Spirent is currently looking for an experienced Systems Engineer in the San Jose, CA area to help drive sales in Test and Measurement. This individual will be an integral member of Spirent's regional sales team and work closely with our Chipset accounts.
A successful candidate will perform the core Systems Engineering role as an individual contributor - specializing in Pre-Sales activities and acting as the technical expert on Spirent's products and solutions. The ability to understand customer requirements, determine the best solutions and effectively communicate the value proposition of those solutions are critical to the success of this role. All candidates must have a proven networking background and demonstrated capability to rapidly learn and assimilate new networking technologies as our customers require.
This engineer's primary focus will be to drive technical end-to-end solutions into our Hyperscale clients as part of an integrated sales team. Pre-sales activities include solution development, technical presentations, design documentation creation, assisting with technical questions or concerns during the sales process, frequently participating in the project specification process, acting as a liaison between Spirent's sales/business development and engineering groups, and leading key customer proof of concepts in addition to direct customer engagement in support of the sales team's objectives.
Spirent. Promise. Assured.
Spirent is the leading global provider of automated test and assurance solutions for networks, cybersecurity, and positioning. Our innovative portfolio of products and services addresses the test, assurance, and automation challenges of a new generation of technologies: 5G, SD-WAN, Cloud, Autonomous Vehicles, and beyond. Each year we assure the promises that more than 1,500 customers worldwide make to their customers, spanning communications, transportation, government, defense, aerospace, financial services, healthcare, retail, and more. Our network, cybersecurity, and positioning experts work closely with customers to understand their needs and deliver solutions that cover their entire technology lifecycle, from the lab to real-world deployment.
Why Spirent?... Because together we can shape tomorrow
Spirent is its people! When you join the Spirent team, you will join forces and work alongside some of the most passionate and greatest subject matter experts in the industry. Here, you will find a place where you can grow, think, explore, create, and make change happen in an innovative and creative environment. Success is important to us, and so is your personal well-being. At Spirent, you will love the work and life balance experience!
Bachelor's degree with a technical focus from an accredited university required, or equivalent work experience. A Master's degree with a technical focus is a plus. Electrical Engineering degree preferred. A minimum of 5 years of industry experience in a technical role, including 3 or more years in Sales, Pre-sales, Technical Sales, or Systems Engineering. Proven understanding of the partner community and Hyperscale markets Network/Security certifications, including CCNA, CCIE, JNCIA, and or CISSP are a plus. Strong technical skills in networking, network security, telecommunications, and applications. Strong technical skills and hands-on experience in IP and Ethernet technologies, Data Center Ethernet, 400/100/40/10GigEth, L4-L7 technologies, Cloud Services, Virtualization, OpenFlow & SDN/NFV. Application-level protocol knowledge (HTTP(s), FTP, DNS, TELNET, TCP/IP, Streaming Media). Security device knowledge (Firewall, load balancing, IDS, IPS). Routing protocol knowledge, both IPv4 and IPv6 including RIP, BGP, OSPF, ISIS. MPLS Protocol knowledge: RSVP-TE, LDP. Previous telecom/networking test equipment experience would be a plus (Spirent TestCenter, Avalanche, Adtech, Ixia, Agilent, Shenick, BreakingPoint Systems). Programming Language experience in TCL/TK, C/C++, Java, Perl are a plus. Outstanding interpersonal abilities, and strong written and verbal communication skills. Attention to detail, plus analytical and problem-solving capabilities. Positive, service-orientated personality. Self-motivated, working independently, and willing to accept challenges. Organized with excellent time management skills. Strong commitment to develop and maintain long-term customer relationships. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to effectively present information and respond to customer questions. Ability to travel locally within the local area (75%). Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment changes bases on customer facilities which include test labs and data centers loaded with hundreds of heat-controlled networking devices.