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We need a Linux/BSD Kernel GURU

Savant is looking for someone with extensive Kernel modification experience to assist us in development of an embedded Linux network device.

Applicant must have experience in the modification and compiling of Linux/BSD Kernels for specific embedded processors, namely ARM MMUs.

OpenDaylight, OpenFlow, Open vSwitch and understanding of SDN outcomes is a big plus.

We will consider contractors as well but prefer local talent.

 

Please send your resume and contact info to Jobs6@savantltd.com

IoT – The Personal Experience

What if we could have our everyday experiences enhanced to better fit what we wanted to happen.

What if we could define a personal profile that we carried with us everyday that told the things around us how to best interact with us.  At CES Carnival Cruise Lines just showed a medallion that can be worn aboard their ships to enhance your cruising experience.

Although there are lots of things that could go wrong with this since any number of medallions could be occupying the same space and thus causing the touch screens and such to possible be confused or attempt to service the wrong person.  Certainly there are software ways around conflicts, but it poses the larger question of do we want the world around us to interact with us as opposed to us interacting with it?

Outside Sales Representative

Location: Virginia Beach, VA

Compensation $40,000 to $80,000 Annually (plus commission)
Benefits Offered Vision, Medical, Life, Dental, 401K
Employment Type Full-Time

Who else wants an awesome IT Sales Executive position with a well established IT Value Added Reseller?

Join us as Savant, Ltd., a leader in the IT industry, expands its presence locally and invests to substantially grow its market share in the Virginia Beach, VA region.

The Company:

Savant, Ltd., is an information technology leader in Virginia – with a track record of strong growth, a reputation for integrity and a stable financial foundation. Savant, Ltd. is a leading provider of network design, hardware and services, and managed IT services to Enterprise markets and companies within the SMB market – especially with a growing number of clients in the medical and health professions.
Savant, Ltd. invests in developing their people and provides every opportunity to advance their careers – including a 90 day intensive training and coaching regimen. As a result, you will be capable of engaging the customer in diagnostic and consultative dialogues and vastly increase your ability to convert business.

Job Summary:

The Sales Executive is responsible for prospecting with potential business to business clients and closing IT sales and services contracts. To succeed, you must excel at actively calling prospects over the phone to set appointments, effectively presenting technology solutions and closing business. This is a “hunter role”.
Join Savant and you’ll be exposed to leading technologies every day as a member of a fun, fast-paced, intellectually aggressive team. Candidates should be able to hunt for new business within enterprise and SMB targets across multiple markets and develop new client relationships.

Requirements:

The business-to-business sales executive duties may include but are not limited to

  • Enthusiastically represent Savant, Ltd. to potential clients
  • Drive new business leads with prospects that meet our demographic criteria
  • Develop quotes, proposals and persuasively present them to owners and senior business executives
  • Work in a team environment
  • Travel to client locations
  • Utilize in-house CRM system logging opportunities and activities as they occur.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred or related industry experience
  • 2-5 years of solid performance in outside sales, with a proven track record in business-to-business sales preferred
  • Experience in solutions sales such as business to business technology, voice, network security, routing and switching, storage, digital signage and managed services would be beneficial
  • Entrepreneurial, energetic and enthusiastic personality
  • Self-disciplined, self-motivated and goal oriented
  • Track record as an appointment setter in business to business environment
  • Demonstrated ability to close new business
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, high energy environment
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills

Compensation and Benefits:

We are proud of our compensation package!

  • Bonus structure
  • Retirement and health benefits
  • Vacation and holidays
  • Training
  • Collaborative and proactive team environment
  • Expense reimbursement
  • Local travel.

Relocation assistance may be available for the right candidate.
Salary = base + commission for qualified sales reps.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Solid performance in outside sales with a proven track record in business-to-business sales: 2 years

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Senior Cisco Network Engineer

Location: Virginia Beach, VA

Compensation $65,000 to $135,000 Annually
Benefits Offered Vision, Medical, Life, Dental, 401K
Employment Type Full-Time

Job Description

Join us as Savant, Ltd., a leader in the IT industry, expands its presence locally and invests to substantially grow its market share in the Virginia Beach, VA region.

