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LANAIR Careers | CA Principal Engineer


We are looking to add a qualified individual to our team who will augment our growing team of engineers in the capacity of Principal Engineer.

Principal Engineers participate as a key element within the LANAIR team and are relied upon to provide the highest level of technical acumen with the implementation and support of technologies that LANAIR deploys and manages. In addition to the technical responsibilities that the position requires, a Principal Engineer mentors junior and senior staff to ensure their success.

General Summary:

Primary Responsibilities:

The Principal Engineer position will primarily be responsible for supporting and deploying technologies within 100 – 1000 user, network infrastructures. Additional responsibilities include assistance with a multi-tenant Infrastructure-as-a-Service, multi-tenant Exchange, Lync, and SharePoint services, and datacenter operations and maintenance.

Key technologies that will be encountered within this job role are:
  1. Microsoft Server and Applications
    • Including: Active Directory (including multi-site and multiple one-way and two-way trusts), Exchange Server, Hyper-V (System Center Virtual Machine Manager experience a plus), Failover Clustering (knowledge of Cluster Shared Volumes a plus)
  2. VMware vSphere
    • Including: ESXi installation and maintenance, vCenter Server
  3. Citrix Technologies:
    • Including: XenDesktop/XenApp version 7.x, Storefront, Netscaler, UPM, XenServer
  4. Dell PowerEdge server hardware
  5. Dell Storage Systems including EqualLogic, Compellent, and Powervault
    • Knowledge of additional enterprise storage systems a plus
  6. High availability of services at storage, virtualization and application level (includes SAN replication, VMware, GSLB concepts, various clustering and failover technologies for business continuity)
  7. Networking technologies:
    • Dell S and N series switches, Cisco routers/switches/firewalls, SonicWALL firewalls, Fortinet firewalls and switches

Other desired technologies in this position that are big pluses:
  • Kaseya or other automation software
  • Connectwise PSA
  • Powershell Scripting

Experience Desired
  1. 7+ years of IT experience managing or having been a part of an IT department of a 100+ person business
  2. Proven track record of effective project management and/or leadership roles in complex migration and implementation projects
  3. Management of medium to large Microsoft Windows infrastructures leveraging Active Directory
  4. Proven track record of troubleshooting complex infrastructures and utilizing team members and additional expertise to achieve desired result
  5. Knowledge of Microsoft and/or VMware clustering technologies, load balancing and replication services
  6. Demonstrated experience in creating documentation of designs and solution
  7. Exposure to various facets of data center and branch office build-out including planning, designing and implementation of Microsoft, VMware and Citrix technologies
  8. Ability to effectively communicate complex enterprise solutions to internal staff and clients

Additional Responsibilities
  1. Provide mentorship to all engineering staff
  2. Resolve escalated issues not only inside his/her own expertise but also willingness to accept challenges outside of expertise and comfort zone
  3. Provide training to peers and promote teamwork
  4. Work well with all department members, and company personnel. Keep communications clear, concise and consistent. Utilize all company resources including cell, laptop, IM and email effectively
  5. Provide exemplary client communication skills
  6. Work on multiple projects or tasks well with a sense of urgency and completing tasks on schedule while maintaining SLA and uptime
  7. Able to quickly assess situations that require escalation to vendor support

Educational Background Requirements:
  1. College degree is required
  2. Certifications desired:
    • VMware VCP
    • Microsoft Enterprise Admin and/or Solution Expert
    • Citrix XenDesktop
    • EMC Storage (not a requirement, but a huge plus)

What’s so great about LANAIR?

We are an I.T. Services Company – run entrepreneurially by I.T. Service Engineers, so we understand the job and what it takes. As a fast growing organization, with aggressive growth targets, we offer the following:
  • An organization that will immerse you into an IT Consulting Practice, where you will experience both “breadth” and “depth”
  • Career growth and opportunities – a place to be recognized and rewarded for your contributions
  • Above Average Compensation Plan
  • Above Average Benefit Program including 401K Plan

What’s Next?

Email your resume to Please include your salary expectations.

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