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Bengaluru, KA
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Role objective The System Architect is the primary contact and owner for all technical matters associated with a product development. They work as part of the Architecture Team to define the key attributes of the product, then monitor and drive the architecture and technical integrity of the product; from concept to end-of-life; with globally distributed engineering teams. As the primary technical point of contact for the product during its life, the System Architect is expected to be conversant in all aspects of the product design; taking a holistic view of the system to enable resolution of commercial or technical trade-offs relating to the design; translating these trade-offs into business risks or costs, using language appropriate for non-technical people. As such, the candidate will have a strong architectural/development background proven through the delivery of system solutions in their career. The System Architect will interface with internal and external customers and therefore must possess very good communication and written skills using a combination of audio, video and written media. Role responsibilities Accountable and responsible for adhering to the architectural design process and the integrity of the resulting product architecture. Work with and drive design teams, whether internal or external, to deliver products that meet the marketing/customer requirements outlined by the Product Manager in the Marketing Requirements Document. Own the creation of the System Requirements Document, with input from the wider Architecture Team, including Technologists and other System Architects through peer reviews, which details the defining aspects of the product architecture, features and functions, which meet the needs of the MRD. Liaise with the Product Manager to ensure that the key attributes of the product defined in the SRD address all of the requirements laid out in the MRD. Identify, review and resolve un-solutioned requirements through depreciation or re-architecting. Own the creation of the System Functional Specification; pulling in content from Lead Engineers responsible for the Assets from which the product is made. Review the specification with other members of the Architecture Team to ensure completeness and consistency with other product developments. Work with the Test organisation to define the scope of the System Integration Test, under which the product will be validated; ensuring sufficient test coverage for all of the product functions. The System Architect will be part of the review and sign-off of the final product validation reports. Support customer technical meetings, bid responses or escalations through the fielding of technical questions in a swift and professional manner; authoring product specific technical overviews or issue status packs as appropriate. Highlight and document risks, associated with developing the product, to the project or program manager with supporting risk mitigation ideas. Support the project manager in the creation of the project schedule through briefing the wider project team and resource managers on the technical scope of the project. Responsible for ensuring that component vendor selection is aligned with strategic vendors and cost optimised suppliers. Have an understanding of the primary cost drivers of the product architecture and work to reduce these during the feasibility phase of the development. Understand industry price points of major components. Work with the technical writing teams to ensure the quality and accuracy of external technical product documentation. Display a high-degree of self-motivation and encourage motivation within the teams with whom they work. Mentor other members of the Development organisation to improve product knowledge and design skills. Be seen as a leader in a field of expertise, so as to encourage design and process improvements across the organisation. Qualifications Role requirements The best candidate has a deep technical knowledge of storage, or server, architectures and devices, with a preferred experience of server or storage enclosure design. Experience of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) attached storage and the SATA protocol is highly desirable Experience of PCI-Express (PCIe) attached storage and the NVMe protocol is highly desirable High-level knowledge of most common architectures of storage, compute, networking and virtualization, with preferred experience of design with, and configuring of, PCIe based systems using PCIe switches Deep experience of using any of the following protocols Ethernet, PCIe, SAS, SATA, Fibre Channel, Infiniband Self motivating with a proven ability to take initiative and accomplish tasks with limited direction Able to perform in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment with challenging deadlines and priorities Team player, passion to learn and communicate Ability to articulate a complex solution in a simplified and engaging way Proven ability to influence Strong presentation skills Strong conceptual and communication skills, with the ability to communicate with remote teams Degree qualified in an engineering discipline 5+ years experience of complex system architectures 3 years experience in some of the following; server or storage, or high availability solutions Periodic international travel to customer and development partner locations Proposition Outstanding opportunity to take part in Seagates growth path in the Cloud Great team successful organization, low barrier culture, collaborative spirit, fast growing team in India Great company state of the art technology, high innovation, strong historical and projected performance Excellent compensation & benefits
Degree: M.Com. (Commerce) | M.Pharm. (Pharmacy) | M.Sc. (Science) | MA (Arts) | MBA/ PGDM | MCA/ PGDCA

Additional Degree: BE/ B.Tech (Engineering)

Experience: 5-10


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