Manager, Systems Engineering (or Presales) for Smart Cities in Public Sector with IoT

  • Location:
    New Delhi, Delhi, India
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Pre Sales and Product Management
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

Hiring Manager

Dinesh Arora

Job Title

Manager, Systems Engineering

What You'll Do

We have an exciting leadership opportunity in our team! Cisco seeks a Systems Engineering Manager to provide leadership and mentorship to the Pre-Sales team in support of sales and development efforts. In this role, you will plan the technical direction for the team, identify expertise to grow the team as needed, and facilite key partnerships between internal, channel partner, and client organizations. This is an ideal position for someone who has proven leadership skills as well as industry and technical expertise to advance their career in management.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Recruit, hire, train, and retain top technical talent who are able to work in a dynamic environment. Coach and develop staff; provide performance management, development planning, salary planning and technical training.
  • Continuous self-development with regard to dynamic and changing technology to ensure state-of-the-art readiness to apply diverse solutions to customer's requirements.
  • Develop relationships with customers, vendors, partners and corporate service organizations to handle successful implementations that allow customers to gain high-reaching advantage through use of our technology.
  • Develop an infrastructure that crafts an environment for Channel and Ecosystem Partner development and builds a closer SE/Partner relationship at all levels
  • Responsible for focusing on major opportunities, growing territory business, and driving critical account situations to resolution.
  • Driven to grow customer happiness.
  • Collaborate with worldwide systems engineering teams

Who You'll Work With

The India Systems Engineering team comprises of very talented and motivated engineers. We play different roles in account pre-sales management, technology deep dive, partner advocacy and engineering leadership. We place emphasis on individual development and relevancy in the market place. We are strong advocates of Cisco's own certification programs. We work closely together to help our customer solve their business problems. As a team, we possess divest engineering expertise and are constantly on a look out for new skill sets to add to our team capability.

Cisco India System Engineering Team showcase Cisco product solutions-setting up demonstrations and explain features and benefits to customers.

Who You Are

Ideally you will have 12-15 years' related experience in the associated technology industry and 5+ years' management experience and demonstrated leadership of technical pre-sales teams. With your track record in Pre-Sales, a strong knowledge of Cisco products would be advantageous and/or relevant experience with bold offerings.

You will be comfortable with customer management practices together with an in-depth understanding and experience in management of all aspects of sales support processes. As such, excellent communication skills to assist at the Customer Management Interface level, including negotiation and presentation skills, are required. Our minimum requirements for this role:

  • Strong Pre-Sales track record within the technology industry in the area of Smart Cities of the Public Sector and/or IoT and IT infrastructure
  • Management experience with a proven ability to lead professionally diverse employees through mentoring, and skill development.
  • BS/BA/B.Tech (EE/CS) or equivalent.
  • Sound Knowledge in Internetworking – Routing, Switching, Security, Collaboration & Data Center /Virtualization
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent conflict resolution and team building skills.
  • Ability to establish clear objectives and direction for team.
  • Cisco product experience or relevant experience in key competitor offerings in technology area of emphasis required.

Why Cisco

We connect everything: people, processes, data, and things. We innovate everywhere, taking bold risks to shape the technologies that give us smart cities, connected cars, and handheld hospitals. And we do it in style with unique personalities who aren’t afraid to change the way the world works, lives, plays and learns.

We are thought leaders, tech geeks, pop culture aficionados, and we even have a few purple haired rock stars. We celebrate the creativity and diversity that fuels our innovation. We are dreamers and we are doers.

We Are Cisco.


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