1+ months

Technical Architect - SD-WAN Specialist - German speaking

Cisco Systems Inc.
Clayton, GA 30525

Who Youll Work With

At Cisco, we are building the world's best Customer Experience (CX) Team to accelerate the company transition to a recurring revenue software-centric model.

Cisco Customer Experience (CX) delivers the best customer experience in the industry that accelerates success for our customers and profitable growth for Cisco and our partners. Regional CX Teams support highly technical customer engagements in all theatres across the globe and customer segments. This position will focus on the Central European theatre covering mainly Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

We need a creative problem solver, comfortable with challenging the status quo and rapidly responding to customers demands to deploy and support Ciscos latest technologies and products. With a seasoned mix of broad networking knowledge and specific area expertise, you are well positioned to become a trusted advisor, capable of building solid, long-term relationships with customers. You will be expected to continuously enhance your skills and expertise to lead the technology/solution.

What You'll Do

Ciscos Customer Experience (CX) Architectures Team is looking for a Technical Architect to work on design, develop, build, test and integration of complex network solutions. The team works with large Enterprise customers to help transform their networks to virtualized, automated, cloud enabled, self-healing and secure network systems. The deployed solutions cover both physical and virtual infrastructure including LAN, WAN, Cloud, DC, Mobility and Security.

You will work on Network solutions leveraging hardware and software products & tools from both Cisco and non-Cisco (OpenSource, 3rd party) vendors. The Network solutions may be comprised of emerging architectures and deployment models including Cisco DNA Center, Cisco SDWAN, Cisco SDA as well as classical core routing.


Typical activities in this role include

  • You will lead designing networks in projects from Cisco to Cisco or any competitive platforms to Cisco.

  • You will understand customer requirements and advise the customer on possible solution options.

  • You will provide planning, designing and implementation services to Ciscos Customers.

  • You will deliver parts of the design documents, with a thorough understanding of network technologies, customer requirements and related dependencies.

  • You will work closely with the project manager on the engagement to ensure compliance to set processes, weekly progress and status checks, ongoing communications and meetings and drive technical leadership and solutions & deliverables discussions with the customers.

  • You will work independently, with minimal guidance and direction from manager and you will determine best approach to accomplish work.

  • You will mentor, coach and guide other consultants and engineers on the project to enable them for delivery.

  • You will assure that the most complex customers problems across a broad range of technologies - as necessary for any client - are properly and quickly resolved.

Who You Are

Required skills

You hold a Bachelors degree in computer science or equivalent.

You are a seasoned Architect with at least ten years of related work experience, and a minimum of 7 years of experience designing, installing and maintaining local and wide area networks required.

You possess documentable knowledge of local and wide area networks; computer software and hardware; knowledge of data communications, network planning and analysis; and vendor evaluations.

You possess in-depth knowledge of Core Networking including Cisco platforms (ASR9000 Series, ASR1000 Series, NCS6000 Series, CRS, ISR Series, Catalyst etc.) and network protocols (BGP,, MPLS, SR, OSPF, ISIS, PIM, etc.)

You possess in-depth knowledge of Security aspects of networking including Cisco platforms (Cisco ISE, FTD, ASA, Firepower) and have experience with  technologies like IPSEC, PKI, large VPN deployments, Zero-Trust Security

You demonstrate strong analytical skills and effective social and communication skills to interact with a wide range of individuals at different levels in an organization.

You are able to simplify technical complexity and communicate concepts and solutions to non-technical stakeholders.

You have the ability to address technical related problems in a timely manner.

You are willing to travel around 25-35%

You are fluent in English spoken and written and have German language skills level C1 or above


Desired skills

You are CCIE R&S or Security or have comparable skills

Experience in emerging SDN architectures like SDWAN, SDA and Cisco DNA and capabilities in leading projects delivering these architectures are definitely an advantage.

You have Consulting experience and have worked in Customer facing roles in the past

You have experience with automation and preferably know scripting (Python, Perl or similar)

Why Cisco

At Cisco, each person brings their unique talents to work as a team and make a difference. 
Yes, our technology changes the way the world works, lives, plays and learns, but our edge comes from our people.

       We connect everything people, process, data and things and we use those connections to change our world for the better.

       We innovate everywhere - From launching a new era of networking that adapts, learns and protects, to building Cisco Services that accelerate businesses and business results. Our technology powers entertainment, retail, healthcare, education and more from Smart Cities to your everyday devices.

       We benefit everyone - We do all of this while striving for a culture that empowers every person to be the difference, at work and in our communities.

Colorful hair? Dont care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? Thats cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Be you, with us! #WeAreCisco



Posted: 2019-05-16 Expires: 2019-09-22

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Technical Architect - SD-WAN Specialist - German speaking

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