H1B: SOC Sales Engineer

F5 Networks / Eng !false
Aug 27 10 Comments

Has anyone applied for H1B under SOC Sales Engineer / Technical Sales Engineer?

Did you receive an approval, RFE, denial?

My H1B was applied under this SOC code.

Have MS in EE (Networks), BS in EE and 2 YoE.

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  • Sprint drt226
    Yes! I have for a Product Management role and got a speciality occupation RFE (SOC was Sales Engineers ) direct employment and wage level 4

    MBA , MS in Telcom, BS in EE and 8 YOE
    Aug 27 7
    • F5 Networks / Eng !false
      OP
      No, haven't received any update yet. Title is Extensibility Engineer, and, it's geared towards Software Engineering. Developing software extensions (network telemetry) for our products.

      I'm not really sure why it is under Sales Engineer. Probably because I work in PM org?
      Aug 27
    • F5 Networks / Eng !false
      OP
      I've another year left on my F1 visa. I'm considering upgrading my H1B to PP to see what happens - might be better prepared for my last attempt next year?

      Currently, worried might get an RFE because of SoC and Level 1 wage. (Have only 2 YoE not sure how I could've gotten Level 2 or higher)
      Aug 27
    • Sprint drt226
      Upgrading to pp is the best option. Wage level and SoC are important but that can be Compensated by a very thorough job description where each job duty explains why someone with a bachelors degree in the requested speciality field is needed
      Aug 27
    • F5 Networks / Eng !false
      OP
      Thanks, Sprint. I'll talk to my lawyers about upgrading to PP. Are there any cons of upgrading to PP?

      Are lawyers working with you in drafting the RFE response?

      I agree about the thorough job description. I also have a Master's degree, hopefully that can be of some help while explaining speciality occupation.
      Aug 27
    • F5 Networks / Eng !false
      OP
      Also, was your H1B an initial H1, transfer or extension?
      Aug 27
  • Apple howdy12
    Sorry don’t have an answer but Just to add to the community if you can post an update when you receive the decision
    Aug 27 1
    • F5 Networks / Eng !false
      OP
      Thanks, Apple will do!
      Aug 27

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