Technical Solutions Architect - Data Center

  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Pre Sales and Product Management
  • Job Type
    Professional
  • Technology Interest
    Cloud and Data Center
  • Job Id
    1284062

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

As a Technical Solutions Architect you will play a pivotal role in facilitating the success of Cisco Field sales teams in selling the full suite of Data Center products. In this position, you will be working with data center technology specialists to help them position data center virtualization and systems architecture solutions effectively against opposing offerings. You will be passionate about presales engineering activities, demonstrating Cisco's data center products, solutions and architectures.

 

 

Who You'll Work With

Our team works with our product engineers and marketing, our sales force, our partners, and our customers. We help provide field input and direction into engineering, and drive product knowledge out to the field. We help our sales force, partners, and customers stay up to date on the latest product improvements, as well as understand the value, and unique advantages that come with the most complete and advanced networking products in the industry.

 

 

Who You Are

You aren’t just a tech geek; you have the personal skills to go along with it. Do you have experience selling Cisco specific products? Then that’s even better. These types of products include Unified Computing System, Unified Fabric, ACI, Storage MDS, Virtualization, Hypervisors, Automation, Cloud, Converged Infrastructure, Hyperconverged Infrastructure, Multi-Cloud solutions.

 

 

 

Our minimum requirements for this role:

  • 5+ years of technical presales experience.
  • Working knowledge of Data Center environments
  • Ability to travel in order to meet client demands required.
  • Ensure success of customer proof-of-concepts (POCs).
  • Flexible, dependable, and capable of quickly learning new products and technologies.
  • Ability to motivate, train and conduct seminars to increase Data Center revenues.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, listening, negotiation and presentation skills.
  • Must be a self-starter effective in working independently and in a team setting.
   

We Are Cisco

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference. Here’s how we do it.

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think we’re “old” (30 years strong!) and only about hardware, but we’re also a software company. And a security company. A blockchain company. An AI/Machine Learning 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, we give our egos a break and we give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, we take bold steps, and we take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a commitment 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.

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