Lead, Lab Engineer

    • CDW
  • Glendale, CA
  • Posted 23 days ago | Updated 1 hour ago


On Site
Compensation information provided in the description
Full Time


Computer hardware
Engineering support
Optical fiber
Cloud computing
Asset management
Standard operating procedure
Computer science
Management information systems
Information Technology
IT infrastructure
Security clearance
Data centers
System documentation
Electrical wiring
Computer networking
Server virtualization
Desktop virtualization
Active Directory
Open source
Business analytics
Business analysis
Vulnerability scanning
Multi-factor authentication
Cisco Certifications
VMware Certified Professional
Information security
Network security
Health care
Problem solving

Job Details


Bring your IT career and talents to CDW, where you can have a greater impact, be inspired by our mission and excited about your career and future. A Fortune 200 leader, we're the driven professionals and technology experts companies turn to most to solve their IT challenges.

This is an onsite position located at CDW-G's Technology Enablement Center in San Diego, CA.


CDW-G is seeking a Lead, Lab Engineer who is versatile, experienced, and enthusiastic to solve our customer's challenging problems in Defense and/or National Security environments. A successful candidate will have a passion for solving technical challenges, voiding warranties, building hardware and software solutions, and learning new skills.

The primary purpose of this position is to provide management oversight and engineering support to CDW-G's Technology Enablement Center (TEC) in San Diego, CA. The TEC is a premier evaluation facility for client-focused technology assessments, proof of concepts, and architectural review. Our goal is to help clients explore and examine technical integration and migration concepts and options prior to purchasing or placing technologies in their environment.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities
  • Primary responsibilities include the overall management of the CDW-G Technical Enablement Center (TEC). Primary duties listed below:
  • Manage a 1,500 sq. ft, \$15+-million lab with over 50 partners, 15 racks of technology, and 1 petabyte of storage in San Diego, CA.
  • Leverage strong knowledge of large systems and datacenters, covering: network, security, storage, compute, virtualization, connectivity (i.e. fiber, cloud, etc.) to effectively build, run, and manage TEC solutions.
  • Work with CDW-G partners to onboard new products in the TEC.
  • Lead asset management processes to ensure accountability of TEC inventory.
  • Work with CDW-G presales and customer account teams to develop relevant solutions and capabilities.
  • Lead CDW-G executive client briefings and client focused "TEC Talks".
  • Develop and adhere to SLA's.
  • Create and manage standard operating procedures

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, Management Information Systems, Information Technology, or a related field.
  • At least seven (7) years of experience developing and implementing complex IT infrastructure solutions.
Other Position Requirements:
  • DOD Secret Clearance
  • Demonstrated ability to understand large systems and data centers.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver new solution offerings.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and/or maintain system documentation (design diagrams, physical & logical topology diagrams, wiring diagrams, rack elevations, and etc.).
  • Demonstrated ability to configure and sustain physical/virtual networking, physical/virtual storage, server virtualization, desktop virtualization, automation & orchestration, Active Directory, PKI, encryption certificates, & various open source technologies.
  • Demonstrated strong presentation and communication skills to executive level clients.
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask and prioritize workload under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to create repeatable procedures and automation of those procedures where possible.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • BA/BS in business or technology related discipline, or 10+ years of equivalent industry experience.
  • Experience in managing or supporting a datacenter.
  • Experience in presales and post-sales delivery.
  • Experience designing and deploying technical solutions.
  • Experience with vulnerability scanning and security posture.
  • Experience with MFA systems such as Duo / Okta / etc.
  • Technical background:
    • Cisco CCNA or CCNP (or similar).
    • VMware VCP or VCAP (or similar).
    • WAN and LAN Experience.
    • Information Security or Network Security Experience.
    • DoD 8570 level II IAT certification.

Salary range: \$150,000 - \$185,000, depending on experience and skill set
Annual bonus target of \$1000 subject to terms and conditions of plan
Benefits overview: ;br>Salary ranges may be subject to geographic differentials

Who we are:
CDW is a leading technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare organizations across the globe. Our fingerprints can be found on technology in workplaces of more than 250,000 companies; from fresh-faced start-ups to international conglomerates. With the breadth of products and services we offer, there is no request too big or too small.

What you can expect from us: Culture, coworkers, careers.
CDW is not only the People Who Get IT but the People who get People. Our relationships are fueled by our deep expertise and grounded in the CDW Way. Our empowering leadership makes things happen and inspires their teams to do the same. From the teammates beside us to the leaders who guide us, we move forward together. At CDW, you'll work with people who inspire you. People with positive, success-driven attitudes who you will learn from and forge strong relationships with. Bring your best true self-and your best ideas-to CDW. Because diverse perspectives bring forth better problem solving-and better solutions for our customers on a rapidly evolving technology landscape.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status

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