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Field Application Engineer (Job Code: SC13616)

Job Code: SC13616
Area of Interest: FAE
Location: San Jose, United States


    FAE is responsible for technical sales activities in new and existing opportunities. Individual contributor will work closely with Sales and Extended Teams to ensure overall technical design proposal meets customer requirements. FAE will have in-depth, hands-on experience with Supermicro Server/Storage and Switching Products and Solutions, Competitors Products and Services, with the ability to present and demonstrate those solutions to Customers and Partners. FAE/SE is a critical part of Pre and Post Sales cycle and must be capable of displaying in-depth technical knowledge of Supermicro and competitive products and solutions as well as technologies and market drivers. For OEM related opportunities, one of the key measures will be Design Wins and transforming them to product revenue.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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 oversight in implementation of such solutions
  • Highly technical problem solver who understands motherboard and system architecture, hardware and software interaction
  • 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 understand of firmware, drivers, OS, Applications and their interaction that can cause system issues
  • Develop and review motherboards and systems solutions, technical bid responses and presentations
  • For OEM projects, be able to convert them to Design Wins and transform them into revenue opportunities
  • 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
  • Aptitude to work remotely and at customer site
  • Some travel required


  • Bachelors' or Masters' degree in engineering discipline; computer science, computer engineering and electrical engineering preferred
  • Minimum 5 to 15 years related experience with Data Center or IT Infrastructure experience desired
  • Strong background and experience with x86-based server architecture
  • Solid HW system design and diagnostics skills
  • Experience with Firmware, Linux, Windows and virtualization platforms required
  • Experience in vertical markets segments such as Finance, Banking, Manufacturing, Retail, Healthcare, Education, Govt. and others
  • 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



The listed duties and responsibilities are intended only as illustrations of those that may be assigned and/or performed. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned from time to time, at the discretion of management. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change by the employer at its discretion. Employee understands and agrees that he/she is employed on an “at will” basis. This job description supersedes any previous versions.