Cisco System Engineer in Johannesburg, South Africa

System Engineer

  • Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

  • Area of Interest Engineer - Pre Sales and Product Management

  • Job Type Professional

  • Technology Interest *None

  • Job Id 1236851

Systems Engineering Manager

What You'll Do

Cisco seeks an energised, passionate & positive people-focused technical sales leader for a team of Technical Specialists who are focussed primarily in the domain of Cisco’s Networking,

Datacentre & Cloud technologies and aligned to Cisco UK & Ireland sales organisation (and therefore UK based). The team is a strong unit comprising of high-class skills &

individuals and your role will be to provide leadership and guidance, help motivate the team by working with them collectively and individually fostering an excellent degree

of empathy and trust. You will support the needs of the business whilst progressing the skills and development of the team. You will also be an integral part of the extended

Architectures, Software and Systems Engineering Management teams and can look forward to playing an active role in helping to shape and influence strategy and direction

whilst facilitating key partnerships between customer, internal, partner, and client organizations.

Role & responsibilities

  • Maintain a keen interest in & understanding of our technology capabilities & strategies

  • Translate Cisco's vision for the future into a compelling value proposition for the team, coupled with a talent for communicating those clearly

· Evangelise & influence externally, speak publicly on Cisco’s capabilities in Networking, Datacentre & Cloud space, develop as an industry expert in this field.

  • Regularly engage with our customers & partners, developing & maintaining key stakeholder relationships within both.

  • Collaborate well with our segment teams to align, prioritise and target team opportunities

  • Ensure tight alignment of the team’s day to day activities with execution of sales & technology strategies

  • Ensure optimal team performance & capacity to deliver on commitments and drive results

  • Regular interaction with business units & regional teams, supporting their initiatives and accessing their investment & resource for UKI theatre.

  • Review both qualitative & quantitative information to identify and explain trends

  • Lead cross-functional projects within area of responsibility

  • Facilitate Expert communications and expert understanding of customer requirements between customers, corporate, and the field.

  • Advocate for continual improvement in customer experience of Cisco technology to increase brand loyalty for Cisco

Who you’ll work with:

In addition to building, leading and coaching your direct team, you’ll be a highly-valued business partner in the sales leadership team. You will regularly engage externally with customers, partners and participating in industry events, as well as inside Cisco across the broader architecture teams, customer & partner account teams, global business units, regional architecture teams as well as with the community of system engineering managers.

Who you are:

  • You have the ability to proactively develop and maintain a team of high-performing technical specialists, continually seeking innovative methods for maintaining / improving team morale & performance.

  • Ability to develop team members’ capabilities in support of individual career goals and team objectives

  • Able to get things done without direct line authority; able to exercise personal influence, resolve conflict, and bring about required behaviours

  • Build the capabilities needed to deliver on the team's short and long term goal, including identification and development of a strong pipeline of the best talent from both internal and external candidate pools

  • Support team members by providing transparency and information during organizational changes

  • Clearly and succinctly convey information and ideas, including expert executive communication and presentation skills

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 handheld hospitals. And we do it in style with unique personalities who aren’t afraid to change the way the world works, lives, plays and learns.

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.