Systems Engineer - UKI Commercial North

  • Location:
    Offsite, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Pre Sales and Product Management
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Cloud and Data Center, Internet of Everything, Networking, Security, Service Provider, Webex (Collaboration), Wireless, Mobility
  • Job Id

Why you’ll Love Cisco

Everything is converging on the Internet, making connections more meaningful than ever before in our lives. Our employees' groundbreaking ideas impact everything imaginable, from entertainment, healthcare, and education, to public and private sectors, Smart Cities, and everyday devices in our homes. Here, that means we will take creative ideas from the drawing board to dynamic solutions that have world impact.

You'll collaborate with Cisco leaders, partner with mentors, and develop incredible relationships with colleagues who share your curiosity about 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

We are looking for a pre-sales Systems Engineer for the UK Commercial Segment. You will be a highly customer-facing role, working with a wide variety of technologies and will therefore need strong team working and consultative skills to successfully conduct technical presentations, showcase Cisco Enterprises solutions and services, and set up demonstrations explaining features and benefits to your customer.

You’ll get to work across a vast portfolio including Applications Observability, Cloud Security and Networking, Network Automation, Collaboration, Routing and Switching and IoT. You will master innovation in the areas of SASE, Zero Trust Access or Full Stack Observability.

You will craft solutions to meet customer’s specific needs.

Who You'll Work With

In this dynamic, customer focused role, you will partner directly with an Account Manager and an extended team to position complex software and hardware solutions. You will rely on an extended network of Cisco services professionals and technical teams, with close support of your sales leadership.

We support and empower each other. In our team, we are passionate about the customer experience and about new technology, we love to learn. We leave our ego at the door, and we are always in for a bold idea

Who You Are

You're experienced in customer-facing pre-sales engagements, and you can explain technical concepts and subjects to a variety of audience levels with varied technical backgrounds and at the same time articulating the business value of those technical topics. Your ability to communicate effectively helps you to build confidence in the technology and convert business opportunities into sales.

Your interpersonal, presentation and consulting skills evoke passion, energy, tenacity and confidence to work in any business vertical.

Our minimum requirements for this role:

  • You have 3+ years of technical pre-sales experience
  • Experience in at least two of these areas: Enterprise Networking and Switching; Network Automation; Programmability; Data Centre Technologies; On-Prem and Cloud Security; Applications Observability; Cloud Networking; IoT
  • NetDevOps skills would be useful
  • Experience with relevant Cisco technology or solutions of relevant competitors
  • Understanding of Enterprise technology, market drivers and transition to the Cloud
  • Flexible, diligent, and capable of quickly learning various technologies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, listening and presentation skills.
  • Must be a self-starter effective in working independently and in a team setting

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all.

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think we’re “old” (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but we’re also a software company. And a security company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do – you can’t put us in a box!

But “Digital Transformation” is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)

Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward.

So, you have colorful hair? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That’s cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us! 

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.