Cisco 1223085 Vertical Solutions Architect in New York, New York

1223085 Vertical Solutions Architect

  • Location: New York, NY, US

  • Additional Location(s) Chicago, IL, San Francisco, CA, Boston, MA

  • Area of Interest Sales - Product

  • Job Type Professional

  • Technology Interest Cloud and Data Center, Internet of Everything, Networking

  • Job Id 1223085

Who You'll Work With


The Industry Solutions Group (ISG) is setting the path for an incredible opportunity and journey ahead for the global Enterprise organization to drive and succeed in establishing Cisco's Industry capabilities and go to market. Focused on world class transformation with our customers jointly we are changing the way our customers interact with their customers.


The Industry Solutions Group (ISG) Architecture team is looking for a high-energy, experienced Industry Architect to join our team to help Cisco manage a portfolio of world-class solutions using a customer in perspective specifically focused on our Retail customers.

What You'll Do


Reporting to the Global Vertical Architect Lead the Vertical Solution Architect's primary objective is to manage the ecosystem of internal constituents to define a customer centric Point of View (POV) and manage cross functionally the portfolio of architectures/solutions that enable our retail customers to transform the way they digitize their business and drive differentiated outcomes.

The Vertical Solutions Architect builds and maintains ongoing relationships with technology stakeholders across customers, partners and account teams. In addition, the Vertical Solutions Architect will use their engagement experience and subject matter expertise to drive greater solution scale through managing the development of relevant sales collateral and presentations on all things in their field of expertize Retail, Energy, Manufacturing, etc..

Essential job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Direct the definition of Point(s) of View and technical considerations on how Cisco's platform can assist our customers in transforming the way they work, live, play or learn leveraging Cisco Industry solutions.

  • Experience with global retail customers at line of business level driving transformational outcomes.

  • Articulate Industry perspectives on solution, and business architectural vision to clients

  • Identify and orchestrate product development (business unit) resources require to establish roadmaps with enhanced functionality growing the capabilities of our solutions by Industry while increasing the customers' business outcome.

  • Collaborate with 3rd party ISVs (Customer and patient Relationship Management Systems, analytics, etc.) and Implementation/consulting partners that are critical to delivering holistic industry solutions to prioritize partnering efforts regionally

  • Coordinate with constituents regularly

  • Identify customer/market requirements associated with delivering the platform for Industry solutions and communicate Cisco product, solution, and service portfolio gaps to regional leadership

  • Mentor field technical management on Customer solutions, platforms, and customer considerations while gathering and focusing the customer centric perspectives for their region/operation.

Who You Are


  • A minimum of 5 years of demonstrated experience in an enterprise, solution, application, or information architecture selling role

  • Outstanding knowledge and capabilities ideally extending across a broad portfolio of technologies that deliver Customer Outcomes: Wireless, Industrial Networking, Datacenter, Mobility and Security

  • Understand and be able to drive customer in perspectives across multiple Cisco product families and 3rd Party technologies, infrastructure and systems within the domains of Digitization: Hyperaware, Informed Decision Making, Fast Execution

  • Ability to create and communicate a compelling portfolio vision for senior executives

  • Demonstrated experience and applied knowledge in efforts involving the design, development, and implementation of Cisco solutions including advanced services.

  • Strong ability to map customer business scenarios to Cisco offerings

  • BA/BS in a technical field is required.

  • 10+ years of industry experience or equivalent preferred.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to orchestrate effectively across organizational boundaries

  • Demonstrated creativity and team focus in a dynamic, fast paced and changing environment

  • Ability to excel in an environment of high autonomy to produce business results

  • Customer facing professionalism - listening, ability to ask insightful questions, build consensus, advance opportunities to next level

  • Demonstrated ability to build alliances, grow team morale, and seek cross-functional support to achieve success

  • Understanding and framing client business and technical imperatives, and inspiring confidence with a variety of internal and external constituents


Digitization 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 move to digital, we are connecting the unconnected an unlocking unprecedented business value while 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.

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We Are Cisco.

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