Cisco Consulting Systems Engineer, Service Provider in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Consulting Systems Engineer, Service Provider

  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Additional Location(s) Anywhere across the Nordics or Benelux

  • Area of Interest Sales - Product

  • Job Type Professional

  • Technology Interest Cloud and Data Center

  • Job Id 1214314

Do you want to be at the forefront of the Computer Networking industry? With the acquisition of Meraki, Cisco formed the Cloud Networking Group and built the fastest growing group within the company. Quickly becoming known as the most successful acquisition in Cisco’s history, we are exceeding our sales targets and continuing to win new logos, and we are seeking a top Consulting Systems Engineer to join our team!

We are looking for you to be a “rising star” who is highly motivated, technically savvy and passionate to join Cisco Meraki as our next Service Provider (SP) Consulting Sales Engineer. Your primary task will be to work with a rock star Product Sales Specialist and perform technical pre-sales activities for new and existing opportunities. This position is based in your home office with frequent travel to regional Cisco offices and customer sites. Utilizing your in-depth knowledge of CNG’s networking solutions and our competitors' offerings, you will clearly demonstrate the advantages to both prospects and partners. We highly value our presales engineers, which means you have the chance to excel and make great money while contributing to the success of the entire organization.

You should be able to design a network from the ground up and have a deep understanding of routing and switching protocols, allowing you to develop solutions that integrate with competitors’ complex networking infrastructures. You will be the Meraki technology authority on these deals; crafting managed WiFi, switching and security offerings for SPs to sell to their customers. This role is unusual in that you will be hands on throughout the process as you put your designs and our products together to craft amazing new solutions. Part of your role will also include technical enablement of your customer’s sales, operations, and marketing teams as well as support to automate Provisioning tasks.

We do need you to have 3-5 years of direct customer-facing experience. This person will generally work remotely while covering North Europe, with travel up to 50% to customer sites and regional corporate offices. Fluency in English and an additional relevant language are required. Sound exciting? Read on for technical requirements.

You will:

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

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

  • Craft product documentation for customers and perform succinct analysis regarding competitor products

  • Perform site surveys and provide onsite deployment assistance on large deployments

  • Provide technical mentorship to channel partners and assist them in effectively selling the Cisco Meraki solution

You Have:

  • Routing and switching; authoritative level knowledge of L2 and L3 protocols

  • Field pre-sales experience; ASE / CSAP grads preferred

  • Security architecture; VPN and next-generation firewalls

  • WLAN technologies including 802.11ac and Wave 2

  • RF engineering

  • SD-WAN (commercial and enterprise customers)

  • Multi-site campus LAN and network design

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

  • RADIUS and 802.1X

  • Quality of Service design

  • Knowledge of sales cycle, strong verbal and written interpersonal skills, and confirmed negotiation techniques

  • BYOD architectures (Clearpath, Cisco ISE, Bradford) and onboarding devices to corporate networks

  • Professional level certification required, including one or more of the following: CCNP, CCDP, CCIE, CWNP, JNNA, JNCP, JNCIA, JNCIS, JNCIP, JNCIE-ENT, ACMA, ACMP, ACMX, ACDX, ACSP, AWMP, CISSP

Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, 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.

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.