Systems Architect Public Sector SLED Southwest States - Phoenix, Arizona, United States, 85001

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 meaningful 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

Is technology your passion? Do you want to work for a company where you can see your ideas come to life? Do you want to consistently work with industry leaders and knowledge experts that will help shape your future and career? Do you want a company that has excellent benefits, strong employee programs, and an awesome PTO policy right from the start? Then look no further than Cisco! As a Systems Architect, you will partner with Account Executives in a pre-sales technical role, showcasing Cisco product solutions; setting up demonstrations and giving presentations to explain features and benefits to customers. You'll have access to Cisco's broad technology and applications portfolio in a variety of vertical markets, including Government and Education. In addition to technological aptitude, your interpersonal, presentation and troubleshooting skills will show passion and confidence.

You will collaborate with the Account Manager to recommend and develop customer solution offerings to meet business outcomes.

You will provide an architectural perspective across the Cisco product portfolio and applications and can use your technical specialization for specific opportunities.

You will act in an increasingly consultative fashion and looked to as a guide, or trusted technical adviser, in your field by the account team and customers.

You will keep up to date on relevant competitor solutions, products and services.

You will assist with the development of formal sales plans and proposals for assigned opportunities.

You will actively participate as a specialist on assigned Virtual Team and provide consultative support in their area of specialization to other Systems Engineers and Architects.

Who You'll Work With

A great team of Public Sector Systems Engineers & Architects who are changing how our customers educate, protect and serve. You'll also partner with a talented group of Account Managers, which share the same technology passion. To learn more about Systems Engineers & Architects at Cisco, please view the following video:

Who You Are

You are passionate about the customer experience and excited about new technology. You are a true teammate and love to learn.

You have a knowledge of baseline SE skills and in-depth knowledge in at least one specialization in either Data Center, Collaboration, Security or Route/Switch/Wireless.

You have knowledge of relevant solutions sets, product line specifications, performance criteria and applications.

You have the understanding and conversant about company, competitors, technologies, solutions, product strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

You show technical knowledge and consultative skills and ability to work effectively and contribute to the extended team.

Our minimum requirements for this role:

You have excellent written and verbal communication, listening, negotiation and presentation skills.

4+ years-related experience preferred. Cisco product experience or relevant experience in key competitor offerings in technology area of emphasis required. Pre-Sales experience preferred.

Typically requires BS/BA (EE/CS) or equivalent.

CCIE or equivalent experience and certifications

Why Cisco

We connect everything: people, processes, data, and things. We innovate everywhere, taking bold risks to shape the technologies that give us smart cities, connected cars, and a bunch of really cool stuff. And we do it in style with unique personalities who aren't afraid to take risk to change the way the world works, lives, plays and learns.

We are thought leaders, tech geeks, pop culture aficionados, and we even have a few purple haired rock stars. We celebrate the creativity and diversity that fuels our innovation. We are dreamers and we are doers. You like polka dots? That's cool! Be you! We love that. #WeAreCisco

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