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SD-WAN Technical Solutions Architect Service Provider- Central & Canada Region

Chicago, IL 60602

Why You'll 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. We are Cisco and we are #1 Worlds Best Workplaces!!!!


Who Youll Work With

As Cisco SDWAN team, you will join a dynamic and fun atmosphere to deliver your value to our partners and Cisco. We work hard, play hard and have fun doing it! We take pride in our work and our collective success is dependent upon teamwork, both internally and externally, and selling in a matrixed environment requires a customer-first approach all the while establishing an outcome where everybody wins environment for the reseller partner as well as Cisco. Passion, Integrity, Trust, Leadership, Discipline and Execution are our values and we need to ensure our employees possesses these traits.

What Youll Do

As an SD-WAN Technical Solutions Architect in Service Provider you will be responsible for driving technical service creation & sales design of SD-WAN products and solutions with our key Service Provider & Managed Service Provider partners across the Americas.  You are driven by success and will represent Ciscos SDWAN Sales organization and its product suite within Americas. You will work with Ciscos Service Providers & MSPs to build Service Creation and Service Delivery models aligned with Ciscos SP SDWAN Strategy, drive customer demand, enable sellers, maximize profitability and provide business insight for program building to help our partners exceed sales objectives. In this position, you are the key subject matter expert that will interface into the service providers VPs, C-Levels, and all technical operations team for technical guidance and enablement. Internally at Cisco, you will work with our service provider engineering teams, world class channel partner organization, and enable your peer engineers them to run their entire sales process as your providers are selling their offerings in market.


       Work closely with theatre and global sales, and service provider teams to support sales in a strategic and tactical manner 

       Support the development of and manage a functional technical sales organization to support the company vision and sales objectives 

       Develop and implement objectives and personal growth plans to ensure continuous leadership within the technical sales organization 

       Work in a cross-functional team with representatives from product management, engineering and other organizations to spur innovation and development of the existing and future product sets. 

       Develop sales and technical collateral, such as presentations, white papers, design guides and test plans for furthering internal and external knowledge along with sales. 

       Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills to manage interactions with customers, partners and other important parties 

       Work with service provider partners to facilitate technical sales enablement, tender and opportunity assistance and joint sales calls 

       Keep current on new developments in information technology through conferences and other interactions with industry leaders 


Who You Are

As the technical face of the Cisco sales organization, you will find and engage in new opportunities while also nurturing strong long-term customer relationships. You will establish a need for the solution on a technical and to some extent commercial basis, drive discussions around technology at director level and downwards. You will conduct and drive architectural and technology workshops and own and execute proof-of-concept undertakings to influence technical decision makers. You will conduct training sessions, presentations and write customer solution documents. You will work closely with partners to establish solution preference and participate in joint customer calls and partner events, both internal and customer facing. We will look to you to provide feedback to the product management and sales leadership teams on improvements and new features based on customer feedback and general market/industry requirements. You are expected to work off of broad-based industry experience covering multiple different technology verticals.


       Technical or professional experience related to the design, installation, and maintenance of local and wide area network required. 

       Senior Engineer with 8-10 years of experience

       Minimum of 5 years of experience installing and maintaining local and wide area networks desired or equal sales engineering experience

       Deep knowledge of local and wide area networks; computer software and hardware; knowledge of data communications, network planning and analysis; and vendor evaluations. 

       Strong analytical skills, effective presentation skills, and clear communication skills to interact with a wide range of individuals at different levels in an organization.

       Ability to address technical or sales related problems in a timely manner with strategic plan to implement innovation 

       Bachelors Degree 

       Cisco Certifications Preferred

       Service Provider Technical Experience Required

       SD-WAN or Advanced Routing Technical Experience Preferred

       You are willing to travel across the operation you support (Central USA- Chicago, Mid-West, Atlanta, Canada- Remote)



Why Cisco

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference. Heres how we do it.

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think were old (30 years strong!) and only about hardware, but were also a software company. And a security company. A blockchain company. An AI/Machine Learning 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, we give our egos a break and we give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, we take bold steps, and we take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a commitment 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.



Posted: 2020-03-23 Expires: 2020-04-22

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