System Design Specialist
Vector Security

Gainesville, Virginia

Posted in Health and Safety

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Vector Security

At Vector Security We Think Big, Do the Right Thing, and Make a Difference Every Day! If this is how you like to work, we'd like to invite you to join our team as a System Design Specialist!

We offer great benefits, a competitive salary, and growth opportunities. We think you'll find what you want here because what we do matters - to us, our customers, and most of all, our team members.

Location: US REMOTE


As a member of a Design team, you will be assigned for the technical abilities within the installation of security, video, access, and fire alarm systems designs. Supporting and coaching junior team members on the designs and technical support for national account customers for site level construction projects or larger scale national roll outs for specific scope. This is an experienced position intended to provide overall experience and training in electronic security system designs. The System Design Specialist position works closely with our clients, internal sales team, project teams, and technical support teams to deliver the system designs that meet the client's needs. Creating and producing all associated documents such as estimate of materials, estimates of labor, product sourcing, creation of designed plans, and technical wiring diagrams to support the internal and external teams on the delivery of the client's request.

What You'll Do:

  • System Design:
    • Creation and the implementation of designing systems based on customer requirements by providing appropriate system parts and components, establishing piece counts, completing parts research, and considering any other applicable variables required to meet specific design criteria through the process of engineering systems.
    • Using AutoCAD, Visio, PDF and other design tools, use knowledge of systems, create video, security, access, and integrated security solutions.
    • Interpret plans to best protect and provide solutions.
    • Determine and calculate wire and power requirements, network configuration requirements, mounting specifications.
    • Assist with providing technical details for the technical writer in order to create accurate installation guides, technical bulletins and other relevant material.
    • Provide technical and design recommendations to customers based on assessed needs.
    • Compile and document the programming guides to be used by the Technical Services Group, Project Teams and TSP/sub-contractors for each design, in order to provide clear and coordinated interpretations of the repeating prototype system installation. This will be including, but not limited to the following: installation guidelines, wiring diagrams, programming details, and user training guides.
    • Develop system panel programs utilizing the appropriate manufacturer's programming software, ensuring the customer(s) and Vectors established requirements are met.
    • Special assignments or projects as directed.
  • Estimating and Quoting:
    • From the designs created in AutoCAD, using D365 and Experlogix to generate a quote using approved equipment, establishing labor for components, and insuring compatibility and profitability.
    • Establishing and documenting the scope of work to be completed for each project, in order to provide clear and coordinated interpretations of the requested scopes of work for the installation of Burglar Alarm Systems/Fire Alarm Systems/Video Systems/Access Control Systems and other technologies as required.
    • Create and use equipment templates to be utilized for future projects to build uniformity and consistency.

What You'll Need:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Bachelor's Degree - Preferred
  • Advanced working knowledge of Burglar Alarm/Fire Alarm/Video Surveillance/Access Control systems:
    • Previous field experience or minimum of 3-years additional engineering and design experience required.
    • Used in all phases of project design and implementation, including the support of field technicians, customer communications, and end user training/trouble shooting.
  • Proficient Computer Skills:
    • Must be highly proficient, MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Network Topology.
      • Other areas requiring knowledge are AutoCAD, MS-CRM, Panel Programming RPS, DMP, Silent Knight, and Compass. Other CCTV DVR software.
  • Formal Technical Training or Equivalent Working Experience:
    • Professional hard and soft technical skills necessary to efficiently and effectively assistance and technical support for projects.
  • Organization Skills:
    • Must be able to multi-task and manage multiple projects, departments, and personnel. Must be able to meet Customer (Internal and External) deadlines.
  • Communication/Interpersonal Skills:
    • Must be able to intelligently communicate (verbal and written) to internal and external Customers and Management.
  • Ability to Research/Interpret Requirements as They Pertain to the Design and installation of security, CCTV, Access, and Network Systems and Related Components:
    • Required for gathering information to produce accurate and complete systems, manuals, and documents to the engineering and design team.
  • Capacity to Create Effective Team-Oriented Work Atmosphere:
    • Must be able to develop team concepts and work with multi-departmental personnel.
  • NICET HV And Other Technical Certifications:
    • Required to validate proficiency and experience in life safety systems design and installation as well as specific knowledge in FA, BA, CCTV and Access Control products.

What You'll Get:

In addition to competitive pay, we offer a comprehensive "Total Rewards" package including:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • HSA/FSA programs
  • Company paid life and AD&D insurance.
  • Company paid short- and long-term disability.
  • Voluntary benefit products
  • 401k retirement savings plan after just 60 days
  • 7 Company Holidays, plus 2 Floating holidays of your choice
  • Paid Time Off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

About Us:

We are the fourth largest security integrator in the country and have proudly been installing innovative security and smart automation solutions in homes and businesses for more than 50 years. Our purpose is to make our world more secure, connected, and empowered, one customer at a time.

Our Values:

  • Win as a team.
  • Do the right thing.
  • Make a difference every day.
  • Get it done!
  • Think big.

If you share these ideals, we'd love to hear from you!

Vector Security is a Drug-Free Workplace

Vector Security is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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