Senior Systems Engineer
Extreme Networks - Chicago, IL

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Senior Systems Engineer

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Extreme Networks is seeking people that celebrate and drive innovation. Long recognized by industry experts as a technically visionary company, Extreme Networks is preparing to make the next leap forward in networking technology – and you can help create the solutions that address the needs of businesses and governments worldwide.

Our employees are the key to the innovation that has made Extreme Networks a success. We provide an environment that is geared to reward creativity, innovation and teamwork. If you would like to unleash your creativity and your career - it’s time to join the Extreme Networks team and become an Extremist!
Position: Systems Engineer (Technical Sales Engineer)
Location: Chicago, Dallas, Denver

The Extreme Systems Engineer position is responsible for handling technical partnership and selling responsibilities for major data center go-to-market partners and customers. Must understand Extreme products from a technical level and be able to compare and contrast them against competitor's products. Work with current and potential equipment provider partners to assist in design reviews and design recommendations. Deliver formal "Extreme Networks" product and company presentations to customers, partners and prospects and work closely with business units to assist with product planning and/or enhancements. Will team up with sales to develop and grow regional and global data center industry leaders as Extreme Go-To-Market partners.


Candidate must have 10+ years of major account development experience in the Data Center/Storage or IP Switching and Routing space. The ideal candidate will have the following: a strong, successful pre-sales engineering and business development track record in assigned territory for data centers.

Candidate must demonstrate excellent presentation, data center technology knowledge including OpenStack and SDN, network design skills. Previous experience in selling high bandwidth networks in an IP and converged enterprise network environment. Work with target accounts on defining the networking and data center architecture inclusive of networking, virtualization, storage and security.

Direct sales engineering experience is ideal with emphasis on Data Center Customers. Candidate must have previous experience in technical training and publication of application notes or white papers. Candidate must have OSI layer 2 and 3 expertise, strong Ethernet LAN switching and IP routing knowledge including OSPF and BGP routing protocol experience. Data Center is required with SDN background a strongly preferred.

Candidate must be able to support and clearly document customer evaluations, demonstrations, detail design concepts, requirements and solutions.

Ability to drive to and from customer/partner meetings, is a requirement of the job.

Required Experience: 10+ years
Preferred Experience: 12+ years
Required Education: BSCS or similar technical degree
Preferred Education: MBA
Travel Required: Yes
Travel Percentage: 50%

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