Systems Engineer - CGEM

  • Location:
    Feltham, England, United Kingdom
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Internet of Everything
  • Job Id

What You'll Do


Systems Engineers (SE) in Cisco are technical leaders that advise and support Sales teams with pre-sales and deep technical knowledge.  The Global Enterprise UK Headquartered accounts are looking for a SE who to look after the engineering relationship at AstraZeneca. AstraZeneca are a global, science-led biopharmaceutical business, whose innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide. Underpinning their business is a focus on technology and the adoption of bleeding edge solutions to drive them to be faster, more agile and achieve these scientific breakthroughs. The partnership with Cisco is key and operates in a direct fashion in all of our architectures with some trail blazing and high-profile projects in flight. You will get to be the lead Systems Engineer on this account helping develop technical strategy across all of Cisco’s portfolio of products.  The ideal candidate will have an excellent understanding of Cisco’s portfolio at an engineering level and to be consultative in his/her approach and be able to build strong relationships at multiple levels at the customer.

The ideal SE will have some knowledge of the pharmaceutical sector; be based within a circa 1 hour drive of Macclesfield; and have strong Cisco Enterprise Networking Skills.



In this job you will:


  • Translate customer needs in high level solutions design.
  • Bring new networking technologies to market.
  • Liaise with the Business Units and Technical Marketing to understand our products, technologies and Services.
  • Continuously help develop our solutions by providing feedback from the field. 
  • Prepare model RFP's and response to customer RFP's.
  • Conduct training and technical workshops for Customers, Partners and internal teams.
  • Understand competitor offerings and provide input to the sales team on product positioning and differentiation.
  • Represent Cisco on community forums and customer facing events.
  • Handle post-sales escalation and resolve issues, by coordinating and working with all internal and external stakeholders.

At Cisco you will be the first to benefit from what our technology can offer. Our approach is to enable you to be flexible in how you arrange your work, making sure you give and take the best.


Who You'll Work With

Cisco Pre-sales delivers the message about the vital role the network plays to our customers and partners.

New demands on the network are calling for new solutions: SDN, Fog Computing, iWAN and, more importantly, secure networks that can sense and enforce security threats.

We help customers understand how to use these state of the art networks. And make it possible for them to achieve their business goals in ways they would never have imagined.


The network touches everything: come and define it with us.


Who You Are

  • You have BS or MS degree in computer science, computer engineering or related discipline.
  • Preferably have CCNA, CCNP or CCIE certifications.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • (Fluency in other languages are a bonus)



  • Switching, Routing, Wireless LAN, network orchestration, Internet of Things and Security.
  • Knowledge of Cisco products and Cisco certifications are preferred.
  • Adept at using initiative, discretion and judgment to apply technical solutions to complex sales opportunities.
  • Skilled at customer interactions from the CIO through to technical staff.
  • Knowledge of sales cycle.
  • Impactful verbal and written communication and strong presentation skills.
  • Great relationship building skills, tenacity, resilience.
  • Ability to work independently and remotely as well as with your team to accomplish objectives.
  • Good understanding of the market space and offerings.
  • Ability to train and coach others in our enterprise technologies.


Why Cisco

We connect everything: people, processes, data, and things. We innovate everywhere, taking bold risks to shape the technologies that give us smart cities, connected cars, and handheld hospitals. And we do it in style with unique personalities who aren’t afraid to change the way the world works, lives, plays and learns.

We are thought leaders, tech geeks, pop culture aficionados, and we focus on your individual strengths to create best teams. We celebrate the creativity and diversity that fuels our innovation.  We are dreamers and we are doers.

We Are Cisco.



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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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