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About Me

Hello! I'm Yashar Asgari.

  • Technical Sales
  • Use Case Maximist
  • Developer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Network Engineer

I'm currently a Systems Engineer at Cisco Systems. UNC-Chapel Hill alum major in Computer Science and Business minor. I enjoy traveling, playing guitar, cars, linguistics and history.


My Services

Coming soon! My goal is to create mentorship classes for current students, aspiring young professionals, and anyone else who'd like to learn how to advance their career trajectory. 1-1 and 1-Many sessions for resumes, general advice/mentorship, etc.

Education & Experience

Below is a summary of my education and work experience. Check out my Linkedin as well.

2015 - 2019

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Bachelors of Computer Science
Minor in Business Administration (Kenan Flager Business School)
GPA 3.70

2013 - 2017

Graphic Designer @ ChemQ Bioscience

Created product labels using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
Gained valuable insight into the inner-workings of a biomedical research company through direct collaboration with the Founder and CEO

2011 - 2015

Eugene Ashley High School

High School diploma | Graduated top 10 out of nearly 400 seniors

2020 - Present

Federal Systems Engineer

Scientific Region, Washington D.C. area

  • Trusted technical advisor for several large Federal Civilian agencies. Develop close relationships with customers by learning their business and technical challenges/initiatives and educate them on Cisco solutions to help achieve maximum ROI.
  • Consistently overachieve quota
  • Led many programmability projects to achieve business outcomes for customers and demonstrate the value of API/automation with Cisco solutions.
  • Develop relationships with Cisco Business Units to provide customer needs/feedback to help shape solution creation/development.
  • Mentor interns and CSAP Associates
  • Federal DevOps SE of the Quarter (Q4FY22)
  • Sales Champion FY21(Top 10% of all Cisco Sellers)
  • US Public Sector SE of the Quarter Q3FY21
  • Federal SE of the Quarter Q3FY21
  • Achiever FY22
  • Cisco Certified Devnet Professional (Enterprise Automation Specialty)
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional
  • Engineering Cisco Meraki Solutions (ECMS)
  • Cisco Certified Networking Associate
  • Certified Meraki Network Associate

2019 - 2020

Associate Systems Engineer

A part of the FY20Q1 Cisco Sales Associate Program (CSAP) cohort based in Cisco's RTP office
CSAP Work Experience:

  • In depth technical and sales training on Cisco technologies.
  • Obtained CCNA, progressing towards CCNP.
  • Led the development of a fully functional web app targeted to help networking between Associates and CSAP alumni, along with helping hiring managers to find top notch talent based on their criteria.
  • Led the creation and execution of a teach-back program between Associate Engineer and Sales Representatives to deepen knowledge of technical skills, along with gaining more business acumen. This program will continue to be implemented in future cohorts.

2017 - 2019

Lab Support Technician

Work in the Sancar Lab in conjunction with Ogun Adebali's new lab in Istanbul, Turkey
Work on the following for Adebali's lab website, RepairRepo:

  • Designed and implemented a fully functional backend using MongoDB to store experiment results
  • Constructed the "search" page connecting the implemented database with a client-side page to accept various queries to retrieve data for users.
  • Search page also utilizes plotly.js for plotting/visualizing experiment data and Bootstrap for webpage layout and tables.
  • Constructed the "browser" pages for various organisms that utilizes IGV.js Genome Browser to visualize experiment results

2017 - 2018

Technical Sales Engineer Intern

Worked at Cisco Systems for two consecutive summers as a technical sales/field sales engineer intern

  • Worked extensively in teams to provide actionable account insights for Cisco customers
  • Gained extensive technical training in Cisco products
  • Participated in and won a global hackathon with fellow SE interns.
Recently accepted a full time role into Cisco's Certified Sales Associate Program that will begin in the Summer of 2019

I Am Available For Freelance Developing.

My Projects

Check out my Github to see the latest projects I've been working on!

My Blog


23 December 2018 | Forbes

The human experience is timeless. Although we've changed in many aspects over the last three millennia, it is amazing how much is still common and relevant between our ancestors and the modern day man. ... I have always had an affinity for ancient history; mostly because of how disconnected the average personal feels to that time period, yet it is amazing how these quotes from one of the most influential leaders in human history can be implemented in anyone's life today. My favorite quote from this article was one where Cyrus the Great talks about generosity "Success always calls for greater generosity--though most people, lost in the darkness of their own egos, treat it as an occasion for greater greed. Collecting boot [is] not an end itself, but only a means for building [an] empire. Riches would be of little use to us now--except as a means of winning new friends."
I highly recommend this article by Ryan Holiday (in the link titled 'Forbes' above) which contains great quotes regarding all facets of leadership and life advice.

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