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Cisco Systems Associate Network Consulting Engineer position
March 05, 2012 10:45AM
[Cisco Advanced Services: Associate Network Consulting Engineer(aNCE)
Training Location (August through March): Belgium and The United Kingdom
Working Locations (post training): Belgium, Denmark, Dubai, Italy, Finland, France, Germany, Nigeria,
Norway, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, and The United Kingdom

The Opportunity
Cisco is changing the way we live, work, play and learn. If your desire to work with leading-edge technology is matched by your drive to succeed in a highly collaborative, fast paced and global environment the Cisco Associate Network Consulting Engineer (aNCE) program as part of the Cisco Advanced Services Team is the right challenge for you.

This is a fast-paced, high-impact environment where you will directly contribute to the success of Cisco's customers in deploying and utilizing the latest networking technologies that influence the human network. The Cisco Advanced Services team (AS) is a global organization charged with providing world-class services to our customer base.

Our AS team’s primary focus is on Cisco’s premium customers. AS does the Plan-Design-Implement (PDI) and Optimize phases of new technologies, providing complex design, performance and optimization services to the largest networks in the world. Additionally, the AS team is in the vanguard of Advanced Technology implementation of Cisco’s leading edge technologies worldwide with some of the best technical experts in the industry. The Network Consulting Engineer (NCE) role that aNCEs develop into is an ideal job for people who can combine technical expertise, professional excellence and consulting skills.

aNCE Responsibilities In The First Year of Employment

• Developing solid knowledge of baseline Advanced Services (AS) skills
• Developing knowledge as a Network Infrastructure (NI) specialist in core IP routing and switching and/or Cisco Advanced Technologies.
• Completing technical and professional training during the first 7 months
• Passing CCNA certification exam within first 6 weeks of employment
• Passing the CCNP certification, or equivalent, exams within the first 4 months of employment
• Passing the CCIE written certification, or equivalent, exams within the first 6 months of employment
• Successfully completing 3 formal presentations and 4 written assignments
• Achieving additional certifications testing, such as CCDA & CCDP
• Completing projects and assignments on time to meet customer and team requirements

Long-term aNCE Responsibilities :

• Supporting the delivery of Advanced Services to major accounts
• Reviewing network requirements and producing high and low level network designs
• Reviewing customer Implementation and Change Management Plans
• Planning and executing complex Network Upgrade and Network Migration activities
• Troubleshooting and resolving complex customer network problems across a broad range of technologies
• Acting as a technical focal point for large account network problem resolution
• Generating reusable Intellectual Capital in the form of standard customer deliverables
• Leveraging and contributing to Virtual Teams
• Questioning ways of working and suggesting improvements

Competencies of Successful NCEs

• Strong computer/network skills with ability to understand technical issues and apply technical concepts
• The ability to leverage technical expertise from multiple sources
• Passion for learning and demonstrated ability for independent study, as well as the ability to work in a team
• Exemplary written and verbal communication skills, as well as strong listening skills
• The ability to clearly communicate technical concepts
• The ability to produce quality work under pressure with immediate deadlines
• The ability to take and utilize constructive feedback

Education and Eligibility Requirements
• Minimum BS/BA from a 3-4 year technical program
• Degree in Engineering, Information Technologies, Computer Sciences, Physics or Mathematics preferred
• Graduated with undergraduate or graduate degree within 24 months of program start date
• Ability to live and work in the country of your application with no additional VISA sponsorship from Cisco
with the exception of UAE
• Must be fluent in English as well as the native language of the country of your application
• Must be able to begin full time employment on July 30th 2012

How to Apply

To apply please complete the online application for Associate Network Consulting Engineer (Europe) at

Or Associate Network Consulting Engineer (Emerging Markets) at

Deadline for applications: 30 March 2012

Program Start Date: 30 July 2012
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