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Senior Cloud and Hyperconverged Engineer

Company: Meridian IT
Location: Deerfield
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Job Description:

Senior Cloud and Hyperconverged Engineer JOB TITLE:-- SENIOR C LOUD AND HYPERCONVERGED ENGINEER
REPORTS TO:-- DIRECTOR, I NFRASTRUCTURE AND SECURITY
LOCATION: Chicago, IL
DATE: December 2020 SUMMARY T he Sr. Cloud and Hyperconverged Engineer is a hands-on technical resource responsible for desig n ing and impl ementing Server and Virtualization related solutions for new and existing clients . Along with x86 server and virtualization work, this person will be an integral part of our hyperconverged practice by scoping and executing solu tions such as N utanix and Hyperflex . This person will also work closely with our cloud and managed services teams to develop and enhance our cloud offerings around converged and hyperconverged technologies. The qualified candidate will have an in-depth understanding of Server and Virtualization technologies as well as a working knowledge of Networking and Storage Solutions . The engineer will work with the Project Management Office in a post-sales capacity to schedule and successfully complete the installation of solutio n s. Superior hands-on technical skills and a consultative approach are critical parts of this position. Strong presentation, communication, and problem-solving skills are also required . ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Othe r duties may be assigned. P re and Post-Sales Delivery

  • Work closely with acco unt managers and customers to design solutions, scope projects, and prepare service estimates .
  • Lead design meetings with customer s; document and successfully implement the approv e d design.
  • Follow the establ ished services delivery process and continue the development of best practices and tools to ensure the successful delivery of communications and collaboration solutions to our customers.
  • Work with the Project Management Office t o schedule and close assigned engagements.
  • Troubleshoot issues and support local customers as required and assigned by the Project Management Office.
  • Continue the development of best pract ices and tools for opportunity development and requ i rements gathering.
  • Lead weekly solution assurance meetings to re view pending proposals with the appropriate Services Manager to identify risk, perform gap analysis, and obtain approval on associated delive ry services.
  • Participate in weekly meetings with th e Project Management Office reviewing active, assigned engagements to identify open items to complete, budget vs. actual hours, risks, and next steps.
  • Participate in quarterly meetings with the Engineering team to discuss recent engagements, challenges and opportunities; incorporate improvements into the pre-sales process. Communications
    • Responsible for clear and timely communication to multiple stakeholder groups on a frequent basis.
    • Strong communication and presentation s kills are required .
    • Improve processes to optimize the post-sales delivery process and increase value and efficiencies over time .
    • In addition to x86 server and virtualization proje cts , this person will be an integr a l part of our hyperconverged practice . D eveloping , defin in g , and h oni n g services offerings ar ound v irtualization, converged, and hyperconverged will be a key part of duties.
    • Wo rk closely with our cloud and managed services teams to develop and enhance our cloud offerings around converged and hyperconverged techno l ogies.
    • Participate with the Project Management Office in project post - mortems and collaborate on recommen dations report s in order to identify successful and unsuc cessful project elements. QUALIFICATIONS
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills , with the ability to interface at varying and appropriate levels of management.
      • Ability to break down technical concepts into business terms.
      • W ell organized, thrive in a sense-of-urgency environment, lev e rage best practices, and innovate through any problem with a can-do attitude .
      • Ability to handle multiple priorities and interruptions with minimal impact on produ ctivity.
      • Ability to d emonstrate a high level of independent judgm ent and initiative .
      • Ability t o work a f lexible work schedule.
      • Strong technical knowledge of enterprise Data Network / Data Center envi ronments
      • Stron g knowledge of cloud implementation strategies : private, public, and hybrid.
      • Knowledge of, and ability to use, the configurat ors and sizi n g tools for the platforms supported.
      • Ability to obtain and maintain technical certifications in the Serve r and Virtualization solution space. EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE
        • Bachelor's degree in a business or IT-related field or equivalent experience .
        • 7 + years' experience as a n IT professional, working hands-on designing, configuring, and installing servers , virtuali zation , an d converged solutions with a demonstrated increase in responsibility over time.
        • Experience de veloping clou d imple mentation strategies , opera t ional use case scenarios , and cost /benefit analys is .
        • Strong familiarity and experience designing, install ing and troubleshooting solutions in several of the following areas are required :
          • Virtualization T echnologies (VMware, Microsoft, CA Technologies, etc . )
          • Hyperconverged Technologies ( Nutanix, Cisco Hyperflex, etc . )
          • Cloud imp lementation strateg ies for virtualization-- c onverged and hyperconverged t echnologies
          • Server (UCS, IBM, HP, Dell, etc.)
          • Networks - Cisco , HP, Juniper Switches
          • Storage (NetApp, IBM, EM C , Hitachi/HDS , HP )
          • Backup Technologies (Commvault , Veeam ) Meridian Group International Inc. and all of its subsidiaries provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. You have been redirected to a Meridian IT job page

Keywords: Meridian IT, Arlington Heights , Senior Cloud and Hyperconverged Engineer, Engineering , Deerfield, Illinois

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