EMC Associate Vblock Platform Systems Engineer in Durham, North Carolina

Job Description:

The Vblock Platform team develops V(x)block Systems, Tech Extensions and Vscale Systems designed specifically for enterprise data centers and service providers to provide our customers the ultimate flexibility and scalability for their business needs.

As a Vblock Platform engineer you will work closely with the Product Owner, Architects, peers in other PE teams, Global Services, and Manufacturing to develop new V(x)block Systems or update current V(x)block models to address new functional requirements. You will work closely with the Architect and other Engineers to develop, validate and document a product design that encompasses a sound strategy based on existing proven V(x)block designs wherever possible and using best-of-breed investor company products. Your optimized designs will use common hardware, physical composition, and logical configurations where possible to provide a V(x)block look-and-feel to all solutions marketed by VCE.

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Bachelors or equivalent plus at least 2 years of experience in technology related roles

  • Experience in a product engineering, service provider environment, or consultative role related to private cloud or converged infrastructure projects

  • Deep knowledge of one or more of the following: data center architectures, cloud computing technologies, converged infrastructure consolidation

  • Strong hands-on experience in one or more of the following technologies. A broad spectrum of experience is highly desired, as is a deep specialization in one or more:

  • Storage technologies (EMC VNX2, Unity and VMAX)

  • Cisco UCS B & C - Series blade servers

  • Cisco Nexus and MDS switches

  • Ethernet, Fibre Channel, and NFS/CIFS networking experience

  • Security hardening principles and practices

  • Hands-on experience with VMware vSphere 5.x and/or Cisco networking is desirable.

  • Strong experience with competitive converged infrastructure stacks can replace some of the requirements above

Other Job Requirements:

  • Bachelors (CS/EE/Technology) or equivalent workplace experience

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Decisive but inclusive decision making in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to work independently with light supervision

  • Able to prioritize tasks and work collaboratively with various stakeholders

  • Enjoy working hands-on in a lab environment to conduct system installation, configuration and design validation


Configuration documentation, bill of materials (BoM), rules & config tool user stories: Work with other members of PE to determine the proper solution for the feature requests:

  • Determine components that need to be added to the Arena parts database based on the new design

  • Add the proper parts and parts hierarchies to the database through the change request (ECR) process.

  • Provide a complete and validated bill of materials (BoM) for the new or revised platform

  • Develop detailed physical configuration rules for use in defining the config tool logic and user interface as well as the Modular Vblock Tool (MVT).

  • Develop the config tool (ACT) user story for submission with the ECR and rules as a complete change request to effect changes to existing Vblocks and to initiate new designs as part of the new product introduction (NPI) process.

EMC Values:

When you choose our company, you join a diverse world of innovative thought leaders. At our core is a commitment to workplace diversity, the sustainability of our planet, and community corporate involvement. We offer highly competitive salaries, bonus programs, world-class benefits, and unparalleled growth and development opportunities-all to create a compelling and rewarding work environment.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We encourage applicants of all ages.

Critical Hiring Criteria:

Functional Area(s):

Engineering - Hardware



Business Unit:

211 - VCE


US - North Carolina - Durham