Systems Architect

  • Location:
    Gurgaon, India
  • Area of Interest
    Sales - Services, Solutions, Customer Success
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Service Provider
  • Job Id

Cisco seeks an ambitious and driven pre-sales Solution Architect to lead the technical sales engagement with large Service Providers in India and SAARC. This is a technical (pre-sales) position to support India Service Provider Sales team for Data center Architectures solution based out of Gurgaon India. Responsibilities in driving Cisco’s automation architectures and solutions and running all the technical aspects of pre-sales activities for Automation across Architectures.

The Cisco Solution Architect is responsible for presenting, demonstrating, designing solutions, feature planning to pursue the Automation needs of one of the most influential companies in the world. You should be highly accomplished with software designs, SDN, DC, 5G, IP & Optical. You are a self-starter, act as an industry authority guide, and strive to align Cisco and large Service Providers and Enterprises to maximize customer value.

Who You'll Work With?

As a Solution Architect, you will provide guidance and assistance to the account teams designing automation solutions to address the specific needs of our customers.

A couple of the primary technology trends including large scale automation/operations with programmability and Multi-Domain solutions. The Solution Architect would need to innovate, position, align, test and promote architectures that enable Cisco’s automation strategy in a scalable, programmable and secure way.

Who You Are?

Extensive deep technical pre-sales experience preferred. Typically requires BS/BA (EE/CS) or equivalent. Excellent written and verbal communication, listening, negotiation, consultative skills ambitious interpersonal skills required. Ability to work effectively, chip in as a team member and assume a leadership role for the team. Ability to understand complex technical and selling situations and the ability to seek the problem or solicit the required resources.

This role will include the potential for extensive travel responsibilities.

Ought to have capabilities:

  • Sales and presentation skills are needed
  • Effective at communication across all functions within Cisco
  • The ability and comfort level to present easily to customer architects, engineers and executives to effectively position the value of the Cisco solutions and how it solves the customer problems or achieves their goals.
  • A desire to work with account teams on strategy, architecture and design of customer networks.
  • Desire and ability to convey ideas with Cisco Engineering Leaders to co-develop products or software solutions directly for customers.
  • Craft, present and document technical solutions for in-depth and high-level technical presentations to the customers, Cisco Development and prospects
  • Participate in the writing of requirements documents and test plans

·       Mandatory experience in solution design and Presale for data center and SP as an Enterprise solutions.

·       Mandatory Experience in solution design and Presale for cloud data center networking, IP, SDN, Kubernetes environment.

  • Domain knowledge of IP, MPLS, Transport will be added advantage.

·       Understanding of Service Provider Services- MPLS VPN, Mobile and Cloud


Why Cisco

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We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.



Message to applicants applying to work in the U.S.:

When available, the salary range posted for this position reflects the projected hiring range for new hire, full-time salaries in U.S. 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. 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 pays at the standard rate of 1% of incentive target for each 1% revenue attainment against the quota up to 100%. Once performance exceeds 100% quota attainment, incentive rates may increase up to five times the standard rate 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.