Velocloud SD-WAN Engineer
As trained IT network professionals, Velocloud SD-WAN 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 SD-WAN 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 SD-WAN Engineer.
Velocloud SD-WAN Engineers are necessary for a wide range of duties. They are needed to carry out tasks in all stages of the SD-WAN lifecycle. From developing, implementing and deploying configurations, to providing troubleshooting and support, to optimizing existing SD-WAN networks. When working with Velocloud SD-WAN 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, SD-WAN 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 SD-WAN Engineers have the Following Essential Responsibilities
- Developing, implementing and deploying SD-WAN configurations
- Assisting the sales team with technical expertise
- Creating and performing technical demonstrations of Velocloud SD-WAN
- Providing support and troubleshooting technical issues with networks
- Creating and following SD-WAN implementation plans
Educational Requirements and Career Outlook
Network engineers, such as Velocloud SD-WAN 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 SD-WAN 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 SD-WAN 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 SD-WAN engineers) working full-time will make around $71,399 per year as per Payscale. While some Velocloud SD-WAN 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 SD-WANs for a host of clients.
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