1+ months

High Touch Engineer - R&S - XR/XE

Cisco Systems Inc.

The Business Entity

Cisco seeks a High Touch Engineer (HTE) whose role is providing in depth R&S and XR/XE expertise to SP customer.

The Team

It is a technical expert in a broad area covering multiple technologies. Applies expected product behavior across industry practices and knows how the technology is expected to work.

Fosters strong working partnerships with members of the Cisco Services Delivery team, key customer stakeholders, Cisco Account/Sales team, internal engineering departments and the broader services organization to achieve significant results. 

Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Acts as the primary technical support person for large account network problem resolution. Provides support on a world-wide basis.

Role & Responsibilities

         Provide Network Problem Resolution, Root-Cause Analysis, IOS Software Referral assistance as per contracted agreement with named customer.

         Earns the confidence of customers and is able to use the confidence to achieve results. Collaborates with Engineering on complex product and software issues, driving resolution of specific bugs.

         R&S, SP technologies.

         Provides systems/product training. Provides guidance & leadership to less experienced engineers.

         Solves extremely complex problems where analysis requires in-depth evaluation of factors with imaginative and innovative troubleshooting and experimentation as well as evaluation of intangible variables.

         Lead technical weekly case reviews with your region's client support and engineering teams. Lead case resolution with emphasis on high severity by coordinating right technical resources.

         Provide technical/operational input to regular reviews on activities and deliverables provided, as well as observed technical symptom trends, remediation, and other related topic.

         Periodical customer visits.

Minimum Qualifications

         Bachelors degree in engineering (Telecommunications Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering)

         10 years' experience in networking/ telecommunications industry.

         CCIE R&S or SP

         At least 5 years' experience troubleshooting Routing/Switching and XR/XE across Cisco platforms.

         Excellent Executive presentation, communication / interpersonal engagement skills.

         Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills

         Proven crisis management skills, and the ability to excel under pressure.

         Fluent English language skills. 

        Fluent Spanish language skills


Highly Desired Skills

         Excellent written and verbal communication.

         Demonstrated excellence in customer-interaction, assertive leadership.

         Ability to function effectively in ambiguous circumstances. Key involvement in CA and cross-functional teams to resolve major customer issues. Leads team collaboration extending beyond workgroup.

         Strong routing & switching and XR/XE knowledge, as this position will primarily focus on supporting Cisco's routing & switching products.

         Strong documentation skills - to be utilized for case management, knowledge capture, defect management and trainings.

         Very strong problem solving skills.

         Ability to drive recreates remotely-- Many issues result in the engineer needing to perform a recreation of the customer problem in order to isolate the issue and resolve.

Why Cisco

The Internet of Everything is a phenomenon driving new opportunities for Cisco and it's transforming our customers' businesses worldwide. We are pioneers and have been since the early days of connectivity. 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. 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: 2022-09-09 Expires: 2023-06-09

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