1+ months

Data Center Technical Solutions Architect - RTP, NC - 1313840

Cisco Systems Inc.
Carolina Shores, NC 28467

Why You'll Love Cisco

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 Youll Do

The Americas Partner Organization (APO) Data Center team is looking for a Technical Solutions Architect to help execute the Data Center engineering strategy, develop technical solutions, and execute on solutions focus strategies, and help drive Data Center technologies through our partner community.


1. Direct channel engineering responsibilities for Data Center solutions. Candidate will work proactively with extended team members to support and train Cisco focused partners.

2. Work along-side a team of data center Technical Solutions Architects and Business Solution Architects to build-out and maximize technical capabilities within a partners practice and sales community.

3. Provide technology direction guidance and sales engineering support to PBDS team and partners.

4. Keep up to date on relevant competitive Data Center solutions, products and services.

5. Collaboratively co-develop Business plan with aligned Partner Business Development Specialists, providing direction and ownership to the technical business needs and strategies.

6. Effectively deliver to partner technical audiences, customized technology & product presentations and whiteboard discussions.

7. Support Cisco culture by sharing technical, professional, and sales skills and knowledge with others.

8. Establish relationships with technical and sales leadership team, SEVT, Cisco's Business Units, product lines, and associated product managers.

9. Be punctual, responsive, and available in your engagements and communications to partners, peers, and extended team members and engagements.

Skills Required:

  1. You have 3 or more years of experience in IT engineering and carry a real passion for Cloud & Data Center Solutions. You love interacting with partners, technical peers, product managers, and sellers of all kinds. You enjoy technology and executing the strategy in a growth area for the company. You seek out and tackle complex, high-impact problems. You can work with multiple business entities to influence outcomes and understand product direction.
  2. You have excellent interpersonal skills and presence, exhibiting constant, clear communication and facilitation of objectives, status, tactics and results to all partners.
  3. You can transition seamlessly between critical thinking to content development to solving tactical issues


1. Requires a BS/BA (EE/CS) or equivalent with 3+ years engineering experience in technical sales or industry experience. CCIE / CCNP highly desirable.

2. Understanding and conversant about company, solutions and product strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. You will work closely with theatre partner sales leadership to support sales in a strategic and tactical manner

We Are Cisco

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference. Heres how we do it. We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think were old (30 years strong!) and only about hardware, but were also a software company. And a security company. A blockchain company. An AI/Machine Learning company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do you cant put us in a box! But Digital Transformation is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.) Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, we give our egos a break and we give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, we take bold steps, and we take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a commitment to equality for all, there is no moving forward. So, you have colorful hair? Dont care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? Thats cool.


Posted: 2020-12-04 Expires: 2021-03-05

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