Professional Services Consultant

Professional Services Consultant
Mountain View
 
Are you ready for an opportunity to make a substantial impact with a disruptive technology company?  Cumulus Networks is a 2017 Glassdoor 'Best Places to Work' and this could be your chance to be a part of it.  We’re on  a mission to disrupt and transform the networking industry from a closed and proprietary environment to one that embraces open, standards-based systems. Sounds interesting to you? Well then we definitely want to talk to you.
  
Our founding team is comprised of some of the industry’s most renowned technology innovators responsible for the some of the most significant advancements in networking. With funding from top Venture Capitalists such as Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, Telstra and Battery Ventures, we are truly bringing web-scale networking to enterprises of all sizes.
  
Unlike anyone else in the market, we build networking products purely with Linux, bringing its its standard interfaces and rich ecosystem to our customers so that they can achieve a new level of control.  We are not just defining the future of networking, we are actively creating it with our customers and partners.  
  
We are looking for motivated individuals who thrive on great technology, individual initiative and the ability to see the impact of their work on the business.
 
Job Description:
 
The Cumulus Sales team is looking for a Professional Services Consultant to join us. In this role, you’ll help us make open source technology both practical and workable for our large enterprise customers. You will be a specialist who creates possibilities, solves problems, and establishes strategic relationships. You'll help our customers invest wisely in an infrastructure that gives them maximum flexibility in the future, allowing them to run faster and more efficiently. We'll need you to have a balance of serious technical expertise, passion for open source, and a deep understanding of business processes and IT problems faced at the enterprise level. 
 
● Collaborate with sales team to deliver the best networking and application solutions to our customers.
● Translate customer business needs into technical solutions, leveraging a combination of Cumulus Linux and industry leading solutions 
● Assist in scoping and planning for professional services delivery 
● Provide pre and post sales technical support for the development and implementation of complex services and solutions 
● Use deep product knowledge to provide technical expertise to sales staff and the customer through sales presentations and product  demonstrations; prepare detailed product specifications 
● Work with product teams to create new solutions for our customers, work with engineering teams to identify and resolve issues, and work with sales team to close deals.
 
Required Skills:
 
● 7+ years relevant experience in datacenter network architecture and implementation 
● Networking knowledge with a strong understanding of the underlying protocols of routing and switching as well as overlay technologies (BGP, OSPF, VxLAN, EVPN) 
● Datacenter architectures, business requirements and industry challenges 
● Familiarity with the Linux operating system, particularly Debian 
● Familiarity with automation tooling such as Ansible, Puppet, Chef or Saltstack 
● Familiarity with the CI/CD and NetDevOps cultural model of IT workflow 
● Ability to move between pre-sales, sales, consulting delivery and engineering support workflows
 
About Our Benefits:
We’re a startup, built by people who have gone down this road before. We are action-oriented doers and transparent thinkers with a healthy work-life balance; we even allow dogs in the office for smile support! We offer a competitive compensation package, pre-IPO equity and comprehensive health benefits for employees and their families. 
 
Additionally, we offer a quality of life benefit and leadership training for anyone interested. Because we like to have fun, we of course have catered company parties, picnics and happy hours throughout the year. We have excessively fancy espresso machines in every location, catered lunches three times per week and a bountifully stocked kitchen. All of our offices are an open space model that foster an exciting company culture and a pretty cool place for us to have fun and execute.
 
A Little About Us:
Our founding team is comprised of some of the industry’s most renowned technology innovators responsible for the some of the most significant advancements in networking. With funding from top Venture Capitalists such as Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, Telstra and Battery Ventures, we are truly bringing web-scale networking to enterprises of all sizes.
 
Cumulus makes the first Linux operating system for networking hardware and fills a critical gap in realizing the true promise of the software-defined datacenter. We are not just defining the future of networking, we are actively creating it with our customers and partners. Beyond the basics, working here puts our employees at the center of some of the most interesting and exciting ideas in Silicon Valley. We are a very tech-driven company, and have earned a lot of industry recognition in a short period of time.
 
We are very proud of our ratings and reviews on Glassdoor and honored to be listed as one of 2017's 50 'Best Places to Work', we encourage you to take a peak!
 
We are a global company. Our corporate headquarters is in Mountain View, CA. We also have offices in Sydney Australia, and North Carolina (RDU).
 
Check us out @ cumulusnetworks.com
 
 

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