Velocloud SDWAN Engineer
As trained IT network professionals, Velocloud SDWAN Engineers play a wide range of significant roles in meeting the needs of enterprise-level businesses. From sales to design to implementation to support, network engineers with Velocloud-specific expertise as essential for businesses that want to implement a software abstraction to their wide area network
Velocloud SDWAN is a software-defined wide area network solution that allows businesses to streamline and simplify their network with centralized control. This allows for a range of benefits, cutting the costs of using hardware alternatives and optimizing application performance across the network. However, to do any of this, these businesses need the help of a Velocloud SDWAN Engineer.
Velocloud SDWAN Engineers are necessary for a wide range of duties. They are needed to carry out tasks in all stages of the SDWAN lifecycle. From developing, implementing and deploying configurations, to providing troubleshooting and support, to optimizing existing SDWAN networks. When working with Velocloud SDWAN service providers, your work may include not just the above, but providing your expertise in the sales process, including performing technical demonstrations.
In enterprise-level business, SDWAN systems are proving more and more popular, as a software-driven approach is helping to streamline operations and cut costs. As a result, expertise in specific solutions like Velocloud can help you tap into the growing market for network engineers with a competitive niche.
Versa SDWAN Engineers have the following essential responsibilities
Developing, implementing and deploying SDWAN configurations
Assisting the sales team with technical expertise
Creating and performing technical demonstrations of Velocloud SDWAN
Providing support and troubleshooting technical issues with networks
Creating and following SDWAN implementation plans
Educational Requirements and Career Outlook
Network engineers, such as Velocloud SDWAN Engineers, are expected to have at least a bachelors degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or Computer Engineering. Earning the relevant IT experience and supplementing skills with networking training and courses is recommended.
From your role as a Velocloud SDWAN Engineer, there are multiple routes for further career development and specialization. You can choose to further specialize in providing network engineering services, such as becoming a Network Security Specialist or a VoIP Engineer. There are also sales and consulting careers available, such becoming a Network Sales Specialist or Networking Program Manager.
Besides the education and experience necessary to become a Velocloud SDWAN engineer, certifications are essential. While most companies and clients may only find one necessary, here are some that can help you further stand out as a networking expert:
CCIE Routing and Switching (CCIE RS)
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP-DC6)
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
On average, a network engineer (including Velocloud SDWAN engineers) working full-time will make around $71,399 per year as per Payscale. While some Velocloud SDWAN engineers do find permanent internal roles in enterprise-level organizations, many others find just as much success freelancing with service providers that help install and support SDWANs for a host of clients.
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