We are seeking a NETWORK ENGINEER/ PRODUCT LINE MANAGER (PLM) with field application engineering responsibilities to play a key role in the growth of our organization. This position is primarily responsible for managing the complete life cycle of a new portfolio of products for Champion ONE – Ethernet switches. This role is responsible for supporting our sales team from an applications engineering standpoint as well. This includes managing the entire product launch cycle from customer requirements all the way thru launch, commercialization, and customer support. This position will also play a key role in interfacing with our customers to understand their requirements from a technical perspective. The PLM will interface with all facets of our organization including Sales, Engineering, Customer Service, Production, as well as our senior leadership team. This person will manage our full line of Ethernet switches (including proprietary and white box switches) based on customer and market requirements and discuss with prospective customers.
Experience with Cisco IOS platforms, Juniper, or other L2/L3 OEM brand switching or routing platforms • Experience configuring and administration of Cisco or equivalent IDS/IPS • Configuration and administration of Cisco or equivalent Security Manager • Experience supporting LAN, WAN, SAN technology solutions • Experience with the following L2 specifications: • IEEE g802.3x (full duplex), back-pressure (half duplex) flow control • Storm control (broadcast/multicast/unknown unicast) • L2 protocol tunneling (CDP, PVST, STP, LLDP) • Static trunk link aggregation • Q-in-Q/select Q-in-Q support • Digital diagnostic monitoring (DDM) • Packet filtering of L2 control CDP/PVST • Cable diagnostics • UDLD • G.8032 v2 (ERPS) • Hardware stacking • Spanning tree protocols • Vlans • Link Aggregation • IGMP Snooping • Experience with the following L3 specifications: • IPv4 • IPv6 • Experience with QoS • Experience with other switching and routing specifications • Solid understanding of the OSI stack • Solid understanding of TCP/IP including the ability to “read” packet captures to look for communication problems • Understanding of optical transceivers (GBIC, SFP, SFP+, XFP, QSFP+, CFP, etc.) and system design. • Significant commercial experience with telecom and data center customers and applications. • Field sales engineering skills – ability to engage with customers at a practical design and troubleshooting level and translate into market requirement specifications. • Telecom Network, Optical Component and/or other Fiber-optic market experience. • 4+ years of hands on network engineering experience • 2+ years experience with switches and routers and Metro Ethernet/broadband access solutions • 2+ years experience in the Telco and MSO industry • Optical networking experience • Ability to travel 20% to 30%
• MBA or MS in Electrical Engineering • Relevant OEM vendor technical certifications (Cisco CCIE Routing & Switching, Juniper JNCP, etc.)
2 openings. Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Bonus of up to 10% of salary
Internal Number: SPLME1
About Champion ONE
Champion ONE is a global supplier of open standards-based, carrier-grade network solutions for the service provider, education, government, healthcare, and enterprise sectors. The company's transceivers, optical filters, and switches are optimized for use with the industry's leading OEM platforms. We are committed to building strong customer relationships, and strive to be considered a trusted partner in optical networking