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Principal Consultant - SDI - Digital Velocity Solutionsat CDW Careers

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Delivery Engineering
Post Date: 
Aug 23, 2021
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The Principal Consultant for SDI engages with clients and internal teams to provide design and engineering activities for Datacenter & Hybrid Cloud projects and solutions. This role is expected to be a thought leader in the areas of technical solutions provided for our customer. The Principal Consultant is also responsible for working with OCTO and Management to align delivery teams on best practices and upskilling engineering resources.

Key areas of responsibility

  • Acquires deep technical depth in their role; Is the "Go To" person for the solution, both technically and strategically; is on the forefront of their solution(s) and the implications for CDW offerings.
  • Development and delivery of solutions packages in the area of Data Center and Hybrid Cloud Automation
  • Training and Mentoring Engineers on NetOps and DevOps training and traditional consulting projects
  • Pre-sales consulting, assist with drafting scopes and statements of work
  • Meet Training and certification requirements for selected Vendors (Cisco, Hashicorp, GCP, Etc)
  • Consulting on leading edge technologies and possess deep technical knowledge for a mixture of the following:
    • Public cloud (Azure, GCP, AWS)
    • Hybrid IT
    • Infrastructure Automated Solutions (IaC, API, SDI)
    • DevOps (HashiCorp, Ansible, Docker, Kubernetes, Puppet)
    • FullStack Automation
    • Application Modernization
    • Orchestration/Microservices
    • Docker/Kubernetes/Istio/Knative
    • Continuous Delivery Tools: Jenkins, Circle_CI, Github Actions, Travis CI
    • Scripting Languages: Python, Javascript, Ruby, Golang
  • Internal projects when applicable
  • Designs technical solutions not only considering the customer’s infrastructure but also the business limitations and opportunities; operates comfortably beyond standard approaches to satisfy the needs of all the stakeholders.

Education and/or Experience qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of experience in deployment of private/public cloud solutions
  • Knowledge and skill level in identified competencies meet minimum requirements for role
  • Previous direct customer consulting experience or equivalent understanding of role responsibilities

Required qualifications

  • Demonstrated understanding of Terraform/Ansible or equivalent automation technologies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of public cloud platforms, aware of multi-platform solutions and capabilities
  • Highly proficient in at least one public cloud platform
  • Demonstrated ability to speak to business value of public cloud solutions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, must be able to lead client facing conversations to drive success in consulting engagements
  • Demonstrate solid interpersonal skills, able to mentor and guide internal engineering and personnel technical development teams
  • 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 multitask, organize and prioritize.
  • Ability to apply common sense while engaging with customers and providing solutions.
  • Ability to understand and follow complex instructions and guidelines.

Preferred qualifications

  • Public Cloud Certification: AWS/GCP/Azure
  • Additional technology areas and experience: Python, Cloud platform specific automation tooling, additional scripting languages, additional software development languages, data experience, networking experience
  • Previous consulting experience
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