Pre-Sales/Systems Engineer - Global Service Provider

  • Location:
    Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Pre Sales and Product Management
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Service Provider
  • Job Id

What You'll Do

This high profile role aims at supporting Global Service Providers in mobility and networking in the transition to cloud and virtualized business models.

As Cisco is intensifying its presence in the Middle East market we are searching energetic and highly passionate individuals who can complement the existing workforce in the Global Service Provider.

Who You'll Work With

The role requires both strong sales skills, communication skills and deep expertise in the area of Service Providers, especially in mobility, cloud, networking and software with SDN and virtualization in mind.

The Systems Engineer is in charge of the following activities:

- Develop consultative approach for a direct touch sales model

- Provide technical and sales support to customers

- Perform technical presentations and develop strong interlock within Cisco functions

- Assist with the development of formal sales plans and proposals for assigned opportunities.

- Support and address critical projects as well as critical situation and escalations, as needed

- Actively participate as a specialist on assigned virtual team and provides consultative support in their area of specialization to other Systems Engineers.

Who You Are

The Systems Engineer has the following skills:

- Fluent communications skills in English, second and third languages is advantageous

- Team player is a must as roles implies to work efficiently with many parties: Sales, customers, Cisco Business Units.

- Ability to articulate a value-add proposition of a solution in front of both technical and non-technical audience

- Demonstrated sales and consultative skills.

- Good balance between hands-on capabilities and theoretical technical knowledge.

- In-depth knowledge in several areas of specialization amongst:\

Service Provider Experience and Exposure

Core/Edge Routing & Switching


Knowledge in Datacenter, SDN and virtualization technologies would be much valued

Relevant Cisco Certification will be required – CCIE or equivalent certification an advantage.


- typically BSc/MSc studies from university in IT, programming or equivalent

- ability to learn by doing and put thoughts into actions

- as multi-tasker you show an open, organized and structured way of working in a time-managed manner with a permanent follow-up of activities.

- Share our values, notably: Teamwork, Dedication to Customer Success, Innovation & Learning, Lifecycle Approach, Accountability, Openness, and Ownership.

- Your enthusiastic social skills allow you to easily integrate in an existing team; you like to take initiatives and are autonomous minded.

- Excellent verbal and written communication, listening, negotiation and presentation

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 focus on your individual strengths to create best teams. We celebrate the creativity and diversity that fuels our innovation. We are dreamers and we are doers.



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