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Reference # : 19-00168 Title : IT Project Engineer V
Location : Chicago, IL
Position Type : Contract
Experience Level : Start Date / End Date : 03/18/2019 / 12/31/2019  
Description
Description:
At Client, Project Engineers (more commonly Solution Engineers or SE) are liaisons between Infrastructure project managers and IT discipline experts. They are responsible for the design and delivery of IT services in support of the developer community. Solution Engineers are inter-discipline subject matter experts in Client IT standards and maintain quality control of the IT project work in Client's established Data Centers and Cloud.

A Solution Engineer's responsibilities include assisting with project infrastructure costs, schedule preparation and resource forecasting. The primary deliverable of the SE is the project Design Proposal Summary. The SE works with Client Architecture and Engineering teams to ensure designs meet approved infrastructure standards. Once complete, the engineer submits these designs for governance review and approval. The SE is often responsible for capacity planning and analysis, standards enforcement and vendor assessment.
? Engineers create IT designs by reviewing project proposals and requirements; conferring with IT architecture and platform subject matter experts.
? Assists Infrastructure Project managers with tasks and responsibilities in the Design and Build phase of the delivery
? Leads or participates in Vendor assessments or Proof of Concept.
? Assists Infrastructure PM with preparing technical cost estimates.
? Assures application designs meet availability and performance requirements required by their tier designation.
? Presents design proposals at ARC committee and reports recommendations back to the project team.
? Submits and monitors all Build activities; tracking action item owners to resolution, resolving issues and mitigating risks.
? Enforces and conforms design work to Client IT Security standards and practices.

Required BS/BA, preferably in a Computer Science or Information Systems or equivalent experience, education or training. Strong understanding and demonstrated usage of Solution Architecture. At least 8 years' experience in Requirements Analysis and Infrastructure or Network Design.Proven analytical and problem solving abilities. Experience working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment. The ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing, with all levels of employees and management. Work is on-site.

Preferred
? Experience with the following technologies: VMWare, NetApp, AWS, Azure, TIBCO, Container (Kubernetes), LAN/WAN Equipment
? Vendor management experience including ongoing work and new vendor engagement (negotiation, SOW's, RFP's)
? Experience with automation, infrastructure as code, continuous delivery
? Experience participating or leading design sessions
? Proven track record of partnering well with the business and ability to suggest technical solutions to business problems
? Financial analysis and CBA experience

Possibility of extension, no conversion.

Skill Level:Senior Level (greater than 8 yrs exp.)

Collins Consulting, Inc.
999 Plaza Drive, Suite 240
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 290-8775
A Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business


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