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Principal Technologist

Expedient is a provider of multi-cloud platforms, security services, and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) solutions. Our technical solutions enable Expedient clients to focus on their own business innovation, while our teams handle the information technology needed to support it.  

Expedient is hiring a Principal Technologist in Cleveland, OH, Columbus, OH or Pittsburgh, PA. The Principal Technologist team crafts the vision for Expedient services to meet the needs of our rapidly expanding client base by sitting at the intersection of industry research, product development, and pre-sales engineering. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable in a broad range of technical solutions, with an emphasis on cloud computing (IaaS, PaaS), virtualization, networking, security and automation. 

This position requires someone with a great level of technical depth across multiple disciplines, and a strong desire to explore new possibilities for advancing technology. A strong understanding of scripting, automation, and system architecture also is a must. This position will travel approximately 10% of the time. 
 
Sponsorship is not provided for this role. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Work directly with clients in consultative pre-sales engagements 

  • Design and implementation of virtualization and container infrastructures 

  • Design and implementation of storage products – block, file and object 

  • Design and implementation of large-scale software-defined network platforms 

  • Evaluate new technologies and create alpha/beta releases, and determine viability and suitability of existing technologies 

  • Create innovative solutions to solve technology and business challenges/needs 

  • Produce documentation of use cases, business and technical solutions, and overall technology concepts 

  • Write reference architecture papers to explain how Expedient services can be used to solve specific business challenges 

  • Present to and solicit feedback from sales, marketing and operations teams 

  • Ability to prioritize and be productive in high-pressure situations 

REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Extensive design experience in at least two of the following areas 

  • Virtualization and the Software-Defined Datacenter 

  • Software-Defined Networking (NSX Preferred) 

  • Storage platforms, including block, file and object 

  • Kubernetes and cloud native concepts 

  • Multi-Cloud management 

  • Automation / Scripting 

  • Experience with network design and administration – ability to design a basic network as part of an overall solution design 

  • Must be self-motivated and capable of prioritizing and executing multiple high priority initiatives 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and strong troubleshooting ability 

  • Ability to influence stakeholders about adopting new technology, solutions improvements, and updates to existing technology 

  • Ability to successfully complete pre-employment drug screen 

PREFERRED: 

  • Vendor management experience 

  • Automation experience with Ansible, Chef, Puppet, or SaltStack 

  • Coding/scripting experience in Python or PowerShell 

  • Experience with Kubernetes and related cloud-native concepts 

  • Experience with public cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, GCP) 

  • Industry certifications from VMware, CNCF, Arista, Microsoft, etc. 

  • Bachelor of science degree in a technical discipline 

BENEFITS TO WORKING FOR EXPEDIENT We place a high value on learning and staying agile in the technology arena. We make education and training available to employees through a robust, employee-driven training and tuition reimbursement program. Additional benefits include 3 weeks of paid time off; top-tier, affordable medical, dental and vision insurance; 401(k) with a generous match; a business casual dress code; and a paid day off to celebrate your birthday each year. Expedient is committed to providing its employees with an environment that promotes collaboration with both team and individual success. We stock our kitchens with free snacks and beverages for our employees.  

To apply please submit your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest.  

Expedient is an equal opportunity employer, providing a safe, drug-free work environment. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.  

Expedient does not engage with third-party recruiting or staffing firms. 

 

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