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Career area:
Hardware Engineering
United States of America
North Carolina
Thursday, July 15, 2021
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Why Work at Lenovo

Here at Lenovo, we believe in smarter technology for all, so we spend our time building a society that’s brighter and more inclusive. 

And we go big. No, not big—huge.

We’re not just a Fortune Global 500 company, we’re one of Fortune’s Most Admired. We’re in 180 markets, working with 63,000 brilliant colleagues and counting. And we’re known for the world’s most complete portfolio of smart technology, from devices to software to infrastructure.

With our ingenuity, we help millions—not just the select few—experience our version of a smarter future. 

The one thing that’s missing? Well… you...

Description and Requirements

About Lenovo: 
Focused on a bold vision to deliver smarter technology for all, we are developing world-changing technologies that create a more inclusive, trustworthy and sustainable digital society. By designing, engineering and building the world’s most complete portfolio of smart devices and infrastructure, we are also leading an Intelligent Transformation – to create better experiences and opportunities for millions of customers around the world. Join us in defining our world of tomorrow and creating smarter technology for all! 

What You'll Do: 
The OEM Lead Architect will engage with OEM customers, partners, sales, and Lenovo product teams to evaluate, understand, and drive technical requirements for complex OEM solution offerings. While Lenovo’s OEM business leverages its existing portfolio of products, there are many opportunities to customize and develop new offerings for unique OEM solutions, and the role of the Lead Architect will help OEM customers and sales teams evaluate and understand what is possible and how best to execute on technical solution requirements. The Lead Architect will also develop technical relationships with key alliance partners, suppliers, and integrators in the ecosystem to ensure Lenovo is in the best technical posture to meet the needs of the market. The Lead Architect will have responsibility for requirements input to Lenovo product development teams and will engage in specific testing and certifications for the OEM business. This OEM Lead Architect position is a technical pre-sales/relationship role supporting Lenovo's OEM sales teams. You will be a technical solutions adviser as customers look to Lenovo to develop solutions to address their business needs. You will be integral to the sales teams for opportunity identification, solution planning/design, and all technical elements of the sales opportunity. You are Lenovo's technical arbiter with the customer, external partners, and with our internal teams.   

Position Requirements: 
1.    Bachelor of Science degree or greater in an engineering discipline 
2.    10 - 12 years industry experience 
3.    Gather and understand customer technical requirements through communications with customer, sales team, and OEM solution architects 
4.    Evaluate customer requirements against Lenovo & competitor offerings to understand gaps within our products to suggest value added features for future products offerings   
5.    Understand emerging technologies and products and Lenovo's strategies to address them 
6.    Engage with HW development teams during product planning and development 
7.    Engage / assist with complex customer POC’s 
8.    Assist with debugging customer issues during pre-sales engagements 
9.    Train & work with Lab engineers to test/ validate new OEM features added to our products  
10.    Train solution architect to understanding & communicate new features to customers 
11.    PC hardware & BIOS / firmware architecture knowledge highly desired 
12.    Passion for researching new PC technologies, using industry knowledge and creativity to come up with unique product ideas 
13.    Excellent, professional verbal and written communication skills 
14.    Ability to travel 5%   

Why Lenovo? 
Lenovo is a US $60 billion Fortune Global 500 company, with 57,000 employees and operating in 180 markets around the world. We are #1 PC company on the planet, BCG's 50 most innovative companies, and one of Interbrand’s 100 BEST global brands. 

Awards & Recognition: 
• Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies, 2020 & 2019 
• Human Rights Campaign, Corporate Quality Index – Perfect Score 2020, 2019, 2018 
• Universum’s World’s Most Attractive Employers, 2020 
• Best Places to work for LGBTQ Equality, 2021 & 2020 
• Top 100 Internship Programs Winner, 2020 
• Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations by Corporate Knights, 2020 
• Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index – Perfect Score, 2020 
• IoT Breakthrough Award, 2020 
• 2020 Fortune Global 500, #224 
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