Solutions Architect - SDx and EN
Area of InterestCustomer Experience
What You'll Do
Interacting with customers at the CXO level requires Mid-Management to understand their Business Objectives and Strategic goals; and will work to define the right architecture blueprint and execution methodology.
You will help Cisco Services sellers in the Pre-Sales motion by defining Cisco’s Proposals in line with Partner and Customer goals and within the preview of the agreed scope and technical feasibility. You will also work with the larger CX Delivery team members across Theater, Centers, BDMs and Partners to accurately size the efforts, risks and other material asks for a successful outcome.
You will also help in ideating a new Cisco Services portfolio more passionate about the India and SAARC markets to ensure Cisco Services offers stays relevant and simple to sell/adopt for both the End Customers and our Partners. As such, you will have to interact with Service Sellers, Partners, Business Development Teams, Delivery teams and Product Managers.
Once, the Architect blueprints are crafted you will provide technical Governance and direct customer/partner interaction to ensure the Project is driven to the desired technical and business outcomes within the Target Timelines and Technical Quality Expectations. You will be accountable and responsible for technically reviewing the architecture, integration points, customization requirements, and execution strategy. Wherever you see a gap or deviation you will flag and suggest corrective actions and help the Project Manager update and supervise the delivery motion.
It is encouraged that you will use your knowledge, experience, Cisco and partner ecosystem to curate and architect solutions to problems/situations that have not yet been clearly defined or captured by Cisco’s predefined Product or Solution Architectures. This could span, using 3rd party products, tweaking the “Standard/Reference Product Architectures”, Software Customizations and Non-Cisco Services capabilities or even working with the customers or partners to adopt new generation processes or methods that simplify or improves outcomes.
Who You'll Work With
You will be working in the CX India Delivery organization. As a Solution Architect, you will be interacting with Cisco Customers and Partners to help curate their technology landscape and Architecture to accelerate their business outcomes, using Products and Solutions across Cisco and its partner portfolio. You will be a torch bearer and promoter of Cisco’s SDx and OT frameworks across customers and Partners.
In this role, you will have to interact with multiple team members independently and directly, such as but not limited to, Sales Systems Engineering at Cisco and Partner, Cisco’s Project Delivery Organization across the world, Product Management, Partner Architects, Customer Architects, Project Management Org, TAC and other required organizations.
Skills and experience
- 10+ years of experience in Enterprise network architecture design including extensive knowledge across SDx architectures (SDA, SDWAN, ACI, Security, IP MPLS etc).
- Must have a strong working knowledge of IP. Added SP and Optical networking experience preferred.
- Have extensive knowledge in Enterprise Product Lines
- Experience in applying software/automation solutions to networking problems is a major plus. Prior Experience in Python/Java in a Network automation environment will be preferred
- Must be a creative Enterprise Architect
Network Architect, you will hold:
- Bachelor’s or Master's degree in electrical/computer Engineering preferred.
- Professional networking certification – CCIE/CCDP or equivalent
- Other Relevant Certifications relevant to Enterprise Architect such as TOGAF etc
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