Associate Systems Engineerat CDW Careers

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Job ID: 18000776
Updated: Aug 28, 2018
Location: Vernon Hills, IL, United States

CDW is a leading technology solutions provider for business, government, education and healthcare organizations in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. From fresh-faced startups to international conglomerates – you can find our technology in the workspaces of more than 250,000 companies. Across the globe, our coworkers are working together to bring technology to life for our customers.
Are you passionate about IT? If so, please take a moment to explore what this role has to offer.
You as the Associate System Engineer participates in the maintenance, administration and optimization of our company servers and application infrastructure. You will apply your technical knowledge and skills to provide a secure, fault tolerant, scalable and flexible server infrastructure for our company's operations.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • It will be your responsibility to respond to and resolve support cases generated within CDW’s Remedy and ServiceNow support ticketing system
  • You will need to build, Install, and maintain server hardware and related software and oversee and/or complete repairs of physical and virtual infrastructure
  • You will need to ensure proper software and firmware patch levels on servers using Microsoft SCCM, Red Hat Satellite, and HP OneView
  • Remediate issues from servers reporting operating system error events and monitor servers for performance bottlenecks
  • Assist in the management of Active Directory, Domain Name Resolution, Certificates, Distributed File System, File Services, IIS, and Windows Application server rolls within a virtual and physical architecture


  • Remediate reported issues and communicate effectively with the IT Service Desk and associated Business Partners
  • You will follow CDW’s policies, standard methodologies and guidelines for the server infrastructure
  • You will install, update, and test new and existing application software versions and patch as required
  • Work off hours and weekends as instructed by the business
  • You will assist in maintaining user documentation for our server infrastructure
  • You will coordinate server implementations for application environments with CDW coworkers and vendors


Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • 3 years IT systems related experience.

Other Required Qualifications

  • Intermediate understanding of the appropriate server Operating System and physical hardware
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities at a time and adapt to the changing needs of the business while meeting deadlines
  • Shown verbal and written social skills with the ability to effectively communicate technical information to a non-technical audience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Technical certifications associated to the chosen professional track
  • ITIL, A+ or Network+, MCSA or MCSE certifications, Basic PowerShell scripting, Basic Linux administration (Red Hat Preferred)
  • Basic understanding of certificate management and PKI infrastructure and virtualization (VMware Preferred)


  • Assist in the management of Active Directory, Name Resolution, Distributed File System (DFS), File Servers, and Windows OS family.
  • Install, support, and maintain servers and related software for all branch offices.
  • Coordinate with vendors to solve problems and repair outages.
  • Ensure proper patch levels on server hardware and software.
  • Oversee with business owners to complete server project requirements.
  • Monitor servers for failures and performance problems.
  • Maintain user documentation for CDW’s server infrastructure.
  • Participate in business continuity planning for infrastructure.
  • Oversee with IT Help Desk to communicate issue status and respond to questions.
  • Required to participate in On-Call support rotation.
  • Respond to and resolve support cases generated in CDW’s support ticketing system (Remedy/Service Now).
At CDW, we embrace different and we never stop chasing improvement. We treat our coworkers with respect, fairness and acceptance of creativity. We know that tomorrow’s ideas don’t come from yesterday’s thinking, so we prefer working with people who see the world differently.
Job Category: Corporate IT
Job Type: Full-Time

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