Systems Architect

  • Location:
    Santiago, Chile
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Pre Sales and Product Management
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

Why You'll Love Cisco

We change the World; you will become passionate about your employer and the brand you represent. Everything is converging on the Internet, making networked connections more significant than ever before in our lives. Our employees' groundbreaking ideas impact everything. Here, that means we take creative ideas from the drawing board to dynamic solutions that have real world impact. You'll collaborate with Cisco leaders, partner with mentors, and develop incredible relationships with colleagues who share your interest in connecting the unconnected. You'll be part a team that cares about its customers, enjoys having fun, and you'll take part in changing the lives of those in our local communities. Come prepared to be encouraged and inspired.

What You'll Do

Cisco seeks an experienced Systems Architect to help drive sales opportunities for our customers in Chile.


Who You'll Work With

In this dynamic, customer-focused role, you will partner directly with multiple account representatives and leverage an extended team to position complex software and hardware solutions, focused on solving the business and technical problems of our customer.   You will rely on an extended network of Cisco services professionals, business unit subject matter experts, partners and the support of your sales leadership/executives. 


Who You Are

You will establish strong relationships within the customer organization and work to become the trusted advisor to those who influence technology and vendor/partner selection.  You will also understand the business drivers behind the technology decisions of your customer,  and will be skilled at tying your messaging to the desired business outcomes of your customer.


We are seeking the "Systems Architect of tomorrow” with the ability to articulate and sell the value of Cisco’s portfolio. Someone with a strong foundation in traditional networking combined with a command of IT technology solutions, Enterprise as well Service Provider knowledge and skillset, Data Center expertise and Service Provider Networking knowledge of high-end routing and switching.  Skills range from Service Provider and Enterprise Networking to Security, IT/Collab and Datacenter technologies, specific to Cisco’s portfolio. This role requires operating across a broad spectrum of skills; from distilling complex technical information when messaging to a Director and VP level audience, to leading other personnel in the installation and configuration of software and hardware for demonstration in proof-of-concept lab environments.  





Our requirements for this role:


The candidate should excel at presenting and demonstrating technical architectures, solutions and products to key customer decision-makers within both small and large audiences. This includes relationship building and maintaining strong relationships with platform and product owners of the customer.


This individual must possess relevant technical background and specific, technical skills applicable design and implementation of complex network architectures, spanning traditional Datacenter, private and public cloud datacenter, Core, Edge and Access Networking.  Knowledge of Security, Collaboration, IT, Cisco Intent Based Networking, Automation and Orchestration in addition is very helpful.


The candidate should have experience in software and hardware sales and should have a working knowledge of common open and proprietary operating systems (IE: Linux, Unix, Windows Server, etc), virtualization and containerization technology (VMWare, OpenStack, Kubernetes, etc.).  


This role requires someone with initiative, who is highly collaborative and who excels when working in a virtual team environment.  Equally important, the candidate must work in a partnered relationship with their Account Manager, Services, Overlay and Consulting Architects.  The candidate must have strong written and verbal communication skills and experience working across geographic and organizational boundaries.


Cisco Covid-19 Vaccination Requirements
The health and safety of Cisco's employees, customers, and partners is a top priority. Our goal is to protect and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 infection for strong business resiliency during the pandemic. Therefore, Cisco may require new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if the role requires business-related travel, meeting with customers/partners (including visiting third-party sites on behalf of Cisco), attending trade events, and Cisco office entry, unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law, and in countries where COVID-19 vaccination is legally required. The company will consider legally required accommodations/exceptions for medical, religious, and other reasons as per the requirements of the role and in accordance with applicable law. Additional information will be provided to candidates about the requirements and accommodation process at the offer time based on region.