1+ months

Network Systems Engineering Technical Leader

Cisco Systems Inc.
Belgium, WI 53004
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Who We Are

Todays exciting business environment is more than that its a period of disruption between the pandemic, global business change and internal process complexity. For us to focus on simplicity and the best customer experience, we need great talent and the right skills to be successful. This is now a mantra for our Cisco leadership team and for us.

The Cisco IT Infrastructure teams are changing the way we run Ciscos operations by improving the power of technology, the best of business processes and superior data insights. Together, we will Reimagine the Cisco experience. Show the world how to Reinvent applications and demonstrate the future of the Internet to Showcase the power of Cisco: our people, products, processes, systems, and data. Please join us and make this journey together!

What Youll Do

In this role, you will be working in a fast-paced, high-impact environment as a visible contributor, delivering on our commitments to clients and helping to set long term directions. The ideal candidate is a technical leader, forward looking and strategic thinker, creative problem solver, comfortable with providing domain expertise and rapidly responding to advanced issues.


  • Establish networking environment by designing network configuration, directing, implementing network infrastructure, defining, documenting, and enforcing standards.
  • Improve network performance by monitoring, troubleshooting, and reviewing network problems and outages, and collaborating with NWS partners and BU to recommend and inspire changes for network optimization.
  • Secures network infrastructure by defining and establishing policies, in conjunction with the Security and other partner teams.
  • Be able to look at complicated network systems to find flaws or room for improvement. Proactively see opportunities for technology advancement and opportunities for automation.
  • Plan and coordinate the implementation of network technologies, solutions, and automations in support of defined requirements generated by internal customers, industry directions, and growth demands. Plan and facilitate highly complex network and automation upgrades and migration activities.
  • Perform analysis and diagnosis of highly complex network and automation problems.
  • Generates operational documentation including detailed test plan for highly complex networks.
  • Assist with deployment and strategy of tools and related Network Management Systems. Help with developing tools set to manage and maintain enterprise network
  • Produce method of procedures that demonstrate understanding of changes proposed and how the change will be driven with minimal service impact.

Who Youll Work With

You'll collaborate with Cisco leaders, partner with mentors, and develop incredible relationships with colleagues who share your interest in connecting the unconnected. You'll be part a team that cares about its customers, enjoys having fun, and you'll take part in changing the lives of those in our local communities. Come prepared to be encouraged and inspired. Imagine a more secure and smarter world with unlimited bandwidth.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, a related field, or 10+ years of relevant work experience.
  • Strong knowledge in TCP/IP internetworking, Routing, Switching, networking protocols and Routing protocols.
  • Hands-on experience designing and operating Cisco hardware, including Cisco ACI, Cisco Nexus routers, Cisco ASA firewalls, Cisco FirePower NGFWs.
  • Virtualization technologies, both networking (VRF, VDC, N1kv) and understanding of compute (Linux, VMware, Openstack).
  • Strong knowledge of Software development and Network Automation, including Python, REST APIs, Ansible and Terraform
  • Comfortable working with Linux, Docker, and Kubernetes.
  • Experience with Agile methodology, and CI/CD.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Expertise on Enterprise & Data Center networking technologies.
  • Expertise on latest Cisco hardware and operating systems (Catalyst, Nexus, IOS/IOS-XE/IOS-XR, NX-OS and ACI)
  • Large-scale network infrastructure support skills and In-depth knowledge of network management, network availability, and network automation.
  • Expertise in Network Automation, Software Development and CI/CD Pipelines.
  • Expert level internetworking troubleshooting in a large-scale network environment.
  • CCNP / CCIE equivalent is desirable.

Behavioral Competencies

  • Must be a great teammate and work well in small and large group environments.
  • Must be highly driven and motivated with high level of initiative.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills

    Message to applicants applying to work in the U.S.:

    When available, the salary range posted for this position reflects the projected hiring range for new hire, full-time salaries in U.S. locations, not including equity or benefits. For non-sales roles the hiring ranges reflect base salary only; employees are also eligible to receive annual bonuses. Hiring ranges for sales positions include base and incentive compensation target. Individual pay is determined by the candidate's hiring location and additional factors, including but not limited to skillset, experience, and relevant education, certifications, or training. Applicants may not be eligible for the full salary range based on their U.S. hiring location. The recruiter can share more details about compensation for the role in your location during the hiring process.

    U.S. employees have access to quality medical, dental and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan with a Cisco matching contribution, short and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance and numerous wellbeing offerings. Employees receive up to twelve paid holidays per calendar year, which includes one floating holiday, plus a day off for their birthday. Employees accrue up to 20 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) each year and have access to paid time away to deal with critical or emergency issues without tapping into their PTO. We offer additional paid time to volunteer and give back to the community. Employees are also able to purchase company stock through our Employee Stock Purchase Program.

    Employees on sales plans earn performance-based incentive pay on top of their base salary, which is split between quota and non-quota components. For quota-based incentive pay, Cisco pays at the standard rate of 1% of incentive target for each 1% revenue attainment against the quota up to 100%. Once performance exceeds 100% quota attainment, incentive rates may increase up to five times the standard rate with no cap on incentive compensation. For non-quota-based sales performance elements such as strategic sales objectives, Cisco may pay up to 125% of target. Cisco sales plans do not have a minimum threshold of performance for sales incentive compensation to be paid.

    Posted: 2023-01-27 Expires: 2023-04-10
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