We are seeking candidates to fill the Data Center SEM role covering the Public Sector State, Local and Education (SLED) business for the eastern half of the United States.
This position is a senior engineering manager role responsible for driving our data center business vision, strategy and execution for the SLED market. This is a customer facing role that focuses on supporting our data center engineering team as we together uncover business benefits for customers when moving to Cisco’s data center solutions including Unified Compute System (UCS), unified fabric and our smart solutions of private cloud and VXI. There is direct responsibility for leading and managing a team of high functioning, technical experts in a virtualized environment.
Leadership by influence is a critical skill in this role as you drive data center strategy to all the regions in the area and assume matrix responsibility for regional data center SEVT engineers. Providing leadership to regional account teams to help them develop strategy and obtain out-of-area resources in the largest accounts is crucial. Customer satisfaction and success is key; a high amount of focus is placed on data center solutions and eco systems partnership and developing reference-able customers. This leader should bring innovative approaches to driving business and be able to quickly build relationships and a network of resources that will benefit the business.
The ideal candidate will be self-driven and have a background in both the Data center and Telecommunications field. Expertise in server, storage and data center design is preferred. Industry knowledge, market trends and directional awareness is essential. To be considered, candidate must have a background in data center and understand how to approach Public Sector market to drive understanding of Cisco's data center solutions.
There will be moderate travel required in the Eastern half of the US with intermittent trips to the West Coast. TelePresence and Webex is promoted to allow the virtualization of all resources.
This role will work with a Data Center Regional Managers to drive the business to stretch performance while focusing on customer satisfaction and continuing to develop the engineering team. Building a close working relationship with other Cisco organizations is a must in order to provide a bi-directional flow of information concerning product and feature requirements, outbound marketing, partner and eco-system education and collateral.
This position will need to be in territory with preference in NY, Massachusetts, RTP or Herndon, Virginia.
At least 5 years prior management experience required if outside of Cisco within a solutions oriented company.
Cisco Systems - 21 months ago
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