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Pre-Sales Data Center Engineer

Portland, OR 97209

Posted: 12/06/2018 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Category: IT Infrastructure Job Number: 9894 Pay Range: DOE

We are seeking a Senior Data Center Systems Consultant to join our team and drive the success of pre- and post-sale project engagements. 

As an integral part of our team, the Senior Data Center Systems Consultant works with the our sales team, other engineers, and  customers providing pre-sales and post-sales engineering and consultative design and implementation services related to data center infrastructure projects.

  • Analyzing technical needs, requirements, and state of a customer current infrastructure and operations
  • Identifying opportunities and developing technical solutions to meet customers’ needs and requirements
  • Reviewing and validating solutions to ensure compatibility and consistency with our standard methodologies
  • Assist the Sales and Engineering groups with requests for quotes / information, bids, proposals and statements of work
  • Perform the build, configuration, testing and maintenance of servers, storage, virtualization and networking related hardware and software
  • Develop design/testing/implementation and change control documentation
  • Track project tasks against project plan and meet project achievements
  • Provide status to management on work as required
  • Communicate technical information to non-technical personnel, vertically and horizontally within an organization
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, customer service and analytical skills
  • Work well with people from many different disciplines
  • Work with other IT support personnel and service providers to resolve technical problems
  • Working in conjunction with others team members towards maintaining and publishing a set of written procedures and standard methodologies for the delivery of pre- and post-sales engineering services to customers
  • Rapidly learn new technologies and paradigms
  • Understand and abide by all security and operational polices
  • Embrace and support our mission and core values


  • Knowledge of a wide range of hardware and software technologies. Primary focus for products and professional services is on vendors as follows: VMware, NetApp, Cisco, and Rubrik.
  • Understanding of server, storage, virtualization, datacenter and networking technologies, and best practices, procedures, operations and standard methodologies
  • Bachelor’ s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field
  • Minimum of 5 years as an engineering consultant, outside systems engineer or similar
  • Strong technical writing skills to develop system documentation
  • Ability to build technical solution drawings
  • Strong social and communication skills
  • Self-motivated to develop and maintain skill set and product knowledge to improve value and to deliver quality services to our customers. This includes attaining designated certification requirements and attending product-specific training, reviewing technical literature, and obtaining hands-on experience
  • Ability to mentor other Engineers
  • Professional self-starter, able to work collaboratively
  • Projects a professional image and strong business insight during customer interactions.
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Possesses a sense of urgency, strong organizational and follow up skills
  • Ability to multi-task, stay organized, and work efficiently
server, storage, datacenter, virtualization, pre-sales

Shannon Malcom Peters
Executive Technical Recruiter - Direct Hire Services

Shannon has been with EdgeLink for 10+ years and is the most senior recruiter on the direct-hire services team. She has extensive experience in recruiting practices and development, as well as client and account management. Her focus is on building long-term business partnerships with her candidates and clients to provide exceptional talent solutions.

Shannon holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Linfield College. 

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