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Federal Sales Client Director - Intelligence Agencies

Arista Networks

Arista Networks

Sales & Business Development
Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Friday, June 21, 2024

Company Description

Arista Networks is an industry leader in data-driven, client-to-cloud networking for large data center, campus and routing environments. What sets us apart is our relentless pursuit of innovation. We leverage the latest advancements in cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and software-defined networking to provide our clients with a competitive edge in an increasingly interconnected world. Our solutions are designed to not only meet the current demands of the digital landscape but to also anticipate and adapt to future challenges.

At Arista we value the diversity of thought and perspectives that each employee brings to the table. We believe that fostering an inclusive environment, where individuals from various backgrounds and experiences feel welcome, is essential for driving creativity and innovation.

Our commitment to excellence has earned us several prestigious awards, such as Best Engineering Team, Best Company for Diversity, Compensation, and Work-Life Balance. At Arista, we take pride in our track record of success and strive to maintain the highest standards of quality and performance in everything we do.

Job Description

Who You Will Work With

Join a team which is driving the transformation to Software Defined Cloud Networking via automated solutions to the world’s largest Enterprise customer base, the U.S. Federal Government. You will partner with some of the most skilled Customer Engineers in the industry in addition to our Professional Services and Executive teams to help them understand how to execute on your customer’s behalf. Our sales teams have a culture of team success, where you’ll collaborate and be supported by like minded sales professionals. This role typically reports to a Regional Sales Manager or Area VP of Sales.

What You'll Do

The Federal Client Director position will be aligned to our Intel Agency practice. This role will be instrumental in leading the pursuit, capture and development of both customer and partner relationships with an emphasis on both vertical and horizontal growth. You will develop a 3-year Arista business plan that is measurable to the growth of our FED Sales revenues.

Alternate Locations: DMV Area - Reston, VA (Northern Virginia), Bethesda, MD

Job Responsibilities include but not limited to the following;

  • You will leverage your in-depth Federal Sales background to lead sales strategies to meet revenue goals within Federal Intel Agencies especially the CIA, NGO, NRO, ODNI, NGA, and DIA.
  • The Client Executive will be responsible for consultative selling and solution development efforts that best address Federal customer needs, while coordinating the involvement of all necessary company resources including sales operations, service, and management, in order to meet account performance objectives and customer expectations
  • You will identify, develop and close sales opportunities across the Arista product portfolio including Data Center Networking, Virtual Networking, Campus Networking, Cloud Vision (network automation & telemetry), and Cognitive Wifi in addition to Network Detection and Response and End Point Security.
  • Establishing productive, professional relationships with key personnel in assigned agencies
  • Creating and executing targeted account plans in concert with partner managers and sales engineering team.
  • Establish customer demand through pre-engagement planning, research, and solution alignment to mission.
  • Manage and align year 1 to year 3 business priorities across a named account territory.
  • Create a marketing plan aligned with named accounts and territory.
  • TS/SCI Clearance required


Who Are You?

You are a driven Sales Leader within the Federal Sales space with in-depth knowledge of US Federal programs and knowledge of Civilian agency operations. We are seeking an individual who wants to build a Federal Intelligent agency franchise.

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree (BA/BS,CS,BBA) or equivalent
  • A minimum of 10+ years of Federal Sales experience within US Federal Intel agencies (CIA, NGA, NGO, ODNI, DIA, NRO)
  • You possess in-depth knowledge of Federal procurement programs and driving strategies in the capture and pursuit of opportunities within the Federal Government and Federal Systems Integrators.
  • The optimal candidate will have demonstrated experience strategically selling into US Federal accounts, Federal Systems Integrators, and Managed Service Providers.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills to lead both internal cross functional teams within Engineering, Legal, Marketing and external partners.
  • Proven navigation of End User requirements definition through the contracting and resale processes is mandatory.
  • Working knowledge of networking (Route, Switch, SDN, SD-WAN, Campus Networks, Network Virtualization, NFV,), data center, and/or network automation solutions are prerequisites.
  • Demonstrated people skills and ability to cultivate and maintain relationships at all levels.
  • Proven track record of building business plans, documenting the processes, and exceeding sales targets.
  • Travel to our customers and partners by air and land is part of the role and is required.
  • Customer base requires US Citizenship, background checks, potential clearance processes, etc. Active security clearances are preferred (TS/SCI), but not mandatory.

Compensation Information

The new hire base pay for this role has a salary range of $132,000 to $180,000. The actual salary offered will be based on a wide range of factors, including skills, qualifications, relevant experience, and US location. The salary range provided reflects the base salary and in addition may also be eligible for discretionary Arista bonuses, commissions, equity, and benefits including medical, dental, vision, wellbeing, tax savings and income protection. The recruiting team can share more details during the hiring process specific to the role and location.


Additional Information

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

Arista Networks is an equal opportunity employer. Arista makes all hiring and employment-related decisions in a non-discriminatory manner without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or any other factor determined to be unlawful under applicable federal, state, or law law. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.