Sr. Data Center Engineer

Dallas, TX 75251

Posted: 04/09/2019 Employment Type: Contract To Hire Industry: Cisco Engineer Job Number: 52478

**Will be traveling at least one week a month out at their client, SimonMed in AZ.

The Senior Data Center Engineer supports projects related (but not limited) to data center storage, data protection and virtualization (server/desktop/network). The Senior Data Center Engineer will be responsible for designing, configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting customer specific architectures.

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, 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 known project management methodologies
  • 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

Minimum Qualifications
  • 7 years of data center experience
  • 7 years of Federal and/or DoD experience
  • CCNA Route/Switch certification
  • VMware Certified Associate (VCA)
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) Certification

Other Required Qualifications
  • Experience with troubleshooting Cisco router, network (virtual/physical), compute and storage configurations
  • Cisco NX-OS (Nexus) experience
  • Experience implementing, designing, supporting NetApp environment
  • Experience managing large Active Directory environments
  • Willing to travel (25-50%)
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor degree in business, computer science, a related technical degree or equivalent
  • VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
  • Ability to work weekends and/or off hours as necessary to meet clients' needs
  • Ability to effectively communicate with clients and end users

 
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