Principal Consulting Engineer - Cisco Network/Data Centerat CDW Careers

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Job ID: 18001237
Updated: Feb 18, 2019
Location: Orange County, CA, United States

CDW’s vision is to be the best national provider of Advanced Technology Solutions. We’ll achieve this reputation by continuing to delight our customers and being the employer of choice for Advanced Technology Solutions. Principal 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 in the area of network engineering (hardware and software) using routers, switches, network security devices, protocol analyzers, TCP/IP, VPN, Frame Relay, and MPLS
  • Design, plan, and implement LANs and WANs using the latest technology
  • Identify and troubleshoot hardware and software technical problems related to LANs/WANs
  • Conduct throughput analysis, problem solving, and infrastructure planning
  • Participate in various client projects intended to continually improve/upgrade network infrastructures
  • Collaborates with the technical architect on training plans and approaches to best equip staff for successful implementations
  • 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 customer’s technical and business executive level and project leadership
  • Serves as the technical lead on Proof of Concept engagements and large-scale implementations
  • 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
  • Ensure solution is implemented as designed to the customer’s satisfaction and approval
  • Work with Professional Services Managers, ATAE's, Project Managers and customers to manage expectations and timelines to ensure expectations and commitments are being met
  • Set strategy and lead successful deployments in at least two different technologies
  • Ability to navigate difficult customer environments independently, effectively, and consistently
  • Escalates and communicates alternatives with associated risks with executives and stakeholders
  • Educates the customer on solution as appropriate throughout the life of the project or service life
  • Develops standards, best practices and training for team members along with technical architect and technical lead in their area of expertise


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in business, computer science, a related technical degree or equivalent
  • Seven-Ten years’ experience delivering complex technical solutions including planning, development, implementation and support

Other Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of four years consulting experience
  • Minimum of one year experience in programming or analytical work
  • Experience with troubleshooting Cisco router, switch and/or virtual network configurations
  • Ability to work weekends and/or off hours as necessary to meet clients' needs
  • Ability to effectively communicate with clients and end users
  • Physically able to lift up to 50 pounds of equipment.
  • Attention to detail on inventory and logistics is important
  • 50-75% travel expected

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in SDN, ACI and advanced Data Center technologies
  • Strong preference for CCIE certification
Job Category: Delivery Engineering
Job Type: Full-Time
Travel Percentage: 75%

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