DC Consulting Engineer - ACI/Automation

  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Network
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

JOB DESCRIPTION - DC ACI Consulting Engineer

Cisco's Data Center Networking Services team is one of the highest growing areas at Cisco. Passionate about the management and automation of customer’s hybrid IT, consultants work with some of the largest and thought-leading customers in the world. This Professional Services group helps build solutions, leads implementations, and enables customer self-sufficiency on outstanding Cisco products.


The Consulting Engineer’s primary role is positioning, architecting and delivering solutions around Cisco's technologies and integrating them into the customer's overall data center architecture and design. This position will serve as data center subject matter expert, leading service delivery efforts and mentor other consultants within the team. This is a customer interfacing role. Travel is required and can be anywhere from 20-30% per year, though travel may vary depending on the project.


As a Consulting Engineer, you will report directly into the Data Center Architecture Delivery Team with main responsibility for the installation, integration, customization, and delivery of Cisco products focusing on data center networking, orchestration, and automation. There will be significant customer interaction including significant on-site delivery for proof of concepts testing, production pilots, ongoing design consulting, moves/changes to ACI environment and production deployments. You may travel up to 10-20% per year, though travel may vary depending on the project.


You may also install, deploy, or configure data center solutions for customers.


Integrate systems to multiple enterprise applications.        


Transfer knowledge of implemented solutions and processes to customer in hands-on sessions, and by building customer-facing documentation.


You're able to explain technical issues and present information in a concise manner to both technical and non-technical personnel.


You maintain effective working relationships with assigned customers and project managers.


You optimally work independently and as part of a team to implement solutions for customers.


Generates network configurations from Low Level Design for complex networks.


Plans and executes highly complex Network Upgrade and Network Migration activity.


The following skillsets are expected of this candidate:

  • 6-10 years within the field of Data Center networking engineering
  • BS, CS, or University degree equivalent and 8+ years meaningful experience in network engineering in data center environments.
  • Interpersonal skills to include consulting, negotiation, presentation/demonstration, and written communication.
  • Document creation such as method of procedures, solution design, installation procedures, testing procedures, troubleshooting guides, etc.
  • Experience working with and providing consultation to customers
  • 3-5 years of experience in design and implementing Cisco’s ACI solutions
  • Experience with ACI and Firewall integration
  • Strong knowledge in Data Center ACI and DC switching architecture
  • Experience with ACI and Nexus 9K deployments
  • Experience with other Cisco network management platforms
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • The ideal candidate will have deep technical expertise and experiential knowledge of Cisco’s Data Center Compute products and solutions.
  • Candidate must be self-motivated, team oriented and must possess strong interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Cisco Certified Internet Expert (CCIE) Data Center or scripting certification(s) a plus
  • Strong Routing & Switching skills
  • Python, Ansible, or Postman programming experience is strongly preferred



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