SD-WAN Systems Architect
Posted on: November 18, 2023
About Us: Cisco Systems is a global leader in networking and
communications technology, committed to enabling businesses to
thrive in an increasingly digital and interconnected world. We have
identified Managed Service Providers (MSPs) as the new growth
engine and primary Route to Market for Cisco SD-WAN. We are seeking
an enthusiastic and passionate SD-WAN Engineer to join our team and
play a pivotal role in enabling our Top MSPs to sell Cisco SD-WAN
and SASE solutions at scale to Cisco Enterprise end-customers.
Are you a dedicated SD-WAN expert with a knack for eliminating
barriers and driving growth in the MSP sector? If so, we have an
exciting opportunity for you as an SD-WAN Engineer at Cisco
Systems. In this role, you will leverage your deep expertise in
SD-WAN to empower our MSP partners and help them excel in selling
Cisco SD-WAN and SASE solutions. Your responsibilities will
encompass technical leadership, solution design, integration, and
collaboration across multiple teams.
1. Technical Leadership: Serve as a trusted advisor and extended
team member for Managed Service Providers, offering your expertise
and guidance to accelerate their success with Cisco SD-WAN.
2. Solution Design: Collaborate with MSPs to create SD-WAN Bill of
Materials, ensuring customized solutions that meet their specific
3. Proof of Concept (PoC) and Proof of Value (PoV): Work closely
with MSPs to plan, assist, and drive PoCs and PoVs for end
customers, showcasing the value of Cisco SD-WAN and SASE.
4. Lab Management: Keep PoC/PoV labs up to date and train MSP
partners to maintain their Cisco demo skills at the highest level
with the help of TSA (Technical Solutions Architects).
5. Certification Testing: Conduct feature and certification testing
to assist MSPs in releasing certified code quicker to market.
6. API Integration: Provide guidance on integrating Cisco SD-WAN
and SASE APIs into existing MSP tools, with practical API
integration skills being a significant advantage.
7. Umbrella and Duo Integration: Demonstrate expertise in
integrating and showcasing Umbrella and Duo security solutions
within the context of SD-WAN.
8. Collaboration: Collaborate closely with other SD-WAN team
members, TSA's, PSS's, and cross-functional teams to ensure a
seamless experience when selling SD-WAN to MSP partners.
9. Accelerate New Features: Work with BE TME's (Technical Marketing
Engineers) and CX (Customer Experience) teams to accelerate the
adoption of new SD-WAN features and reduce post-installation
10. Sales Support: Leverage your sales experience to support MSPs
in effectively selling Cisco SD-WAN solutions.
- Innovative Thinker: A creative mindset to explore new
technologies and approaches to enhance SD-WAN solutions.
- Adaptability: The ability to stay up-to-date with the rapidly
evolving SD-WAN landscape and adapt to new challenges.
- Team Player: Collaborative spirit to work seamlessly within
diverse teams and contribute to a positive work culture.
- Customer-Focused: A commitment to delivering exceptional
customer experiences by understanding their unique needs.
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology,
a related field, or equivalent experience.
- Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) certification is
- Proven experience in designing, implementing, and managing
- In-depth knowledge of Cisco SD-WAN technologies, including
Viptela and Meraki.
- Proficiency in routing and switching protocols (BGP, OSPF,
- Strong understanding of network security concepts and best
- Experience with cloud-based networking solutions and
- Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work well
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with a
Additional Skills and Qualities (Plus):
- Location Flexibility: Candidates located in Dallas and NJ are
preferred, but we are open to considering other locations.
- API Expertise: Proficiency in API programming, particularly in
recommending API calls for integrating new features into monitoring
- DevNet Certification: Possession of a DevNet certification is a
- CCIE Routing/Switching: CCIE Routing/Switching certification is
a strong plus.
- SD-WAN Mastery Course: Completion of the SD-WAN Mastery Course
and membership in Enterprise VT is highly valued.
At Cisco Systems, we embrace diversity, inclusion, and equal
opportunity. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply,
regardless of background or experience. If you are a dynamic SD-WAN
Engineer who is ready to drive MSP success and shape the future of
networking, we invite you to join our team.
Be part of the journey that empowers MSPs and enterprises with
Cisco SD-WAN and SASE solutions. Apply today!
Note: This job description provides an overview of the role and
responsibilities. It is not exhaustive, and additional duties may
be assigned as needed
Message to applicants applying to work in the U.S. and/or
When available, the salary range posted for this position reflects
the projected hiring range for new hire, full-time salaries in U.S.
and/or Canada locations, not including equity or benefits. For
non-sales roles the hiring ranges reflect base salary only;
employees are also eligible to receive annual bonuses. Hiring
ranges for sales positions include base and incentive compensation
target. Individual pay is determined by the candidate's hiring
location and additional factors, including but not limited to
skillset, experience, and relevant education, certifications, or
training. Applicants may not be eligible for the full salary range
based on their U.S. or Canada hiring location. The recruiter can
share more details about compensation for the role in your location
during the hiring process.
U.S. employees have access to quality medical, dental and vision
insurance, a 401(k) plan with a Cisco matching contribution, short
and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance and
numerous wellbeing offerings. Employees receive up to twelve paid
holidays per calendar year, which includes one floating holiday,
plus a day off for their birthday. Employees accrue up to 20 days
of Paid Time Off (PTO) each year and have access to paid time away
to deal with critical or emergency issues without tapping into
their PTO. We offer additional paid time to volunteer and give back
to the community. Employees are also able to purchase company stock
through our Employee Stock Purchase Program.
Employees on sales plans earn performance-based incentive pay on
top of their base salary, which is split between quota and
non-quota components. For quota-based incentive pay, Cisco pays at
the standard rate of 1% of incentive target for each 1% revenue
attainment against the quota up to 100%. Once performance exceeds
100% quota attainment, incentive rates may increase up to five
times the standard rate with no cap on incentive compensation. For
non-quota-based sales performance elements such as strategic sales
objectives, Cisco may pay up to 125% of target. Cisco sales plans
do not have a minimum threshold of performance for sales incentive
compensation to be paid.
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