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Sr. Systems Engineer (Cisco Data Center, Nexus) in Caledonia, MI at Presidio, Inc.

Date Posted: 4/12/2018

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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.
We are searching for a Sr. Systems Engineer (Cisco Data Center Technologies) to join our growing organization in the Grand Rapids area. (regional clients, minimal overnight travel)
Key Responsibilities:
  • Evaluates existing data center environments, designs solutions that address business issues, and implements efficient and cost saving solutions for customers
  • Understand client's infrastructures, their needs and provide expertise and consulting on Cisco solutions.
  • Provide design, implementation and support of Cisco Datacenter technology (Nexus, UCS, ACE, WAAS, MDS, 6500 VSS, etc.)
  • Provide integration of VMware and/or Storage (EMC or NetApp) with Cisco DC technology (a plus)
  • Develop and deliver professional proposals, including design documentation
  • Ability to provide management and account team oral and written reports on the client needs, problems, interests, market situations, competitive activities, and potential for new products/services.
  • Creates and manages the project for key technical deliverables including, but not limited to, capacity planning, implementation, configuration, usage reporting, and allocation to host
  • Provides guidance regarding architecture and application processes to the engineering team and the project as a whole
  • Provides pre-sales engineering support to sales team to ensure that all needs of any sales opportunities are fulfilled
  • Coordinates conference calls for technical issues to provide status of open opportunities and resource requirements to management
  • Serves as a liaison between company and the customer regarding the implementation and maintenance of Systems
  • Analyze log files, performance issues, and the production environment for mission critical systems
  • Provides Level 3 support for all installed platforms and provides operational health of the Open Systems infrastructure and the applications used to control it
  • Recommends alterations to development and design to improve quality of products and/or procedures.
Required Skills
  • 5+ years of related experience in data center systems design, development, verification, and implementation
  • Strong experience in Cisco solutions (CCNA or higher certification).
  • Strong skills in Cisco Data Center (Nexus, UCS, ACE, WAAS, MDS, etc.)
  • VMware and/or Storage experience (EMC or NetApp) is a plus
  • Thorough knowledge of Cisco products and understanding of infrastructure and best practices.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or the equivalent in experience.
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills including client-facing consulting skills
  • Ability to travel as needed. (minimal overnight  travel)
  • Excellent communication / interpersonal skills, and written communication skills.
Competencies Required
Presidio requires a drive for Achievement and Effort, Adaptability/Flexibility, Leadership, Attention to Detail, Analytical Thinking, Teamwork, Dependability, Initiative, Integrity, Persistence, and Stress Tolerance. 
At Presidio, we take great pride in our employees. We are a strong believer that it is the people that make the difference in what we do, how we do it and ultimately our success. We are strongly committed to hiring, training and advancing the best individuals interested and available based on job-related qualifications.
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.