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Integrated Tech Academy – Cloud (GCP, Azure, AWS)at CDW Careers

Job ID: 
23000147
Focus Area: 
Associate Engineer
Date Posted 
Jan 25, 2023
Location: 
Chicago, Illinois
Employment Type: 
Full-Time

At CDW, innovation starts with our coworkers. Our tech visionaries are passionate about driving the IT industry forward with cutting-edge technology. If you’re looking to challenge yourself while attaining recognized industry certifications, and accelerate your career as a tech professional, let’s talk.

The primary purpose of this position is to participate in the CDW Academy program, which prepares employees to begin careers in Consulting, Engineering, or Managed Services with CDW.  Employees will receive exposure to various business units and work on several teams, experience online and classroom learning, and develop soft skills to make them more impactful in front of clients.  Additionally, employees will participate in shadowing and mentoring opportunities and hands-on technology training, all designed to help develop the necessary skills for an ultimate role as a member of our services organization.

 Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Participates in a several month training curriculum at the CDW offices in the Chicago area:
    • Completing assigned rotations through various business units
    • Self-development and certification courses
    • Experience in a CDW Data Center
    • Practical exposure through on-the-job training which includes mentoring by a team of dedicated engineers and introduction to designing technology solutions for a client environment
  • Learns and develops in all phases as a CDW Services Team Member, to include:
    • Systems design
    • Integration
    • Systems assurance
    • Project management
  • Obtains satisfactory evaluations through progress reviews in order to advance in training program
  • Develops a base level of technical and consulting knowledge, enabling performance of quality service for clients

 Minimum Qualifications:

  • Authorized to work for CDW in the United States; immigration sponsorship (H-1B, TN, etc.) is not currently available for this position
  • One of the following:
    • BA/BS, including a concentration in Telecommunications, Computer Science, Engineering or a related discipline
    • Associate degree in Telecommunications, Computer Science, Engineering or related technology-focused concentration plus 1 year of relevant practical experience
    • One or more applicable technology-related certifications from one of the following cloud platforms: Google (GCP), AWS, and/or Microsoft Azure certifications to be in active standing)
  • Ability to work select weekends and/or after hours when business needs arise
  • Demonstrated presentation and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask and prioritize workload under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment

This position is part of a 7 day per week, 24 hour per day Managed Services team. To provide the required coverage, must be willing to work a rotational schedule that may include nights, weekends, and/or holidays.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Exposure to an Agile environment
  • Knowledge of project management principles
  • At least 1 year or equivalent experience configuring or supporting some or all: Windows Servers, Linux Servers, switches, routers
  • At least 1 year or equivalent experience in programming or scripting
  • Experience in planning, deployment and operational support of advanced technologies and applications 

Data Privacy and Security:

  • All CDW employees are responsible to safeguard the information and information systems that they use or handle in the execution of their duties. Employees are obligated to know and perform their duties in accordance with CDW policies, standards, and procedures related to security and report security violations to the appropriate CDW authority.

  • Participate at hire and annually in the Information Security Awareness training as well as other required training identified by the Human Resources department.  Other data privacy and data security related regulatory training may be required based on your role or assignment.

Essential Functions:

This position exists to provide technical consulting solutions to customers and as such requires the ability to travel to and from customer sites and interact with customers on an ongoing and regular basis. 

The above primary duties, responsibilities, and position requirements are not all inclusive.

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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