Cisco Security Services - Solution Architect in Seattle, Washington
Security Services - Solution Architect
Location: Seattle, Washington, US
Additional Location(s) Denver, Phoenix, San Jose, San Francisco, Portlan
Area of Interest Customer Experience
Job Type Professional
Technology Interest Internet of Everything, Networking, Security, Service Provider
Job Id 1228739
Solution Architect Job Description
What You’ll Do
Cisco Security Advanced Services provides full life cycle services for Cisco’s top customers through delivery of advisory, integration, and managed services. Complementing the strongest portfolio of security products, Cisco is in a unique position to deliver enhanced security outcomes for its customers. Integrated within Cisco’s Advanced Services delivery model, Security Advanced Services seeks to solve the most critical challenges of our global customers through high value services.
The Solution Architect is responsible for executing and leading Cisco's vision of accelerating the relevance of the network as the platform. Solution Architects are expected to lead and affect customer change through architectural and thought leadership as well as managing delivery engagements. The Solution Architect is also expected to help identify and pursue business opportunities as they lead delivery as well as support sales in the pursuit of new customers and opportunities. Finally, the Solution Architect is expected to act as technical and business leaders, mentoring security consulting engineers and supporting the development and improvement of security offers within Advanced Services.
Who You’ll Work With
Reporting into the Director for Security Advanced Services within the Customer Transformation Team, the Solutions Architect will work with a high-performing team of security advisors and Cisco implementation specialists who have a deep focus on delivering valuable solutions to our customers. Additionally, Solutions Architects must have a strong working relationship with our Business Develop teams in order to bring the right technical expertise, delivery experience, and “know how” to drive growth in our business.
Solutions Architects will also align with Cisco’s product development and technical marketing teams to understand product capabilities and feature sets, product roadmaps, and integrations between multiple Cisco platforms.
Who You Are
Applicants should have significant knowledge of Enterprise Networking and Security, a proven track record in architecting security solutions, preferably in a consulting capacity, and a strong understand across a breadth of networking, operations, security, and compliance topics.
Applications must demonstrate the ability to deliveron the following responsibilities:
Security Services Delivery
Lead, monitor, and report on security services engagements at key Cisco customers, interacting with customer technical and executive personnel
Correlate business issues around technology and processes and create an architectural solution specific to a given customer or segment
Position, architect, deliver, and improve Cisco security solutions
Evaluate and present alternative solutions, effectively influencing outcomes
Deliver security solutions independently as well as through leading a team of engineers across multiple technical disciplines
Provide deep technical expertise on Cisco security technologies, while also being able to build and communicate the architectural context and big picture security solution
Integrate security solutions into existing infrastructure, driving systems integration and implementation approaches including the identification and integration of third party products and services into a cohesive solution design
Lead, participate, and support worldwide collaboration within the security practice and cross-functionally with other Cisco groups
Troubleshoot, identify root cause, and help to recover customers from technical and security issues
Create and adhere to standards, templates, methodologies, best practices, and delivery frameworks
Build trusted advisor relationships with customers throughout business development and engagement activities
While engaging with customers, identify and support the pursuit of business opportunities aligning to customer needs and their requirements as they transform and digitize their businesses
Support Cisco Account Teams and Services Business Development Managers in the identification and development of new security services businesses
Assist in the development of customer proposals and statements of work, accurately scope engagements as required
This is a senior technical role, requiring a minimum of 10 years working experience in IT Security, IT Consulting, and systems integration working with large Enterprise entities.
Deep technical expertise in two or more of following: Network Security, Network Visibility, Segmentation, Endpoint Security, Threat Management, Cloud Security, E-mail Security
Specific expertise in multiple Cisco Security technologies including: Firepower NGFW, ISE, TrustSec, Stealthwatch, ASA, NGIPS, AMP, AnyConnect, ThreatGrid, Umbrella, Web Security Appliance, E-mail Security, Cloudlock, ACI, Tetration, and Meraki MX
Experience in implementing management and monitoring security infrastructure elements
Experience with preparing, planning, designing, implementing, optimizing, and operating network security solutions
Fluency in a wide range of infrastructure technologies such as routing and switching, infrastructure applications, voice, content networking, and wireless
Strong understanding of secure design principles such as availability, adaptability, scalability, dependability, and modularity
Ability to consult in operational disciplines such as systems management, monitoring, and change management
Experience with developing solutions and end-to-end architectures. Given a set of business requirements, can provide a complete technical solution for medium to large enterprise of moderate complexity
Strong written and verbal communication skills, able to communicate effectively with technical staff and executives
Ability to influence others and build trusted advisor relationships
Bachelor of Science, or equivalent
CCIE Security preferred
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