Sales Engineer

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Job Summary

The successful candidate will need to be competent with the XKL DarkStar family of products. This
includes the hardware, software, management, and configuration of systems and topologies. This person
will be responsible for evaluating customer topologies in order to create a DarkStar bill of materials that
satisfies the requirements of the customer. This may be an iterative process, requiring backandforth
with the customer. This position will require you to create topology drawings in response to these
discussions and be able to communicate these solutions with the XKL Sales team and the customer.
As a Technical Sales Engineer, you will be working directly with customers, XKL Sales, and Senior Sales
Engineers. You will work closely with XKL’s Chief Systems Architect to optimize designs to meet
customer demands. Periodic updates to job knowledge, leveraging educational opportunities and
professional publications, is expected. Keeping abreast of competitor solutions is also expected.

Primary Duties

Design customer solutions based on XKL’s optical networking products
Produce network design proposals: specify bill of materials, design and document topology
diagrams, and specify network descriptions
Assess customer requirements and design networks that meet or exceed those requirements

Required Qualifications

A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
Networking knowledge, network design and implementation, network hardware configuration
Familiarity with networking equipment: switches, routers, and servers, from major vendors
Good communication skills
Good written and interpersonal skills

Desired Skills

Expertise with routing and switching hardware from major vendors
Knowledge and handson experience with network operating systems
Understanding of the OSI and TCP/IP models
Experience with layer 1 and 2 network architecture a plus
An understanding of networking protocols such as TCP, UDP, DHCP, DNS
IP networking fundamentals
Networking analysis fundamentals


Employment Type:
Full Time

Working Hours:
Normal working hours



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