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Senior Technical Marketing Engineer at Big Switch
Santa Clara, CA, US

Job Description

This senior TME role is an important and highly visible role in the company.  The ideal candidate must be proactive with excellent problem-solving and judgment skills working in a fast-paced startup environment. This individual is expected to drive technical product and solution-centric deliverables as well as engage with engineering, field, technology partners, and customers. The position requires presentations at industry conferences on customer use case-driven solutions with Big Switch SDN products.  Engages with technology partners on API-level product integration.  The candidate must enjoy highly collaborative environment and possess strong organizational, written, and verbal communication skills.

The individual will be expected to be fast on their feet, apply common sense, and execute tasks with minimal direction. 

Must Have:

  • BA/BS in CS, CIS, or closely related technology field is required
  • 7-10 years' experience in a TME role required
  • Expert level understanding networking, fabric technologies and Data Center care-abouts
  • Experience in virtualization (VMware, OpenStack), hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI), container environments (Docker, Kubernetes), software defined networking and programming (e.g. Python, Ansible)
  • Thorough understanding of large scale network designs and data center operational environments needs
  • Proficiency with MS Office skills required
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English with fluency 
  • Very good presentation and communication skills to present to technical and C-Level audiences
  • Knowledge and understanding of Big Switch Networks products and services a huge plus.
  • Experience in SDN, cloud computing, Big Data, storage and/or fabric technologies is a plus.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct product and solution-level technical marketing functions for Big Switch’s SDN-based fabric products
  • Engage closely with product management, engineering and field to deliver technical collateral for products and solutions, including presentations, technical white papers and videos
  • Define joint solutions consisting of Big Switch & partner products, articulate value proposition and differentiate against competitive offerings
  • Engage in competitive analysis and product positioning
  • Provide technical product insights and details to Big Switch customers and partners
  • Perform hands-on work with customers during product evaluations
  • Perform hands-on tests to validate customer proof-of-concept setups, designs, and network deployments
  • Assist in the selling process by participating in customer calls, creating on-line demos & training, as well as on-site customer training
  • Support industry events, booth demos, webinars, hands-on labs, etc.
  • Work with Technical Writers on product documentation and solution guides
  • Maintain quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional associations

?Working Conditions:

The TME team is based out of our office in Santa Clara.  This position requires about 20% of travel. Must have the ability to travel on short notice.



The Cloud-First, Customer-First, People-First Company

Big Switch Networks is the market leader in for hybrid cloud networking for enterprises. Leading international banks and high-tech companies are using our Cloud-First Networking architecture to bring the best of cloud networking on-prem as they build their next-generation data center, switching fabrics and analytics infrastructure. 

The Big Switch Networks team comprises industry veterans who led the SDN revolution, renowned experts in virtualization and networking, and researchers from Stanford University.  For more information, please visit 

Attention Employment Agencies 
Thank you for your interest in Big Switch Networks. At this time, we are not accepting unsolicited resumes from outside agencies. All unsolicited resumes sent to Big Switch Networks will be considered our property. We appreciate your cooperation.

Big Switch Networks, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a proactive program of affirmative action and diversity development. At Big Switch Networks we provide equal opportunity in all of our employment practices to all qualified applicants without regard of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military, veteran or VEVRAA protected veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, and local laws. Big Switch Networks is an E-Verify participant.