LTIP - Lifechanger Talent Incubation Program (for people with disabilities)

  • Location:
    RTP, North Carolina, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Network
  • Job Type
    New Graduate
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

What You'll Do:

LTIP offers a pathway into a network engineering career at Cisco by providing a rigorous six-month development program focused on technical and soft skills. Participants who successfully meet all of the program milestones are eligible to receive a full-time offer as a Customer Support Engineer or Network Consulting Engineer in Raleigh, NC.

 As a participant in the Lifechanger Talent Incubation Program (LTIP) you will:

  • Be given the opportunity to receive industry training
  • Study for and complete your CCNA certification
  • Gain access to hands-on training
  • Be mentored by some of the industry's brightest minds who will help challenge and develop your skills
  • Note:  Participants will not be paid during the training period

At the end of the incubation period you will be assessed for the opportunity to be considered for full-time employment based on current business needs, your skill set, and preference.  You will be eligible for one of the following positions:

  • Network Consulting Engineer - Develop complex designs, implement Cisco leading edge technologies worldwide and provide optimization services to the largest networks and customers in the world 
  • Customer Support Engineer - Be a strategic partner to our customers, saving their business from the impact of network incidents, solving and preventing the recurrence of technical issues


Who You'll Work With:

Everything is converging on the Internet, making networked connections more relevant than ever before in our lives. Our employees' groundbreaking ideas impact everything imaginable - from entertainment, retail, healthcare, and education, to public and private sectors, smart cities, smart cars, and everyday devices in our homes. Here, that means you'll take creative ideas from the drawing board to powerful solutions that have real world impact. You'll work with Cisco leaders, partner with experienced mentors, and develop incredible relationships with colleagues who share your interest in connecting the unconnected. You'll be part of a team that cares about its customers, enjoys having fun, and you'll take part in changing the lives of those in our local communities. Come prepared to be encouraged.


Who You Are:

Our minimum requirements for this role:

  • People with disabilities
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with ability to fix technical problems
  • Ability to multi-task, self-start, work in a fast-paced team environment and work independently
  • Passionate about networking, information technology or computer science
  • Resilience and ability to resolve complex technical problems, multitask, and be dedicated to customer success
  • Innate crisis management skills and ability to handle critical customer issues/problems
  • Experience interacting with customer or in a client facing role
  • Excellent verbal and written interpersonal skills

Desired Skills:

Knowledge of networking technologies
Communications or Technical Background
Completion of college-level IT/networking courses/additional technical certs/Network Training


Additional Location(s) or Information:

This position is available to students or recent graduates with disabilities who would be available to start full-time employment by July 30, 2018.  The incubation period of this program, January-July, 2018 will be remote/self-study. If a full-time offer is awarded, the role could be based in Raleigh, NC, or potentially other Cisco locations.

We connect everything - people, process, data and things. We innovate everywhere to create fresh ideas and possibilities. We make a meaningful difference that will benefit everyone - our people, our customers and the world around us.

Our technology changes the way the world works, lives, plays and learns. But our edge doesn't come from technology. It comes from our people. We're looking for the kind of people who take smart risks, thrive in diverse environments, inspire their colleagues, and are committed to having an impact on the world. Whether you create technology solutions that redefine business or build connections that strengthen the community, you can make it happen at Cisco!

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