Cisco ThousandEyes
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Technical Solutions Architect, Commercial West

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Who We Are

The name ThousandEyes was born from two big ideas: the power to see things not ordinarily possible and the ability to collect insights from a multitude of vantage points. As organizations rely more on cloud services and the Internet, the network has become a black box they can't understand. Our Internet and cloud intelligence platform delivers the only collectively powered view of the Internet, cloud and SaaS platforms, helping enterprises and service providers work together to identify problems before it impacts revenue, damages brand reputation, or halts employee productivity.

In August 2020, Cisco Systems completed the acquisition of ThousandEyes, which now forms the ThousandEyes Business Unit within Cisco’s Network Services Business Group and is a foundational component of Cisco’s growing Observability business.

About The Role

We are looking for an exceptional Technical Solutions Architect to join our team of super heroes. You will have the opportunity to be the customer interface of an exciting new technology.  You will work closely with the sales team presenting ThousandEyes in prospective business opportunities; be instrumental in working with prospects during trials of ThousandEyes to highlight business value; educate prospects, customers and the sales team on ThousandEyes and how it applies to industry trends and business initiatives; and accelerate ThousandEyes growth through expanding market awareness of ThousandEyes and closing business.

What You’ll Do

  • Support the technical sales process
    • Assist sales in technical prospecting to help uncover opportunities
    • Demonstrate solution to showcase capabilities and use-cases
    • Build and maintain a technical and trusted advisor relationship with customers
    • Support customers during solution trials
    • Scope and architect solution deployments
    • Present to decision makers during trial wrap-up meetings
  • Participate as a member of the Solutions Engineering teams
    • Participate on weekly team meetings
    • Participate in quarter business review sales meetings
    • Present technical topics and successful wins
    • Share technical challenges and ways to overcome
    • Interact with team to ask questions, share experiences, and exchange ideas
    • Help establish and enhance demonstration material showcasing the solution
    • Research technical topics impacting the industry to grow as an industry leader
  • Interface with Marketing
    • Support trade shows and networking events
    • Support ThousandEyes Connect events
    • Contribute to blog and social media posts
    • Suggest and contribute to white-papers and case-studies
  • Interface with Product Management and Engineering
    • Provide solution feedback from hands-on use and customer interaction
    • Provide solution suggestions and enhancements to drive solution strategy
    • Participate, drive and provide feedback on internal and external solution beta programs
  • Interface with Customer Success
    • Coordinate with Customer Success in providing post-sales support (training, deployment, support, etc.)
    • Encourage and guide customers to utilize Customer Success as an extension of their NOC to help ensure success

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of Solutions Engineering Experience
  • Excellent presentation, communication, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong understanding of application and network protocols (e.g., HTTP, DNS, TCP/IP, BGP)
  • Knowledge of application and network infrastructures
  • Knowledge of unified communications
  • Experience with application and network performance analysis solutions
  • Experience with packet analysis of network and application protocols
  • Experience with scripting languages (e.g., Python, Perl, Javascript)
  • Experience with Apple, Linux and Microsoft operating systems

Cisco values the perspectives and skills that emerge from employees with diverse backgrounds. That's why Cisco is expanding the boundaries of discovering top talent by not only focusing on candidates with educational degrees and experience but also placing more emphasis on unlocking potential. We believe that everyone has something to offer and that diverse teams are better equipped to solve problems, innovate, and create a positive impact.
We encourage you to apply even if you do not believe you meet every single qualification. Not all strong candidates will meet every single qualification. Research shows that people from underrepresented groups are more prone to experiencing imposter syndrome and doubting the strength of their candidacy. We urge you not to prematurely exclude yourself and to apply if you're interested in this work.

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. 

US – COMPENSATION RANGE – MESSAGE TO APPLICANTS

192,700 - 241,200 USD

Message to applicants applying to work in the U.S.:

When available, the salary range posted for this position reflects the projected hiring range for new hire, full-time salaries in U.S. locations, not including equity or benefits. For non-sales roles the hiring ranges reflect base salary only; employees are also eligible to receive annual bonuses. Hiring ranges for sales positions include base and incentive compensation target. Individual pay is determined by the candidate's hiring location and additional factors, including but not limited to skillset, experience, and relevant education, certifications, or training. Applicants may not be eligible for the full salary range based on their U.S. hiring location. The recruiter can share more details about compensation for the role in your location during the hiring process.

U.S. employees have access to quality medical, dental and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan with a Cisco matching contribution, short and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance and numerous wellbeing offerings. Employees receive up to twelve paid holidays per calendar year, which includes one floating holiday, plus a day off for their birthday. Employees accrue up to 20 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) each year and have access to paid time away to deal with critical or emergency issues without tapping into their PTO. We offer additional paid time to volunteer and give back to the community. Employees are also able to purchase company stock through our Employee Stock Purchase Program.

Employees on sales plans earn performance-based incentive pay on top of their base salary, which is split between quota and non-quota components. For quota-based incentive pay, Cisco pays at the standard rate of 1% of incentive target for each 1% revenue attainment against the quota up to 100%. Once performance exceeds 100% quota attainment, incentive rates may increase up to five times the standard rate with no cap on incentive compensation. For non-quota-based sales performance elements such as strategic sales objectives, Cisco may pay up to 125% of target. Cisco sales plans do not have a minimum threshold of performance for sales incentive compensation to be paid.

 

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What are Cisco ThousandEyes Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
ThousandEyes participates in local philanthropy events, and partners with several different local organizations. We give every employee time off to volunteer in their local community.
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Day off for your birthday
Hybrid work model
Employee awards
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Wellness days
5 Cisco implemented days off a year "Day For Me"
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Employees can contribute up to IRS limits and Cisco matches their contributions dollar-for-dollar, up to 4.5 percent of eligible pay
Employee stock purchase plan
Employees who work more than 20 hours per week can purchase up to 10% of your Eligible Earnings, with an annual limitation of 25K.
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Donation match up to 25K to most non-profit organizations
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Offered onsite at select Cisco locations
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
4 weeks of PTO per year
Paid volunteer time
10 days of paid volunteer time off per year
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Company-wide vacation
Annual Cisco shut down where the entire company takes time off around the Holidays/New Year.
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Free daily meals
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Mother's room
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program

Additional Perks + Benefits

Excellent medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. Generous ESPP, 401k match, hybrid work options, gym discounts, mental wellbeing, financial wellness, and other amazing programs. Catered breakfast and lunch with allergy-friendly options (when we are in the office)!

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