Senior Systems Engineer- Central

8 - 10 years experience  •  IT Consulting/Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/17/17
Kansas City, MO
8 - 10 years experience
IT Consulting/Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/17/17

Position Overview
The Federal Systems Engineer is responsible for the technical aspects of pre-sales engagements.  The successful candidate will work closely with Account Managers to qualify customer requirements, design product solutions, demonstrate capabilities, manage evaluations and ensure customer satisfaction.   Preferred Location(s): Virginia, Maryland or Washington DC.  Expected Travel: 30 - 40%

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leads the design/delivery of technical solutions based on Ixia products and services
  • Utilizes proof-of-concept environments to demonstrate product capabilities
  • Integrates Ixia products and services into customer’s environment to ensure interoperability
  • Acts as the voice of the customer to influence future product development
  • May deliver customer training classes related to the installed solution
  • May provide post-sales support when needed
  • Stays current with industry, federal and competition trends


Required Qualifications
• US Citizen
• BS/MS in Computer Science, Computer/Electrical Engineering or equivalent
• Excellent customer-facing communication skills: written, verbal, and presentation
• 3+ years’ experience as either a pre-sales system, network, security or application engineer
• Working knowledge of routing/switching, IP/TCP/UDP, firewalls, proxies, virtualization, network security, performance monitoring, public/private cloud
• Other beneficial competencies: Automation, WiFi, 4G/LTE
• History of creating rapport with (federal) customers, from engineer to director level and above
• Ability to quickly troubleshoot, identify and solve problems
• Team-oriented but is also comfortable working alone as customer environments dictate
 
 
 Preferred hands-on experience

  • Enterprise data center network monitoring and troubleshooting tools
  • Networksecurity/intrusion detection equipment; IDS, IPS, NGFW, SIEM, DLP, DDoS Mitigation
  • Delivery of real-time applications like voice and video traffic
  • Network and device performance testing using traffic generators from Ixia, BreakingPoint, Agilent or Spirent
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