Consulting Engineer

Chicago, IL

About the role

We are looking for experienced professional services team members to deliver implementation services for our VNS3 product family: VNS3:turret, VNS3:net, VNS3:vpn, and product add-ons

This includes building software defined networks, helping customers customize network topologies, building their applications into a "cloud container", and plugging VNS3 into one of the major cloud or virtualization platforms.


Deliver professional services to help customers migrate their multi-tier, multi-server, enterprise applications to cloud computing data centers using the Cohesive Networks and affiliated partner products, in conjunction with the Cohesive Networks’ “Coalescence” migration process. Most deliveries will be done collaboratively via the Internet, but will occasionally require some time spent on site with customers.

The field of knowledge to deliver smooth customer migrations to the cloud is, to be blunt, huge.¬† We learn it all, synthesize it, and incorporate it into our products and our migration libraries. You will go through the “Cohesive Class”, a combination of 20 days of instructor led and self-guided education – and when you come out the other side you will be ready to build virtual cloud containers and ship them around the world as fast as the Internet can carry them.


You need to have the foundation knowledge and experience of installing, implementing and managing distributed enterprise systems, but part of life in the cloud (Infrastructure as a Service in case you were wondering), is a never ending stream of participants, competitors, partners and customers. If you like doing the same thing over and over again, this is not for you.

If you devour new knowledge, if your approach to problem solving is highly elastic, this might be it.

  • Minimum of 24 months of paid professional services roles working with multi-tier, multi-server architectures.
  • Expert in either Windows or Linux environments with some small “crossover” skills.
  • Strong scripting skills; bash for Linux, and bat and Powershell for Windows, as appropriate.
  • Database configuration experience.
  • Version control skills; Git preferred.

Significant preference for candidates with:

  • Experience using Amazon EC2 and related AWS services
  • Internet visible technical blog or open source project participation.
  • Degree in Computer Science – but willing to talk to experienced “wildcards” who can deliver despite the lack of academic credentials.

A few musts for us:

  • Professional demeanor,
  • Strong communication skills and team work,
  • Elasticity, as in a willingness to take ownership and be proactive.
  • US Citizen or Green Card Holder

The fine print

Location: Chicago

Compensation: Salary Package DOE including commission element.
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