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Solutions Architect - ACI

Cisco Systems Inc.
Gurugram, HR 122001
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What You'll Do 

Cisco Systems has an open opportunity for a Solution Architect capable of covering Ciscos Software Defined Data Centre and automation portfolios. It is encouraged that the successful architect will have wide and deep knowledge of software defined data centre technologies, cloud, software automation and development approaches and methodologies and would have extensive experience in developing operational models to support transitions. 

Will support Ciscos large Enterprise and SP customers. As such, there is an expectation that he/she able to work with customers to build and execute on customers IT transformation. From early engagement with the customer helping to craft strategy and roadmaps, engaging in the pre-sales process to define and scope an engagement through to driving delivery and execution of the solution would follow under the charter. The role requires stakeholders influence & management skills, deep technology leadership, ability to collaborate and lead teams to drive Cisco and customer success 

The Architect will be able to interact at all levels of the customer organizations from CTO/CIO level to BAU operations staff. 

Who You'll Work With 

CX is a team of outstanding technical guides whose #1 focus is to deliver best-in-class customer experience. We help tackle the toughest business challenges with network-centric solutions that accelerate customer and partner success and dedication. Our success is measured through outstanding financial results, growing customer happiness metrics, industry recognition, and employee happiness scores.

The person who takes this role on will represent Cisco to an important client base and will be encouraged to take ownership of the objectives and outcomes required to raise the standing of Cisco in the customer's mind and the broader market 

Who You Are

  • 15+ years in the technical services delivery areas of Telco data center networking, cloud & automation
  • 10+ years experience in working in face-to-face roles with customers in both technology pre-sales and delivery functions. Preferably deep delivery execution experience with large financial and service provider customers.
  • Ideally have performed as an architect with strong focus on automation
  • Strong practical knowledge of service management, ideally with an ITSM background. 
  • Able to articulate the value of SD data center technologies, cloud and automation practices with a focus on helping customers maximise return on investment
  • Position and deliver to current Cisco architectures, validated designs and methodologies. Where vital, customizing and producing solutions fit for purpose in the customer environment.
  • Experience in Software development and methodologies, ideally with some hands on experience with Java, python, C/C++.
  • Experience integrating applications, and a sound understanding of data interchange requirements, formats and methods such as SYSLOG, SNMP, XML, JSON, REST and SOAP. Previous experience with SOA and enterprise service bus technologies would also be plus
  • Demonstrable experience in Data Centre switching, routing and overlay technologies is crucial, along with cloud & automation software solutions. Storage experience, particularly in storage networking is also good to have.
  • Extensive experience with cloud solutions, ideally, Cisco, AWS, Google cloud.
  • Understanding of Security, security principals and security frameworks used in India
  • Experience prioritization and estimating work packages and solutions.
  • Experience as a delivery lead, with mid to large sized teams.
  • Ability to lead solution scope, requirements and pressures of delivery.

Specific Cisco Technology experience: The applicant will ideally have Cisco specific experience, however, experience with similar products and an ability to articulate the purpose, function, value and specific capabilities will also lead to consideration.

  • Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure, SDN and NFV products
  • Cisco Cloud product portfolio - including but not limited to Cloud Centre
  • Cisco Programmable Network Portfolio - Nexus 9000/7000 and DCNM
  • Cisco MDS and storage products
  • Cisco Security Platforms such as ASA, Sourcefire and ISE
  • Cisco Automation and orchestration products such as Network Services Orchestrator, UCS Director, Enterprise cloud suite, Cloud Centre, Cisco's OpenStack implementation.
  • Cisco Catalogue products such as Prime Service Catalogue.

Why Cisco

At Cisco, each person brings their different talents to work as a team and make a difference.

Yes, our technology changes the way the world works, lives, plays and learns, but our edge comes from our people.

We connect everything people, process, data and things and we use those connections to change our world for the better.

We innovate everywhere - From launching a new era of networking that adapts, learns and protects, to building Cisco Services that accelerate businesses and business results. Our technology powers entertainment, retail, healthcare, education and more from Smart Cities to your everyday devices.

We benefit everyone - We do all of this while striving for a culture that empowers every person to be the difference, at work and in our communities.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


Posted: 2020-04-17 Expires: 2020-06-11
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