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Senior Systems Engineer (Virtualization) in Birmingham, AL at Presidio, Inc.

Date Posted: 8/9/2018

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Job Description

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 or follow us on Twitter @Presidio.

Due to continued growth, we are looking to add a Sr. Systems Engineer to be based out of either our Metairie, LA; Jackson, MS or Birmingham, AL locations. Much of the time for this position is spent meeting with customers at their locations, so the successful candidate will not need to report to the Presidio office daily; however, there is also an element of territory travel via automobile to reach regional-client locations as warranted by the various aspects of the job role. The job is focused in  Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama.

As a Networking Engineer and a member of the Delivery Engineering Team, the candidate will be responsible for meeting with Presidio’s customers, collecting requirements for data center solutions relating to storage, servers, and Microsoft projects and delivering engineering solutions to Presidio customers.

A successful Networking Engineer should be able to present and explain various storage technologies to customers, guide them through requirements gathering, and formulate a implementation plan consisting of hardware, software, and licensing. Networking Engineers are responsible for delivering sold scopes of work and task lists for various types of projects in support of these solutions. Specific tasks include delivery of EMC, Netapp, VMWare, Cisco UCS servers, Pure, Nimble, HyperConvergerd solutions including Nutanix and Cisco Hyperflex.

Candidates also need to be well versed in Cloud solutions such that they can lead implementations with our clients about aaS solutions such as Azure, AWS, VCloud, and Presidio’s own cloud services. Knowledge of application concepts such as containers, DevOps, security, and related application concepts is required.

Candidates will need to demonstrate a high level of design experience, implementation experience with the various datacenter and cloud products, be highly motivated, excited about learning new products and technologies, and able to effectively communicate ensuring superior customer service and maintaining a strong customer relationship.

Essential Functions:

The essential responsibilities of the Datacenter Networking Engineer are to work directly with customers and project managers in post-sales situations, and to work effectively across functions with other Presidio employees in Sales, Marketing, Proposals, and Project Management areas.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Meet with Customers and Collect data to build Systems Engineering Reports for each project.
  • Meet with the Presidio project manager to build a project plan and then execute on time.
  • Create detailed as-built documents on each engagement.
  • Deploy technologies based on manufacturer best practices.
Required Skills:
  • Minimum 4 years of relevant experience
  • Relevant EMC, Netapp, VMWare, Microsoft, or Cisco Certifications are preferred.
  • A Bachelor of Arts or Sciences Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent is preferred.
  • Must have demonstrable design experience with experience in deployment, administration, configuration, or integration. Experience working as a consultant and with Cisco partner is desirable. Candidates should have a strong knowledge of various datacenter technologies and products. 
  • Ability to travel up to 50%

EMC Abilities

  • VNX/VNX2/Unity/XtremIO
  • MyQuotes & EMC tools such as SPCollect and performance tools
  • VxRail

Other Product Knowledge:

  • Nutanix
  • Cisco UCS / Hyperflex
  • Pure
  • Netapp
  • Nimble
  • VCE Vblock solutions
  • Microsoft O365, Azure
  • VMWare VRA
  • Citrix

Datacenter Abilities:

  • Fibre Channel switching (MDS, Nexus, Brocade)
  • Experience with VMware virtual environments desired.
  • Ethernet switching as it pertains to IP storage
  • Experience and familiarity with Cloud services, providers, products
  • Virtualization concepts, business benefits, ROI models
  • VMware including use of CapPlanner
  • Be able to size storage for a particular application

Network Protocols:

  • A general understanding of Layer 3 Routing Protocols is considered to be a plus
  • Layer 2 - EtherChannel/802.1q/VLAN/STP/ /OTV
  • SAN Protocols such as FC, iSCSI, NFS


  • Knowledge of Server and Storage Virtualization technology is required.
  • Experience with data backup and business continuance and disaster recovery solutions desired.
  • Application DevOps
  • Cloud services, IaaS/PaaS/SaaS 
  • Experience which demonstrates a significant level of expertise in Storage, Cloud, and Virtualization technologies




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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