Role: Senior Network Engineer
Reports To: Operations Manager: Networking
Office location: Midrand

Main purpose of the job:

The Senior Network Engineer role is a highly technical role, providing architectural, design and implementation consultancy support for our Service Provider customers focusing on Juniper but including supporting technologies

The Senior Network Engineer will be required to provide the following primary functions

  • Technical Architect, Project execution
  • Technical workshops, presentational and written solution docs with/for customers to understand their requirements and to build and demonstrate a technical and commercial solution that meets their requirements and leads to a successful deal closure

Technical Pre-Sales support

  • High level Solution design to enable accurate scoping
  • Technology updates for strategic accounts
  • Supplier product / technology updates
  • Stay abreast with industry technology / best practice and provide strategic guidance to the business
  • Identify optimization and possible efficiencies and accuracy of our pre and post sales technical aspects

Post Sales / Services

  • Consult with complex or new technology solutions
  • Assist with business-critical escalation issues from SMC or Advanced Services Team
  • Mobile & Packet Core Solution and migration expert
  • Have a close relationship with the vendor you will be supporting.
  • Nurture vendor relationships and be on the lookout for new opportunities.

Key responsibilities:

  • Face-to-face meetings with customers to determine and understand requirements and to translate those requirements into a technical solution(s) based on NEC XON solutions
  • Provide the technical interface between customer and NEC XON commercial teams, managing the technical relationship with customer and building a trust-relationship to help influence customer
  • Leading large projects from first customer meeting through to implementation and/or operation. This includes coaching junior members of the team and assisting implementation teams.
  • Provide technical support to business development opportunities, this includes presentations to customers on NEC XON solutions, solution documents
  • Perform hands-on work with customers during product evaluations and post-sales
  • Perform hands-on tests to validate customer proof-of-concept setups, network designs, and network deployments using new products and features
  • Put together design guidelines and recommend improvements to customers for the networks they support
  • Keep up to date on competitive solutions, products, and services

Knowledge:

Competencies

  • Excellent customer-facing and communication skills
  • Excellent documentation and presentation skills
  • Must be able to manage own time

Experience & Qualifications

  • Technical expert with over 10 years’ experience as a consultant working for Vendor or Partner in an international Service Provider
  • IP/MPLS/SR, NG Mobile and Packet Core Network Architecture experience Critical
  • Knowledge of Linux, Scripting, ACI/APSTRA 4G/LTE/5G, Cloud solutions, Optical, Caching, Security and DDoS technologies an advantage
  • BSC or Equivalent degree/NH Diploma
  • JNCIE-SP/DC or JNCIE experience mandatory, CCIE advantageous

Closing Date

27 May 2022

Your application must include:

An updated CV, motivational letter and relevant certificates.