1396246 Customer Delivery Technical Leader

  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii, US
  • Area of Interest
    Customer Experience
  • Compensation Range
    121200 USD - 164500 USD
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

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.

*** The successful applicant will be performing work on US Government classified environments, and therefore, must be a U.S. Person (i.e., U.S. citizen, U.S. national, lawful permanent resident, asylee, or refugee). This position may also perform work that the U.S. government has specified can only be performed by a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil. The successful applicant must have a current US Government Secret or above Clearance *** 

What You'll Do

These customer delivery engineering consultant positions are responsible for the delivery of network and/or security services.  The positions are located in the state of Hawaii on the islands of Oahu and Kauai.  The customer base is the Asia/Pacific area and includes the following.  The engineering consultants will work with one or several of these customers:

1.     DOD customers include the Air Force, Space Force, Army, Navy, Marines, and INDOPACOM.  DOD customers are located in Hawaii, Japan, Guam, Korea, and exercise locations in other countries.

2.     Commercial customers in the state of Hawaii and other US territories in the Pacific such as banks and airlines

3.     State/Local/Education customers such as the state Departments of Transportation and Education, universities.

There are multiple positions available.  They are engineering consultant positions dedicated to customer contracts.  Senior engineering consultant positions are available, called Tech Leaders (TLs), as well as mid-career engineering consultant positions, called Service Consulting Engineers (SCEs).  Cisco engineering consultants perform and drive architectural and high and low-level designs, assist the customer in optimizing their network and security infrastructures, and integrate engineering efforts for complex network and security solutions.  They assist customers with tool selection and strategic direction of tools and network management systems.  They identify and document network/security design and architecture best practices.  They work closely with the Product Account Team and their strategy for account growth--both product and services—and provide insight to the customer’s buying strategy and initiatives.

Cisco engineering consultants align and drive focused work with customer's business strategy and objectives. On a quarterly basis, they are expected to present overall status of projects and delivery as part of the Quarterly Business Review.  They will demonstrate and generate applicable technical, standard methodologies, and white papers, support testing and validation of solutions and software strategies along with configure devices and troubleshoot errors.

Cisco engineering consultants solve complex, multi-functional technical issues that cross boundaries over many disparate products technologies and vendors, showing the value of our services at all times being proactive and involved in all aspects of our services delivery and provide visibility to various customer forums. 

In addition to their day-to-day customer activities, training and mentoring other engineers is required.  Cisco consulting engineers also provide backup support on other Cisco Advanced Services contracts.

Who You'll Work with

The Cisco Customer Experience involves helping craft the customer's vision for their network and maintain a secure, state-of-the-art environment that is second to none in terms of network uptime and reliability. The qualified engineer in this account will be able to have an impact on the customer base and help them transform to meet their mission.

The Team

Cisco’s Customer Experience Team is a team of leaders who provide leading architectures and solutions to our customers -- along with cutting edge consulting to ensure customer success. Our members work cross-functionally and together to deliver business outcomes, along with the resources to ensure personal and professional growth.

Who You Are

  • The successful candidate will provide support to our customers in testing and verification of solutions, along with hands-on support as technology is being deployed, implemented, or optimized
  • Ability to architect solutions using state-of-the-art Cisco technologies of Software-Defined Networking, Zero Trust, and cloud
  • Ability to architect solutions across the functional areas of security, collaboration, and core route/switch using virtual networks and commercial solutions for classified
  • Ability to work with other architects and engineers to provide solutions for a worldwide military, commercial, state, and educational enterprises
  • Provide best practices consulting to remediate findings
  • Support testing and validation of solutions and software strategies, configure devices, and troubleshoot errors
  • Show the value of our services at all times – be proactive and get involved in all aspects of our services delivery and provide visibility to various customer forums
  • Demonstrated consulting skills and customer-facing experience which should include working with customer senior leaders and working groups when required
  • Prior demonstrated experience working with minimal direct supervision. The candidate should be able to effectively work on their own and engage other team members when required to meet the customer’s needs and providing deliverables as required on time
  • CCIE is preferred; required for the senior Tech Leader positions
  • Must have CISSP, or Sec+, CCNA Security or other IAT-II qualifying certifications
  • Typically requires BS degree or equivalent plus 6-8 years’ experience in a network engineering, telecommunications support environment or internetworking
  • Must be willing to travel up to 50%

The successful candidate will have experience across one or more of the following technical specialties with primary specialization in any one of them:

Route Switch: 

  •  Experienced in providing complex design recommendations integrating new features and new applications.  Advocate for the customer’s best interest and promote Cisco
  • Have Route/Switch advanced knowledge and experience with the following areas: Cisco Routing & Switching Platforms, Datacenter Switching Platforms, IP Routing, Internetworking, MPLS, LAN Switching, Multicast, Route Redistribution, Software-Defined Networking, Software-Defined WAN, and Automation
  •  Familiarity with features, examples include: MPLS (L2/L3 VPN/VRF-Lite) and MPLS-TE, BGP, ISIS, OSPF, EIGRP, inter-AS, QoS, Ipv6, IP SLAs, RPVST+, MST, PIM, DMVPN, GETVPN, NetFlow, PfR


  • Candidate must have advanced knowledge and experience with the following areas: System Hardening and Availability, Threat Identification and Mitigation, Intrusion Prevention and Content Security, Identity Management, ASA  Firewall/VPN, IOS Firewall and Confidentiality, Secure Access (PKI, IKE, RSA, etc), and Zero Trust
  • Perform analysis and diagnosis of complex security problems with network, data center, wireless, or collaboration systems
  • Build simulated networks in test labs to resolve problems and compatibility issues
  • Contribute to Virtual Teams 
  • Provide ad hoc systems/product training 
  • Generate reusable Intellectual Capital in the form of standard customer deliverables
  • Experience with ISE, FirePower, SteathWatch, ASA, Firewall and[CW(2] /or IPS

Why Cisco

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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.

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