Sr. Data Center Engineer (post sales) Cisco, EMC, Vmware

Our client, a leading Cisco, EMC, VMware, Netapp partner, is seeking a Sr level Data Center Engineer in either Cincinnati or Columbus, OH. Need to have a deep background implementing and configuring Cisco Data Center Solutions along with EMC and/or Netapp storage and VMware virtualization.


  • 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 Data Center technology (Nexus, UCS, 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
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills


  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience and/or military experience
  • 3+ years of related experience in Data Center systems design, development, verification, and implementation
  • Excellent communication (Oral/Written) / interpersonal skills
  • Strong experience in Cisco solutions (CCNP or higher certification, or CCIE certification preferred)
  • Strong skills in Cisco Data Center (Nexus, UCS, WAAS, MDS, etc.)
  • VMware and/or Storage experience (EMC or NetApp) a plus
  • Knowledge of blade server and storage technologies (SAN, NAS, DASD, ATL, VTL, ILM)
  • Thorough knowledge of Cisco products and understanding of infrastructure and best practices.
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills including client-facing consulting skills
  • Ability to travel as needed.
  • Experience designing network solutions given client requirements and goals
  • Ability to manage and coordinate projects
  • Self-motivated and desire to succeed
  • Works safely and responsibly to avoid injury/property damage, while maintaining a clean work area



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We have extensive experience helping our clients find the best talent in areas such as: Direct Sales, Channel Sales, Sales Management, Sales Engineering, Project Management, Product Management, Network Engineering, and Leadership Roles.

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