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Systems Architect (SA) Optical Service Provider

Company: Cisco
Location: Bellevue
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Job Description:

What You'll DoCisco seeks a results-oriented and driven pre-sales Systems Architect (SA) to lead co-development engineering engagement for Optical hardware and software with a large Service Provider (SP) customer. This is a highly technical (pre-sales) position that supports the Sales organization by working directly with the Web SP business and running all the technical aspects of pre-sales activities. This position has partial post-sales support.The Cisco SA is responsible for presenting, demonstrating, crafting solutions, feature planning, and organization to pursue the Optical needs from one of the most influential companies in the world. You should be highly accomplished with Optical technologies, hardware architecture, modulations, and considerations for metro, long haul, and subsea deployments. Operations are also extremely important at scale. Working with Netconf/gRPC/gNMI/YANG, IOS-XR, Telemetry, ZTP, etc. will be required. You are a self-starter, act as an industry authority guide, and strive to align Cisco and large Web SPs to improve customer value.Who You'll Work WithAs a Systems Architect, you will provide mentorship and assistance to the account teams building production optical networking solutions to address the specific needs of large web provider.A couple of the primary technology trends in web-scale networking are new network architectures including large-scale automation/operations with programmability and next-gen optical hardware including 600G and beyond. We are seeing many ideas and inquiries to migrate to a design that can support multiple equipment and services vendors for a large-scale engagement. The SA would need to help innovate, position, align, test, and sell hardware and architectures that enable the Cisco strategy in a scalable, programmed, and secure way.Who You Are* Extensive deep technical pre-sales experience preferred with 12+ years of experience * BS/BA (EE/CS) or equivalent. CCIE certification is helpful. * Excellent written and verbal communication, listening, negotiation, consultative and ambitious interpersonal skills are required. * Ability to work effectively chip in as a team member and assume a leadership role for the team. * Ability to train and disseminate SP optical networking trends within an area. * Ability to understand complex technical and selling situations and the ability to seek the problem or solicit the required resources.Desired Skills:* Sales and presentation skills are needed* Effective at communication across all functions within Cisco* The ability and comfort level to present easily to customer engineers, managers, and executives to effective position the value of the Cisco solutions and how it solves the customer problems or achieve their goals.* A desire to work with account teams on strategy, architecture, and design of customer networks.* Desire and ability to convey ideas with Cisco Engineering Leaders to co-develop products or software features directly for the SP Web organization.* Craft, present and document technical solutions for in-depth and high-level technical presentations to the customers, Cisco Development and prospects* Participate in the writing of requirements documents and test plans* Deep understanding of SP technologies and architectures.* Detailed knowledge of optical modulation schemes and test methodologies* Deep understanding of merchant silicon* Routing standards and technologies including OSPF, ISIS, BGP, MPLS, LAG, ECMP, Segment Routing.* In-depth knowledge of Cisco routing and optical products* SP/Web provider designs and architecture* Comprehension of Automation with focus on NETCONF, gRPC, YANG Models, OpenConfig, gNMI, gNOI and industry controller technologies.We Are 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 we're "old" (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but we're 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 can't 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 make the 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? Don't care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That's cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world-changing? Be you, with us! Please note this posting is to advertise potential job opportunities. This exact role may not be open today but could open in the near future. When you apply, a Cisco representative may contact you directly if a relevant position opens. #LI-AL2#LI-AL1Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.Cisco will consider for employment, on a case by case basis, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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