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Network Systems Engineer (Pre-Sales) - Cloud Networking

Arista Networks

Arista Networks

Software Engineering, Sales & Business Development
Oslo, Norway
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

Company Description

Who are we?

Arista Networks is an industry leader in data-driven, client to cloud networking solutions for large data center, campus and routing environments.

Our primary goal is delivering the highest quality networking software and solutions to our customers and we work hard to always advance our customers’ best interest. We believe that each of our employees has an important contribution to make towards that goal and expect everyone to have quality and customer experience at the forefront of their minds.

Job Description

What will you do?

We are experiencing tremendous growth and have an immediate need for a self-motivated Pre-Sales Network Systems Engineer to provide pre-sales technical support for our customers and prospects in Norway. This is a contract position initially.

The Systems Engineer is a critical component of the Arista Sales team. The main responsibility of the Systems Engineer is acting as a trusted advisor to our customers and prospects to identify opportunities, gather requirements and design creative solutions.

What will you gain:

  • Deep technical, dynamic, start-up like environment
  • Be part of a small, highly motivated team and make a big impact with customers and within the company
  • Deep technical collaboration with technical colleagues in EMEA and worldwide
  • Continuous on-the-job learning through direct contact with engineering & development teams
  • Gaining in-depth hands-on experience with CLI, automation, scripting and tooling
  • Netops / Devops way of working
  • Flexible work environment (home office / flex office)
  • Significant responsibility and extensive decision power
  • Having Fun!

What are your responsibilities:

  • You will proactively partner with Arista Account Managers to understand and solve customer challenges and conduct (white board) network architectural sessions and Arista product presentations
  • You will architect, design and propose Arista Data Center, Routing & Campus network and security solutions to help generate new or additional sales
  • You will perform hands-on customer proof-of-concepts and (initial) network deployments using state of the art products and features
  • You will create design guidelines and recommend improvements to customers for the networks they support
  • Leading technical responses to RFP/RFQs
  • Leading customer feature requests from customer requirements to implementation to deployment
  • Provide (customer) feedback to Product Management and Development
  • Represent Arista at industry events and conferences
  • Keep up-to-date on competitive solutions, products and services
  • Author white papers, blogs and articles on technology and products

What do we expect:

  • Highly-motivated, passionate, technical, proactive and flexible team player with the willingness to step out of your comfort zone
  • Sales attitude: Ability and passion to proactively work as a team to drive new business
  • Technical degree required
  • Networking design and implementation experience
  • Practical experience with routing and switching, including relevant protocols
  • Recent experience in Data Center, Routing or Campus network architecture designs
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Deep knowledge of the relevant switching and routing protocols and technologies (e.g.,Spanning Tree, OSPF, ISIS, BGP, VXLAN, EVPN, Multicast, QoS, Network Segmentation, etc)
  • Good understanding of the competitor technology landscape
  • Work experience as either a Sales Engineer, Solutions Architect, Pre-Sales
  • Systems Engineer or Network Consulting Engineer preferred
  • Practical security deployment experience is a bonus
  • Recent hands-on CLI experience highly desired
  • Experience and/or interest in learning Netops / Devops using tools such as Python and Ansible



  • BS/CS/CE technical degree required
  • Network Industry Certification preferred (e.g. CCIE (R&S), JNCIE)
  • You possess a minimum of 5+ years of L2/L3 networking design and implementation experience with a focus on Data Center, Campus, and Wifi solutions.
  • Expert level experience with routing and switching including L2/L3 protocols.
  • You possess recent experience in leaf-spine architecture design.
  • Demonstrated work experience as either a Sales Engineer, Solutions Architect, Pre-Sales SE or Network Consulting Engineer preferred
  • Expert knowledge in the following areas: Ethernet, RSTP/ MSTP, VLANs, IP Routing, TCP/IP, OSPF, BGP, eBGP, VxLAN, Multicast, Spanning Tree, QoS
  • Good understanding of the competitor technology landscape - Cisco, Juniper
  • Expert level knowledge of industry-standard CLI
  • Experience with SDN and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) highly desired.
  • Previous experience building network automation using Python and Ansible desired
  • Knowledge of competitive products, solutions, and services
  • Ability to write white papers a plus
  • Fluency in English and Norwegian is essential
  • You will also be currently residing in Norway with current customer knowledge of the region


Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

This is a contract position initially.