Systems Engineer

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Pre Sales and Product Management
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Service Provider
  • Job Id

What You'll Do

Cisco seeks an energetic and driven pre-sales Senior Systems Engineer to co-develop with a large Service Provider (SP), router hardware and software features. This is a highly technical (pre-sales) position that supports the Sales organization working directly with the Web SP production business, and managing all the technical aspects of pre-sales activities. This position has minimal post sales support.

The Cisco SE is responsible for presenting, demonstrating, designing solutions, feature planning and organization to solve the routing and switching needs from one of the most influential companies in the world. The candidate must be highly accomplished with Service Provider router protocols, QoS, MPLS, SP networking designs, SDN, Netconf/gRPC/YANG, Telemetry and Segment Routing. You must be a self-starter, act as an industry subject matter expert, and strive to align Cisco and large Web SPs to maximize customer value.


Who You'll Work With

As a Systems Engineer, you will provide guidance and assistance to the account teams building routing and switching solutions to address specific needs of large production SP web provider.

A couple of the primary technology trends in SP are new network architectures including segment routing and large scale automation/operations with programmability. We are seeing many ideas and enquiries to migrate to a design that can support multiple hardware and software vendors for a production service. The SE would need to help innovate, position, align testing and sell architectures that enable the Cisco strategy in a scalable, programmed and secure way.


Who You Are

Extensive pre-sales experience required. Typically requires BS/BA (EE/CS) or equivalent. CCIE certification highly desirable. Excellent written and verbal communication, listening, negotiation, consultative skills and presentation skills are required. Ability to work effectively, add value as a team member and assume a leadership role for the team. Ability to train and disseminate SP networking trends within an Area. Ability to understand complex technical and selling situations and the ability to solve the problem or solicit the required resources.

This role will include potential for extensive travel responsibilities.

Must have capabilities:

·       Exceptional Sales and presentation skills are critical

·       Effective at communication across all functions within Cisco

·       The ability and comfort level to present easily to customer engineers, managers and executives to effective position the value of the Cisco solutions and how it solves the customer problems or achieves their goals.

·       Desire and ability to work with account teams on strategy, architecture and design of customer networks.

·       Desire and ability to work with Cisco Engineering Leaders to co-develop products or software features directly for SPs.

·       Facilitate an understanding of customer requirements with Cisco Development and the Sales team.

·       Create, present and document technical solutions for in-depth and high-level technical presentations to the customers, Cisco Development and prospects

·       Participate in the writing of requirements documents and test plans

·      Deep understanding of SP technologies and architectures.


·       All SP routing standards and technologies including OSPF, ISIS, BGP, MPLS, LAG, ECLB, Segment Routing, EVPN, and all SP related RFCs.

·       Routing security designs (uRPF, ACLs, CPP, MD5, SSH)    

·       In-depth knowledge of Cisco routing and switching products

·       Deep understanding of Broadcom chips (Trident, Tomahawk, and Jericho)

·       In-depth QoS knowledge

·       SP/Web provider designs and architecture

·       Leaf and Spine architecture

·       Thorough understanding of Automation with focus on NetConf, gRPC, YANG Models, and industry controller technologies.


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. In addition, we do it in style with unique personalities who are not afraid to change the way the world works, lives, plays and learns.

We are the 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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