The Senior Data Center Delivery Engineer supports projects related (but not limited) to data center storage, data protection and virtualization (server/desktop/network). The Sr. Data Center Engineer will be responsible for include designing, configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting customer specific architectures. The position is Federally focused and the engineer will need to operate within a Department of Defense/Classified environment.
Key Areas of Responsibility
Provides Professional Services to include design, planning, and configuration to support the delivery of projects focused around various datacenter technologies.
Conduct throughput analysis, problem solving, and infrastructure planning
Installation and configuration of virtual environments using VMware (ESXi and Horizon) and Microsoft Windows (MS Server, Active Directory, MS SQL, SCCM)
Configure networking protocols such as VXLAN on NX-OS within a Cisco Nexus environment
Install and configure different compute/storage platforms that includes 3 Tier and Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI)
Participate in various client projects intended to continually improve/upgrade network infrastructures
Assist in the management of projects using CDWG's project management methodology
Regularly interface with technical and business staff of customers, including the project sponsor and stakeholders of projects in more complex engagements
Serve as technical point of contact on customer engagements
Manage time and expense to meet or exceed expectations defined in the Statement of Work
Provide high quality content deliverables using the appropriate document templates
Ensure solution is implemented as designed to the customer’s satisfaction and approval
Work with Professional Services Managers, OEMs, Project Managers and customers to manage expectations and timelines to ensure expectations and commitments are being met
Educates the customer on solution as appropriate throughout the life of the project or service life
7 years of data center experience
7 years of Federal and/or DoD experience
DoD/OPM Top Secret Clearance (TS) Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) eligible
CCNA Route/Switch certification
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) Certification
DoD 8570 level II IAT Certification
Other Required Qualifications
Experience with implementing Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Secure Technical Implementation Guidelines (STIGs) within a Department of Defense environment.
Experience with remediating identified Information Assurance Vulnerability Alerts (IAVAs) within DoD systems
DoD 8570 level II IAT Certification
Experience with troubleshooting Cisco router, network (virtual/physical), compute and storage configurations
Cisco NX-OS (Nexus) experience
Experience managing large Active Directory environments
Experience with deploying new virtual environments from the ground up
Willing to travel (50 - 70%)
Strong organizational skills.
Excellent attention to details.
Abilities to work independently and to manage time effectively.
Effective communication skills with an appreciation for the appropriate ways to interact with managers, coworkers, customers and vendors.
Bachelor degree in business, computer science, a related technical degree or equivalent years of military experience
CCIE or CCNP Route/Switch certification
NetApp Certified Data Administrator (ONTAP)
NetApp Certified Storage Installation Engineer (ONTAP)
Dell VxRail Certification – Specialist, Implementation Engineer (DCS-IE)
Experience with VMware Cloud Foundation
Ability to work weekends and/or off hours as necessary to meet clients' needs
Who we are
CDW is a leading technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare organizations in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Our fingerprints can be found on technology in workplaces of more than 250,000 companies; from fresh-faced startups to international conglomerates. With the breadth of products and services we offer, combined with the expertise of our specialists, there is no request too big or too small. A unified team of challenge takers, diverse thinkers and problem solvers, we believe when you enjoy what you do and who you do it with, you do your best work. And that means everyone wins.
Awards and recognitions
#178 on the Fortune 500 list
#81 on Glassdoor's Best Places to Work
2020 Best of the Best Top Veteran Friendly Companies by US Veterans Magazine
2020 Military Friendly Employer by Viqtory
2019 Best for Vets Employer by Military Times
Fortune’s Future 50, an index that evaluates the long-term growth prospects of major public companies
CDW offers a variety of benefits, perks and development programs that enable coworkers to perform at their best personally and professionally. We understand the importance of work/life harmony and strive to help our coworkers achieve it. Core benefits include:
Comprehensive package: healthcare, dental, vision, paid vacation time and sick days
Coworker stock purchase program
Coworker discounted purchase program
Tuition reimbursement for those wishing to further their education
CDW is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.