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Data Center Consulting Engineer

Cisco Systems Inc.
Offsite, RTP
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What You'll Do

Cisco's Data Center Networking Services team is one of the highest growing areas at Cisco. Passionate about the management and automation of customers hybrid IT, consultants work with some of the largest and thought-leading customers in the world. This Professional Services group helps build solutions, leads implementations, and enables customer self-sufficiency on market-leading Cisco products.

Who You'll Work With

As a Consulting Engineer, you will report directly into the Data Center Architecture Delivery Team with primary responsibility for the installation, integration, customization and delivery of Cisco products focusing on data center networking, orchestration and automation. There will be significant customer interaction including some on-site delivery for proof of concepts testing, production pilots and production deployments. You may travel up to 20-30% per year, though travel may vary depending on the project.

Who You Are

  • You install, deploy, or configure data center solutions for customers.
  • Integrate systems to multiple enterprise applications.
  • Transfer knowledge of implemented solutions and processes to customer in hands-on sessions, and by building customer-facing documentation.
  • You're able to explain technical issues and present information in a concise manner to both technical and non-technical personnel.
  • You maintain effective working relationships with assigned customers and project managers.
  • You effectively work independently and as part of a team to implement solutions for customers.
  • Generates network configurations from Low Level Design for complex networks.
  • Plans and executes highly complex Network Upgrade and Network Migration activity.

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS, CS, or University degree equivalent and 8+ years meaningful experience in network engineering in data center environments.
  • Interpersonal skills to include consulting, negotiation, presentation/demonstration, and written communication.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills.
  • Document creation such as method of procedures, solution design, installation procedures, testing procedures, troubleshooting guides, etc.

Desired Skills

The Consulting Engineers primary role is positioning, architecting and delivering solutions around Cisco's technologies and integrating them into the customer's overall data center architecture and design. This position will serve as data center subject matter expert, leading service delivery efforts and mentor other consultants within the team. This is a customer interfacing role. Travel is required and can be anywhere from 20-30% per year, though travel may vary depending on the project.

Experience/Skills: The ideal candidate will have deep technical expertise and experiential knowledge of Cisco's Data Center Networking products and solutions. Candidate must be self-motivated, team oriented and must possess strong interpersonal and presentation skills. The following skillsets are thus desired of this candidate:

  • 6-10 years within the field of Data Center network engineering
  • Experience working with and providing consultation to customers
  • 2- 3 years of experience in design and implementing Ciscos ACI solution
  • Experience with ACI L4-7 and Firewall integration
  • Expert level knowledge in Data Center architecture
  • Experience with Nexus 9K and VXLAN
  • Experience with other Cisco Nexus platforms
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Bachelors degree preferred
  • Cisco Certified Internet Expert (CCIE) Data Center preferred
  • Strong Routing & Switching skills
  • Python programming experience a plus

Why Cisco

We connect everything: people, processes, data, and things. We innovate everywhere, taking bold risks to shape the technologies that give us smart cities, connected cars, and handheld hospitals. And we do it in style with unique personalities who arent afraid to change the way the world works, lives, plays and learns. We are inspiring leaders, tech geeks, pop culture aficionados, and we even have a few purple haired rock stars. We celebrate the creativity and diversity that fuels our innovation. We are dreamers and we are doers. We Are Cisco.

We Are Cisco

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference. Heres how we do it.

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think were old (30 years strong!) and only about hardware, but were also a software company. And a security company. A blockchain company. An AI/Machine Learning company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do you cant put us in a box!

But Digital Transformation is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)

Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, we give our egos a break and we give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, we take bold steps, and we take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a commitment to equality for all, there is no moving forward.

So, you have colorful hair? Dont care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? Thats cool.


Posted: 2021-06-11 Expires: 2021-07-12
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