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Systems Engineer at Big Switch
Santa Clara, CA, US

Description

 

Systems Engineer – Santa Clara 

Description:

Want to be part of the next big thing? Join Big Switch Networks! We’re seeking a smart, talented, and fun person to explore new networking challenges in our Silicon Valley region.

Why join Big Switch?

  • Externally recognized as one of the top start-ups and consistently ranked as one of the top ten networking start-ups, we’re dedicated to building great products and a great company (and having some fun in the process!). Big Switch Networks is the best-funded Cloud-first networking company in the industry.
  • We hire smart, creative, energetic people, game changers at the top of their respective fields. We are a small group of innovators who believe we can make a big difference.
  • We offer competitive salaries and great benefits

Job Overview:

Our Systems engineers are an integral part of the sales team at Big Switch Networks. As a Systems Engineer, you will assist with understanding customers' requirements, architectural designs, sales / technology presentations, conducting product demonstrations and proof-of-concepts (PoC’s), RFI / RFP responses, and presenting at industry thought leadership forums.

Our Systems Engineer will ideally have in-depth, hands-on experience with Big Switch products and services as well as competitor's products and services and can demonstrate strong networking and data center skills to customers and partners.  

Essential Functions & Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Design an available and sustainable Data Center and Packet Broker network with customers through an in-depth understanding of customer’s business & technical requirements, organizational structure and network implementation and automation requirements.
  • Test new designs, features, and functionality as required by the customer in a POC laboratory environment.
  • Develop plans to implement and verify that new designs or features are operating correctly in the customer's live network.
  • Prepare and conduct network design and information gathering workshops with the customer to understand the customer's existing network design and technical requirements of new network designs.
  • Use subject matter knowledge to define best practices for company's product applications from customer experience.
  • Participate in mentoring fellow peers as needed.

Minimum Qualifications / Experience:

  • College degree, BS/BA in EE/CS or equivalent (Required)
  •     5+ years’ experience in networking and data center technologies (VMware, Openstack, Containers, Nutanix)
  • Experience selling and supporting private or public cloud technologies such as VMware, Nutanix, NSX, AWS networking, Contrail, Nuage.

Strong and foundational understanding of data center designs such as Leaf-spine fabric, BGP-EVPN,

  • Strong understanding of security technologies (FW, IDS, IPS, Network packet brokers)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to present to a broad audience from technical to executive audiences

Presentation skills 

  • JNCIE or CCIE certification desirable
  • Excellence – The way we define excellence is a combination of competence & humility