Extreme Networks Sr Systems Engineer-UK&I Benelux in Reading, United Kingdom
Sr Systems Engineer-UK&I BeneluxThe SE provides specific technology/product consulting, technical sales support for major account opportunities, performs in-depth and high-level technical presentations for various departments / locations at the global account and potential affiliated businesses. The SE also performs technical consulting, support for RFI/RFP responses and upper level management and/or in-depth presentations on Extreme Networks technology solutions in context of the Global Account. You will also be required to participate as a specialist on an assigned virtual team. Travel is required .
Good knowledge of the English language (written and spoken)
Good presentation skills (native language and English)
Strong, successful pre-sales engineering track record in the industry and territory in a similar position is necessary
Ability to build, develop, and maintain a network of people at the customer/partner side independent of sales being accepted as the trusted advisor
When growing the business the willingness to assume a team-lead role for the account team when/if business requires additional resources.
Service Provider Market and direct sales engineering experience is ideal with emphasis on verticals of Mobile and cloud DC. With experience of working with/for large (prefer global) organizations.
Experience working with Channel is a plus for technical training on products. Major account experience and experience in closing deals is necessary.
Extreme Networks certifications is desirable, but not mandatory
Recognized certification from a major vendor is a plus
Good general understanding of competitive solutions from Cisco, HPE, Juniper, Huawei, etc
Strong Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet LAN switching and routing technical skills
Ability to demonstrate a broad knowledge of key protocols and technologies, such as MPLS, Routing Protocols, Ethernet and Wireless Technologies
Ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of future trends and market directions
A sound knowledge with Layers 2-7 of the OSI model along with strong data communication network design experience
A good understanding of two or more of the following networking technologies:
Network Access Control (NAC)
IPv4/v6 Routing Protocols (RIPv1/v2/v3, OSPFv2/v3, VRRP, MPLS, BGP, PIM, etc.)
Layer2/3 Switching (802.1Q, 802.1D, 801.x, Policy)
Experience in Virtualization and Cloud computing would also be very desirable
Understanding programming languages and scripting (Python/TCL) is a plus, previous education in software development is very desirable.
Ability to support customer evaluations, demonstrations and detailed design requirements
Good general hands-on lab experience is required
Domestic/International travel will be required