Senior Systems Engineer
Spirent Communications - Sunnyvale, CA

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Senior Systems Engineer

As a member of the Global Services Engineering department in Spirent, the Member of Technical Staff must rapidly establish him or herself within Spirent as a multiple subject-matter expert, a mentor, a contributor, a learner, a listener and a team player. Top candidates will already have achieved this within other companies and within the industry. Spirent’s top reputation and credibility comes not only from the quality products we offer, but from the diverse team of people with a consistent focus on customer-service and satisfaction. We expect new members of our team to help maintain this focus for Spirent and become a contributor to the success of not only Spirent, but of the telecommunications and networking industries. Excellent communications skills are required, as are critical problem solving skills and an ability to remain cool under pressure.

Spirent is currently looking for an experienced Systems Engineer in Silicon Valley region. This individual will be an integral member of Spirent’s regional sales team and work closely with many of Spirent’s strategic Customers and Industry experts.

Spirent’s sales team collaborates with our customers to ensure the deployment of the highest performing services. Spirent solutions allow service providers and equipment manufacturers to thoroughly evaluate device performance and network interoperability prior to deployment. Spirent solutions enhance these network conditions and add Quality of Experience for wireline, wireless and satellite technologies.

Responsibilities:
Provide direct pre-sales and post-sales support to key customers in Bay Area.
• Establish strategic working relationships with assigned clients and under each client’s technical and business needs
• Work as part of the Spirent’s Sales team to tailor Spirent product presentations and provide technical support to clients’ as required to help obtain sales objectives.
• Work effectively with internal/external teams to anticipate and qualify customer needs.
• Provide technical demonstrations and presentations to customers.
• Provide post-sales support and on-going customer training as required.
• Work with Spirent Support and Engineering teams to help solve customer issues.
• Identify Customer requirements and communicate these requirements/feature requests to Product Marketing.
Desired Skills & Qualifications:
5 years+ technical experience in Telecommunications / Data communications Industry.
• Self-motivated, working independently and willing to accept challenges.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Strong technical skills in networking, security, applications and/or protocol design is desired.
• Technology know-how: IP and Ethernet technologies, Data Center Ethernet, 100/40/10GigEth. Metro Ethernet, VOIP, L4-L7 technologies.
• Application level protocol knowledge (HTTP(s), FTP, DNS, TELNET, TCP/IP, Streaming Media)
• Security device knowledge (Firewall, load balancing, IDS, IPS)
• Routing protocol knowledge, both IPv4 and IPv6 including RIP, BGP, OSPF, ISIS. MPLS Protocol knowledge: RSVP-TE, LDP.
• Previous Technical Sales/Support/Marketing experience.
• Friendly, outgoing personality.
• Ability to travel locally within Bay Area (90%).
• Previous telecom/networking test equipment experience would be a plus (Spirent TestCenter, Avalanche, Mu Dynamics, SmartBits, Adtech, Ixia, Agilent, Shenick, BreakingPoint Systems).
• Network/Security certifications, including CCNA, CCIE, JNCIA and or CISSP are a plus.
Job Requirements:
Desired Skills & Qualifications:
5 years+ technical experience in Telecommunications / Data communications Industry.
• Self-motivated, working independently and willing to accept challenges.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Strong technical skills in networking, security, applications and/or protocol design is desired.
• Technology know-how: IP and Ethernet technologies, Data Center Ethernet, 100/40/10GigEth. Metro Ethernet, VOIP, L4-L7 technologies.
• Application level protocol knowledge (HTTP(s), FTP, DNS, TELNET, TCP/IP, Streaming Media)
• Security device knowledge (Firewall, load balancing, IDS, IPS)
• Routing protocol knowledge, both IPv4 and IPv6 including RIP, BGP, OSPF, ISIS. MPLS Protocol knowledge: RSVP-TE, LDP.
• Previous Technical Sales/Support/Marketing experience.
• Friendly, outgoing personality.
• Ability to travel locally within Bay Area (90%).
• Previous telecom/networking test equipment experience would be a plus (Spirent TestCenter, Avalanche, Mu Dynamics, SmartBits, Adtech, Ixia, Agilent, Shenick, BreakingPoint Systems).
• Network/Security certifications, including CCNA, CCIE, JNCIA and or CISSP are a plus.

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