Cisco ACI Consultant

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Salary: Market related
Recruiter: HR Genie
Job Ref: PDG8966016
Summary: Cisco ACI Consultant



Job Description

Our client, a top employer to thousands of talented people, is looking for a Cisco ACI Consultant to join their team in Johannesburg for a period of 3 years. The company offers extensive growth opportunities as well as the opportunity to work with a creative and dynamic team.


Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Successfully manages customer relationships
  • Supports delivery of service program to major Cisco and Arista customers.
  • Performs analysis of complex network designs.
  • Builds simulated networks in test labs to resolve complex problems and compatibility issues.
  • Conforms to service delivery of Advanced Services standards.
  • Questions ways of working and suggests improvements.
  • Provides remote or onsite deployment support.
  • Performs analysis and diagnosis of complex networking problems.
  • Generates reusable Intellectual Capital in the form of standard customer deliverables.
  • May perform customer facing presentations.
  • May collaborate proactively with other SME''s to ensure optimal use of resources to meet customer needs.

Consultant/Engineer role

  • Generates standard project documentation including detailed test plan for complex networks.
  • Generate, build and execute technical and complex test plans and topologies in Proof Of Concept/Proof Of Value environments.
  • Generates network configurations from Low Level Design for complex networks.
  • Executes all phases of project delivery including network staging, implementation and handover.
  • Plans and executes complex Network Upgrade and Network Migration activity.
  • Reviews Implementation Plans.
  • Facilitates design workshop.
  • Documents or reviews network requirements and High-Level Design.
  • Documents or reviews Low Level Design.
  • Reviews Implementation Plans.
  • Produces architectural network designs for large-scale networks.
  • Assists customer with deployment of complex network tools and related Network
  • Management Systems.
  • Facilitate design workshop.
  • Reviews Implementation/ Change Management Plans.
  • Plans and executes complex Network Upgrade and Network Migration activity.
  • Works with clients, Account Team and Standard Bank resources on the strategy and deployment of most services and required Network Support Systems
  • Plans and executes complex Network Upgrade and Network Migration activity.
  • Leads and works on projects that are medium to large in scope with moderate complexity, which involves solutions integration.
  • Independently develops plans, coordinates and executes tasks.
  • Ensures commitments and deliverables are met. Recommends and initiates projects to benefit customer and Advanced Services objectives.
  • Ensures commitments and deliverables are met. Recommends and initiates projects to benefit customer and Advanced Services objectives.
  • Interfaces and works closely with others in a team environment to achieve common goals.
  • Provides technical guidance to customers, TAC, & Advanced Services. Works with Cisco and Arista to resolve customer problems.
  • Solves moderate to highly complex, cross-functional issues. Excellent analytical skills for solving technical issues.

Core competencies:

  • A sound understanding of both Cisco and Arista technologies. Key focus should be Cisco ACI.
  • True Customer focus.
  • Ability to work within a fast-moving environment.
  • Eager to learn and be flexible.
  • Solid understanding of Standard Bank business process and requirements.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to technically manage complex projects and be able to multi-task.
  • Ability to work successfully as a team member in a cross-functional matrix environment.
  • Strong understanding of all chosen current technologies and good understanding of emerging technologies.
  • Strong understanding of business impact of technology.
  • Proven technical project management skills.
  • Strong technical presentation skills to all levels.
  • Continuous improvement of standard Data Centre Network.
  • Ability to mentor.
  • Work independently and as part of a larger team.
  • Deep dive Root Cause Analysis.


  • Plus 3-5 years Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) Cisco Network implementation, ACI Network support, ACI pre-sales support, ACI hands on installation. LAN /WAN network deployment.
  • Superior level knowledge in the following and strong knowledge in all other areas of: IP internetworking, LAN Switching, ATM & Voice technologies, IP Telephony, SAN, CDN, Optical, Wireless, IPCC. WAN protocols. IP Routing protocols (OSPF, EIGRP, BGP).
  • Superior level internetworking troubleshooting in a medium / large-scale network environment. Consultant/Engineer should be trained and capable of independently delivering network service support. Directly involve in installation, Configuration and Integration of Cisco Network Projects. Consultant/Engineer to go through structured training program to achieve next level of expertise and career advancement. Knowledgeable of Advanced Services type model deliverables and e


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