Cisco Systems Engineer, Network Security in Lysaker, Norway

Systems Engineer, Network Security

  • Location: Lysaker, Akershus, Norway

  • Area of Interest Engineer - Pre Sales and Product Management

  • Job Type Professional

  • Technology Interest *None, Security

  • Job Id 1232509


Businesses today are changing rapidly, being forced to think differently about how they work, produce and bring products and services to the market. The market dynamics is changing in a pace so fast, that without a Digital agenda and Transformational strategy, the business is severely challenged. Cisco and our partners need to change as well, and redefining how we take new technologies to the market, how we innovate, how we drive the digitalization architecture towards a secure digital platform. A platform that underpins and supports the agile and dynamic needs of a Digital business.

Technology, solutions and platforms cannot any longer be discrete, silo-based and non-interoperable. The market need the Digital platform to be based on open standards, rich API’s and a thriving ecosystem. Cisco is forming this around our five pillars of foundation for the Secure Digital Platform

  • Security is foundational > Security in the Network, not on the Network

  • Cisco is Reinventing the network > Software Defined and Open > Automate

  • Embrace the Multicloud world > Secure and Agile choice of Cloud platforms

  • Unlocking the power of Network Data > Analytics and Contextual data

  • User Experience > Intent Based

Cisco Norway is seeking to extend the team with a versatile Systems Engineer, who we foresee to embark on a roadmap to a Technical Solutions Architect within the domain of Security Architecture. The Security Architecture for the future is not based solely on Cyber Security solutions, but embodies an holistic end-to-end approach which targets the network itself (policy, segmentation), cloud and new operational domains. How do we architect a platform for the Digital Business that securely manage the explosion of Enterprise and Industrial IoT solutions? Smart and Digital Buildings, Hospitals, Smart Cities and an Industry in full transformation. These are some of the domains the successful candidate will work within.

What you´ll do

The Systems Engineer and Solutions Architect for the Norway technology and architecture team is a customer-oriented technical sales professional who works with end customers and Cisco partners in a consultative sales approach.

The SE has direct technical accountability for specific opportunities, leveraging knowledge across the broad Cisco portfolio, including software and services. Strong knowledge of Cisco Enterprise portfolio and record of success in a pressured environment.

In this job you will:

  • Senior customer-focused technical and architectural sales professional.

  • Provides an operational relationship with the customer and collaborates with account team and Business Entities to develop customer focused architectures.

  • Demonstrate operational knowledge of an industry leading company.

  • Has strong understanding of the industry trends in the customer's vertical

  • Acts as a trusted advisor in the account and works with the account team to demonstrate the business value of Cisco solutions, architectures, and services by aligning opportunities with a 1-3 year cross-architectural vision.

  • Serves as the lead advocate for customers / partners within Cisco

  • Handle post-sales escalation and resolve issues, by coordinating and working with all internal and external stakeholders.

At Cisco you will be the first to benefit from what our technology can offer. Our approach is to enable you to be flexible in how you arrange your work, making sure you give and take the best.

Who You'll Work With

Cisco Pre-sales delivers the message about the vital role the network plays to our customers and partners.

New demands on the network are calling for new solutions: DNA (Digital Network Architecture), Software Defines Access and WAN, Datacenter and Cloud automation, and more importantly, secure networks that can sense and enforce security threats.

We help customers understand how to use the state of the art networks. And make it possible for them to achieve their business goals in ways they would never have imagined.

The network touches everything: come and define it with us.

Who You Are

  • Eager to learn and acquire new skills and further develop your strong skill set within agile world

  • You like to challenge yourself with new undertakings within the technology domain

  • Self-propelled and a passion for technology and business

  • Some years of technical experience or equivalent experience in markets where Cisco competes, or in adjacent software-based markets (XaaS, Development, Data Analytics etc). Early in career candidates are encouraged to apply.

  • Field technical sales experience, working as a Systems Engineer or related field experience with customer interaction or technical customer facing experience is preferable.

  • You have BS or MS degree in computer science, computer engineering or related discipline.

  • If you have CCxA, CCxP or CCxE certifications, or other Security Industry Certifications: Great.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


  • You will have thorough knowledge of Cisco architectures and component parts. With that knowledge, you will be able to lead and define the solutions for your customers, including good analytic and decision-making skills.

  • Thorough understanding and deep dive into some or all of the following technologies: Switching, Routing, Wireless LAN, network orchestration, Data Center, Internet of Things and Security.

  • As we drive forward into a software defined world of IT, API knowledge and programmability are key

  • Knowledge of Cisco products and Cisco certifications are preferred.

  • Adept at using initiative, discretion and judgment to apply technical solutions to complex sales opportunities.

  • Adept at customer interactions from the CIO through to technical staff.

  • Knowledge of sales cycle.

  • Impactful verbal and written communication and strong presentation skills.

  • Great relationship building skills, tenacity, resilience.

  • Ability to work independently and remotely as well as with your team to accomplish objectives.

  • Good understanding of the market space and offerings.

  • Understand the operational side of running an infrastructure.

Why Cisco

At Cisco, each person brings their unique talents to work as a team and make a difference.

Yes, our technology changes the way the world works, lives, plays and learns, but our edge comes from our people.

• We connect everything – people, process, data and things – and we use those connections to change our world for the better.

• We innovate everywhere - From launching a new era of networking that adapts, learns and protects, to building Cisco Services that accelerate businesses and business results. Our technology powers entertainment, retail, healthcare, education and more – from Smart Cities to your everyday devices.

• We benefit everyone - We do all of this while striving for a culture that empowers every person to be the difference, at work and in our communities.

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