Consulting System Engineer

  • Location:
    Beijing, China
  • Additional Location(s)
  • Area of Interest
    Business Development
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Cloud and Data Center
  • Job Id
The Consultant Systems Engineer is a key member of the sales architecture team working in close alignment with Product BU and Account Teams, taking ownership of technical aspects in the sales process and in professional services assignments. It is a challenging but very interesting role that requires both technical breadth and depth in order to be effective. A typical engagement would include a lab-based Proof of Concept engagement to develop an intimate understanding of the customer’s specific requirements. Then, applying knowledge of Cisco MANO products, as well as networking and systems technologies, come up with and present solution proposals.

Role & Responsibilities
• Solution development for customer Proof of Concepts (POCs) for Cisco’s Software Platforms
• Responsible for presenting and explaining Cisco’s MANO software products and technology to customers, articulating the unique benefits and value
• Supporting customers evaluating Cisco MANO software solutions in everything from installation to customisation
• Working hands-on with customers in their labs on Proof-Of-Concepts
• Creating service and device models in Yang, supported with some software development in languages including (but not limited to) Python and Java
• Participate in professional services assignments, specifically POCs to production
• Representing the company as the technical contact person and coordinator
• Establish Cisco as a thought leader, trusted advisor and long-term partner
• Actively involve all parts of the Cisco organisation as needed (product managers, specialists, tech support, marketing, management etc.) to manage the sales process
• Communicate feed-back from customers and the market place to stakeholders within the company

Minimum Qualifications
• Strong programming skills – Java, Python
• Knowledge of current APIs, such as REST, Netconf, RESTconf
• Experience working with structured modeling languages such as XML, JSON, YANG
• Good understanding networking technologies
• Good understanding of systems technologies and platforms (e.g. Linux)
• Network administration with Cisco, Juniper and similar WAN environments
• Hands-on experience with several device vendors CLI and web UIs
• 5 years + experience of working for a Software vendor or in a software environment
• Awareness and understanding of industry standards related to MANO, such as those from the IETF, ETSI, OPNFV
• Excellent communication skills (verbal/written)
• Ability to multitask, juggle multiple opportunities simultaneously

Desired Skills
• Administration and configuration of Openstack or similar Virtualization environments
• Database technologies
• Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) concepts
• Software Defined Networking (SDN) concepts

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