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Meraki SD-WAN Technical Solutions Architect

Company: Cisco
Location: Dallas
Posted on: November 18, 2023

Job Description:

Who we are:
Meraki is a Greek word meaning "something done with soul, creativity, or love." With this name as our mantra, we're building a welcoming workplace that attracts eclectic, curious, purposeful people who will help connect passionate people to their mission by simplifying their workplace.
Build with Empathy
We're passionate about what we do and encourage each other to take risks. We believe that we don't lose or fail; we either win or learn. Whatever happens, we're supportive. We believe in actively staying curious, empathetic, and collaborative because in our experience those traits are the key to innovation.
The Power of Simplicity
We believe that when passionate people are able to spend less time struggling with technology, they can spend more time on what matters-like helping library patrons, providing healthcare, teaching children, running small businesses and large corporations, sharing art, building infrastructure, feeding the hungry and so much more. Cisco Meraki is the leader in cloud-managed IT, thanks to our creative, inclusive, fearless team that is driven to simplify technology so the world can simply work.
Why Choose Cisco Meraki?
When Cisco acquired Meraki in 2012, we gained the strength of Cisco's resources while retaining Meraki's unique culture. With Cisco's support, we have more freedom to take risks. Our partnership also means that opportunity continues beyond our doors and into the broader Cisco family. At Cisco Meraki, we're not too small to make an impact or offer career options, nor are we too big to nurture our people. We're just the right size for finding support, community, and mission.
What you will do:
We are looking for a highly motivated, technically savvy and passionate individual to become the next rising star on our Service Provider (SP) team. In this role, your primary responsibility will be to team up with a hard-performing Strategic Sales Manager to carry out technical pre-sales activities for sell-to and sell-through SP opportunities.
The Meraki technology specialist on these deals; architecting managed WiFi, switching and security offerings for Service Providers to sell to their customers. This role is unique in that it is hands on throughout the process as you put your designs and our products to the test. Part of your role will also include technical enablement of customers' sales, operations, and marketing teams as well as support to automate provisioning tasks.
Who you are
You have direct customer-facing experience preferably in the service provider industry. This role generally works remotely and travels up to 50% to customer sites and regional corporate offices. Sound exciting? Read on for technical requirements.
Understanding and experience in the following areas:
--- Routing and switching; experienced level knowledge of L2 and L3 protocols
--- Security architecture; VPN and next-generation firewalls
--- WLAN technologies including Wifi6, Wave 2, and Hotspot 2.0
--- RF engineering
--- SD-WAN (commercial and enterprise customers)
--- Multi-site campus LAN and network design
--- RADIUS and 802.1X
--- Quality of Service design
--- OSS & BSS integration
--- BYOD architectures (Clearpath, Cisco ISE, Bradford) and onboarding devices to corporate networks
--- Professional level certification required and must include one or more of the following: CCNP, CCDP, CCIE, CWNP, JNNA, JNCP, JNCIA, JNCIS, JNCIP, JNCIE-ENT, ACMA, ACMP, ACMX, ACDX, ACSP, AWMP, CISSP
--- Managed Service creation

At Cisco Meraki, we're challenging the status quo with the power of diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. When we connect different perspectives, we can imagine new possibilities, inspire innovation, and release the full potential of our people. We're building an employee experience that includes appreciation, belonging, growth, and purpose for everyone.
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. Cisco will consider for employment, on a case by case basis, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Message to applicants applying to work in the U.S. and/or Canada:

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.

Keywords: Cisco, Dallas , Meraki SD-WAN Technical Solutions Architect, IT / Software / Systems , Dallas, Texas

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