The Company:

Savant, Ltd., is an information technology leader in Virginia – with a track record of strong growth, a reputation for integrity and a stable financial foundation. Savant, Ltd. is a leading provider of network design, hardware and services, and managed IT services to Enterprise markets and companies within the SMB market – especially with a growing number of clients in the medical and health professions.

Savant, Ltd. invests in developing their people and provides every opportunity to advance their careers – including an intensive training and coaching regimen. As a result, you will be capable of engaging the customer in diagnostic and consultative dialogues and vastly increase your ability to provide relevant business outcomes to clients.

Key Responsibilities

The Network Engineer is a field systems support position focused on the development of tangible design, configuration, and delivery of client installations, troubleshooting, support and consulting services. Engineers are responsible for developing technical plans to achieve project goals, meet on-time deliverables, budget objectives, and identifying opportunities for improvement.

Requirements

  • Extensive knowledge/experience in Systems Engineering including evaluating, developing, customizing, installing, and supporting network systems.
  • Expert knowledge of Cisco firewalls, routers, switches, wireless networks and other network and data center equipment.
  • Expert knowledge of Layer 2 and Layer 3 network configuration in large scale environment
  • Routing Protocols, EIGRP, BGP, RIP, OSPF
  • Attention to detail and ability to accurately document current network and design upgrades in various written formats (NetBrain, NEDI, VISIO, Word, etc.).
  • Maintain knowledge of new technologies and vendor offerings that are cost effective and optimize performance.
  • Perform after hours, weekend services as needed.
  • Three or more years of increasingly responsible experience in IT with an emphasis on consistent delivery of business outcomes.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience supporting WANs in an enterprise environment
  • Cisco PIX, ASA, and SourceFire
  • Cisco 2800, 3000 and 4000 series routers
  • Cisco Catalyst switches: 3000, 4000, and 5000 series
  • Cisco ASR 1001,1002, and 9001
  • Cisco Nexus 9000, 7000, 5000, and 6000 routers
  • Cisco FEX
  • Cisco NAM
  • Monitoring and configuration tools Cisco Prime, Gigamon, Lancope, Solarwinds
  • Design and Analysis skills for new or existing projects

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY UNLESS YOU CURRENTLY HAVE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING CISCO CERTIFICATIONS!

  • CCIE, CCNP, and/or CCSP
  • The Network Engineer position requires at least one existing Cisco certification as listed above. Applicant must supply the current Cisco certification as well as proof it is not associated with another Cisco partner.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal, communication, and problem solving skills.
  • Superior client relationship skills.
  • Stellar attention to detail, ability to take direction and carefully adhere to instructions.
  • Experience in managing multiple processes/projects simultaneously in a fast paced environment.

Benefits

Competitive compensation package! Bonus structure, retirement and health benefits, vacation and holidays, training, a collaborative and proactive team environment, expense reimbursement, local travel. Relocation assistance may be available for the right candidate.
Savant offers an intellectually stimulating and exciting environment where individual and team efforts are supported and rewarded. With a customer focused approach, we are driven to provide the best possible results for our end users and give our team the best tools with which to accomplish these tasks. Technical and sales training are highly valued and generously supported for the Savant team.
Savant, Ltd. is undergoing exciting growth! As a Cisco Certified Partner and VMware Professional Solutions Provider, Savant is an established leader in the world of Network and Infrastructure Architecture. Our technical experts utilize a polished skill set and years of hands-on experience to deliver professional services and solutions to client engagements including: Borderless Networks, Collaboration, Data Center & Virtualization, Unified Computing & Communications, Wireless, Routing & Switching, Security, Technology Procurement, Service Contract Management, and Digital Signage.
Compensation and Benefits:
We are proud of our compensation package!

