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Cisco Technology Solutions Architect - Computing Platforms in Ann Arbor, Michigan

We change the World, you will become passionate about your employer and the brand you represent. Everything is converging on the Internet, making networked connections more significant than ever before in our lives. Our employees' groundbreaking ideas impact everything. Here, that means we take creative ideas from the drawing board to dynamic solutions that have real world impact. You'll collaborate with Cisco leaders, partner with mentors, and develop incredible relationships with colleagues who share your interest in connecting the unconnected. You'll be part 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 and inspired.

What You'll Do

Our Enterprise sales organization seeks a seasoned and motivated presales Technical Solutions Architect to focus on Cisco’s industry-leading data center solutions. You'll help transform our Enterprise customers' data center infrastructure and help simplify their operational challenges. The Enterprise segment is dynamic and fast paced. The segment continues to grow quickly and Cisco’s Intersight, Hyperflex, UCS, and ACI are changing the game for our customers. Only Cisco’s data center portfolio can provide the full spectrum of unparalleled performance, automation, visibility, security and network assurance needed to succeed in the Enterprise space.

Who You'll Work With

Our team works with our product engineers and marketing, our sales force, and our partners. We help provide field input and direction into engineering, and drive product knowledge out to the field. We help our sales force, partners, and customers stay up to date on the latest product improvements, as well as understand the value, and unique advantages that come with the most complete and advanced networking products in the industry.

Who You Are

You know Data Centers, and you know what it takes to help customers achieve their business needs. You're seasoned with customer-facing presales engagements, and you easily explain technical concepts and subjects to a variety of audience levels with varied technical backgrounds, at the same time articulating the business value of those technical topics. Your ability to communicate effectively helps you effectively command a confidence in the technology, and help you influence others.

Our minimum requirements for this role: * 5+ years of technical presales experience. * Working knowledge of Data Center computing, hyperconverged, and storage systems. * Ability to travel in order to meet client demands. * Ensure success of customer proof-of-concepts (POCs). * Flexible, dependable, and capable of quickly learning new products and technologies. * Ability to motivate, train and conduct seminars to increase Data Center revenues. * Excellent written and verbal communication, listening, negotiation and presentation skills. * Must be a self-starter effective in working independently and in a team setting. * You bring strong programming and automation skills (Python, Ansible, Linux, Shell Scripting) * Your specific knowledge of products is within: Data Center (UCS/Hyperflex/Nexus/ACI), Virtualization, Networking, Storage and Hyper-converged infrastructure * You hold Cisco and/or third-party Certifications such as CCNP/CCIE DC, VCP, Hyper-V, Redhat (RHCE/RHCSA), SuSE (SCE/SCA), Hyper-converged infrastructure certifications, SAP HANA, MCSE, HP (ATP/ASE), IBM, Dell Server certification (DECS/DECE).

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.