Consulting Engineer - Data Center(ACI/Nexus)
Area of InterestCustomer Experience
Technology InterestCloud and Data Center
What You’ll do
Account ownership, working with customer account team and partners
Provide Planning, Designing, Implementation, Operation and Optimization services to Cisco Sophisticated Services Customers around Cisco’s Enterprise Network & Data Center products and related solutions.
Participate in the preparation of proposals and Statements of Work
Establish relationship with customer management and teams on Data Center Infrastructure areas and future technology
Participates in or lead sophisticated Data Center & Cloud infrastructure (network, storage and compute) design/implementation and migration, performance engineering or problem resolution projects
Solves sophisticated, multi-functional issues that cross many technologies in network, server, storage, O/S, virtualization, consolidation, middleware, security, applications, operations, content switching, caching and/or content delivery networks, and security
Applies good analytic process to help bring any issue to resolution
Provides technical support for customers during software and hardware upgrades and Proof of Concepts.
Delivers migration plans, with a detailed understanding on networked applications and related dependencies
Ensure compliance to delivery methodology operational structure, roles & responsibilities
Participates in weekly status meetings and other ad-hoc interactions with customer leading specific asks from the customer and running customer expectations from Cloud Consumption engagements
Support the Project Management team in resolution of project issues
Supervise work against the engagement schedule and support the PM track financial, resource and material requirements for the engagements
Ensure smooth closure of engagements using relationship with the customer to guide them to the next step i.e. Sampler service to Assessment Service, Assessment Service to Optimization Service
Guide other consultants and engineers, resolving challenges and ensuring customer success
A high degree of raw analytic horse-power, logical reasoning ability, and curiosity. Be creative with a practical approach and have an intuitive feel for financial consequences of recommendations.
This individual will be passionate about their area of expertise and be interested in a specialist track as a long-term career objective. The winning candidate will have a clear record of achievement, a willingness to work hard and perseverance to make things happen.
Who you will work with
CX is a team of elite technical experts whose #1 focus is to help customers plan, design, deploy and operate their networks effectively while delivering the best possible customer experience. Our success is validated through exceptional financial results, growing customer happiness metrics, industry recognition, and employee happiness scores.
Who you are
Broad technical knowledge of the R&S, Data center and its components: Applications, Storage, Network, Server and projects surrounding their planning, design, implementation, operation, and optimization.
Solid Understanding of Routing and Switching, Nexus VxLAN, VPC, OTV etc
Solid Understanding of various ACI Designs option (Single Site, Multipod, Multisite etc ) and implementation of these topologies
Understanding of Adjacent Technologies (AWS , Azure Cloud, VMware, K8, Hyperflex)
On Automation Front knowledge of Python, Ansible etc
OS side Linux knowledge
Share Knowledge, content Creation for wider team
Automate the various processes and Technologies
Be Trusted advisor for customer and internal teams, Knows Eye for business skills
Should be able to take interviews for team and multi-functional as well
Should be ready to lead team for a project, distribution of work among team member
Respect the deadlines and Negotiate the same at starting of project
Requires BS/BE/BTech degree or equivalent plus 10+ years of related experience in IT industry
Understands and can articulate the value of data center virtualization techniques and cloud architectures
Strong customer-facing sales and architectural skills.
Client-facing skills, multi-functional influence, external and internal consulting
Solid grasp of the industry landscape (competitors and partners)
High-level, out-of-the-box thinking, analytical reasoning, and creative problem solving skills.
Ability to shift from high-level thinking to realistic and pragmatic execution is essential.
Solid understanding of the end-to-end IT process, including architecture, design & engineering, implementation, and operations;
Excellent written and verbal communications skills: ability to communicate technology strategy and architecture approach to engineers, executives, and Cisco customers.
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