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Senior Systems Engineer

Chicago, IL 
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Senior Systems Engineer Microsoft VMware LAN/WAN Cisco Citrix Microsoft 
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80,000 - 120,000 
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Job Description

The Senior Systems Engineer (SSE) position primarily focusses on assessing, architecting, project planning, implementing, documenting and supporting the following types of projects:

  •        IT Business Plans
  •        Server Virtualization and Consolidation Assessments
  •        Business Continuity Architecture, Planning and Implementations
  •        Advanced Troubleshooting and Systems Recovery
  •        Large-Scale Network and Systems Infrastructure Designs
  •        Enterprise Application Upgrades and Deployments
  •        Systems Migrations / Office Relocations
  •        Best Practice Administration of Complex Computing Environments

Strong customer relations, follow-up to insure that service has been completed to customer's satisfaction are a must.  The SSE must be a team player, yet work well independently, and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Responsibilities include working with Senior Architect Consultants (SACs) and Technical Project Managers (TPMs) to engineer solutions for IT projects as well as providing network administration for client support needs when necessary. The perfect candidate would be a professional, detail oriented and self-motivated individual who excels at completing tasks successfully and efficiently.  A key differentiator of a SSE is having the breadth of experience to professionally assess, implement and support new technology.


  •        Provide in-depth technical and design expertise on large-scale infrastructure (systems, network, storage) projects for enterprise-class clients
  •        Work in tandem with high-caliber SACs & TPMs
  •        Assess, architect, project plan, implement, document and support customer systems in response to business or technical requirements
  •        Clearly communicate problem/resolution process to customers or management
  •        Serve as project team lead with project oversight responsibilities and mentoring of Systems Engineer (SEs) consultants
  •        Contribute to written scopes, statements of work/proposals
  •        Develop technical documentation
  •        Presentation skills of technical solutions (white boarding and PowerPoint)
  •        Advanced Troubleshooting and Systems Recovery
  •        A professional, business-focused attitude and courteous manner towards clients, partners, and peers
  •        Solid experience presenting and/or demonstrating new technology recommendations from a business perspective
  •        Ability to work weekends and/or off hours as necessary to meet clients' needs
  •        A vehicle and road warrior attitude to drive to our clients daily if necessary
  •        The ability to travel up to 25%


  •        At least 7 to 10 years of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified
  •        Network infrastructure implementation and administration of routers, firewalls and switches
  •        In depth experience including system implementation, management and documentation of:
      • Microsoft
      • VMware
      • LAN/WAN Technologies
  •        Ability to create and document technical information to both technical and non-technical personnel
  •        Strong written/verbal communication skills, critical thinking and problem solving skills
  •        Must possess excellent time management skills
  •        Ability to travel to client premises on a daily basis
  •        Hands-on in a help desk environment is preferred
  •        This position requires a high level of independence and strong client service skills.
  •        Organizational ability is important to keep track of all tasks, because the job requires a great deal of multi-tasking.
  •        We also require accurate and timely tracking of client work, service calls, and related documentation including timesheets and expense reporting.

Preferred Qualifications & Experience

  •        Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline; equivalent experience acceptable
  •        Certifications including:
      • Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Administrator (MCITP)
      • VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
      • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
      • Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA)
  •        Experience with ConnectWise, Kaseya, Labtech or similar service management system
  •        Subject matter expert for specific technologies (e.g. Microsoft, VMware, Citrix, Cisco, etc.) 
Mike Costantini
Equilibrium IT Solutions
5080 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL 60630
Phone: (773) 205-0200