Pre-Sales Engineer Central Africa – French Speaking

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Job Title: Pre-Sales Engineer Central Africa – French Speaking

Job Description
Internationally based, my client is leader in Service Assurance solutions for Service Providers, at the forefront of the Performance Management market..
We are looking for a Pre-Sales Engineer to join their EMEA team. Ideally, you will possess a background in OSS/BSS, in networking solutions preferably working for either a software vendors or IT services company. You will have a mix of strong technical skills and good business acumen that is applied in your day to day job. He / She will be working as part of an international team which will demand good interpersonal skills and co-operation at all levels.
The pre-sales engineer is responsible for providing domain expertise in Service Assurance solutions for Networks (Fix and Mobile networks), Applications (OSI level 4 to 7) , and datacenters. During any sales cycle He/ She will lead all the technical aspects related to the project, share sales information and align his / her activities to the sales tactic defined by the Account Manager.
He/ She is responsible for delivering the value proposition to the market through presentations, demonstrations, proof of concept, RFx’s etc, as well of designing and proposing solutions addressing the Service Assurance needs expressed by new prospects or existing customers.
Driving proof of concepts (POC) in order to demonstrate solutions is essential in this role. As such the pre-sales engineer should be familiar with IT technologies, and should be ready to achieve hands-on activities (product configuration and customization).

The job requires frequent travels (50% of the time as an average) for presentations and for conducting on-site proof of concepts. Travels are mainly inner to Central Africa, but may require travel outside of territory as required.
This person may be located in any countries in French speaking Africa including but not limited to Senegal, Nigeria, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Niger.

Desired Skills & Experience

The successful candidate:

Preferred Education
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, or Masters Degree in a related field desirable.

Work Experience
Ideally, the candidate will have a pre-sales engineers experience at a professional IT services company or software vendor, and have a solid understanding of technology concerns. Strong business understanding is required to demonstrate/explain how the technology can fulfill the business requirements of customers.

Required Communication skills
Excellent presentation, communication and written skills.
Languages:
English (Very good oral & written) is as well mandatory, French also a must
Applies team ethics and core principles

Required knowledge and technical culture
· Networking knowledge (IP/MPLS, Carrier Ethernet, …)
· Good Knowledge in Simple network Management Protocol (SNMP) and MIB structure
Good knowledge in OSS applications and their functionalities (Performance Management, Fault Management, Inventory, Provisioning, and Billing).
Technologies: IPVPN, VoIP, IP-SLA, Server Virtualisation.

Knowledge of the following domain can be a plus
· Mobile networks (RAN, LTE, …)
Self Optimized Networks (SON)
Netflow

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