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Presales Systems Engineer, Chicago Region at Aruba

Posted in Architecture 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Description:

Presales Systems Engineer, Chicago Region


Job Description:


Hewlett Packard Enterprise advances the way people live and work. We bring together the brightest minds to create breakthrough technology solutions, helping our customers make their mark on the world.

Aruba is redefining the "Intelligent Edge" Aruba is creating new customer experiences by building intelligent spaces and digital workspaces - leading next-generation network access solutions for the mobile enterprise. We are focused on campus, branch, mobility, and the IoT to transform businesses with the combined power of computing, context, control, and secure connectivity. We help some of the largest and most exciting companies globally to modernize their networks to meet the demands of a digital future.

We are looking for a Pre-Sales Systems Engineer (SE) to overcome and remove all technical barriers in the sales process. You will work with a regional account manager to develop new business working directly with customers and partners. The SE role will require you to act as a trusted technical advisor who can effectively position the Silver Peak Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) and WAN optimization solutions. You will be located in Chicago. Travel will be +10%. You will report to the Central Regional SE Manager. 

Sounds like you? Then we have the right opportunity for you!

How You'll Make Your Mark:

  • You will sell to and persuade technical personnel at medium and large enterprises on the value of Silver Peak

  • You will deliver pre-sales presentations and demonstrations to customers and partners

  • You will support sales efforts through on-site meetings, group presentations and marketing activities

  • You will manage and own all technical aspects of the sales cycle

  • You will architect, install and configure the Silver Peak virtual and hardware appliances into customer environments for proof-of-concept and production deployments

  • You will maintain a strong market awareness and knowledge of rival technologies to best position Silver Peak

  • You will provide prompt feedback to and be ready to aid product management and engineering on future direction of the product

  • You will travel to trade shows, marketing events and Silver Peak headquarters

About You:

  • You will have Bachelor’s degree in Computer science, computer engineering, information technology, software engineering or information systems.

  • You will have three to four years’ experience as a pre-sales Systems/Sales Engineer

  • You will have experience working with VLANs and IP subnetting

  • You will have experience using routing protocols such as OSFP and BGP

  • You will have knowledge and experience creating access control lists (ACLs) on routers and switches

  • You will have recent experience using the CLI on major router and switch vendors

  • You will have working knowledge of the installation and configuration of virtual machines on major hypervisors (VMware, Hyper-V)

  • You will have trouble shooting skills on the installation and configuration of hypervisors and operating systems

  • You will have knowledge of Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Office Suite (Power Point, Excel, Word), Microsoft Windows, Apple OS X, Linux operating system experience

  • You will have occasionally work nights and weekends around customer schedules

Technical certifications are a plus! (VCP, CCNA, CCNP, CCIE, JNCP)

Join us and make your mark!

What we can offer you:

Extensive benefits, a competitive salary and participation in the shared values and purpose that make Hewlett Packard Enterprise one of the world´s most attractive employers! At HPE, our goal is to provide equal opportunities, flexible work-life balance, and constantly evolving career growth.

If you are looking for challenges in an exciting, supportive and international work environment, then we definitely want to hear from you. Continue the conversation by clicking apply now below, or directly via our Careers Portal at

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HPE is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Veterans/Disabled/LGBT and Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to diversity and building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We do not discriminate and all decisions we make are made on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. Our goal is to be one global diverse team that is representative of our customers, in an inclusive environment where we can continue to innovate and grow together.

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