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 .

Candidate Requirements:

  • 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)

  • Voice/Data Convergence

  • Wireless LAN

  • SDN OpenFlow/OpenStack/VXLAN

  • 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