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Sr Engineer-Managed Services - Storageat CDW Careers

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Fueled by our shared passion and expertise, CDW delivers innovative technology solutions for our customers. We’re also committed to fostering an environment that embraces collaboration, celebrates integrity, inclusivity, and individuality, and paves the path for personal and professional growth. Experience a life in balance and join us on the journey forward.  

The primary purpose of this position is to manage and maintain IT infrastructure environments for Managed Services customers, which may include, but are not limited to: Enterprise data storage systems, mainframe, midrange, Windows, and/or Unix/Linux systems and associated software; network infrastructure environments; virtualized systems, database systems, and security tools. This position ensures high levels of availability and security of the supported systems and business applications.  This position will focus on the operational stability and maintenance of virtualized and physical infrastructure in customer and/or hosted data center environments.

What you will do:  

  • Provide implementation, upgrades, tuning, back-ups, restores, user management and other technical support services to Managed Services clients to meet their business needs
  • Follows change control, incident response, and testing processes
  • Understand and deliver Managed Services offerings as outlined in the CDW Service Descriptions and Service Catalog
  • Provide detailed and effective communication to internal and external customers.
  • Clearly and concisely articulate problems and solutions for issues to clients through various forms of communication
  • Member of on-call rotation to provide 24 X 7 support to critical systems and ensure availability objectives are met.  To provide the required coverage, must be willing to work other shifts including weekends, holidays, and overtime
  • Participate and lead various client projects intended to continually improve/upgrade technology infrastructures
  • Review, create and execute test plans to meet project requirements for assigned components
  • Provide innovative technical solutions to complex hardware/software problems
  • Design, plan and implement solutions using the latest technology
  • Design and implement complex solutions, including automation and technology, to streamline processes and build efficiency.
  • Develops reusable assets (templates, tools, etc.) for the Managed Services practice
  • Conduct throughput analysis, problem solving, root cause analysis, and infrastructure planning
  • Identify and communicate potential opportunities for cross-selling to the sales team
  • Provide high quality content deliverables using the appropriate document templates
  • Serve as technical lead for customer engagements
  • Ensure solution is implemented as designed to the customer’s satisfaction and approval
  • Ability to follow through with tasks, projects, and troubleshooting
  • Assist Professional Services team when required with client including assessing and recommending architectural designs/changes to client systems in response to performance issues, growth requirements, etc.
  • Complete projects/tasks on a timely basis, according to commitments made to stakeholders and management
  • Perform scopes of work as detailed in implementation plans assigned (system builds, test plans, documentation, training, etc.)
  • Responds to all customers professionally and courteously and relays any customer questions or concerns to manager
  • Understand SLAs in a production environment and proactively strive to meet the commitments
  • Collaborate and support cross-functionally with Customer Success, Project Management, R&D, and Sales.
  • Develop, document, maintain and contribute to written proposals, technical documentation, procedures, templates, and training
  • Tests, evaluates, and develops new products, offerings, and solutions
  • Conducts training of customers and company employees in both formal and informal environments
  • Review assigned service requests daily, follow up and provide status updates to clients; ensure data pertaining to the status of service request is entered into the problem tracking systems accurately and promptly to provide an up-to-date picture of service delivery status and backlog
  • Works directly with Project Managers to update project plans and communicate project status
  • Addresses and updates customer incident tickets and change orders, providing internal management and customer account managers with status information
  • Works with account management personnel to participate on conference calls and perform tasks in support of the client relationship
  • Actively participates in pre-sales activity
  • As needed, acts as the technical lead for specific technologies
  • Researches and makes recommendations on infrastructure products, services, and standards in support of procurement and development efforts.
  • Mentor and support peers within the team and cross-functionally within CDW
  • Attends training sessions, and obtains industry related certifications as determined by management
  • Adheres to time compliance and time entry guidelines

What we expect of you:
  • Minimum of 5 years of engineering experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Information Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, or a related field; equivalent experience acceptable
  • IT engineering work experience dealing with one or more infrastructure solutions supported by the Managed Services practice (Networking Infrastructure, Enterprise Storage, Mainframe, Midrange, Windows, and/or Unix/Linux systems, virtualization technologies, monitoring infrastructure, databases, and/or security tools)
  • Experience with administrating SAN/NAS storage solutions to include one or more of the following:
    • Storage Network: Cisco and Brocade SAN Switches, FibreChannel SAN architecture/design/implementation
    • PURE Flash and PURE Blade a PLUS
    • NetApp ONTAP, E-Series, StorageGRID
    • Dell/EMC: Unity, PowerMax, Isilon/PowerScale
    • IBM DS5000, DS8000, Storwize (V5000, V7000), Flash Systems
    • Pure FlashArray and FlashBlade
    • Hitachi Virtual Storage Platforms
  • Familiarity with storage based backup and recovery services: DPM, Avamar, vSphere Replication
  • Ability and drive to further technical education through achieving certification and training plans specific to relevant technologies
  • Ability to establish customer trust and confidence in the CDW Managed Services knowledge of and concern for customers’ business needs.
  • History of balancing multiple priorities simultaneously with the ability to adapt to the changing needs of the customers while meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to perform advanced root cause analysis.
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Customer Service focused and a high level of professionalism.
  • Ability to consistently follow policies and procedures.
  • Strong communication and documentation skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively interact with all coworkers and stakeholders, including senior leadership
  • Ability to prioritize work and handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast paced, diverse, and growth-oriented environment.
  • Demonstrates ability to work independently and be self-sufficient
  • Ability to work as a team and provide guidance, mentorship, and support of peers.
  • Must have good time management skills and be able to meet rigid and urgent assignment schedules.
  • Ability to understand, remember, and apply oral and/or written instructions or other information.
  • Ability to organize thoughts and ideas into understandable terminology.  Ability to apply common sense in performing job.  Ability to understand and follow basic instructions and guidelines. 
  • Ability to travel as needed.
  • Demonstrates ability to develop strong customer relationships and trust to secure future business
  • Demonstrates ability to achieve high levels of customer satisfaction.
  • Demonstrates and actively promotes an understanding and commitment to the mission of CDW through performing behaviors consistent with the CDW Way.
  • Experience in a large data center environment a plus
  • 3 Years Managed Services Experience a plus
  • Currently holds certifications in primary area of technical expertise a plus
About us   
We make technology work so people can do great things.  
CDW is a Fortune 500 technology solutions provider to business, government, education, and healthcare organizations across the globe. At CDW, we make it happen, together. Trust, connection and commitment are at the heart of how we work together to deliver for our customers. It’s why we’re coworkers, not just employees. Coworkers who genuinely believe in supporting our customers and one another. We collectively forge our path forward with a level of commitment that speaks to who we are and where we’re headed. We’re your long-term, full-stack, full-lifecycle technology partner. We have the experience, expertise, scale, relationships and deep industry knowledge to bring just about any vision to life. Together, we can deliver the full promise of what technology can do. Together, we Make Amazing Happen. 
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.   
Date Posted: Apr 04, 2024
Job Category: Engineering
People Leader v. Individual Contributor: Individual Contributor
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