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Presales and Solution Architect Interns

Primary Location , South Africa


At Hewlett Packard Enterprise, we bring together the brightest minds to create breakthrough technology solutions that advance the way people live and work. What sets us apart? Our people and our relentless dedication to helping our customers make their mark on the world.

We are a team of doers, dreamers and visionaries; inspired by our purpose and driven by our strategy. We live by our three values: partner, innovate and act.

Our legacy inspires us as we forge ahead, always pushing to discover what’s next. Every day is a new opportunity to advance and grow ourselves, our company and the industry. Some people call it an obsession, we call it a way of life.

Status: Full-Time
Level: Mid
Travel: No
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What you need to know about the job

Job ID 1018294 Date posted 2/9/2018 Primary Location , South Africa Job Category Administration, Graduate programs and Internships Schedule Full time Shift No shift premium (South Africa)

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is an industry leading Technology Company that enables customers to go further, faster. With the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio, spanning the cloud to the data center to workplace applications, our technology and services help customers around the world make IT more efficient, more productive and more secure.

In Hybrid IT, innovation is critical to who we are and what we do. Innovation was the core principle that brought our founders, Bill and Dave, together. But it’s collaboration that brings great ideas to life. Here, we work side-by-side with some of the best the industry has to offer, building strong relationships with each other so we can bring the best solutions to our customers.

We live by three core values that drive our business: Partner. Innovate. Act. These values combined help us create important work all over the world to advance how people live and work. HPE makes Hybrid IT simple. HPE helps customers to design the right mix of Hybrid IT to serve their unique needs. We bring next generation infrastructure that uses intelligent software to simplify and accelerate the delivery of new apps, services and business insights. HPE Labs, our research teams, are working on new technologies that will change the way IT will look and operate in the near future with projects like The Machine. The Machine is already delivering real world benefits to society with a collaborative effort with DZNE in the research for a cure of Alzheimer’s Disease. Couple these great research teams with key acquisitions like Nimble Storage and SimpliVity and it is easy to see how we are shaping a new style of IT, one that has our customer’s success top of mind.

Join our team as a presales technical/solution architect and propel your career by contributing to the success of our Customers and Society. You will be collaborating and developing strategic relationships with selected Systems Integrators (SIs) and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), leveraging their ecosystem and our next generation infrastructure to drive new business through joint engagements. If working for an organisation that is serious about the sustainability and welfare of its Customers, Partners and Society then Hewlett Packard Enterprise is the right choice for you.


As an Architect you are responsible for providing technical support and/or leadership in the creation and delivery of technology solutions designed to meet a customer’s business needs and, consequently, for understanding a customer’s business. As a trusted advisor, you create and maintain effective customer relationships to secure customer satisfaction. Additionally you may also be responsible for delivering business value to HPE customers by architecting effective end-to-end solutions, which address the customer’s business problems, needs, and opportunities in a manner consistent with HPE’s strategic and business goals.

The presales consultants in this role are differentiated from those in other roles in the following ways:

  • They provide the deepest level of product- and technology-specific expertise available to customers from anyone in the sales organization in deal pursuit situations, and
  • They are product- (or product-line) aligned.
  • They are aligned to a single or small group of related solutions, such as cloud, big data, mobility, etc.,
  • They are responsible for the end-to-end technical design of the complete solution to meet the customer’s business outcomes, including both HPE products and services plus all necessary third-party components (e.g. software, hardware, consulting).

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in engineering or from technical university

Experience in technology industry if available

Knowledge and Skills

Demonstrates knowledge of leading edge and emerging technologies

Maintains knowledge of current trends, partner and competitor products and strategies within the assigned solution set.

Basic project management skills or experience with excellent analytical and problem solving skills, including appropriate due diligence

Good written and verbal communication skills and mastery over English and local languages

Good business and financial acumen, with an awareness of functional responsibilities of various customer business roles

Knowledge-based and experienced-based industry certifications preferred, if available

Knowledge of company business tools

Basic knowledge of social media, blogging, and related information sharing technologies

Why internship in HPE?

  • Great company culture and colleagues
  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Useful trainings and unlimited options for development
  • Flexible hours
  • Opportunity to learn from the best managers
  • 12 months employment

What you should know about HPE?

HPE provides flexibility and control of technology, processes and people. HPE prepares for a world where everything computes – the Internet of Things – The Intelligent Edge HPE leads in the Digital transformation which is disrupting every industry HPE creates value for enterprises of all sizes HPE provides continuous business innovation

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is EEO F/M/Protected Veteran/ Individual with Disabilities.


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