Cisco seeks a senior pre-sales data center consulting system engineer to provide expert guidance to the account teams in building DC solutions to address specific customer needs. In this position, you will be responsible for driving data center sales in a set of accounts and positioning the technical benefits of Cisco's Data Center Architecture to our customers, partners, and technology ecosystem vendors. The primary product focus is our Unified Compute Platform (Cisco's UCS) based on x86 technology. The role also includes virtualization technology (Nexus 1000v & hypervisor technology), Business/Database Applications, Orchestration/Automation and Storage Area Networking solutions. Understanding current trends in the Data Center space, the competitive landscape and highly motivated personality is a must for this role.
The data center consulting systems engineer position is focused on technical presales engineering activities. The CSE will be aligned to Cisco's Enterprise South Accounts (primarily in TN - Nashville, Memphis, and Knoxville). They must work closely with enterprise account managers, systems engineers, systems engineering managers and regional sales managers as well as product sales specialists to drive our data center business. They must be comfortable talking & presenting to executive level all the way down to individual contributor level contacts within Cisco's Enterprise Accounts.
Strong sales skills and a minimum of 5-7 years experience in a pre-sales or consulting role working with the following technologies is required;
X86 System Architecture; Virtualization Technology from Microsoft, VMware, Citrix & Redhat; x86 Operating Systems; some Enterprise Database&Applications (SAP/SAP Hana, Oracle Apps, Oracle RAC, and Microsoft SQL, Other Enterprise Applications)
Storage Area Networking (SAN), Orchestration/Automation Applications, High Performance Computing, Big Data, and Data Center Networking/Software Defined Networking (SDN) are a benefit to the position.
The ideal candidate will also have a level of comfort communicating across all functions within Cisco, as well as with clients and partners. This is a great opportunity for someone to work as a technical leader in the fast moving field of data center technologies with one of the most innovating companies.
Cisco Systems - 23 months ago
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