September 2014


We are currently partnering with a client that is a $270M subsidiary of a $2B conglomerate. The group that we are working with sells consulting and integration services around both Data Center (storage, virtualization, and compute) and Networking (route/switch, data center, UC, wireless/mobility), with the networking business mainly encompassing solutions from Cisco. Being based in TX, they have a very strong presence in the TOLA area, with offices in Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Tulsa, and New Orleans, as well as Chicago. They have several large recognizable customers, including Comcast, HEB, and Occidental Petroleum. texas job

The company grew nearly 30% year over year in 2013, and is looking to expand their team of data center engineers by 50% this coming year. As such, they are currently searching for a Cisco UCS/VMWare VDI-focused Consulting Engineer in Houston. This hire will be one of their most senior engineers, and could have the opportunity to help build and lead a practice as they continue to scale. In addition to being their UCS/VDI SME, this Consulting Engineer will also be involved in developing best practices and future services offerings in that areaThe Director is willing and able to help team members attain the highest possible certifications, and also regularly sends his people to boot camps and conferences, getting them more involved in the Cisco and VMWare community. This is an opportunity to join a very tight knit group of engineers that is growing rapidly, with a chance to help shape and potentially lead a practice in the future- the timing couldn’t be better! Apply Now


We’re currently partnering with a high growth SI that focuses purely on dominating the Southeast USThis past year they grew over 20% year over year, exceeding $600M in revenue with only 300 employees, so everyone’s contribution matters and truly makes an impact. They have great relationships w/ many marquee F500 accounts throughout the region, including Coca-Cola, AT&T, Home Depot, Baptist Health, Norwegian & Carnival Cruise Lines, BBVA Compass Bank, GE, and many others. They provide solutions around both networking and data center, but UC networking is far and away their strongest practice area. They also have great relationships with the regional teams from Cisco. choosing-right-person-hiring-magnifying-glass-38973223

In order to continue building on their momentum in the Cisco arena, they are currently looking to add a UC-focused Presales SE based in Birmingham to drive additional business. The SE will be home-based and support a couple of account reps in the local geography, so there will be little outside travel involved, allowing this person to be home every night w/ their family. While their ideal candidate would already have some high level Cisco certs coming in, the company is absolutely willing to invest in getting their people additional training and certifications as long as they have the aptitude and desire to learn. They’ve previously invested in getting several of their engineers CCIE certified. They pay SE’s a lucrative base salary + commissions, with uncapped earnings and the opportunity to over-achieve plan. This is an opportunity to join the top performing business unit of a high growth firm where every team member’s contribution materially impacts the company– the timing couldn’t be better. Apply Here

We are currently partnering with a $3B firm that is expanding its networking practice nationally, and hiring a Networking Systems Engineer in Detroit Our client is in Gartner’s leadership quadrant in every market they play, and are already a household name in the virtualization/cloud/networking marketplace. They recently made a major acquisition in the mobility space which gives them an unrivaled product portfolio. Of the top 10 priorities for CIO’s today, this company is ranked #1 or 2 in 6 out of those 10 markets, so they are very relevant to the C-suite. 

The networking group is the fastest growing segment inside of the company. For the past four years they have been outpacing a market that is growing 8% annually,having had back to back record years of 30-50% annual growth.  To continue building on this momentum, they are adding an SE in Detroit.  This  SE will be paired with a Sales Rep that is already at plan for Q3, so this SE will be walking into a healthy pipeline of opportunities and will be in a position to hit the ground running. This person will be covering a territory encompassing MI and parts of IN, so there will be limited overnight travel involved. With a history of promotion from within, there is a clear path for career growth as they continue to scale. This is a chance to join a growing team with a market leader in a hot market – timing couldn’t be better.

Our client is urgent and looking to interview and hire YESTERDAY. Often times, the biggest steps forward you take in your career present themselves when you are not actively looking. Even if you are currently happy and not considering a change at this time, this opportunity is worth a few minutes to hear more about. If not for yourself, one of your fortunate colleagues might be grateful if you passed it along. If you are interested in learning more please APPLY HERE.

Cisco slashing up to 6,000 jobs

25 Sep 2014, Posted by Jeska Rayboy in Blog

Cisco Systems will cut as many as 6,000 jobs over the next 12 months, saying it needs to shift resources to growing businesses such as cloud, software and security.

The move will be a reorganization rather than a net reduction, the company said. It needs to cut jobs because the product categories where it sees the strongest growth, such as security, require special skills, so it needs to make room for workers in those areas, it said.

“If we don’t have the courage to change, if we don’t lead the change, we will be left behind,” Chairman and CEO John Chambers said on a conference call. cisco tat

Cisco has about 74,000 employees, so the cuts will affect about 8 percent of its staff. It will take charges of about US$700 million for the cost of the reorganization, up to half of that in the current quarter, Chief Financial Officer Frank Calderoni said.

Cisco announced the move on a conference call to discuss its financial results for the quarter, the fourth of its fiscal year. Its revenue and profit were roughly flat compared with a year earlier, though Chambers said he’s grown more optimistic over the past few months. Read More.

We’re currently partnering with a private company that is the fastest growing networking vendor in their market segment, currently ranking #3 in total number of units shipped worldwide, and rapidly gaining share from much larger incumbents such as F5 and Citrix.  They are the price/performance leader for what they do, disrupting the market by offering a large percentage of the functionality at a fraction of the cost versus their competitors. While most of their competitors take a hardware approach to solving customer problems, they use a software-only approach which keeps their margins high and costs low. Typically, they are 1/3 the cost of a competing solution from F5, and their entire solution may cost less than F5’s annual service contract alone!

In the past 18 months, they’ve doubled the team from 80 to nearly 160 employees, yet still are small enough that everyone has direct touch w/ the sr. executives and influencers at the company. In order to continue building on their current momentum, they are looking for an SE Manager to lead and build their North American pre-sales organization. The company is HQ in NY, and this person would work out of the Manhattan office, although they also have another office on Long Island. This SE Leader would have open headcount on the west coast to fill day one (open due to someone being promoted into product management), so would immediately be able to bring in A-players to join their team. The role will be paid a lucrative base salary + bonus, as well as a pre-ipo equity package. This is an opportunity to join a rapidly growing team in a leadership role that can make a significant and immediate impact on the organization– the timing couldn’t be better! If you feel you are qualified and interested in learning more please APPLY HERE.