working with our partners, delivers migrations, hybrid cloud, VDI, and Tier 1 Application re-platforming solutions to enable truly software-defined data centers. The Nutanix Services function includes consulting, planning, design, implementation, integration and automation services as well as project management.

The Consulting Architect will work in the Services organization to help clients establish architectural vision and direction. He or she will help clients design, deploy, and migrate complex applications as well as work with software developers, consultants, and engineers to create scalable and repeatable solutions for partners.

Responsibilities:

  • Billable Project work 70% of time
  • Work with Nutanix customers to understand business goals and translate them into appropriate technical solutions.
  • Consult Nutanix customers on best practices relating to database solutions based on Oracle and SQL Server.
  • Conduct customer facing workshops to define and document project requirements and designs.
  • Architect, design, build robust database solutions for mission critical applications.
  • Evangelize the Nutanix platform to application owners, DBAs and management.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects while maintaining a high level of detail.
  • Diagnose functional issues and take ownership of issue resolution.
  • Participate in a pre-sales involvement to provide services overlay to the existing sales motion primarily as a SME.
  • Create toolkits and best practice documents and whitepapers.

Required Qualifications:

  • Up to 70% of travel
  • Expertise building and running large scale, highly-available, and fault-tolerant solutions leveraging at least one of the following database systems (past and current versions): Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle.  Prefer experience in both with mastery in one.
  • Proficient in virtualization technologies with a focus on VMware (experience with of additional hypervisors is a plus). Must have hands on experience designing and deploying vSphere environments. 
  • Experience with enterprise datacenter infrastructure including servers, storage, networking
  • Able to develop robust architectural documents as well as implement and administer large complex database environments in both physical and virtual server hosting patterns.
  • Experience implementing and administering advanced database capabilities such as (but not limited to) Database Mirroring, Disaster Recovery, Monitoring, Backups, and Restores.
  • High level of comfort in presenting by means of white boarding sessions and PowerPoint presentations
  • A minimum of 5 years of industry experience 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in consulting, either from a Vendor, VAR, or System Integrator. 
  • Experience in designing and deploying business critical applications such as SAP, Active Directory, etc
  • Experience with other in-memory, relational and NoSQL databases such as (SAP Hana/MongoDB/PostgreSQL/MySQL/Db2)
  • Experience with PaaS database service offerings like Amazon RDS
  • Experience scripting languages such as, Bash, Python, PowerShell
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or Information Systems.
  • Location: North America (All States) and Asia

We’re an equal opportunity employer

Nutanix is an Equal Employment Opportunity and (in the U.S.) an Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other category protected by applicable law. We hire and promote individuals solely on the basis of qualifications for the job to be filled.

We strive to foster an inclusive working environment that enables all our Nutants to be themselves and to do great work in a safe and welcoming environment, free of unlawful discrimination, intimidation or harassment.