CDW Consulting Engineer - Cisco Unified Communications in Minneapolis, Minnesota

CDW’s vision is to be the best national provider of Advanced Technology Solutions. We’ll achieve this reputation by continuing to delight our customers and being the employer of choice for Advanced Technology Solutions. Consulting Engineers at CDW are smart, hard-working Engineers who enjoy teaming with other best and brightest Engineers on highly visible, technically challenging projects and offerings. We’re looking for high-caliber, well-rounded professionals who are passionate about emerging technology, projects and consulting.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Perform client consultation: plan, design, implement, and support the voice infrastructure

  • Develop and implement the technical architecture and physical design of the network: analyze existing voice and data networks and recommend solutions

  • Set up, configure, and test Cisco Call Manager, Unity, Call Manager Express, Unity Express, Cisco LAN switches (core, distribution and access), Cisco firewalls, routers and voice gateways, etc.

  • Troubleshoot, maintain, upgrade, and provide solutions to complex hardware/software problems

  • Assist Account Managers during the sales process by educating the customer about new technologies and IP Telephony methodology

  • Assist in the management of projects using CDW's project management methodology

  • Ensure a stable performance environment for enterprise computer applications

  • Participate in various IT projects intended to continually improve/upgrade converged network solutions

  • Create and execute test plans to meet project requirements for assigned components

  • Identify and communicate potential opportunities for cross-selling to the sales team

  • Manage time and expense to meet or exceed expectations defined in the Statement of Work

  • Provide high quality content deliverables using the appropriate document templates

  • Ensure solution is implemented as designed to the customer’s satisfaction and approval


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in business, computer science, a related technical degree or equivalent

  • Three years’ experience delivering complex technical solutions including planning, development, implementation and support

Other Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of three years related experience in infrastructure/network environments, with some experience in network engineering (hardware and software), network security practices and designing, planning and implementing LANs and WANs using the latest technology

  • Experience in Cisco PBX and/or Call Center systems engineering experience

  • Minimum of one year experience in programming or analytical work

  • Experience with router configuration, knowledge of voice mail, unified messaging, ACD and IVR systems

  • Ability to work weekends and/or off hours as necessary to meet clients' needs

  • Ability to effectively communicate with clients

  • Physically able to lift up to 50 pounds of equipment.

  • Attention to detail on inventory and logistics is important

Preferred Qualifications

  • Consulting experience preferred

  • CCVP, CCDP, or CCIE certification preferred

Consulting Engineer - Cisco Unified Communications

Minneapolis, MN