Systems Engineer – Santa Clara
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
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
JNCIE or CCIE certification desirable
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