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Network Systems Engineer (Pre-Sales) - Cloud Networking

Arista Networks Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Posted: 14 Jun 2024


  • Salary unspecified
  • Zero income tax location


  • Apply from abroad


  • Experience: Junior
  • English: Professional
  • Arabic: Conversational



Arista Networks is the pioneer and industry leader in the delivery of software-driven Cloud Networking and programmable switches for Data Center and Campus networks. We are experiencing tremendous growth and due to promotion we have an immediate need for a collaborative, self-motivated Pre-Sales Network Systems Engineer OR Network Architect to partner with our Account teams to provide pre-sales technical systems engineering support for our enterprise/commercial and SP customers in the KSA and UAE region. The Systems Engineer is a critical component of the Arista Sales team with the key responsibility of acting as a trusted advisor for our customers to gather requirements and identify opportunities with existing and new customers.


  • Partner with the Arista Account Managers to understand customer pain points and conduct white board network architectural reviews in addition to conducting Arista product presentations of Arista’s Open Networking Data Center and Cognitive Campus (including Wifi) networking solutions, CloudVision (Network Automation), Security (Network Detection), Endpoint Security, and Real-time Fabric Monitoring solutions.
  • Architect, design, and propose Arista Data Center & Campus network solutions using leaf-spine architectures (VxLAN, EVPN) and network overlays to capture additional sales.
  • Perform hands-on tests to validate customer proof-of-concept setups, Data Center and/or Campus network designs, and network deployments using new products and features.
  • Put together design guidelines and recommend improvements to customers for the networks they support.
  • Partner with Sales Team to respond to RFP/RFQs.
  • Provide feedback to Product Management and Engineering.
  • Represent Arista at SDN and Open Networking industry events and conferences.
  • Keep up-to-date on competitive solutions, products, and services.
  • Author white papers on technology and product.


  • BS/CS/CE technical degree required.
  • Network Industry Certification preferred ACE - Arista Cloud Engineering Certification or equivalent experience (CCIE (R&S), JNCIE).
  • Minimum of 5+ of L2/L3 networking design and implementation experience with a focus on Data Center, Campus, and Wifi solutions.
  • Strong experience with routing and switching including L2/L3 protocols.
  • 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.
  • Good 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.
  • Good 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.
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Arista Networks is an industry leader in data-driven, client to cloud networking for large data center, campus, and routing environments. Arista’s award-winning platforms deliver availability, agility, automation, analytics, and security through an advanced network operating stack. For more information, visit