Have a Passion for Virtualization? We’re looking for you!

I’m truly honored to be part of such a great team and organization. On February 1, 2010 I joined EMC as a vSpecialist working within Chad Sakac’s organization and I couldn’t be happier. Our team is made up of some awesome rockstars, people like Scott Lowe and Nick Weaver, we battle in the trenches on a daily basis spreading our love and evangelizing to the masses about VMware+EMC as well as VMware+Cisco+EMC. We work hard and we play harder.

Our team has grown significantly over the past year andwe’re continuing with that trend and are looking for talented people that have the passion….people that love virtualization and people that love to talk about it. Here are some details taken from Chad’s blog;

vSpecialists are EMC employees who’s fundamental job is to make sure that EMC wins overwhelmingly on our own merits whenever Virtualization is the context.   We do this for both VMware/EMC (bring your own server), and also support VMware/Cisco/EMC (the VCE go-to-market).

The team is now 150+ strong already, and with a full year under our belt, there’s structure.   There’s a structured onboarding process.  There’s structure roles and coverage models.   Those craving a total lack of structure (in every sense of the expression – both good stuff and bad stuff), but a similar personality profile – check out the VCE roles below.

This team’s credo is that we say “yes” to every challenge.   It is a LOT of fun, and leading that squad is the best gig I’ve ever had in my life. (mine too Chad)

The technical vSpecialists are expected to know everything (which is impossible) and so need to be perpetually be learning.  Technical folks have their VCP4 at least, VCAP-DCD and VCAP-DCA are bonus.   VCDX is a huge upside.   EMC Proven is a huge upside.  Cisco certs are a huge upside.  (As Chad states, VMware experience/knowledge is a must – EMC+Cisco is a HUGE plus but take a 2nd/3rd ranking) The right positive can-do attitude (throw me in front of any technical challenge and I can figure it out) is mandatory.   Diversity is VERY desirable – while we have a mix of backgrounds, we share a love of tech.  I’m disappointed that more women haven’t applied.

With all of that said, there are four active positions I’m personally trying to fill. Two in the Pacific Northwest, one in Los Angeles, CA and one in Houston, TX.  There are a number of other positions open, these are the four that I’m focusing on so if you are interested and are up to the challenge, PLEASE get hold of me!

UPDATE — There are also openings in Chicago, Minneapolis, the Carolinas and Florida….in addition to my openings in the Pacific Northwest, Los Angeles and Houston. Please contact me if you are interested!

Created on November 12, 2010 by Rick Scherer

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5 Comments so far

  1. Xray
    4:05 am on November 14th, 2010

    What about EMEA jobs? I have installed 3 vBlock’s already. So I am VMware+Cisco+EMC guy!

  2. Trevor
    2:26 pm on November 21st, 2010

    Hello Rick,

    I am interested in Florida and LA openings.

    Can you please let me know how to get the process started?


  3. Raul
    10:41 am on November 25th, 2010

    Is there a change for remote workers?? :)
    I’m from Argentina, and I’m also a VCP 4.1, and will be more than glad to be part of such a team!!

    Probably a relocation to Florida will work as well!! :)

    Thansk for your reply!
    Raul Morniroli

  4. Ian
    2:19 pm on January 12th, 2011

    Hi Rick,

    First let me say great blog, a very good read. Do you know if there are any openings in London? If so who would I need to talk to?


  5. Rick Scherer
    9:19 am on February 1st, 2011

    Ian, just shoot me an email with your resume and I will forward it on to the EMEA manager. rick [@] vmwaretips.com


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