1+ months

Solution Architect Leader

Cisco Systems Inc.
Offsite, RTP

What You'll Do

This senior role will report directly to the Director of Service Delivery and will have the main responsibility for leading the technical direction for how groundbreaking solutions are implemented across one of the largest Enterprise environments.

In this role you will be tasked with establishing and maintaining the highest levels of technical engineering efficiency across our major transformational projects and requires an ability to balance internal focus with direct customer engagement.

In short this is a go to role for both Cisco and our Customer. You will find yourself at the epicenter at many critical decisions and relationships.

You will need to Think Big and harness the power of Cisco to advance the needs of our Customer.

Key Responsibilities Include:

Team Leadership

  • Owning the implementation and project success processes for entrepreneurial technologies
  • Developing and leading the technical engagement team including hiring, making training recommendations, leading and supervising them to ensure optimization of key outcomes
  • Being a visible role model and sponsor for technical leaders demonstrating our values and career potential
  • Growing technical talent - mentoring, supporting, and guiding top technical talent

Customer Leadership

  • Serve as the Cisco Service Delivery Technical sponsor for transformational delivery initiatives
  • Engaging with mid and senior level executive stakeholders to ensure solutions are exceeding expectations and that the client engagement team is executing effectively

Technology Strategy

  • Building and execution of the Delivery Roadmap for Transformational initiatives (SDWAN, SDN, ACI, Automation, etc.)
  • Contribute to the development and/or review of Project Based Statement of Works

Process and Methodology

  • Ensure technology standards and standard methodologies are being adopting from other areas of the company and sharing same

Cross Functional Collaboration

  • Partnering with Cisco Business Units and extended engineering teams to serve as a passionate advocate for client needs and drive internal change
  • Engaging in groundbreaking innovation, with expert-level engineers, and codifying this innovation to benefit Cisco and our customers

Who You Are

  • You are a highly creative problem solver that works to encourage, empower, and define cutting edge solutions.
  • You're a deeply technical generalist that can adapt quickly to new situations, find opportunity, and build capabilities. You are able to speak both the language of business and the language of technology.
  • You are adept at leading a matrixed team of senior solution integration architects, network consulting engineers and project managers to drive the strategic technology capabilities that deliver long-term value for customers.
  • Personify a Can Do demeanor with entrepreneurial spirit
  • You will work together cross functionally with technology specialists across Cisco including: our sales team, business unit leaders, and key partners to lead the successful execution strategy of our most important entrepreneurial plays.
  • Ability to meet timelines in a fast-paced environment and to lead through ambiguous scenarios as needed.
  • Highly technical and analytical and will be capable of understanding the complexities of large, global IT environments (CCIE Level proficiency preferred)
  • At least 10 years of experience supporting sophisticated technology solutions in a large enterprise environment, ideally with financial services expertise
  • Breadth and depth across multiple technology domains (e.g., compute, storage, networking, automation)
  • Must have outstanding listening, written and verbal skills
  • Ability to optimally influence, without authority, working across a matrixed and sophisticated business environment, encompassing diverse roles, cultures, and organizations and be perceived as trusted advisor
  • Experience working in distributed virtual teams, demonstrating proven collaboration and negotiation skills that result in positive outcomes for many partners.
  • Experience collaborating with sales, client account management, or relevant customer experience
  • Executive speaking and presentation skills including formal presentations, white boarding, large and small group presentations.

Preferred Background:

  • Experience as a Chief Technology Officer, Chief Engineer or Chief Architect at or supporting a major Bank or other large Enterprise
  • Experience influencing in a matrix organization
  • Established C-level relationships across multiple accounts
  • Experience working with budgets and/or cost benefit analysis
  • Experience with infrastructure automation

Why Cisco 

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all. 

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think were old (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but were also a software company. And a security 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, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication 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. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us! 


Posted: 2021-01-25 Expires: 2021-03-21

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