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Sirius Computer Solutions Senior Engineer - Wireless in Raleigh, North Carolina


Position Summary

The primary purpose for this position is to design and integrate network-based solutions for the client. This position will require a deep understanding of the underlying technologies available in the Cisco Enterprise Networking ecosystem as well as the ability to position these technologies in a way that is impactful to a business audience. This position may also provide pre-sales support, customer support and direct quality assurance for all projects assigned.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Installs, maintains, upgrades, and troubleshoots Cisco, and Aruba WLAN and LAN Networking solutions, including but not limited to LAN – Cisco, and Aruba switches, Wireless LAN (WLAN) – Site Surveys, AP’s, Controllers, and post implementation heat maps to address coverage gaps.

  • Designs, architects and troubleshoots client WLAN solutions

  • Integrates Cisco WLAN and LAN solutions with other Cisco solution, as needed by project requirements (e.g. DNA Center, PRIME, etc.)

  • Transfers technical skills and knowledge to client

  • Provides research, problem solving, technical support, and general maintenance of client relationship

  • Manages solution Quality Assurance (QA) tasks for all projects delivered against assigned project deliverables

  • Provides project coordination duties for assigned projects to include providing detailed implementation/migration planning to client, knowing and meeting client timetable, coordinating vendor installations, etc. Facilitates communication between project team members. Proactively monitors and reports status of project efforts, anticipates, and identifies issues that inhibit the attainment of project goals and implements corrective actions

  • Develops and reviews advanced technical manuals for standard install processes that are directly related to specialization and discipline on the job as needed

  • Develops and reviews project scope to include work services estimate, services, resource assignments and allocations, and statements of work for assigned projects

Position Requirements

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications, Engineering, Computer Science, Management Information Systems or a related field

  • At least five (5) years of IT engineering experience dealing with infrastructure solutions in a specified Sirius practice (Networking, Converged Infrastructure/Storage, etc), to include at least five (5) years of work experience in an Engineer, Architect or similar role, with hands-on experience in Cisco route/switch and WLAN.

Other Position Requirements

  • Experience designing, architecting, planning and implementing route/switch strategies

  • Experience performing onsite or predictive WLAN surveys with Ekahau Sidekick, or other survey tools

  • Experience with protocol stack that includes advanced skills in layer 2/3

  • Advanced LAN/WAN design with extensive troubleshooting capabilities

  • Demonstrated ability to work under minimal supervision, independently and/or as a member of a project team.

  • Demonstrated ability to multitask and to prioritize workload under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment

  • Demonstrated ability to manage and escalate technical issues to appropriate vendor support team

  • Demonstrated organizational, time-management, problem-solving and follow-up skills

  • Demonstrated ability to oversee project work activities

  • Demonstrated ability to perform technical skills/knowledge transfer to client

  • Provide technical leadership for networking team

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) or higher certification

  • Consulting experience

  • Cisco Identity Service Engine (ISE) experience – Wired and Wireless

  • Aruba wireless solutions

  • Knowledge of project estimation and scoping experience

  • Cisco Data Center – Nexus switches,

  • Cisco WAN routers, Branch routers and Firewalls – Sourcefire, Firepower, VPNs.

  • Digital Network Architecture (DNA and Identity Services Engine

  • Demonstrated knowledge of security best practices in networking

  • Experience with non-Cisco wireless platforms

Data Privacy and Security

  • All Sirius employees are responsible to safeguard the information and information systems that they use or handle in the execution of their duties. Employees are obligated to know and perform their duties in accordance with Sirius policies, standards, and procedures related to security and report security violations to the appropriate Sirius authority.

  • Participate at hire and annually in the Information Security Awareness training as well as other required training identified by the Human Resources department. Other data privacy and data security related regulatory training may be required based on your role or assignment

Essential Functions

The position exists to provide technical consulting solutions to customers a nd as such requires the ability to travel to and from customer sites and interact with customers on an ongoing and regular basis

The above primary duties, responsibilities, and position requirements are not all inclusive.

Sirius is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. As a government contractor, Sirius takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans; maintains a drug-free workplace; and participates in E-Verify.


Demonstrates competencies defined for the Analyst through Engineer levels, plus the following:

Manages Complexity - Asks the right questions to accurately analyze situations. Acquires data from multiple and diverse sources when solving problems. Uncovers root causes to difficult problems. Evaluates pros and cons, risks and benefits of different solution options .

Plans & Aligns - Sets objectives to align with broader organizational goals. Breaks down objectives into appropriate initiatives and actions. Stages activities with relevant milestones and schedules. Anticipates and adjusts effective contingency plans.

Organizational Savvy - Is sensitive to how people and organizations function. Anticipates land mines and plans approach accordingly. Deals comfortably with organizational politics. Knows who has power, respect, and influence. Steers through the organizational maze to get things done .

Optimizes Work Processes - Identifies and creates the processes necessary to get work done. Separates and combines activities into efficient workflow. Designs processes and procedures that allow managing from a distance. Seek ways to improve processes, from small tweaks to complete reengineering.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)