Remote Security Systems Design Engineer

Job Locations US-MO-Earth City
ID 2022-1214
Category
Technology
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

About Us

Interface Systems is a leading managed service provider delivering business security, managed network, UCaaS, and business intelligence solutions to distributed enterprises. We enhance security, streamline connectivity, optimize operations and reduce IT costs, maximizing ROI for the nation’s top brands. Our company vision is to enable enterprises to innovate faster and adapt to market forces. We bring this to life through our mission of inspiring B2C enterprises to deliver amazing customer experiences by safeguarding people and assets, enabling seamless connectivity solutions, and uncovering business insights.

Our mantra as a team is relentless customer support. We are passionate, and quite honestly obsessed, about delivering an amazing customer experience. We do this through fostering an Interface company culture for our employees focused around collaboration, commitment and fun. Come join our dynamic and growing team and make a direct impact in a company committed to growth and transformation, all in service of delighting our customers and our employees.

Overview

The Systems Design Engineer provides technical expertise to the Sales and Operational teams and works in partnership with them to design comprehensive solutions for CCTV, Access Control and Security Alarm systems for customers throughout the US.  This person will use their technical expertise and operational knowledge to engage with the salesperson and the customer, understand the design goals, propose one or multiple options to be considered and coordinate with the operational team on any installation or support concerns.  The System Design Engineer will assist the Sales Engineer and salesperson in developing a full bill of materials/parts list as well as installation procedures to be used by the operational team and approved by the customer and will at times provide detailed drawings and/or procedures to be followed. 

Responsibilities

  • Review formal bid specifications.
  • Assist with value engineering to provide good/better/best alternatives.
  • Leverage expertise to act as consultant for prospect, evaluating products and processes and recommending improvements to enhance their physical security environment.
  • Outline any required supportive infrastructure to support the solution including networking, cabling, conduit, terminations, head end and distributive equipment.
  • Draw from experience and knowledge to determine if existing customer system can be leveraged as part of the new solution.
  • Work with sales and operational teams to define and assure understanding with job scope and procedures.
  • Provide an assessment of any known technical risks with the proposed solution.
  • Ensure that all project specifications are documented in the proposed technical solution including any compliance requirements associated with the proposed solution. Designs should be based on national standard and industry best practice.
  • Provide estimated parts lists to be used for budgetary proposals.
  • Develop detailed parts lists for final proposals.
  • Prepare any necessary documents that maybe required including drawings when needed for permits.
  • Assist Operational teams in estimating workload.
  • Provide technical guidance and support, including customer training when required.
  • Assist Product Director – Managed Video and BI Solutions with lab projects as your schedule permits.

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Experience in the design and planning of CCTV, Access Control and Intrusion alarm systems
  • 5 years of relevant recent experience in security design
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Teams, Outlook, and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS 

  • Broad knowledge of CCTV, IP video, cloud-based Video Management Systems, video storage & archiving, command/control display technologies and general security system principles and practices.
  • Good knowledge of infrastructure and related technologies such as power, UPS, networking and communications
  • Experience in the design and implementation of large scale integrated security systems in a commercial environment.
  • Ability to read and understand floor plans, diagrams, and system schematics as well as basic operations and design of low voltage alarm, CCTV, and other security systems.
  • Adept and skilled at interacting directly with prospects and sales reps.
  • Ability to quickly develop professional and trusted relationships with a variety of cultures and clients.
  • Willingness and ability to work flexibly and diligently as a self-starter and to build trusted relationships with peers and customers.
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with both technical and non-technical peers.

EEO Statement

Interface Systems will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.  The contractor will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, status as a protected veteran, or individual with a disability. Such action shall include, but not be limited to the following: Employment, upgrading, demotion, or transfer, recruitment, or recruitment advertising; layoff or termination; for rates of pay or other forms of compensation; and selection for training, including apprenticeship. 

 

Interface Systems will, in all solicitations or advertisements for employees placed by or on behalf of the Interface Systems, state that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, status as a protected veteran, or individual with a disability.  

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