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Systems Architect-Enterprise Sales

Cisco Systems Inc.
Chicago, IL 60602
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Why Youll Love Cisco

We change the World, you will become passionate about your employer and the brand you represent. Everything is converging on the Internet, making networked connections more meaningful than ever before in our lives. Our employees' groundbreaking ideas impact everything. Here, that means we take creative ideas from the drawing board to dynamic solutions that have real world impact. 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.

 What Youll Do

As we continue to uphold our standard of excellence in Global Enterprise Sales, we are embracing unprecedented innovation as tremendous opportunity for growth. We succeed because we listen to our customers and anticipate their needs as the market shifts and technology transitions accelerate. Our customer are versatile, agile and adopt technology fast to compete aggressively and grow their business. We are confident our model in Global Enterprise provides you with unlimited opportunities to succeed at Cisco. Our culture is one of support and empowerment.

Cisco is looking for a Systems Architect (SA) with a strong Enterprise Networking, Data Center, Collaboration, Security, Automation, and Cloud background. The SA role is a customer focused technical sales professional who ensures that technical information and guidance is provided to the customer, delivering meaningful outcomes based on Ciscos product and services portfolio.  The SA will partner with our Account Executives in a pre-sales technical function, showcasing Cisco solutions, providing customer presentations, performing technical demonstrations, creating BoMs, and running proof of concept activities.  The SA will partner, consult, influence and design solutions to allow the customer to meet their desired outcomes.  In addition to technology aptitude and the ability to learn quickly and stay current; the ideal candidate's interpersonal, presentation and troubleshooting skills should evoke passion and confidence.

  • In addition to the above, the SA will perform the following functions:
  • Technology solution consultant to the customer and the Cisco account team
  • Leverage an array of Cisco technology, services and support specialists
  • Collaborate closely with Account Sales Executives on account planning activities
  • Educate the customer on Cisco differentiation, creating demand
  • Set brand preference to Cisco
  • Align Ciscos product and services capabilities to customers business drivers
  • Apply Business Architecture fundamentals to the technical selling process

Who Youll Work With

The candidate will consult with partner and internal resources for selected accounts in the assigned territory. Keep current 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 SAs.

 Who You Are

  • 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 Solutions, networking fundamentals required.
  • Customer intimacy skills
  • Business Architecture awareness

Why Cisco

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all.

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think were old (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but were also a software company. And a security 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, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication 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. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing?  Be you, with us! 

Cisco is an equal employment opportunity employer.


Cisco Covid-19 Vaccination Requirements
The health and safety of Cisco's employees, customers, and partners is a top priority. Our goal is to protect and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 infection for strong business resiliency during the pandemic. Therefore, Cisco may require new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if the role requires business-related travel, meeting with customers/partners (including visiting third-party sites on behalf of Cisco), attending trade events, and Cisco office entry, unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law, and in countries where COVID-19 vaccination is legally required. The company will consider legally required accommodations/exceptions for medical, religious, and other reasons as per the requirements of the role and in accordance with applicable law. Additional information will be provided to candidates about the requirements and accommodation process at the offer time based on region.
Posted: 2022-05-11 Expires: 2022-07-25
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