Practice Lead - Cisco Enterprise Networking

to c£80,000 base salary plus bonus to c£20,000 plu
02 Dec 2016
Job Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Practice Lead - Enterprise Networking
City - London
Salary to c£80,000 plus bonus in the region of £10,000 to £20,000 plus benefits

Our client is a specialist IT & communications provider. Their people are real experts in their field, with genuine confidence to guide their clients. They assist their clients in applying the best possible technology to address their business and IT priorities with a clear focus on delivering the desired outcomes for their business, their IT team and their end-users.

They are a tier one, Cisco gold partner, which enables them to provide solutions and services across the full range of Cisco portfolio and to deliver these solutions wherever our client requires them. They are a Master UC Partner, a Managed Service Partner and Advanced Technology Partner in Video, Contact Centre and ISE. They also hold Advanced Architecture Specialisations in Collaboration, Data Centre and Borderless Networks.

Role details

The Practice Lead for Enterprise Networking is a member of the Design team providing pre-sales support and assisting in the development of product and services strategy relating to Enterprise Networking technology. The Practice Lead reports to the Director of Enterprise Networking, Security & Datacentre. The successful applicant will be required to fulfil a number of functions: -

-CLIENTS - Own pre-sales engagement for their line of business (LOB), present solutions at briefings, webinars etc. Engaging with clients and prospects at all levels to generate positive interest in the technologies we are working with and the business benefits that can be gained from the investment in these technologies
-PROPOSITION - SME for LOB, input into product strategy & services, own and drive vendor promotions
-PEOPLE - Day-to-day operational leadership, mentoring & assistance of other members of the Design team
-OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE - Continuous development of sales and design processes and documentation

As a Practice Lead in Enterprise Networking technology, you will have broad experience in the industry with over 5 years of experience in the design of Cisco Enterprise Networking solutions and at least 3+ years` experience as a dedicated Pre-Sales Consultant. A thorough understanding of Cisco Routing, Switching and Wireless technologies is essential, as well as good knowledge of WAN technologies and related Cisco Data Centre and Security technologies. The following core technical skills are pre-requisites for the role: -

-Vast experience in Cisco enterprise networking design
-Highly technical background with minimum CCNP Route switch certification (CCIE highly desirable)
-Design, configuration and deployment experience of Cisco Catalyst switching technology and protocols
-Design, configuration and deployment experience of Cisco ISR/ASR routing platforms and routing protocols
-Design, configuration and deployment experience of Cisco Wireless technologies and understanding of wireless standards
-Thorough understanding of WAN technologies such as MPLS, VPLS and VPNs

The following technical skills are desirable: -

-Design, configuration and deployment experience of Cisco Nexus datacentre technology (including ACI)
-Network management platforms such as Cisco Prime Infrastructure and Nagios
-Experience of Cisco security technologies and protocols
-Understanding of automation and orchestration tools such as Python, Puppet, REST API and Cisco APIC