Solution Architect-Data Center(Mumbai)

  • Location:
    Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Network
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Service Provider
  • Job Id
<b>What You'll Do</b>
  • Account ownership, interfacing with the customer account team and stakeholders
  • Provide Planning, Designing, Implementation, Operation and Optimization services to Cisco Advanced Services Customers around Cisco’s Enterprise Network & Data Center products and related solutions.
  • Establish trusted advisor relationship with customer management and teams on Data Center Infrastructure areas and future technology trends
  • Participates in or lead complex Data Center and Cloud infrastructure (network, storage and compute) design/implementation and migration, performance engineering or problem resolution projects
  • Solves complex, cross-functional issues that cross many technologies in network, server, storage, O/S, virtualization, consolidation, middleware, security, applications, operations, content switching, caching and/or content delivery networks, and security
  • Applies good analytic process to help bring any issue to resolution
  • Provides technical support for customers during software and hardware upgrades and Proof of Concepts.
  • Delivers migration plans, with a thorough understanding on networked applications and related dependencies
  • Ensure smooth closure of engagements using relationship with the customer to guide them to the next step i.e. Sampler service to Assessment Service, Assessment Service to Optimization Service
  • Guide other consultants and engineers, resolving challenges and ensuring customer success
  • This individual will be passionate about their area of expertise and be interested in a specialist track as a long-term career objective. The winning candidate will have a clear record of achievement, a willingness to work hard and perseverance to make things happen.
  • Participate in the preparation of proposals and Statements of Work
  • Ensure compliance to delivery methodology operational structure, roles & responsibilities
  • Participates in weekly status meetings and other ad-hoc interactions with the customer managing specific asks from the customer and managing customer expectations from Cloud Consumption engagements
  • Support the PM in resolution of project issues
  • Track deliverables against the engagement schedule and support the PM track financial, resource and material requirements for the engagements
<b>Who You'll Work With</b>
Come join the AS ADC focusing on Core Networking & Data Center technologies as a Network Services Consulting Engineer. We need a creative problem solver, comfortable with challenging the status quo and rapidly responding to escalated issues. With a seasoned mix of broad networking knowledge and specific area expertise, as well as excellent Customer Relationship Management skills, you're well positioned to become a trusted advisor capable of building solid, long-term relationships with customers.  This role requires taking ownership of key account, interfacing with the leading BFSI customer in the region, to ensure committed services delivery.
<b>Who You Are</b>
  • Work experience : 10+ yrs with B.E/B.Tech/M.E/M.Tech
  • Broad technical knowledge of the R&S, 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 is a bonus, to help architecture refresh discussions.
  • Architectural knowledge of Three Tiered application environments
  • Expert familiarity with cloud computing concepts including virtualization, web services API's, elastic infrastructure, distributed data storage (database, block, object), multi-tenancy, and metered usage patterns.
  • Experience with scripting languages such as Perl, Python, or Bash. Python experience is preferred.
  • Networking: OSI Layer 2 and switching knowledge (Spanning tree, vPC, EtherChannel, VLAN, VXLAN, etc), Layer 3 routing (OSPF, EIGRP, ISIS, BGP, MPLS, IPv4/6), DNS/DHCP WAN/ISP, network virtualization (N1kv, VRF), basics of higher layer protocols: SSL/TLS, HTTP, real-time traffic (voice/video), NFS, database access protocols. Platforms – ASR9K
  • Compute technologies: x86, hypervisor (Openstack/KVM), OS (Linux/Windows), workload mobility
  • Storage technologies: file (NAS), block (SAN), object storage, transport (FCoE, iSCSI, etc), replication, backup, and performance.
  • Programmatic control of infrastructure elements (data model, API), integration frameworks and technologies (SP-style)
  • Cisco’s Data Center Product Line: ACI, Nexus Products (N7K, N5k, N2k, N1kV), Catalyst products (95xx, 65xx, 49xx switches) and UCS/Virt
  • Content Switching (OSI Layer 4-7 Switching, Cisco, Citrix or F5 Load Balancers), Caching and Content Delivery
  • Strong understanding of SaaS and Application Workloads in context of Data Center Architecture design
  • Network/Infrastructure Security technologies (Firewall, access control, intrusion detection, intrusion prevention, administrative access control) and
  • Compliance (PCI, SOx, HIPAA)
Desired Skills
  • Software Define Networking Architecture skills – desired. As the account is going thru the architecture refresh.
  • Certifications preferred-CCIE R&S/DC Preferred.
  • 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
  • Strong customer-facing sales and architectural skills.
  • Core expertise to include design concepts, IT analysis/analytical thinking, innovation management, enterprise perspective and process knowledge.
  • Analyzes opportunities with a broad, strategic view; integrates business and technology requirements to achieve cross-domain solutions that work across the enterprise; applies methodologies that are appropriate for multiple users / technology platforms.
  • 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.
  • Cisco best-practice skills to include building relationships, cultural sensitivity, goal alignment, learning agility, and virtual/remote training.

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