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Technical Solutions Architect - Cloud Infrastructure & Software Group in Zurich, Switzerland

We change the World and you'll love it. Our employees' groundbreaking ideas make huge impact on everyone's life and our digital world. We address challenges and take ideas from the drawing board to real-world solutions. Become part of an outstanding team that cares about customers, lives technology and enjoys having fun while learning every day. We are waiting for you to join us and to become passionate about your employer and the brand we represent.

What You'll Do

As a Technical Solutions Architect, you play a key role in the success of Cisco field sales teams in selling our technology products and solutions tailored to customers. You will work together with other Cloud Infrastructure & Software Group (CISG) specialists to position our software, unified computing & cloud networking solutions. You will drive presales engineering and will collaborate with other teams across organizational boundaries and geographies to overcome technical and commercial challenges to win against opposing offerings.

You'll Work With

In a strong team, covering Switzerland you are free to put innovation to practice and seek tremendous opportunities for growth. You will succeed because we have your back, and because we do listen to our customers and help them anticipate market shifts and technology transitions.

Our customers span from government to private enterprises. They are diverse, but all need technology to adapt fast and grow purposefully. The Specialist Team provides you with outstanding opportunities to succeed at Cisco. You will love the team and a spirit that supports and empowers you.

Who You Are

You are curious and inspired. You are enthusiastic about technology, and love the hard work, getting things up and running. But you also love having fun with colleagues and customers. You enjoy to learn and grow along with your work.

Your background is around Software Development, Cloud, Compute & Network Architectures. If you have experience with Cisco products, even better. Software solutions and distributed systems, monitoring and observability tools, data center networking, converged and hyper-converged infrastructure, storage systems, backup solutions. Experience with cloud Technologies, virtualization and observability are of high interest.

Our minimum requirements for this role include:

  • Self Starter + Team Spirit + Desire to Learn

  • Stamina to overcome challenges

  • The ability and comfort level to present easily to customer architects, engineers, managers, and executives to effective position the value of the Cisco solutions and how it solves the customer problems or achieves their goals

  • Basic knowledge of Cisco Data Center product portfolio is a must

  • Hands-on experience with large-scale distributed systems, infrastructure (networks and servers) and software solutions are a must

  • Knowledge and understanding of cloud computing and cloud architectures - IaaS, SaaS, PaaS, Private and Public Clouds

  • Familiarity with the Cisco Full-Stack Observability tools (AppDynamics, ThousandEyes and Intersight) are a big plus

  • Network routing and switching with extensive knowledge of L2 and L3 protocols

  • Programming or scripting skills are seen as a plus

  • CCNA, CCNP, CCIE or Cloud Certifications are a plus

  • Fluency in German & English required. French is an additional benefit.

We Are Cisco

#WeAreCisco. Each person counts, we bring our talents to work and make a difference. We learn, we have fun and here is how we do it:

We live digital, and we help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think we're 30 years "old" and only about hardware. But we're also a software company, and a security company, we implement and use Machine Learning. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do - you can't put us in a box!

We take difference to heart, because without diversity and a commitment to equality and free thoughts for all, there is no moving forward. So, you have colorful hair, tattoos? Don't care. Like polka dots? That's cool.

Cisco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and you will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis.


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

Cisco will consider for employment, on a case by case basis, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.