Systems Architect
Cisco Careers
North, SC

About $120,000 - $160,000 a year

Why You’ll Love Cisco
You will change the World, you will become passionate about your employer and the brand you represent. Everything is converging on the Internet, making connections more meaningful than ever before in our lives. Our employees' groundbreaking ideas impact everything imaginable, from entertainment, healthcare, and education, to public and private sectors, smart cities, and everyday devices in our homes. Here, that means we will take creative ideas from the drawing board to dynamic solutions that have world impact.

What You'll Do
Cisco seeks a Systems Architect to partner with our Service Provider account team in a pre-sales technical role. Primary responsibilities include setting up demonstrations, explaining features and benefits to customers, designing solutions, and configuring products and services to meet specific customer business needs and objectives in Cisco Commerce tools. Actively participate as a specialist and provides consultative support in their area of specialization to other Systems Engineers.
Technical solutions include SP Routing, Data Center Hosting and Switching, Enterprise Routing, Security, SD-WAN, and more.

Skills Required
BS in Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent
You have excellent understanding of Networking Fundamentals and Technologies, as well as Cisco products and solutions
7+ years in systems engineering or architecture (pre- and/or post-sales) with service provider networking
CCIE R&S certification highly preferred; CCIE level skills are required.
In-depth, hands-on knowledge and skills in advanced IP network Routing/Switching and associated technologies.
Security knowledge and skills preferred
Must be able to act in a consultative role with Cisco team and customers.
Ability to educate customers, partners and team members on the value proposition, business drivers and closing opportunities.
Understand the sales cycle and the challenges that can affect the business.
Be creative, determined and flexible in driving demand and pipeline
Outstanding written and verbal communication, listening, negotiation and technical/non-technical presentation skills for an array of different audiences.
Ability to work effectively in a remote environment, add value as a team member and assume a leadership role for the team.
Ability to collaborate with Cisco business units on future feature enhancements that will drive additional revenue.

Who You'll Work With
The Internet of Everything is a phenomenon driving new opportunities for Cisco and it's transforming our customers' businesses worldwide. The Cisco team is pioneers and have been since the early days of connectivity. Today, we are forming teams that are growing our technology solutions in the mobile, cloud, security, IT, and big data spaces, including software and consulting services. As Cisco delivers the network that powers the Internet, we are connecting the unconnected. Envision building extraordinary disruption. Collaborate with like-minded innovators in a fun and flexible culture that has earned Cisco global recognition as a Great Place To Work. With roughly 10 billion connected things in the world now and over 50 billion estimated in the future, your career has exponential possibilities at Cisco.

Why Cisco
At Cisco, each person brings their unrivaled 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.
Cisco is an equal opportunity employer.