Cisco Sr. Solution Integration Architect in Dallas, Texas

Sr. Solution Integration Architect

  • Location: Dallas, Texas, US

  • Additional Location(s) kansas

  • Area of Interest Customer Experience

  • Job Type Professional

  • Technology Interest Networking

  • Job Id 1234212

The Business Entity

It's an exciting time to work at Cisco. Every day we connect people to the network and make it come to life. Whether it's using e-learning to educate students far from city centers or downloading the entire Library of Congress in seconds, our networking technology has not only revolutionized the way people do things, but who they are. People are more informed, more efficient, and more involved. With all forms of communications converging onto the network, Cisco is entering an exciting new era.

The Team

Deliver the technologies, solutions and services customers need to expertly manage their networks. In this role, you will be "Cisco's face to the customer," working in a fast-paced, high-impact environment as a visible contributor delivering on our commitments. The ideal candidate is a creative problem solver, comfortable with challenging the status quo and rapidly responding to escalated issues. With a seasoned mix of broad networking knowledge and specific area expertise, as well as excellent Customer Relationship Management (CRM) skills, you're well positioned to become a trusted advisor capable of building solid, long-term relationships with customers.

Role & Responsibilities

Lead Architect for cutting edge technology

  • Ensure successful, consistent, high quality and on time delivery of services

  • Incubate and develop solution driven architectures

  • Create scripts to drive automation within these solution driven architectures

  • Strong Client facing skills to drive trusted advisor status with customers

  • Broad technical knowledge of the data center and its components:

Applications, Storage, Network, Server and projects surrounding their planning, design, implementation, operation, and optimization.

  • Architectural knowledge of virtualization tools and concepts

  • Architectural knowledge of Three Tiered application environments

  • Expert familiarity with cloud computing concepts including virtualization, web services API's, elastic infrastructure, distributed data storage (database, block, object), multi-tenancy, and metered usage patterns.

  • Experience with scripting languages such as Perl, Python, or Bash. Python experience is strongly preferred.

  • In depth knowledge and experience with virtualization tools and concepts, SAN, Server technologies and data center and cloud Operations.

  • Networking: OSI Layer 2 (Spanning tree, vPC, EtherChannel, VLAN, etc), Layer 3 switching /routing (OSPF, EIGRP, ISIS, BGP, MPLS, IPv4/6), DNS/DHCP WAN/ISP, network virtualization (N1kv, VRF), basics of higher layer protocols: SSL/TLS, HTTP, real-time traffic (voice/video), NFS, database access protocols

  • Compute technologies: x86, hypervisor (Openstack/KVM), OS (Linux/Windows), workload mobility

  • Understands and can articulate the value and business advantage of data center virtualization techniques and cloud architectures

Minimum Qualifications

  • 10-15 years customer facing experience

  • CCIE Preferred

  • demonstrated leadership of large complex projects

  • Ability to think “outside of the box”

  • Bachelor degree

About Cisco

The Internet of Everything is a phenomenon driving new opportunities for Cisco and it's transforming our customers' businesses worldwide. We are pioneers and have been since the early days of connectivity. Today, we are building teams that are expanding our technology solutions in the mobile, cloud, security, IT, and big data spaces, including software and consulting services. As Cisco delivers the network that powers the Internet, we are connecting the unconnected. Imagine creating unprecedented disruption. Your revolutionary ideas will impact everything from retail, healthcare, and entertainment, to public and private sectors, and far beyond. Collaborate with like-minded innovators in a fun and flexible culture that has earned Cisco global recognition as a Great Place To Work. With roughly 10 billion connected things in the world now and over 50 billion estimated in the future, your career has exponential possibilities at Cisco.

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.