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Pre-Sales Engineer (IP & SDN)

Our client has an immediate need for an experienced Pre-Sales Engineer with an active TS/SCI clearance and CI or Full Scope Poly, to support Government clients in Maryland and Northern Virginia. As a Sales Engineer, you will support network and application engineering for our client, including complex network design of the customer application of our client’s products. You will demonstrate superior client-facing consulting skills and the ability to effectively work with both technical and non-technical stakeholders.

Your Responsibilities will likely include the following;

  • Perform network and applications engineering for multiple client products.
  • Complete complex network designs for customer application of client networking products.
  • Proficient in the use of client’s Network design and modeling tools.
  • Consult with potential and current customers on the application of client products for next-generation architectures.
  • Prepare quotations and assist in proposal preparation for client products & upgrading actual design.
  • Provide product and technical expertise to support Sales efforts of client products. Prepare complex design and applications presentations.
  • Interact with customers on a daily basis working on deployment, issues, etc.
  • Explain and demonstrate product functionality to Customers.
  • Bring feedback back into Account/PLM/R&D community to help improve product functionality in future releases.
  • Travel (30-50%, post-COVID), to customers within US Government vertical.
  • Ensure overall customer deployment plans and timelines are driven to success. Act as the customer advocate.
  • Occasionally provide help to Product Verification teams as a way to gain early familiarity with new products or functionality.
  • Occasionally provide post-sales support.

Your background must include the following;

  •  Active TS/SCI clearance, preferably with Full-Scope Poly.
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge of fiber optic DWDM transmission and OTN switching systems.
  • In-depth knowledge of multi-layer network architectures (IP, Ethernet, MPLS) and Core Routing/Switching technologies and protocols (BGP, OSPF, IS-IS, IGRP, G.8032, MPLS-TP, 802.1ag, etc.) is required.
  • In-depth knowledge of Route Optimization and Assurance, Segment Routing, EVPN, and other Adaptive IP network architectures.
  • Familiarity with automation, analytics, and AI usage in network operations.
  • Demonstrated capability with L2/L3 networking, as well as SDN skills to include Orchestration, NFV, and other software skills.
  • Technical knowledge of Ethernet, Storage Networking (Fibre Channel, FICON), Software Defined Networking, Network Functions Virtualization, IP/MPLS, Encryption, WAN Optimization, Firewall, Virtual Routing, and Virtualization.
  • Enjoy working daily with customers and have a “Customer First” attitude to their role.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead in an environment of change – flexibility, creativity, and patience.
  • Ability to learn and grasp technical concepts related to products being developed.
  • Prior experience as a contributor on a sales-focused account team.

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