Associate Systems Engineer (Full Time) Sales South Africa

  • Location:
    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Pre Sales and Product Management
  • Job Type
    New Graduate
  • Technology Interest
    Networking, Service Provider, Wireless, Mobility
  • Job Id
Start Date: July/August, 2018
Training Hub Location: TBC

Why are you going to love Cisco?

Everything is converging on the Internet, making networked connections more relevant than ever before. Our employees' revolutionary ideas impact everything imaginable - from entertainment, retail, healthcare and education, to public and private sectors, smart cities, smart cars and technology we use everyday.  You will be part of an international team that cares about its customers, enjoys having fun, and you will take part in changing the lives of those in our local communities.  Come prepared to be challenged and inspired. 

What are you going to receive from Cisco Sales Associate graduate program (CSAP)?

CSAP is a world-class, award-winning graduate training program. A successful Associate Systems Engineer (ASE) will expand their software and networking knowledge as part of a large training group of graduates from a diverse mix of countries and backgrounds. You will learn from top Cisco experts in a unique, challenging and technologically advanced environment. You will socialise and network with your peers while gaining hands on experience, receiving a competitive salary and building your career. You can gain valuable skills with globally recognised qualifications such as CCNA and CCNP.  In the first three months of the program, you will learn about the latest Cisco technology and develop business acumen. Over the next nine months, you will advance into an engineering role as part of your on-the-job-experience, be actively involved in sales opportunities while shadowing technology professionals and receiving mentoring. After the first year you will progress into the role of Sales Systems Engineer full time. 

What is your role as a Sales Systems Engineer?

As a Sales System Engineer you will spend most of your time engaging with our customers and partners as a trusted technology advisor. You will partner with  Account Managers to consult and develop solutions for our customers using collaborative technologies such as WebEx and Telepresence. You will ask the right questions to uncover their needs, think creatively to overcome challenges and position the right technology to meet their business goals. Every customer has a different need which means that no two days are ever the same; you will need to be flexible and adapt as you consult with customers across different industries. 

In an average day you could:
  • Present and explain Cisco technology to customers, and create optimal technology designs
  • Participate in development of long term technology strategies for customers
  • Consult with customers and help them to meet their business goals using Cisco technology 
  • Research and demonstrate our solutions to customers and partners
  • Participate in and present at industry events
  • Have fun!

What do we expect from you? 

Are you someone who loves technology, always keeps up with the latest technology news and thrives when working in a technologically advanced environment? CSAP is the perfect place for engineering graduates that are techy savvy and are studying in a relevant subject area that preferably has emphasis on software design and programming. Are you a strong communicator who has the confidence to engage and talk to a wide range of people? We want individuals who are energised by social situations and see collaboration with others as important to achieving success. Do you enjoy looking at practical real life challenges and thinking creatively to solve them? We are looking for people who approach situations with an open mind and take on challenges with an eye for opportunity. 

To be suitable for the program you must meet the following minimum requirements:
  • You must be in a position to graduate from your degree by the start date of the program.
  • You will graduate from a relevant degree such as: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Cyber Security, Information Technology, Mathematics, Physics, Informatics, Data Science or similar. 
  • You are fluent in English and the official language of the country you are applying for (spoken and written). 
  • You must hold the right to live and work in the country that you are applying for, without future company sponsorship required. Student visas and temporary permits obtained on your own will not be acceptable. 
  • Knowledge and experience in software languages. C, C++, C#, Java or Python are desired.
About Cisco: 
The Internet of Everything is a phenomenon driving new opportunities for Cisco and it's transforming our customers' businesses worldwide. We are pioneers and have been since the early days of connectivity. Today, we are building teams that are expanding our technology solutions in the mobile, cloud, security, IT, and big data spaces, including software and consulting services. As Cisco delivers the network that powers the Internet, we are connecting the unconnected. Imagine creating unprecedented disruption. Collaborate with like-minded innovators in a fun and flexible culture that has earned Cisco global recognition as a Great Place To Work. With roughly 10 billion connected things in the world now and over 50 billion estimated in the future, your career has exponential possibilities at Cisco. 

Are you ready to change the World? 
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Cisco are always looking to identify talented people. If you are reading this posting then we may not have an open job right now, however it is highly likely we will in the future. If you are interested in working for Cisco in this capacity then please submit your details and CV or resume against this requisition so that when a suitable vacancy arises a Cisco representative can contact you directly.

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