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Practice Manager, Data Center (Plymouth Meeting, PA) in Plymouth Meeting, PA at Presidio, Inc.

Date Posted: 4/13/2018

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At Presidio, we think, architect, implement and support the practical reality of IT every day.  We bring together the best minds in the industry to deliver IT excellence and support the answers to our clients’ IT challenges.  As one of the largest IT-as-a-Service solution providers in the U.S., we combine experience and stability with regional expertise and the unique ability to cover local and global business needs. For more information about Presidio visit our website at
Presidio Networked Solutions, Inc. is a leading provider of advanced IT lifecycle solutions that addresses the complete technology lifecycle - plan, design, integrate, operate and optimize - for the enterprise, commercial and government markets.
The Practice Manger, Data Center role is a hands-on, technically-skilled, experienced professional who is responsible for leading a team of engineers, developing standards by which the team’s deployments will follow and assuring that the delivered product to the customer adheres to internal standards and best practices. The candidate needs to be a thought leader for data center solutions and understanding how newer technologies are influencing the technical landscape. The lead is expected to keep Presidio territory best practice documentation up to date as both technology changes and new methods are developed to implement solutions we deliver. The candidate also oversees a team of engineers and assures that both Presidio and Vendor best practices are adhered to. The lead role has responsibility for mentoring the team in a way that allows members to be successful in the delivery of our solutions. The candidate is expected to be a thought leader and work with the team on new technologies. The lead works closely with pre-sales to assure that what we position to our customers is properly scoped to ensure a successful delivery. In addition to leading the team, the candidate is required to perform detailed designs, technical project oversight, QA and implementation of complex data center solutions we provide to our clients. Candidates must be well versed in storage and replication, backup, virtualization, converged, and hyper-converged solutions. The candidate will be expected to troubleshoot these environments and technologies when required and solve issues involving escalations rom team members and customer. To position also requires strong verbal and written communication skills.
Key Responsibilities
  • Assuring highest standard of architecting, designing and deploying solutions
  • Leading complex, large scale data center implementation projects including the technologies mentioned above
  • Implementation, Planning and Design to ensure low-risk, trouble-free technology migrations and implementations
  • Planning migrations for personally run projects and assuring that the team is properly planning
  • Technical troubleshooting and trouble resolution of complex issues and assisting team members in solving problems with their deployments
  • Producing Project Documentation for and assuring the team is developing:
    • Detailed Designs
    • Testing and Migration Plans
    • Final as-built documentation
  • Ensuring high levels of customer satisfaction
  • Assure that the team is aware of new technologies and create an environment that inspires them to them to learn and advance technically
  • Participating in the interviewing and hiring process of new engineers
  • Mentoring members of the team
  • Work closely with pre-sales in the review of engagements
  • Working closely with project management to ensure engagements finish on time and within scope
Required Skills
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and/or military experience
  • Previous team leadership or management of a technical team.
  • Five to ten years of hands-on experience with compute, storage, virtualization and data protection technologies including converged, traditional and hyper-converged architectures. These skills include:
    • Nutanix
    • Cisco UCS and Dell blades & servers
    • VMware vSphere
    • Vblock
    • VNX / Unity / XtremIO
    • Pure Storage
    • Avamar / Data Domain
    • VxRail / VMware vSAN
  • Experience and strong understanding of storage replication topologies and technologies utilizing IP or Fibre Channel.
  • Must be adept at design and deployment of storage networking architectures
    • Fibre Channel switching (MDS, Nexus FCoE, Brocade)
    • Ethernet switching as it pertains to IP storage & hypervisor host connectivity
  • Excellent technology implementation and planning, troubleshooting and documentation skills
  • A positive, customer-oriented “can do” attitude
  • Relevant industry and vendor certifications
Optional Technical Experience
  • Design, Configuration and Deployment of any of the following:
    • Amazon AWS
    • Azure
    • VMware Horizon
    • Citrix XenDesktop / XenApp
    • VMware NSX
    • Rubrik
    • Veeam
Presidio, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/ VEVRAA Federal Contractor.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for this position regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sex, citizenship, ethnicity, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state and local statutes, regulations and ordinances.
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RECRUITMENT AGENCIES PLEASE NOTE: Presidio has a strict PSL in place and will only accept applications from agencies/business partners that have been invited to work on this role through the Presidio portal.  Candidate Resumes/CV's not submitted through the Presidio portal or submitted directly to Hiring Managers will be considered unsolicited and will be treated as gifts and no fee will be payable. Thank you for your cooperation.


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