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Data Center Lead Engineer

Company: Cisco
Location: Richardson
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Cisco's Learning & Certifications Team is growing!

Cisco Learning & Certifications (L&C) focuses on all aspects of training and certifications for IT Professionals. From E-Learning through to Instructor Led classes, L&C provide technical education anywhere, anytime across Cisco's portfolio of products and solutions, enabling the attainment of world-renowned certifications that give professionals instant credibility.

One of the many differentiators of Cisco's L&C training offerings is the accompanying labs, usin Cisco's products and solutions.

To maintain our strong focus on lab quality and reliability, we are expanding the team! We are looking for an experienced Lead Data Center & Network Engineer to own the continuing expansion, ongoing operations and embrace our automation evolution of the Data Center footprint into Richardson, Texas.

Please note: This role is an onsite role, based in Richardson Texas.

Who You Are

You are a self-starter who requires little guidance to achieve the goals of complex data center projects. You will have deep and multifaceted technical expertise and enjoy working on a team and mentoring others. You see the big picture even when analyzing multiple sophisticated factors under pressure, having an eye and a passion for the details. You have excellent verbal and written skills and hold yourself to high standards in your results and communication.

You will have:

  • CCNP/CCIE Certification (R&S and/or DC)
  • 5+ years in Data Center Operations & Production Network Operation roles
  • 3+ years' experience with various Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, and Cisco network operating systems
  • Strong Data Center Knowledge including Nexus Routing & Switching.
  • Strong experience in the following products / solutions:
    • Cisco Nexus 2000, 3000, 5000, 7000, 9000.
    • Catalyst 9000 switches
    • ISR 4000 and 1000 routers
    • ASA and Firepower Firewalls
    • UCS server management
    • Strong experience operating and troubleshooting complex networks with segmentation and virtualization.
    • Strong experience with implementing dynamic routing with OSPF, EIGRP and BGP
    • Experience with implementing client and site-to-site VPN solutions
    • Experience with virtual machine networking with
    • VMWare, ESXi and, vCenter, and VM networking as well as experience with Cisco AC

      You will be able to:
      • Plan, build and manage the existing footprint and expansion of all aspects of a data center including:

        • Rack, Infrastructure, Cable Design & Management
        • Device Network & IP Management
        • Issue Resolution Management of Infrastructure & Network
        • Asset Management
        • Capacity Management
        • Vendor Management
        • Compliance Management
        • Data Center Policy Compliance
        • Dedicated to maintaining a 'Source of truth' for the network through our NetOps Tooling
        • Generate first rate technical documentation of new, existing, evolving data center and network implementation
        • Own high and low visibility issues and be accountable for resolving them
        • Fix & resolve incidents, providing excellent levels of clear communication
        • Innovate - Identify and lead continuous improvement of systems, tools, and processes

          Combined with the skills to:
          • Ambitiously prioritize and fully complete projects.
          • Collaborate with cross-functional teams effectively.
          • Mentor new or less experienced team members.
          • Communicate professionally and prudently to all internal and external partners.
          • Clearly articulate project status or challenges to leadership.
          • With an ability to work in a hybrid environment on a distributed team using collaboration tools to stay connected.

            Who You will work with
            You will work as part of the L&C Data Center Operations Team, which plans, operates, and maintains the L&C Data Center footprint globally, catering to tens of thousands of lab requests per year.

            You will also work with the wider L&C team to support IT professionals learning and training needs in outstanding ways. We provide world class training, community outreach, educational events, technical documentation, and hands-on learning across all of Cisco's portfolio of solutions. We are passionate about education, learning and improving careers!

            You will also work closely with Cisco product teams across the entire Cisco portfolio - including Networking, Security, Data Center, Collaboration, and Applications. Safe to say, you won't always be in a Data Center, though you'll feel right at home in one

            This role is an onsite role, based in Richardson Texas.

            Why Cisco

            At Cisco, each person brings their outstanding talents to work as a team and makes a difference. Yes, our technology changes the way the world works, lives, plays and learns, but our edge comes from our people. Don't Follow the Herd: Be you, with us! #We Are Cisco.

            Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified individuals 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.

            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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