Technical Solutions Architect- Data Center 1221889

  • Location:
    Chesterfield, Missouri, US
  • Additional Location(s)
    Kansas City
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Pre Sales and Product Management
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Cloud and Data Center, Collaboration, Video, Networking
  • Job Id

What You'll Do

Opportunity comes from the combination of technology and people. The Collaborative workspace environment gives people the flexibility to be where they need to be to do the best work they can. At Cisco we use an architectural approach, integrating mobility, video, and cloud to bring people together anytime, anywhere, on any device. We connect employees, customers, and suppliers to make decisions, resolve customer issues, or address supply-chain challenges. The architecture cost-effectively supports scalability, security, and accessibility. The Cisco collaboration strategy and architecture account for not only the technology, but also for what it means to your processes and culture.

  • You will provide high-level and detailed consultative solutions, technical and sales support for selected major account opportunities. Understand business requirements for customer base and be able to translate them into technical requirements. Understand and Articulate Cisco's Architectures and Services. You will facilitate better communications and understanding of customer requirements between customers, corporate and the field. Create, present and document technical solutions.
  • You will perform in-depth and high-level technical presentations for customers, partners and prospects. Drive identified account opportunities (i.e. technical consulting, upper level management presentations, Cisco technology solutions, product requirements, and design validation) while allowing local account team to maintain long-term ownership.
  • You Provide consultative support to other Team Specialists and Systems Engineers and you will mentor other less experienced Systems Engineers. You Exhibit leadership and will be viewed as a leader by senior management, peers, partners, company and customers.
  • You will publish white papers on given topics for internal or external use. Bring together product requirements from field and customer and submit findings to relevant BUs and Boards and Councils to drive business requirements.
  • Your major account focus will require some travel responsibilities as well as virtual rich media presence for sales activities.
  • You will actively participate as a specialist on assigned teams and/or Solutions Team(s). Thorough visionary knowledge (in their area of specialization) including solution, technology and product offerings.

Who You'll Work With

One Winning Team Engagement - Effectively facilitating initiatives with multi-functional teams and strategically engaging multi-functional resources to achieve their goals and hit their numbers. Build customer relationships inside and outside of IT that challenge them to see their business differently. Building Winning Capability within Cisco - Focusing on collaboratively contributing to the long-term success of US Enterprise and Cisco through the sharing of standard methodologies and becoming engaged in mentorship activities. Consistently striving to improve and reinvent yourself.

Who You Are

You have extensive knowledge and experience with Data Center and Virtualization Technologies, Solutions and Architectures along with extensive experience selling Data Center and Virtualization at the engineering level through the CxO level. You have experience in Networking Protocols, design and products: Ethernet, IP, switching, routing, spanning tree, OTV, LISP, FabricPath, etc. Storage networking protocols: Fibre Channel, iSCSI, NFS/CiFS, storage multi-pathing. You have the ability to understand complex technical and selling situations and know how to handle the problem or solicit the required resources.

Your experience includes:

  • Familiarly with key Network Management tools like: Microsoft SCOM, BMC, HP Openview/Ops Center/Matrix/Insight Dynamics, IBM Tivoli, Tidal, newScale, USC Director.
  • X86 hardware solutions. Rack and blade server solutions from HP, IBM, Dell
  • Firewalls/IPS, load balancers, WAN optimization,
  • VMware: ESXi, vSwitch operations, SRM (site recovery manager), View, vCloud
  • Data Center facilities: power/cooling/cabling.
  • Disaster recovery solutions: backup/recovery, mirroring, active/standby, active/active
  • High availability architectures and clustering solutions (Oracle RAC, Veritas, et al.)
  • Applications: SAP, Microsoft, & Oracle suites primarily. RISC, mid-range, mainframe platforms
  • Virtualization: Hypervisors, server and desktop virtualization
  • Databases: Oracle, SQL, data warehousing/analytics solutions
  • Middleware: Websphere, Weblogic, JBOSS, etc.
  • EMC, NetApp technologies and solutions primarily (Vblocks, FlexPods). Strong product experience required from HP, Juniper, Brocade, Riverbed, IBM, Dell, Arista, etc.
  • Client Desktops options and offerings (Windows, Citrix)
  • Public and Private Cloud offerings and ecosystems
  • Cisco: ACE, WAAS, ASA, AnyConnect, TrustSec

Our minimum requirements for this role:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication, listening, negotiation and presentation skills. Confirmed technical knowledge and consultative skills and able to train and disseminate information.
  • 8+ years related experience and Cisco experience required. Cisco product and end-to-end positioning required.
  • Typically requires BS/BA (EE/CS) or equivalent. CCIE certification highly desirable and/or preferred.

Why Cisco

At Cisco, each person brings their unique talents to work as a team and make a difference.

Yes, our technology changes the way the world works, lives, plays and learns, but our edge comes from our people.

  • We connect everything – people, process, data and things – and we use those connections to change our world for the better.
  • We innovate everywhere - From launching a new era of networking that adapts, learns and protects, to building Cisco Services that accelerate businesses and business results. Our technology powers entertainment, retail, healthcare, education and more – from Smart Cities to your everyday devices.

We benefit everyone - We do all of this while striving for a culture that empowers every person to be the difference, at work and in our communities.

Colorful hair? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That’s cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Be you, with us! #WeAreCisco

Cisco is an equal opportunity employer. 

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