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We are on an accelerated growth trajectory and invite you to be a part of our journey. At Weka we are passionate about solving big storage problems for our customers. Our technology is recognized by Gartner, TechTarget, CRN, and CIOReview as being at the forefront of next generation data storage. We are backed by leading investors: NVIDIA, Mellanox, Western Digital, HPE, Seagate, and Qualcomm. And the Weka File System is used by the world’s largest marquis brands.

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Cloud Specialist

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United States- Remote

About The Position

Weka is a modern data platform for a wide range of emerging, high performance workloads that require modern capabilities such as the ability to run natively in the public cloud while supporting any performance requirements that these emerging markets demand.


At WEKA you’ll join a highly collaborative team that focuses on delivering unique capabilities to customers that are pushing the boundaries of technology.


Weka is looking for an experienced Cloud Specialist who is familiar with Cloud operating models in one or more of the Public cloud vendors (AWS, GCP, Azure, OCI), migrating workloads to the public cloud and the challenges associated with it, the pros and cons of moving workloads to the public cloud, and hybrid workflows that leverage the public cloud.


In this role, the Cloud Specialist will work directly with field sales and presales teams and customers to design WEKA solutions that leverage the public cloud. You will serve as a public cloud SME to the field and for customers, you’ll evangelize WEKA for public cloud, and you’ll work with corporate product teams to ensure closed loop feedback from the field.


The successful Cloud Specialist at WEKA will be focused on three main areas that are a critical part of the WEKA field team:

  1. Field Support: Serve as a Subject Matter Expert for our field sales teams and our customers when it comes to Cloud. This includes Cloud Operating models, the challenges associated with moving workloads to the cloud, the details and demands of cloud bursting a workflow from on-prem into the public cloud, and the nuances of different public cloud offerings and how they compare. A key part of this role will be strategizing with field sales teams on how to best approach cloud opportunities.
  2. Evangelism of WEKA in the Public Cloud. WEKA Provides a unique software only design that can run in the public cloud using the exact same binaries that you would run on-prem. This enables unique hybrid workflows that are highly differentiated from existing storage platforms. Serving as a champion for WEKA in the public cloud at events and conferences, and working with the public cloud vendors themselves.
  3. Consolidating Cloud Feedback: Providing critical feedback from the field and customers into our product teams as it relates to public cloud capabilities. You will also be in a unique position to collect, distill and provide feedback into the WEKA product and Go To Market teams around requirements to further compete in cloud markets based on real customer and field team feedback.


In order to successfully operate in this role candidates should have the following experience:

  1. Deep Expertise in one or more Public Cloud offerings (AWS, GCP, Azure, OCI)
  2. Strong general understanding of Cloud operating models and how they differ from On-prem operating models
  3. Experience in migrating workflows from On-premise to Public cloud
  4. Background in the storage aspect of Cloud workflows and the challenges associated with moving large volumes of data into the public cloud
  5. Experience with Hybrid operating models that leverage the public cloud for some of an overall workflow


In addition, the following experience is highly desired:

  1. Experience with HPC Storage and/or Software Defined Enterprise NAS Platforms
  2. Experience in one of WEKAs Vertical focus areas:
  3. Autopilot / ADAS
  4. Healthcare and Life Sciences (Genomics Sequencing, Cryo EM)
  5. Cloud based Media and Entertainment workflows
  6. Finance, Time Series Databases, Quant Trading and Research Workflows
  7. Experience in “Horizontal” Technology areas outside of Cloud:
  8. AI and ML Ops
  9. Containerized Workflows

Responsibilities

  • Serve as a Cloud SME for the Field and Internally
  • Work with customers and field teams to design Cloud solutions leveraging WEKA
  • Stay informed of changes in Cloud vendor announcements and strategies 
  • Build relationships with technical teams at each cloud vendor
  • Coach and mentor field teams around Cloud capabilities
  • Strategize with local field teams on best approach on opportunities involving cloud
  • Provide consolidated feedback to product teams based on customer and field feedback
  • Work with field and corporate resources to create cloud solutions leveraging WEKA 
  • Work with Cloud partners to create joint solutions
  • Evangelize WEKA for public cloud at events and conferences

Requirements

  • Experience in developing and implementing Cloud solutions
  • Strong experience, including hands on, in at least one of the following public clouds (AWS, GCP, Azure, OCI)
  • Experience in migration of workflows from on-prem to the cloud
  • Experience in designing hybrid workflows between public cloud and on-prem


The following experience is highly desirable:

  • Experience working with customers in a consulting or pre-sales capacity
  • Strong experience in one of the following verticals (M&E, Life Sciences, Oil and Gas, Finance, Analytics, AI/ML)
  • Experience in HPC storage and/or Enterprise storage and the unique challenges associated with them
  • Past or present Linux administration experience
  • Vertical knowledge in one ore more of the following: Life Sciences, M&E, Oil and Gas, EDA, Finance, ADAS/Autopilot

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