Network Systems Engineer (Pre-Sales)
* Herndon, VA 20170, USA * Full-time Job Description What Will You Do? Arista Networks is the pioneer and industry leader in the delivery of software-driven Cloud Networking and programmable switches for Data Center and Campus networks. We are experiencing tremendous growth and have an immediate need for a collaborative, self-motivated Systems Engineer to partner with our Account teams to provide pre-sales technical systems engineering support for our enterprise/commercial customers in the Mid-Atlantic region (VA, DC, MD) The Systems Engineer is a critical component of the Arista Sales team with the key responsibility of acting as a trusted advisor for our customers to gather requirements and identify opportunities with existing and new customers. Alternate Locations: Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Baltimore Responsibilities: * You will partner with the Arista Account Managers to understand customer pain points and conduct white board network architectural reviews in addition to conducting Arista product presentations of Arista s Open Networking Data Center and Cognitive Campus (including Wifi) networking solutions, CloudVision (Network Automation), Security (Network Detection), Endpoint Security and Real-time Fabric Monitoring solutions. * You will architect, design and propose Arista Data Center & Campus network solutions using leaf-spine architectures (VxLAN, EVPN) and network overlays to capture additional sales. * Perform hands-on tests to validate customer proof-of-concept setups, Data Center and/or Campus network designs, and network deployments using new products and features * Put together design guidelines and recommend improvements to customers for the networks they support * Partner with Sales Team to respond to RFP/RFQs * Provide feedback to Product Management and Engineering * Represent Arista at SDN and Open Networking industry events and conferences * Keep up-to-date on competitive solutions, products, and services * Author white papers on technology and product Qualifications Who Are You? * BS/CS/CE technical degree required * Network Industry Certification preferred (eg CCIE (R&S), JNCIE) * You possess a minimum of 7+ years of L2/L3 networking design and implementation experience with a focus on Data Center and Campus networks. * You possess expert level expertise in routing and switching including L2/L3 protocols. (Cisco, Juniper, Extreme, Aruba) * Demonstrated work experience as either a Sales Engineer, Solutions Architect, Pre-Sales SE or Network Consulting Engineer preferred * Previous experience with network overlays preferred. * Expert knowledge in three or more of the following areas: Ethernet, RSTP/ MSTP, VLANs, IP Routing, TCP/IP, BGP, eBGP, VxLAN, EVPN, Multicast, Spanning Tree, QoS * Expert-level knowledge of industry-standard CLI * Experience with SDN and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) highly desired. * Previous experience building network automation using Python and Ansible desired. * Knowledge of competitive products, solutions, and services * Ability to write white papers a plus Additional Information * All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.