Virtual Partner Systems Engineer - Enterprise Networking

  • Location:
    Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Additional Location(s)
    India Delhi
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Pre Sales
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
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VPSE – Enterprise Networking

Reporting: SEM Virtual Engineering Team

What You'll Do

The key role of the VPSE is to drive Enterprise Networking enablement for our Distributors and Tier 2 partners with help of Distribution PSEs. 

Main functions as follows:

1.     Work closely with Theatre Partner Engineering team and Tier 2 Partners to understand their enablement needs and strategy in the Tier 2 space around Enterprise Networking.

2.     Mainly focused around:

      • Digital Network Architecture (DNA)
      • Software Defined Access (SDA)
      • Wireless solutions

3.     Occasionally provide training to the Disti and Tier 2 partners

4.     Regular sync up with EN Architecture Team to drive initiatives and EN events for Tier 2 partners

5.     To Collate, Centralize and share knowledge and Enablement Content both internally as well as externally

6.     Responsible to create and gather Competitive information

Who You'll Work With

The Virtual Partner Engineering Team

We are creating the new Virtual Partner Engineering team (VPSE) to help support the APJ theater Partner SE’s (PSE). The PSE’s in the theaters are the engineers that drive new technology and innovation into our top Tier 1 (135 Gold) partners (Strategic and Coverage). There is a significant gap in allocation of resources to tier 2 partners and the VPSE team will help focus on the Growth and Programmatic Partners and our Distributors.

The VPSE team will help support the Tier 2 partners and distributors in each in the theaters by working with the theater PSE’s in building a repeatable model across APJ.

Partner Organization APJ and World Wide

Partner Business organization comprises of Engineering, Architecture and the Partner program teams. We innovate, support and execute on the APJC and Word Wide partner strategy and vision to drive accelerated and profitable growth for Cisco and our partner ecosystem. Without Cisco Partners Cisco does not sell 90% of it’s technology and solutions in APJ.


We are looking at large scale disruption of our partners, customers and even Cisco over the next few years, with the move to digitization and liquid applications which encompass all parts of Lines of business. The large scale moves to software and the ease of replication and commoditization are all driving change faster, to this end we need to continue to evolve our Partner organization to take advantage of these disruptions and see them as opportunities. Therefore, we will be creating a new Virtual Partner Engineering team in APJ to support our theaters with technical outcome based training which is aligned to best practice and stops replication of effort.

Who You Are

Desired technical and interpersonal skills include, but are not limited to:

1.     Strong communication skills

2.     3 to 5 years of related experience

3.     CCNA and/or CCNP certifications

4.     Participate in Enterprise or Campus LAN/ WAN infrastructure (network, storage, compute, virtualization & automation) design, implementation, maintain or problem resolution projects

5.     Programmability Focus and skillset would be preferred

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 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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