Job Position: Senior Sales Engineer (Western & Central Africa)
Job Description
Reporting to the AVP, Technology, the Sales Engineer (Western & Central Africa) is an integral part of the Sales Engineering team and will provide representation to prospects and customers for all Sandvine solutions, articulating their operational benefits and features. Ideally, the Sales Engineer will have contacts and the drive and ability to approach prospective customers to develop the market for Sandvine. This "hands-on" candidate will become the technical authority on Sandvine products and solutions.
Primary activities will include customer presentations bids, proposal coordination and network design. The Sales Engineer will also manage Sandvine project implementations, providing installations and service readiness testing as required and may also support launch activities, assist with tradeshows, system engineering training and be required to respond to initial customer inquiries. The Sales Engineer will also assist with the definition and championing of improvements in Sandvine networking systems and software solutions.

Desired Skills & Experience
Undergraduate degree in Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent
8+ years of networking experience with routing products and IP related technologies
Project Management experience deploying large systems
Knowledge of TCP/IP, sub-netting, traffic flow, TCP/UDP traffic for P2P and Routing
Installation, operation and configuration of all of the following:  Cisco or Juniper routers/switches, Unix and/or BSD operating systems, firewall technologies
Minimum of 2 years related experience in a highly technical product lab setting or operational network environment would be considered an asset
Experience in Wireless data technologies (CDMA, GPRS or LTE)
Knowledge of Wireless data network architecture including standards (3GPP, 3GPP2)
Must be able to work independently and have a demonstrated ability to absorb new technologies
Excellent troubleshooting and investigative skills
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Must possess strong presentation skills and be able to communicate professionally in written responses to emails, RFPs, and when submitting reports
Posess competitive knowledge (in their area of specialization) including solution, technology and product offerings and have an understanding and be conversant about the company, solutions and product strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
Commercial awareness and flair with excellent presentation and interpersonal skills
Organized and analytical, able to eliminate sales obstacles through creative and adaptive approaches
Self-motivated with the ability to work independantly
Must be prepared for extensive travel



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