Senior Systems Engineer

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EQ Career Opportunities

At EQ, you have the opportunity and support to reach for the sky and develop to your full potential. We take pride in the expertise of our employees and are committed to ensuring their continued growth and development. Our commitment is evident in the opportunities our employees have to use new technologies, achieve industry certifications, learn from each other, attend courses to acquire new knowledge, skills, and work with a variety of platforms and applications.

Senior Systems Engineer Position

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

  • Comprehensive IT Assessments (developing strategic IT Business Plan reports)

  • Server Virtualization and Cloud Migration

  • Network and Systems Infrastructure

  • Systems Upgrades and Migrations

  • Enterprise Application Upgrades (Email, ERP, CRM, Database, etc.)

  • M&A IT Consulting

  • Office Relocations

  • Disaster Recovery

  • Best Practice Administration of Complex Computing Environments

  • Advanced Troubleshooting and Resolution

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.

Sign-on Bonus & Compensation

Q4 New Hires Sign On Bonus: $5,000*

Salary: $90,000 - $116,000**

 

*Sign on bonuses paid after 90 days to candidates coming to EQ without the aid of a recruiter only.  Should candidate leave before one year of employment is up, the sign-on bonus will be deducted pro rata for the tenure of their employment.

 

**Final salary will be determined by candidate strength and experience at the discretion of EQ.  Range represents total compensation with typical bonuses issued quarterly.

Responsibilities

  • Provide in-depth technical and design expertise on large-scale infrastructure (systems, network, storage, virtualization, cloud) projects for enterprise-class clients

  • 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

  • Advanced Troubleshooting and Systems Recovery

  • The ability to travel up to 10%

Qualifications

  • 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

  • Ability to travel to client premises on a daily basis

  • Hands-on in a Level 1-2-3 IT Service 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

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline; equivalent experience acceptable

  • Certifications including:

    • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)

    • VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

    • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

    • Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA)

    • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Foundation

  • Experience with ConnectWise, Automate/LabTech, SCCM, or similar service management systems

  • Subject matter expert for specific technologies (e.g. Microsoft, VMware, Cisco, EMC, PaloAlto, Azure Cloud, etc.)

Join the EQ team. Get a job loaded with perks.

  • EQ has been growing by double digits for 15+ years!

  • We continue to experience significant growth from new as well as existing clients! Therefore; we continue to expand our need for Experienced Engineers!

  • As a Consultant with EQ, there is only local Chicagoland travel to our Clients. Therefore, you will be home each night and travel expenses are reimbursed!

  • EQ's commitment to employee development is outstanding! Our Performance Development Plan (PDP) including a library of paper & digital books, training documents such as Framer Guides and Step-by-Step guides for upgrading, implementing or migrating a great variety of technologies is remarkable! 

  • This is a Great Time to Grow, to Teach and to be Taught, and to be a Valuable Asset on The EQ Team! We are looking forward to hearing from you!

If you have a background in technology and are looking for an exciting new career, apply today! You may contact us with any questions at careers@eqinc.com.

Benefits

Sign-on Bonus & Compensation

Q4 New Hires Sign On Bonus: $5,000*

Salary: $90,000 - $116,000**

 

*Sign on bonuses paid after 90 days to candidates coming to EQ without the aid of a recruiter only.  Should candidate leave before one year of employment is up, the sign-on bonus will be deducted pro rata for the tenure of their employment.

 

**Final salary will be determined by candidate strength and experience at the discretion of EQ.  Range represents total compensation with typical bonuses issued quarterly.

Insurance 
EQ provides comprehensive medical and dental insurance benefits to keep you and your family healthy. We also offer plans to protect your family in the event of death or disability. 

Medical/Dental Benefits 
Health insurance is provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS). Our health insurance plans offer access to regional PPO provider networks across the country, as well as out-of-network providers. The plan also includes a mail order prescription option and basic vision coverage. Dental insurance is provided through Principal. EQ pays nearly all of the monthly premiums for the employee, so the employee only has to pay for the spouse or family portion of the monthly premiums. 

Life/AD&D and Long-Term Disability Insurance 
Employees receive life and accidental death/dismemberment insurance. Employees are eligible for benefits on the first of the month following 30 days from their start date. You can also provide additional protection for you and your family by purchasing supplemental group life and accidental death/dismemberment insurance at group rates.

401K Plan
EQ offers a generous 401k plan to all employees.

Professional Development Program (PDP)
EQ offers an extensive Professional Development Program to all employees. This optional benefit to all employees helps individuals to set and track to professional development objectives in areas of soft skill development and technical growth. EQ believes this to be a key factor in our success and the success of our clients.

People with goals succeed because they know where they are going.

EQ's Professional Development Program (PDP) is an essential part of the culture at EQ. A formal PDP Guide is used by each EQ employee to outline their annual Goals that are (SMART) Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, & Time-Bound.

Some major themes of EQ's Professional Development Program (PDP) include:

  • Beginning with the End in Mind

  • Living Consciously

  • Leveraging your Top 5 Strengths

  • Developing Successful Character Traits (EQ Culture)

    1. ​Ability to Prioritize​

    2. Ability to Multi-Task

    3. Ability to Follow Through

    4. Consistent Work Ethic

    5. Consistent Time Management

  • Advancing up the ranks in your Craft (Information Technology)

    • Master Craftsman​

    • Craftsman

    • Journeyman

    • Apprentice

EQ Inc. Honored with HIRE Veterans Platinum Medallion Award

It’s our honor to announce that EQ Inc. has been selected to receive the HIRE Vets Platinum Medallion Award that recognizes employer efforts to recruit, employ, and retain veterans. The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is the only federal-level veterans’ employment award that recognizes a company or organization’s commitment to veteran hiring, retention, and their efforts to establish employee development programs and veteran specific benefits to improve retention. 

 

 

The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans (HIRE Vets) Medallion Program implements the requirements of Public Law 115-31, the HIRE Vets Act of 2017 signed by President Donald J. Trump in May 2017. By meeting the criteria required for a Platinum Medallion Award, Equilibrium IT Solutions, Inc. demonstrated a model of patriotism worthy of praise as well as a recognition of the value veterans bring to the workplace.

 

At EQ Inc., we’re always looking for qualified new recruits. Share our great news: www.eqinc.com/news 

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Equilibrium IT Solutions, Inc.

5559 N. Elston Avenue

Chicago, IL 60630

Phone: 773-205-0200

Email: info@EQinc.com

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