Solution Architect Cloud- West at Cohesity
San Jose, CA, US

Cohesity delivers, award winning and best in class next-generation hyperconverged storage for enterprise clients.  We are propelling the next wave of data center advancement that will change both the public and private uses of cloud based technologies.  We consolidate all secondary data and associated management functions with ONE intelligent solution - including backups, files, objects, test copies, and analytics - all built on a true scale-out distributed systems architecture. Founded by Mohit Aron who built Google’s File System and subsequently Nutanix.

It is our belief that these significant advancements will have important and lasting implications in the world of technology. With more data security and backup solutions our clients can focus on the future of their work - knowing that we are backing them up!



Cloud Solution Architect - West Area

About This Role

This position is an architect-level role focused on ensuring the best design & integration of Cohesity technology with the public cloud for large, enterprise customers and those with demanding use cases.  The mission of this role is to ensure the customers' technical requirements are …

  • Explored, understood, and captured to ensure that the proposed architecture will meet their needs
  • Translated into solutions that will be successfully implemented and that will ensure repeat business


This position needs to be an expert on the public cloud integration including hybrid cloud and multi-cloud architectures. Expertise in migrating to the cloud (planning and sizing for “lift and shift”) as well as protecting cloud-native applications is essential.



  • Present Cohesity technology (deep dive) to customer technical leaders/experts and explain how it is applied in various use-cases/scenarios
  • Conduct discovery workshops with the customer to identify business objectives, document use cases/requirements, and operational constraints
  • Develop high-level architectural alternatives, review with customers, and deliver (written) design plans to meet the customers' needs (especially “at scale”) and includes considerations of special phases of the project (e.g. migration, operational cut-over) for Cohesity implementation teams to follow
  • Help plan and conduct technical demos and Proof of Concepts (POCs) with the account SE
  • Provide technical information for RFPs/RFIs
  • Provide technical review for all account team proposals
  • Liaison with Product Management and Engineering to represent customer/field requirements and resolve specific issues
  • Act as technical point of escalation for all public cloud-related (architectural and design) decisions


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 8+ years experience in IT
  • Experience in these technical areas required
    • Public Cloud (AWS, Azure and/or GCP)
    • Virtualization, Linux CLI
    • Additional experience highly desirable:
      • Storage, Backup
      • Database Protection and Recovery
      • Disaster Recovery/Business Continuance
      • Containers / Kubernetes
      • Layer 2 Networking and Firewalls
      • Scripting / Automation / DevOps
      • Visio or equivalent application
  • Excellent communication and project-related skills are also required
    • Strong verbal communication/presentation skills
    • Strong written skills and the ability to create documentation
    • Self-starter with excellent organization and time management skills
    • The ability to work cross-functionally and run meetings to achieve a plan
    • The ability to manage projects and to drive to a deadline

Expected Travel:

  • Up to 60%