Associate Solutions Engineer - Germany

  • Location:
    Eschborn, Germany
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Pre Sales and Product Management
  • Job Type
    Early in Career
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

Cisco Sales Associates Program (CSAP) 

Associate Solutions Engineer - Germany



Start date: 28th July 2024  

Location: Eschborn, Munich, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Stuttgart, Hamburg

What You’ll Do: 


Cisco Sales Associates Program offers a global environment that provides structured training and on-the-job-experience. We will develop your technical, sales and communication skills through a variety of areas based on our model of Education Experience Exposure. You will learn how to position Cisco’s architectures, solutions, products and technologies to our customers.  


Your career will continue in a Solutions Engineering role as part of Cisco’s Global Virtual Engineering (GVE) Team. GVE is a technical presales organisation, that provides software and Solutions Engineering services to customers, partners, and internal Cisco sales teams. As a Solutions Engineer, you’ll discover, demonstrate and design solutions by engaging with our customers and partners to bring technical solutions to their complex challenges.  


From there, your career can develop and grow into a variety of opportunities at Cisco.  

While challenging, it will inspire you to become the best version of yourself. You will achieve industry-standard certifications, as part of our perpetual learning approach, and be assessed and mentored through customer simulations and on-the-job activities. We’ll offer you a safe and fun environment to practice what you’ve learnt, all the while providing you with feedback and coaching to develop your potential.  


Who You'll Work With: 

You will train alongside incredibly hardworking talented individuals, like yourself, from different countries and diverse backgrounds. Early on, you will make long-lasting friendships and belong to a rich human network that will support you throughout your career.  

As a successful Associate Solutions Engineer (ASE), you will expand your software, Collaboration, Security, Networking and  Cloud  to collaborate with Cisco sales professionals and provide technical solutions that drive business outcomes for our customers and partners.  

You’ll learn from experts and coaches in an unrivalled setting using our own leading-edge technology. You’ll have your own mentor, a CSAP alumnus who’s been in your shoes and will help guide you. With a strong Cisco team committed to your success, you’ll gain hands-on education and experience, while receiving an attractive salary and pursuing your career dreams!  



Who You Are: 

  • Recent graduate of a technical degree, ideally with an emphasis on networking and computing; or certified from a Technical Boot Camp, Apprenticeship, Community College, or Vocational School with up to 3 years of professional experience (internship/work-study or apprenticeship applicable). 
  • 2-3 years’ experience in similar or adjacent industry, in technical or presales support, or system engineer role. 
  • Passionate about technical solutions sales and working with customers. 
  • Excited about turning technical requirements into business value. 
  • CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) certified or is currently learning toward CCNA and is set to complete it by the programme start date.

  • Real passion for technology, with an emphasis on networking and computing, with an interest in software languages such as Java and Python. 
  • You are comfortable engaging an audience by explaining complex technology in simple terms. 
  • Ability to creatively apply technology to solve customer problems. 
  • Fluent in English and German
  • Demonstrate eagerness to establish a long-term Technical Sales career with Cisco. 
  • Must be able to legally live and work in Germany without company sponsorship/support. Work permits obtained on your own are not applicable. 


What we offer  


At Cisco, we strongly believe in the wellbeing of our employees and work life balance, and our benefits package is designed to reflect this. On top of your remuneration package, add holidays. you may be entitled to receive these Benefits & Perks as part of our People Deal and benefits package. (May vary location.)   


Why Cisco 


Cisco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and you will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis.  


#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.   
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? 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!   


Cisco are always looking to identify talented people. If you are reading this posting then we may not have an open job right now, however it is highly likely we will in the future. If you are interested in working for Cisco in this capacity then please submit your details and CV or resume against this requisition so that when a suitable vacancy arises a Cisco representative can contact you directly.   


Please note that vacancies will be filled on a rolling basis after opening and we will close applications as offers are accepted; possibly before the stated deadline. Therefore, we highly recommend you submit your application as early as possible to be considered for the opportunity of your choice. 


Message to applicants applying to work in the U.S. and/or Canada:

When available, the salary range posted for this position reflects the projected hiring range for new hire, full-time salaries in U.S. and/or Canada locations, not including equity or benefits. For non-sales roles the hiring ranges reflect base salary only; employees are also eligible to receive annual bonuses. Hiring ranges for sales positions include base and incentive compensation target. Individual pay is determined by the candidate's hiring location and additional factors, including but not limited to skillset, experience, and relevant education, certifications, or training. Applicants may not be eligible for the full salary range based on their U.S. or Canada hiring location. The recruiter can share more details about compensation for the role in your location during the hiring process.

U.S. employees have access to quality medical, dental and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan with a Cisco matching contribution, short and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance and numerous wellbeing offerings. Employees receive up to twelve paid holidays per calendar year, which includes one floating holiday, plus a day off for their birthday. Employees accrue up to 20 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) each year and have access to paid time away to deal with critical or emergency issues without tapping into their PTO. We offer additional paid time to volunteer and give back to the community. Employees are also able to purchase company stock through our Employee Stock Purchase Program.

Employees on sales plans earn performance-based incentive pay on top of their base salary, which is split between quota and non-quota components. For quota-based incentive pay, Cisco typically pays as follows:

.75% of incentive target for each 1% of revenue attainment up to 50% of quota;

1.5% of incentive target for each 1% of attainment between 50% and 75%;

1% of incentive target for each 1% of attainment between 75% and 100%; and once performance exceeds 100% attainment, incentive rates are at or above 1% for each 1% of attainment with no cap on incentive compensation.

For non-quota-based sales performance elements such as strategic sales objectives, Cisco may pay up to 125% of target. Cisco sales plans do not have a minimum threshold of performance for sales incentive compensation to be paid.