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High Touch Engineer - Data Center,Nexus,ACI ( 2 - 5 Years)

Cisco Systems Inc.
  • Cisco High-Touch Engineer


    Cisco Black Belt Academy

    The Business Entity

    New technologies and unprecedented demand for scalability are essential in managing infrastructure complexity, especially in light of todays IT cost pressures. Cisco strives to create lasting relations with clients, achieving operational efficiency through delivery of desired operational goals and objectives as well as driving transformation.

    CX HTE is a critical customer-facing role and leading customers business outcomes across and maximizing customer loyalty, satisfaction through Cisco services technical deliverys value proposition. We are seeking a HTE to work with designated high-demand customers ensuring they receive premium-level technical support services. As the liaison between the customer and Cisco support organization, you will track everyone and everything that touches the Cisco technical services, driving improvements and ensuring excellence at every phase of assigned technology lifecycle management. With significant exposure both internally and externally, you will have the opportunity to make a difference in customer experience. As technical representation for Cisco Customer Experience (CX) Services in front of our clients, the candidate will be expected to have solid technical acumen in Service Providers Optical technology. The team holds accountability to work with other cross-functional teams to achieve key performance indicators.

    HTEs must possess an ability to assess the criticality of situations and determine the optimal path to resolution. Excellent communication skills are warranted for communicating directly with customers and partners during high severity issues. The role calls for data review and trend analysis identifying the wholistic problems in customer environments to strengthen the customers network with proactive solution suggestions and analytics.

    The Team
    Global CXC Expert care is a team of elite technical experts whose #1 focus is to help customers plan, design, deploy and operate their networks effectively while delivering the best possible customer experience. Our success is validated through exceptional financial results, growing customer happiness metrics, industry recognition, and employee happiness scores.The team is group of highly skilled, dynamic, diverse, and hardworking engineers who go above and beyond in assisting not just the customer but also their teammates and peers. Work hard, play harder is the motto of the team.

    Role & Responsibilities

    • The HTE delivers the technologies, solutions and services which customers need to expertly manage their networks.
    •  In this role, you will be "Ciscos face to the customer," working in a fast-paced, high-impact environment as a visible contributor delivering on our commitments.
    • You need to be a creative problem solver, comfortable with challenging the status quo and rapidly responding to escalated issues.
    • Builds strong team relationships with other Customer Support Engineers. Enjoys sharing knowledge.
    • Connects directly with Cisco customers and builds effective working relationships while solving their issues.
    • Manages customer expectations and always aims to leave the customers feeling valued and overall positive about Cisco. 
    • Provide problem root-cause analysis at the network infrastructure and application level and produce detailed technical reports that include root cause, next steps, and recommendations for corrective and preventive actions.
    • Review and analyze trends and assist in providing quarterly reports detailing corrective action plans planned for the next quarter.
    • Shorten the time to resolution during complex situations by using knowledge of the customer network and their operations.
    • Leverage industry best practices and detailed understanding of the customers infrastructure.  
    • Setting up weekly cadences to review technical issues.
    • Review historic customer data to identify trends and enable problem management
    • Handle multiple customers for aforementioned needs remotely or onsite.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Good in DataCenter technology domain with demonstrated expertise in the following areas - Nexus, UCS, Hyperflex and Virtualization.
    • Demonstrable experience in implementing DataCenter solutions across key customer segments.
    • Experience in preparing, planning, and designing, implementing and optimizing Security solutions and a broader understanding Security industry
    • Demonstrated Domain Expertise in one or more of products and technologies such as Cisco ASA Firewall, Cisco NG IPS, Identity Services Engine, Content Security Platforms, third party security products & solutions.
    • Must have knowledge of Data Center Networking and various Cisco components (NEXUS, UCS, etc.) that can deliver these capabilities.
    • Must have knowledge of Ciscos data center technologies and how to successfully configure these devices to implement various forms and versions of the cloud, including Nexus, NAS, and Virtualization.
    • Must have knowledge of Data Center Networking and various Cisco components (NEXUS, UCS, etc.) that can deliver these capabilities
    • vPC, fabricpath, STP
    • Data Center Layer 2 overlays for example VXLAN, OTV, EVPN
    • Network management protocols for example PTP, NTP, DNS, DHCP
    • Traffic management for example queuing, policing, shaping.
    • Layer 2 security features for example port security, MACsec, ACL, private vlans
    • Routing Protocols and features for example OSPF, ISIS, MBGP, IBGP, PBR, BFD
    • Layer 3 Overlay Protocols for example OTV, LISP
    • Multicast protocols for example PIM, IGMP, RP, BSR
    • Layer 3 security features for example CoPP, ACL's, DAI, ip source guard
    • Monitoring services for example Netflow
    • Policy driven External Fabric Connectivity for example L2/L3 connectivity
    • Examine requirements and provide solutions within the constraints specified. Follows the agile methodology for fast solution delivery, testing, and value realization.
    • Presentation Skills: Executive level presentation skills, able to communicate complex solutions to non-technical audience successfully to help drive business growth and outcomes.
    • A self-starter able to thrive in an unstructured environment.
    • CCIE DC is preferred.
    • Typically requires BS in a technical field (CS/EE preferred) or equivalent plus 8 years related experience or MS in a technical field (CS/EE preferred).

    About Cisco
    Cisco technology is creating a world of potential. We are pioneers and have been since the early days of connectivity. Our expert solutions are backed by our unmatched customer service. Today, we are building teams that are expanding our technology solutions in the mobile, cloud, security, IT, and big data spaces, including software and consulting services. As Cisco delivers the network that powers the Internet, we are connecting the unconnected. Imagine creating unprecedented disruption. Your revolutionary ideas will impact everything from retail, healthcare, and entertainment, to public and private sectors, and far beyond. Collaborate with like-minded innovators in a fun and flexible culture that has earned Cisco global recognition as a Great Place To Work. With roughly 10 billion connected things in the world now and over 50 billion estimated in the future, your career has exponential possibilities at Cisco.

Message to applicants applying to work in the U.S.:

When available, the salary range posted for this position reflects the projected hiring range for new hire, full-time salaries in U.S. locations, not including equity or benefits. For non-sales roles the hiring ranges reflect base salary only; employees are also eligible to receive annual bonuses. Hiring ranges for sales positions include base and incentive compensation target. Individual pay is determined by the candidate's hiring location and additional factors, including but not limited to skillset, experience, and relevant education, certifications, or training. Applicants may not be eligible for the full salary range based on their U.S. hiring location. The recruiter can share more details about compensation for the role in your location during the hiring process.

U.S. employees have access to quality medical, dental and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan with a Cisco matching contribution, short and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance and numerous wellbeing offerings. Employees receive up to twelve paid holidays per calendar year, which includes one floating holiday, plus a day off for their birthday. Employees accrue up to 20 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) each year and have access to paid time away to deal with critical or emergency issues without tapping into their PTO. We offer additional paid time to volunteer and give back to the community. Employees are also able to purchase company stock through our Employee Stock Purchase Program.

Employees on sales plans earn performance-based incentive pay on top of their base salary, which is split between quota and non-quota components. For quota-based incentive pay, Cisco pays at the standard rate of 1% of incentive target for each 1% revenue attainment against the quota up to 100%. Once performance exceeds 100% quota attainment, incentive rates may increase up to five times the standard rate with no cap on incentive compensation. For non-quota-based sales performance elements such as strategic sales objectives, Cisco may pay up to 125% of target. Cisco sales plans do not have a minimum threshold of performance for sales incentive compensation to be paid.


Posted: 2022-10-21 Expires: 2023-04-09

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