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Extreme Wireless Engineer at PCM in Chicago, Illinois

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About Us

PCM is a leading IT provider of technology solutions including hardware products, software, services and consulting in most industries including small, medium, enterprise and public sector organizations throughout the US, Canada, Europe and beyond. We were founded in 1987 and have grown to 4,100+ employees.

Our comprehensive expertise and proven experience in emerging, advanced and legacy technologies stands out in a crowded market. We leverage our vast array of certified personnel, valuable partnerships, mature process and scale to achieve our clients IT objectives and position them for future success.

Our business IT strategists, market specialists and technical engineers are trained to listen to, learn from and enable our customers' success.

PCM offers exceptional procurement and logistics for a broad range of IT products. We provide consulting and implementation services delivered through more than 1,400 service engineers. With PCM, you have a rich array of managed, professional and operational services to lower your organization's operating costs, increase business agility, improve overall efficiency, and help you succeed in today's global economy.


PCM Wireless Consulting Engineers provide consultative delivery of services to our clients, ensuring the highest levels of client satisfaction. Assist other team members and sales staff with developing solutions in the Consultant's focus area, delivering sold services with the highest levels of quality and integrity. Ownership of all technical aspects of engagements is essential. This position is client facing and works predominately in the field, working with client C-level down to engineer resources in determining business need, developing and implementing solutions to fit those needs as well as working to find opportunities to expand PCM's scope of influence. This is also a mentoring/leadership position and one that demands leading by example and seeking every opportunity to educate/raise the levels of individual and team service.

In addition, this position will aid pre-sales efforts in a SME capacity, verifying and contributing to design, scope and estimate creation. The position focus will be broken down as follows: 80% billable consulting, 10% Pre-sales and 10% Professional Development


  • Primarily focused on delivering project-based, customer engagements.
  • Act as a customer-facing technical consultant in strategic selling situations supporting PCM's executives and Account Managers.
  • Architect and design business-driven customer solutions involving Wireless and Network technologies.
  • Work with our sales organization and customers as an Enterasys/Extreme Wireless expert with a significant amount of experience in Enterasys/Extreme Routing & Switching.
  • Identify and assist in developing Wireless networking solution offerings in homogenous Enterasys/Extreme environments as well as mixed vendor environments.
  • Provide team leadership across multiple customer projects simultaneously.


  • B.S. Degree in Information Systems or related technical discipline or equivalent work experience. •
  • 15 years relevant project-based experience with major Network disciplines (LAN, WAN, and Wireless) involving implementations of 1000 sites or more.
  • Minimum 15 years of customer facing IT engineering and consulting experience
  • Minimum of 10 years of engineering and consulting experience, primarily in, but not limited to, Enterasys/Extreme Wireless
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge of wireless network assessment, planning, architecture, design, setup, and execution skills for large deployments of Network-based solutions.
  • Project team leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated expert knowledge of wireless theory, topologies and associated active and passive components
  • Demonstrated expert understanding of system deliverables such as installs, de-installs, upgrades, performance tuning, diagnostics and troubleshooting routines
  • Demonstrated expert knowledge of TCP/IP, and network communication protocols
  • Demonstrated advanced understanding and ability to use network troubleshooting test equipment
  • Customer-facing sales or consulting experience a plus
  • At least 2-4 Advanced level certifications in the specific area of focus (Enterasys/Extreme Certified Specialist - Wireless a plus, Enterasys/Extreme Certified Expert - Wireless, preferred)
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills

Why work for Us?

PCM Offers:

We offer an environment for career-driven individuals seeking to make a solid contribution to our company objectives and their own career enhancement. If you want to work in a challenging, performance-based environment and be rewarded for your efforts, then PCM is the place to build your career.

PCM offers a competitive base salary, bonus, 401K with a company match and medical/dental benefits as well as an Employee Purchase Plan, company sponsored discount programs and paid time off.

PCM is more than an IT provider: we are a trusted technology partner for thousands of businesses across the country specializing in cloud, data center, mobility, networking, security, and software solutions.

PCM: The right technology, delivered!

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.