Systems Engineer - Public Sector

  • Location:
    Manchester, England, United Kingdom
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Pre Sales and Product Management
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Cloud and Data Center, Networking, Security
  • Job Id

What you'll do

Cisco Sales is all about Inspiring Dreams, Accelerating Growth, Connecting Worlds, Recognizing Wins, Respect and Enabling you to be your best. Does this sound intriguing to you? Welcome to Cisco.

Cisco is currently looking for a talented technical sales person to work as Pre-Sales Engineer within the UK Pubic Sector sales organisation. The ideal candidate will ideally hold industry level certifications, have proven Pre-sales experience within Data Centre, Collaboration, and core Routing & Switching technologies. This is a fabulous opportunity to build on the foundations of what you have already learnt, and take your career to the next level! This role is specific to the UK, covering Education and Local Government customers. You will need to be based in the Greater Manchester area and covering a territory within the UK.

  • Understand business requirements for the Education and Local Government customers and be able to translate them into technical requirements and solutions.
  • Understand and Articulate Cisco's Architectures and Services.
  • Perform in-depth and high-level technical presentations for customers and partners 
  • Drive identified opportunities (i.e. technical consulting, upper level management presentations, technology solutions review, product requirements, and design validation) and maintain long-term ownership and relationship with customer.
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge and consultative skills.
  • Cisco configuration design and build experience desirable
  • Keep up-to-date on relevant competitive solutions, products and services.
  • Provide technical and sales support for accounts in assigned territory
  • Perform technical presentations for customers, partners and prospects.
  • Assist with the development of formal sales plans and proposals for assigned opportunities.

Who You'll Work With

This team of Engineers, architects and consultants in the Public Sector team consists of the best of the best of solutions experts - the experts in the UK&I with the deepest and most relevant knowledge to the vertical market. The team works closely with our architectural teams and the Business units in building the current and future solutions, as well as being the most knowledgeable and most skilful networking engineers in Cisco UK&I.

You will partner with our Account Executives in a Pre-Sales technical role, showcasing Cisco product solutions-setting up demonstrations and explaining features and benefits to customers-and designing and configuring products to meet specific customer needs. Gain access to the broad palette of Cisco technologies and applications in a variety of vertical markets. In additional to technological aptitude, and the ability to learn quickly and stay current, the ideal candidate's interpersonal, presentation and troubleshooting skills evoke passion and confidence.

Who You Are

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required

Desired Skills:
  • Demonstrable deep technical knowledge related to Routing & Switching technology
  • Any other core Cisco technology experience will also be desirable - Data Centre, Security, Collaboration
  • Programmability skills such as Python / REST/ Java/ Javascript/ Powershell/ Puppet/ Chef/ Openstack skills and knowledge desirable.
  • Understanding of Automation and Orchestration tools desirable.
  • Demonstrable Pre-Sales experience
  • 10+ years Industry experience in pre-sales role.
  • Continuous learning on technology areas including market, competitive and industry trends.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, listening, negotiation and presentation skills.

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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