Consulting Systems Engineer – Austin, TX

Want to be at the forefront of the Computer Networking industry? With the acquisition of Meraki, Cisco formed the Cloud Networking Group and created the fastest growing group within the company. Quickly becoming known as the most successful acquisition in Cisco’s history, the Cloud Networking Group is crushing sales targets and continuing to win new logos in the commercial and enterprise markets.

We are looking for a “rising star” who is highly motivated, technically savvy and passionate to join Cisco’s Cloud Networking Group (CNG) as our next Consulting Sales Engineer. In this role, your primary responsibility will be to team up with a Product Sales Specialist and perform technical pre-sales activities for new and existing opportunities.

You will be based in your home office with frequent travel to regional Cisco offices and customer sites.

You will Utilize your in-depth knowledge of CNG’s networking solutions and our competitors’ offerings, you will clearly demonstrate the benefits to both prospects and partners.

We highly use our pre-sales engineers, which means you have the opportunity to make excellent money while contributing to the success of the entire organization.

This territory will include Enterprise accounts in Northern California.

You act as the technical subject matter authority, thoroughly understanding products, features, functions, and benefits while being able to communicate to all level customers

You understand customer requirements for wireless networks and explain how Cisco Meraki will integrate with current infrastructure, as well as service future needs

You build product documentation for customers and perform competitive analysis regarding competing products

You perform site surveys and provide onsite deployment assistance on large deployments

You provide technical mentorship to channel partners and assist them in effectively selling the Cisco Meraki solution

You will have field pre-sales experience; ASE / CSAP grads preferred

Experienced knowledge of 802.11a/b/g/n wireless networks, site surveys, requirements gathering, deployment challenges

You have a strong understanding of wired networks, including firewalls, content filters, routing/switching, VLAN’s, etc

Understand wireless security methodologies, including 802.1x w/ RADIUS integration

Consistent track record of 5-10 years in a pre-sales technical role (solutions architect, systems engineer, sales engineer, etc)

Knowledge of sales cycle, strong verbal and written communication skills, and validated negotiation techniques

Great relationship building skills, tenacity, resilience and presentation skills.

CCIE, CWNP, CWDP, CCNA preferred

Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and set priorities.

Ability to travel 50+%

BS or MS degree in computer science, computer engineering or related discipline required

Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. Cisco will consider for employment, on a case by case basis, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

At Cisco Meraki, we don’t just accept difference – it’s one of our key values. Everybody In means we listen to each other’s opinions. Everybody is accepted and valued here, and we are a team that works as one towards our goals. We recognize that diverse teams make the strongest teams, and we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

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