Principal Engineer - VPN/Virtual Machines

Title: Principal Software Engineer - IT (DTJP00010673) 
 
Duration: 9 month(s)
 
Location: Round Rock, TX 78682 
 
Job Description:
This team is the Customer facing portion of the team adept at managing objections/questions from customer security officers, speak technically with customer network and SCCM administrators. They have fun, support each other, and deftly respond to custom business requests. For them the customer comes first! Selling points of this position: Key point is the level of exposure across the Dell business this role has as well as the customer facing aspects. Daily job requirements will encompass project management skills, customer facing skills for project set up and troubleshooting. Networking experience is critical: VPN set up, VM set up, and networking troubleshooting skills are a must. Security experience is a bonus.
 
Accountabilities: 
Designs, codes, tests, debugs and documents software according to Dell’s systems quality standards, policies and procedures. Analyzes business needs and creates software solutions. Responsible for preparing design documentation. Prepares test data for unit, string and parallel testing. Evaluates and recommends software and hardware solutions to meet user needs. Resolves customer issues with software solutions and responds to suggestions for improvements and enhancements. Works with business and development teams to clarify requirements to ensure testability. Drafts, revises, and maintains test plans, test cases, and automated test scripts. Executes test procedures according to software requirements specifications Logs defects and makes recommendations to address defects. Retests software corrections to ensure problems are resolved. Documents evolution of testing procedures for future replication. May conduct performance and scalability testing. 
 
Responsibilities: 
Plans, conducts and leads assignments generally involving moderate, high budgets projects or more than one project. Manages user expectations regarding appropriate milestones and deadlines. Assists in training, work assignment and checking of less experienced developers. Serves as technical consultant to leaders in the IT organization and functional user groups. Subject matter expert in one or more technical programming specialties; employs expertise as a generalist of a specialist. Performs estimation efforts on complex projects and tracks progress. Works on the highest level of problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors. Documents, evaluates and researches test results; documents evolution of testing scripts for future replication. Identifies, recommends and implements changes to enhance the effectiveness of quality assurance strategies. 
 
Must have skills: 
i. Networking experience 
ii. Experience setting up VPN 
iii. Experience setting up Virtual Machines 
iv. Experience in network troubleshooting 
v. How many years of experience are you looking for? 3-7 years 
vi. Are there specific backgrounds we want to target or candidates from certain companies like CISCO, HP, IBM, etc.? Network and firewall administration, Microsoft SCCM administration, security administration 
x. Please provide an overview of the team they will be working on. Customer facing portion of the team adept at managing objections/questions from customer security officers, speak technically with customer network and SCCM administrators. They have fun, support each other, and deftly respond to custom business requests. For them the customer comes first! 
xi. What are some selling points for this position. Key point is the level of exposure across the Dell business this role has as well as the customer facing aspects. f. 
 
Like to have – Security Experience 
A strong candidate would have: 
1. Experience with both Network protocols and troubleshooting at each layer of Networking 
2. Experience in setting up and maintaining DHCP scope and VPN (IPSEC) 
3. What types of Virtual Machines: (Hyper V mainly) VMWARE is a nice to have. 
4. Customer facing capabilities, Facilitation and Problem solving skills
 
Best,
Kushal Shah
APN Software Service INC
kushal@apninc.com
609-357-9180 (Direct)

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