Sr. Field Application Engineer

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17


Supermicro is looking for a Field Application Engineer (FAE) for their San Jose headquarters. The role is responsible for technical sales activities in new and existing opportunities, and will work closely with Sales and Extended Teams to ensure that overall technical design proposal meets customer requirements. The FAE will have in-depth, hands-on experience with Supermicro Server/Storage/Embedded and Switching Products and Solutions, Competitors Products and Services, with the ability to present and demonstrate those solutions to customers and partners.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Includes the following essential duties and responsibilities (other duties may also be assigned):

  • Works closely with the sales and extended teams to map end-user customer business, partner requirements and provide most optimized technical solutions
  • Provides technical leadership in Pre-Sales and oversee implementation of such solutions
  • Highly technical problem solver who understands system architecture, hardware and software interaction
  • Should possess basic HW debug skills
  • Manage and leads product HW and SW engineers during product development
  • Manage and leads teams during investigation and resolution of problems in the field
  • Has a good understanding of firmware, drivers, OS, Applications and their interaction that can cause system issues
  • Develop and review systems solutions, technical bid responses and presentations
  • Work cross-department to ensure customer satisfaction and timely resolution of issues
  • Ability to build and demonstrate proof-of-concept that meets or exceeds customer business needs
  • Ability to present the corporate brand, product messaging and solutions to customers
  • Visit on-site facilities and operations to enable solution integration and issue resolution
  • Some travelrequired (up to 25%)


  • Bachelors' or Masters' degree in engineering discipline; computer science, computer engineering and electricalengineeringpreferred
  • Excellent communication skills and business sense required
  • Minimum 5 to 15year related experience with Compute/Storage Server or Data Center or IT Infrastructureexperiencedesired
  • Strong background and experience with x86-based server architecture
  • Solid HW system design and diagnostics skills
  • Familiarity with Firmware, Linux, Windows and virtualization platforms is a plus
  • Strong technical communication and leadership skills to lead investigations with engineers of multiple disciplines
  • Individual must be able to work effectively in a high pressure environment


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