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Hybrid Cloud Network Architect- Digital Velocityat CDW Careers

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Delivery Engineering
Date Posted 
Aug 31, 2022
Remote, Remote
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The Digital Velocity (DV) team within CDW is responsible for selling Digital Transformation services to help customers meet business velocity objectives.Senior Consulting Engineers at CDW are smart, hard-working Engineers who enjoy teaming with other best and brightest Engineers on highly visible, technically challenging projects and offerings. We’re looking for high-caliber, well-rounded professionals who are passionate about emerging technology, projects and consulting.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Perform client consulting with technical expertise in the area of network engineering by working with clients to define, develop and deliver network solutions to solve their business objectives.
  • Discover, design, plan, and implement next-generation networks using the latest technology such as SD-WAN and network automation.
  • Participate in various client engagements intended to assess, improve, and upgrade network infrastructures
  • Create and execute test plans to meet engagement requirements for assigned components
  • Drive architecture and deliver customer solutions on the Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform with a specialized focus on Azure/AWS capabilities with experience in virtualization, migrations and automation.
  • Provide consultation and direction on migrating customers environments to Cloud platforms such as Azure / AWS and lead the migration implementation efforts.
  • Conduct solution discovery workshops covering: networks, virtual machines, storage, migrations, disaster recovery and additional cloud services as needed.
  • Troubleshoot, maintain, upgrade, and provide solutions to complex hardware/software problems.
  • Assist in the management of projects using CDW'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.
  • Create and execute test plans to meet project requirements for assigned components.
  • Identify and communicate potential opportunities for cross-selling to the sales team.
  • 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.
  • Work with Professional Services Managers, ATAE's, Project Managers and customers to manage expectations and timelines to ensure expectations and commitments are being met.
  • Conduct/lead design workshops for complex designs to meet customer, business and technical objectives.

Education and/or Skill-Set Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, computer science, a related technical degree or equivalent.

  • 6 years’ experience delivering complex technical solutions including planning, development, implementation and support.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 4 years of consulting experience.

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in the design and implementation of Azure or AWS services.

  • Cisco CCNP or equivalent experience

  • Proven experience with related solutions including NVAs, VPN/BGP, Express Route/Direct Connect, and Transit Gateway/vWAN

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5-7 years relevant engineering experience.

  • Experience with GitHub, Visual Studio Team Services and/or other CI/CD tools.

  • DevOps experience is a plus.

  • Experience with distributed systems is a plus.

  • Linux system administration.

  • Experience facilitating migrations to Azure or AWS using native services such as Azure Site Recovery or AWS Server Migration Service.

  • Experience/Exposure to Azure offerings including Azure App Service, Azure ExpressRoute, Azure SQL PaaS and Network Virtual Appliances.

  • Experience with PowerShell, Azure Automation, Azure CLI and/or AWS CLI.

  • Experience with infrastructure as code solutions such as: Azure ARM templates, AWS CloudFormation and/or Hashicorp, Terraform.

  • Experience with configuration management solutions such as: Ansible, Chef and/or Puppet.

  • Proven experience as a technical thought-leader: invents new technologies, applications of technology, or ways to synthesize technologies and domain understanding to forge new market opportunities.

  • Proven project oversight responsibilities and mentoring of technical teams/consultants.

  • Excellent written, presentation, and verbal communication skills including demonstrated experience presenting technology recommendations from a business perspective to c-level executives.

  • Professional, business-focused attitude and courteous manner towards clients, partners and peers. Ability to work weekends and/or off hours as necessary to meet clients' needs.

  • Ability to understand, assess and propose solutions for resolving customer questions and issues.

  • Ability to travel 25% of the time.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with clients.


COVID-19 Update:

CDW is committed to maintaining a workplace that is free of known hazards and to ensuring the safety, health, and well-being of coworkers and candidates for employment and their families, as well as the community.

CDW requires all coworkers be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with the only exceptions being a documented, legally required medical or religious accommodation.  Prior to starting with CDW, successful candidates will be required to: (i) be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide CDW with proof of full vaccination; or (ii) apply for and receive a medical or religious-based accommodation to be exempt from the mandatory vaccination policy.

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