Systems Engineer

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Who We Are

Meraki is making IT easier, faster, and smarter! As a business unit of Cisco Systems, Meraki is the fastest growing cloud-managed networking team in the world with products and technology architecture that are changing the face of enterprise networking and making cloud- managed IT a reality. Our team is focused on innovation and delighting customers which has enabled us to grow more than 100% year over year. Headquartered in San Francisco, the team has a growing international footprint with offices in Europe, Australia, Singapore, Japan, and China.”

What You'll Do

This position is an Inside Systems Engineer based in our San Francisco or Chicago offices. You will team up with a Cisco Meraki Sales team to assist with technical sales activities for new and existing opportunities. You will utilize your in-depth knowledge of Cisco's Cloud Networking solutions to demonstrate bold advantages over industry players to both prospective customers and partners. This position provides career development through the direct daily interaction with customers and partners, opportunities to travel in territory for customer and partner visits.

Who You'll Work With

You will have internal cross function collaboration with the Product Management, Product Development/Engineering, Technical Marketing and Sales teams.

Who You Are

You act as a technical resource to the Meraki Sales team for all technical pre-sales activities and product related inquiries. Conduct online product demonstrations, answer technical questions, contribute to proposals, analyze clients’ needs, and develop technical solutions in a pre-sales environment.

  • You will become the technical authority on Cisco’s Cloud Networking products, features, functions, and benefits, while being able to share that knowledge with audiences at all levels of clients (from IT Manager to CTO)
  • Maintain strong interpersonal presentation and troubleshooting skills while evoking passion and confidence with your audience
  • Work with the Cisco Meraki Sales team on strategic sales initiatives (customer outreach, Channel training, etc.) to grow business in targeted regions
  • You will build design/deployment guides for both external and internal audiences
  • Our Systems Engineers are a critical component of the sales team and as such, are compensated on the results of the team they support
  • You will be awesome!
Desired Skills and Experience
  • Consistent track record of 1-3 years in a sales engineering capacity or 3+ years in an enterprise networking engineering/administration role
  • Experienced knowledge in full stack networking, wireless site surveys, large campus network design, network security strategies, capacity planning, and common networking deployment challenges
  • Authoritative knowledge in end-to-end network troubleshooting, including packet level analysis via wireshark/pcap, packet construction, etc.
  • Familiarity with UTM/security features and functionality (IDS/IPS, dynamic VPN’s, content filtering, packet inspection, NAC, ACL’s, QoS)
  • Familiarity with WAN design (MPLS, BGP, IP VPN’s)
  • Familiarity with campus LAN design including building redundant networks, routing protocol design, and high availability strategies (multicast, VLAN’s, RSTP, OSPF, VRRP, DHCP, TCP, UDP, ARP, DSCP, AAA/RADIUS)
  • Familiarity with wireless networking fundamentals including site survey activities, high density planning/troubleshooting, and roaming (802.11a/b/g/n/ax, WPA2, 802.1x, EAP, 802.11r, PMK, OKC, 802.11e/WMM, BYOD)
  • Bonus experience/interest: captive portal design, JSON, REST, XML, SAML, SQL, python
  • Understanding of technical sales activities, challenges, and enablement strategies preferred
  • Extraordinary communication skills, both verbal and written and Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and set priorities
  • CCNA, CWNA, CCNP, CCDP, CCIE are a plus
  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a related discipline

Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.
Cisco will consider for employment, on a case by case basis, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

At Cisco Meraki, we don't just accept difference - it's one of our key values. Everybody In means we listen to each other's opinions. Everybody is accepted and valued here, and we are a team that works as one towards our goals. We recognize that diverse teams make the strongest teams, and we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

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Location

Headquartered in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood, our floor to ceiling windows offer stunning views of the bay.

What are Cisco Meraki Perks + Benefits

Cisco Meraki Benefits Overview

At Cisco Meraki, we support your passions, development, and wellness allowing you to thrive inside and outside of the office. We encourage a healthy work-life balance and make it easy for you to bring your whole self to work.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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