Systems Engineer
Cisco Systems - Boxborough, MA

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Cisco is looking for a Systems Engineer (SE) with a strong Security/Unified Access networking and infrastructure background. This SE will partner with our Account Executives in a pre-sales technical role, showcasing Cisco’s Datacenter Virtualization, Collaboration and Borderless Network product solutions.

This role is responsible for showcasing Cisco product solutions, customer presentations, many to one hands on sessions, running proof of concepts, etc. This SE will consult, influence and design solutions to meet our customer’s business requirements. They will gain access to the broad palette of Cisco technologies and applications in a variety of vertical markets. In addition to technology aptitude and the ability to learn quickly and stay current. The ideal candidate's interpersonal, presentation and troubleshooting skills evoke passion and confidence.

The candidate will consult with partner and internal resources for selected accounts in the assigned territory. Keep up-to-date on relevant competitive solutions, products and services. Assist with the development of formal sales plans and proposals for assigned opportunities. Actively participate as a specialist on assigned Virtual Team and provides consultative support in their area of specialization to other Systems Engineers.

Technical Requirements: 8+ years of computing industry related experience. Cisco product experience or relevant experience in key competitor offerings in technology area of emphasis required. Pre-Sales experience required. Typically requires BS/BA (EE/CS) or equivalent. Minimum CCNP, CCDP, VCP or similar vendor certification required. Knowledge of Cisco’s Nexus, UCS, MDS product lines, BigData concepts, Tier 1 Applications, solid Route/Switch networking fundamentals required. Familiarity with selling to Public Sector technology buyers is a big plus.

Required Skills and Abilities:
1. Excellent written and verbal communication, listening, and STRONG presentation skills.
2. Ability to work effectively and add value as a team member.
4. Demonstrated technical knowledge and consultative skills.
5. Strong problem solving skills: ability to assess a problem and determine an effective course of action.

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