Network Consulting Engineer - Cloud

  • Location:
    New York, NY, US
  • Area of Interest
    Professional Services
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id
The Business Entity
The Cloud and IT Transformation (CiTT) CoE brings together the OSS/BSS, Data Center, and Intelligent Network Infrastructure and Routing and Switching teams. Our professional services capabilities in support of the unified infrastructure, provides the platforms that help customers adopt network-virtualization and cloud architectures, and accelerates our software integration, application platforms, analytics, and ITSM services. This CoE is well positioned to help customers achieve Fast IT and leverage adoption services to drive business outcomes.

The Team
Our Network Consulting Engineers help customers maximize and impact network availability and functionality to achieve their business goals. The NCE delivers the leading edge DC technologies; solutions and services customers need to expertly manage their networks. In this role, you will be "Cisco's face to the customer," working in a fast-paced, high-impact environment as a visible contributor and influencer delivering on our commitments and the customers' expectations.

Role & Responsibilities
The ideal candidate is a creative problem solver, comfortable with challenging the status quo and rapidly responding to escalated issues. The following are the skills our NCEs develop and utilize:
*	Excellent Customer Relationship Management (CRM) skills
*	Providing consultative, proactive and/or reactive support
*	Act as architectural Lead for the UCS Data Center infrastructure
*	Performs analysis of UCS network designs
*	Plans and supports highly complex UCS Upgrade and Migration activity

UCS Network Consultant Engineer
Provides customers with solutions in the area of UCS architecture and support.   Helps development an ongoing methodology for operational excellence of the UCS environment.  Provides analysis and best practice recommendations to include planned Data Center initiatives that meets the customer business requirements.

Minimum Qualifications
Key Domain expertise: Ability to Design, Deploy, Manage, Maintain and Operate an End-to-End UCS Domain infrastructure, UCS Manager, UCS Central.

*	3+ years of professional hands-on UCS experience, preferably with UCS administration, implementation and design
*	Demonstrate expert level knowledge of Cisco Unified Computing System, including design, implementation, and management of the entire UCS domain.
*	Strong knowledge of UCS hardware, including but not limited to installation, physical and logical configuration
*	Familiar with the UCS product line and all UCS Chassis, Server, adapter and FEX models.
*	Knowledge of UCS Central and best practices
*	Knowledge of UCS Performance Manager
*	Strong understanding of storage concepts including FC, FCoE, iSCSI, NFS.
*	Understanding of virtual networking concepts a plus. (Nexus 1000v, AVS, DVS, etc.)
*	Compute technologies: x86, hypervisor (Openstack/KVM/VMware), OS (Linux/Windows), workload mobility
*	Experience with scripting languages such as Perl, Python, or Bash. Python experience is a plus.
*	Broad technical knowledge of the data center and its components: Applications, Storage, Network, Server and projects surrounding their planning, design, implementation, operation, and optimization.
*	Architectural knowledge of virtualization tools and concepts
*	Architectural knowledge of Three Tiered application environments
*	Networking: OSI Layer 2 (Spanning tree, vPC, EtherChannel, VLAN, etc)

Desired Skills
*	Passionate, persuasive, charismatic thought leader capable of quickly establishing executive interest in how to architect, deploy and operate the virtualized data center of the future.
*	Understands and can articulate the value and business advantage of data center virtualization techniques and cloud architectures
*	Excellent customer facing skills and ability to provide advanced technical engineering support
        Looking for a highly motivated networking individual to support Network Optimization  customers in the Seattle Washington area. This person should have their   CCIE and should be proficient  in R&S, MPLS, Multicast and Data Center technologies. This person will be required to perform onsite and remote work.

Non-Technical Requirements:
*	Core expertise to include design concepts, IT analysis/analytical thinking, innovation management, enterprise perspective and process knowledge.
*	Client-facing skills to include cross-functional influence, external and internal consulting/partnering.
*	Excellent understanding of the industry landscape (competitors and partners)
*	High-level, out-of-the-box thinking, analytical reasoning, and creative problem solving skills.
*	Ability to shift from high-level thinking to realistic and pragmatic execution is essential.
*	Solid understanding of the end-to-end IT process, including architecture, design & engineering, implementation, and operations;
*	Excellent written and verbal communications skills: ability to communicate technology strategy and architecture approach to engineers, executives, and Cisco customers.
*	Willingness and ability to work with teams, ability to build relationships using an open and respectful communication and collaboration style.
Communication skills to include conflict management, negotiation, presentation/demonstration, and written communication.

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. Your revolutionary ideas will impact everything from retail, healthcare, and entertainment, to public and private sectors, and far beyond. 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.


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