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Senior Security Systems Consultant

August 8 2021
Industries IT: Services
Categories Information Technology, Consultation, Business analyst, Commercial, Technical sales, Security, Continuity, Risk, IT Business Analyst, Business Systems Analyst
Edmonton, AB

Bring your IT career and talents to CDW, where you can have a greater impact, be inspired by our mission, and excited about your job and future. The #1 name in Canada for IT services and solutions, we are an innovative Fortune 200 leader driving meaningful technological change for customers in virtually every industry.

Working in a technical administrator capacity at CDW means joining some of the brightest, best, and most diverse technology minds working in IT today. The Systems Engineer role is a combination of pre-sales and professional services delivery. You will work with our Solution Architect team to build IT solutions that meet our customers' business needs and then deploy them.

Your background should consist of exposure to a wide breadth of technologies including servers, storage, networking, virtualization, and security. This role is an exceptional opportunity to showcase your excellent customer service abilities and proactive approach to getting results. At CDW, we proudly put customers first and our IT customer-service careers on the fast track.

What you'll do:

  • Help customers in their overall security strategy; Support customers' meetings where customers and their vendors engage in strategy discussions.
  • Client facing and technical lead on pre-sales opportunities 
  • Working with vendors, customers, and team members on project implementation
  • Responsible for designing enterprise-class solutions 
  • Delivery of professional services, including installation, configuration, performance analysis, and troubleshooting
  • Document and update technical procedures, administrative processes, configuration management, and provisioning
  • Continuous development of technology/product knowledge

What you need to succeed:

  • College University Degree, Applied Degree or Diploma in Information Technology or equivalent work experience
  • 5+  years of consulting experience in IT security with design, implementation, and migration experience including a focus on customer service and complex technical assistance
  • Strong troubleshooting, reasoning, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Experience in collaborating directly with customers along with a proven track record of technical leadership and accomplishments
  • Experience working independently and with a team
  • Experience with security/operational network design
  • One of more of the following IT Vendor Certifications: Cisco CCNP/CCIE, Fortinet NSE4, NSE5
  • 5+  years of hands-on experience with one or more of the following security platforms including: Fortinet Firewalls, Fortinet FortiManager, Cisco ASA/FTD Firewalls
  • 5+  years of hands-on experience with one or more of the following Infrastructure platforms including: Cisco Catalyst/Nexus/Meraki/Wireless, Cisco SDWAN (vEdge/cEdge)


  • Proficiency with cloud networking models and connectivity, network security, virtualization, and cloud computing
  • Experience with scripting/coding 

Who we are:
CDW is a leading technology solutions provider to business, government, education, and healthcare organizations in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. 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.

The well-being of our employees is essential to us. CDW offers a comprehensive benefits package, which includes health, dental and vision coverage, coworker stock purchase program, paid vacation time and sick days, RRSP/DPSP and DPSP match, tuition reimbursement, coworker discounts, and other generous perks. 

Job Category: Engineering General
Job Type: Full-Time
Travel Percentage: 10% network