What You'll Do
Cisco's Customer Experience (CX) team is one of the highest growing areas at Cisco. Passionate about the management and automation of customer's hybrid IT, consultants work with some of the largest and thought-leading customers in the world. This Professional Services group helps build solutions, leads implementations, and enables customer self-sufficiency on market-leading Cisco software products.
Who You'll Work With
As a Solution Architect, you will report directly into the Customer Experience (CX) Delivery Team with primary responsibility for the installation, integration, customization and delivery of Cisco Software products focusing on cloud and networking orchestration and automation. There will be significant customer interaction including on-site delivery for POCs, Production-Pilots and Production deployments. You may travel up to 50% per year - though travel will vary depending on the project.
Who You Are
* You install, deploy, or configure Enterprise solutions for customers.
* Integrate systems to multiple enterprise applications.
* Transfer knowledge of implemented software and processes to customer in hands-on sessions, and by creating customer-facing documentation.
* You're able to explain technical issues and present information in a concise manner to both technical and non-technical personnel.
* You maintain effective working relationships with assigned customers and project managers.
* You effectively work independently and as part of a team to implement solutions for customers
* Generates network configurations from Low Level Design for highly complex networks
* Plans and executes highly complex Network Upgrade and Network Migration activity.
* Typically requires BS, CS, or University degree equivalent and 8+ years relevant experience in network engineering or telecommunications support environment. Advanced degree strongly preferred.
* CCIE or relevant 5 years' experience
* Communication skills to include conflict management, negotiation, presentation/demonstration, and written communication.
* Excellent troubleshooting skills.
* Document creation of technical documentation, for internal and external customer such as method of procedures, solution design, installation procedures, testing procedures, troubleshooting guides, etc.
* Desired Skills
The Solutions Architect's primary role is positioning, architecting and delivering service solutions around Cisco's Enterprise technologies and integrating them into the customer's overall data center architecture and design. The engineer will be expected to work on Enterprise, commercial and Service Provider segments. This position will help drive sales, serve as data center subject matter expert, lead delivery efforts and mentor other technical consultants within the team. Since this is a high profile position with interface to Cisco's premier customers, travel is required and can be anywhere from 25 - 60% of the time.
Experience/Skills: The ideal candidate will have deep technical expertise and expert knowledge of Cisco's Enterprise products and solutions. Candidate must be self-motivated, team-oriented and must possess strong interpersonal and presentation skills. The following skillsets are thus desired of this candidate:
● 6-10 years within Advanced / Professional Service role(s)
● 3-5 years experience leading large scale Enterprise Design and Implementation Engagements
● Expert level knowledge in Enterprise Routing and Switching technologies, such as MPLS, DMVPN, BGP, EIGRP, OSPF, IS-IS VXLAN, LISP and VRF.
● Outstanding Consulting skills. Required 5-10 years experience in consulting roles. Ability to influence customer decisions and outcomes. Ability to gain customer trust quickly, and confidently articulate Cisco's Enterprise Networking SD strategies and architectures.
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
● Demonstrated leadership of large complex projects in Enterprise WAN and Campus Networking environments
● One or more CCIE Preferred, in order of preference: R/S, SP, Security, Data Center
● High level / working knowledge of wireless, and ISE technologies required.
● Good, working knowledge of SDA, DNA and Viptela highly preferred
● Knowledge of Network Segmentation and TrustSec highly preferred
● Experience with Cisco Nexus platforms, VMWare, and server virtualization
● Bachelor degree preferred
● Experience in programming Python a plus
● Experience with UCS Central a plus
● Experience with Linux
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