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Sr Systems Engineer - Chicago


VAST Data is looking for a Senior Systems Engineer to join our growing team!

This is a great opportunity to be part of the fastest-growing infrastructure company in history. In just a few short years, we’ve shaken up the industry by challenging traditional architecture models and introduced a revolutionary set of storage possibilities through our Universal Storage platform.

Our success has been built through incredible leadership and motivated employees who want to leverage their skills & experiences to make a real impact. This is an opportunity to be a key player at a pivotal time in our company’s growth.

Come join the disruption, make your mark, and be a part of the amazing team introducing the new era of data storage!


  • Assist customers with evaluations and benchmarks, system configurations, and system installations.
  • Work closely with VAST R&D Engineering in helping to define product requirements and usability, including the creation of product specification documents.
  • Participate in the creation of sales strategy and tactics and takes ownership of technical responsibilities within customer accounts.
  • Demonstrate technical leadership and subject matter expertise on storage products, distributed storage architectures, file systems, and competitive storage offerings in the DAS, NAS and SAN product spaces.
  • Creation of architecture “blueprints” for repeatable solutions that the Sales team will deliver to the customer community.
  • Help with the development of a dispersed group of system and field engineers.
  • Assist with the recruiting and hiring and development of the Sales and Sales Engineering team.
  • Consult on how to form and build and manage a Support organization.


  • 5+ years of experience supporting the sales of enterprise storage to large IT organizations 
  • Positive energy, optimism and vision.
  • Ability to perform in an unstructured environment.
  • Understanding of classic unstructured data applications and next-generation analytics and web frameworks.
  • Preparation and/or delivery of technical product and architecture presentations to customers and trainees.
  • Knowledge of virtualization, high-performance networking and enterprise security.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


Location: Chicago

Employment: Full-time

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