  • Bonus structure
  • Retirement and health benefits
  • Vacation and holidays
  • Training
  • Collaborative and proactive team environment
  • Expense reimbursement
  • Local travel.

Relocation assistance may be available for the right candidate.

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IT Technician – CCNA Certified

Location: Virginia Beach, VA

Compensation $30,000 to $50,000 Annually
Benefits Offered Vision, Medical, Life, Dental, 401K
Employment Type Full-Time

Join us as Savant, Ltd., a leader in the IT industry, expands its presence locally and invests to substantially grow its market share in the Virginia Beach, VA region.

The Company:

Savant, Ltd., is an information technology leader in Virginia – with a track record of strong growth, a reputation for integrity and a stable financial foundation. Savant, Ltd. is a leading provider of network design, hardware and services, and managed IT services to Enterprise markets and companies within the SMB market – especially with a growing number of clients in the medical and health professions.

Savant, Ltd. invests in developing their people and provides every opportunity to advance their careers – including a 90 day intensive training and coaching regimen. As a result, you will be capable of engaging the customer in diagnostic and consultative dialogues.

Position Title: IT Network Engineer

Position Summary

Switching and Routing Infrastructure Network Engineer responsible for coordination, configuration, installation, and management of all LANs/WANs and related client services within the enterprise to meet business requirements. Deploy and maintain Company owned Customer facing network connections and network hardware. Has key responsibility for the identification, troubleshooting, and resolution of technical issues related to LAN and WAN related equipment. Makes decisions that are critical in the areas of throughput analysis, problem solving, and infrastructure planning, with the potential to affect the successful execution of business transactions. Proactively researches and locates necessary tools and processes to identify troublesome trends as they develop. Participates in various team projects intended to continually improve/upgrade the network infrastructure.

Essential Job Functions

* Design and support network infrastructure and its associated network monitoring software, including but not limited to Firewall, Rate Limiting devices, Switches, Controllers, NAT, and DHCP servers

* Participate in the bid process for new opportunities

* Maintain SLA’s for all Network infrastructure

* Make technology recommendations that will increase cost effectiveness and infrastructure flexibility.

* Monitor and identify capacity and performance issues for network traffic to ensure continued, uninterrupted operation of telecom systems.

* Identify and communicate problems and opportunities for improvement in the infrastructure and technology at all times.

* Create and maintain documentation as it relates to network configuration and network mapping.

* Conduct research on network products, services, protocols, and standards to remain abreast of developments in the networking industry.

* Complete all Network related Trouble tickets as escalated by the NOC/Operations/Customer.

* Participate in managing all network security solutions – including firewalls, Intrusion Prevention Systems, SSL VPN, Web Proxy and other Security Appliances.

* Set and adhere to project deadlines and proactively manage communications with peers and management.

* Develop and maintain Disaster Recovery procedures for network Infrastructure.

* Provide day-to-day operational support (i.e. through monitoring and troubleshooting) to ensure availability, performance and recoverability of Crown infrastructure.

* Attend weekly production meetings while on-call

Other Skills/Abilities

* Proven experience and success with LAN, WAN, and WLAN design and implementation

* Proven experience with network capacity planning, network security principles, and general network management best practices

* Working technical knowledge of Firewalls, Switches, Networking protocols, VPN, DHCP, and Network Monitoring Software

* Working technical knowledge of current network hardware, protocols, and Internet standards, including IP, Cisco, Palo Alto, , Blue Coat and Aruba

* Experience with Ticket Management and network troubleshooting process

* Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills

* Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language

Compensation and Benefits:
We are proud of our compensation package!

  • Bonus structure
  • Retirement and health benefits
  • Vacation and holidays
  • Training
  • Collaborative and proactive team environment
  • Expense reimbursement
  • Local travel.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:

  • Virginia Beach, VA

Required experience:

  • CCNA Equivalent experience: 2 years

Required license or certification:

  • CCNA Certification

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A Closer Look at Slover Library Interactive Displays, Part 2: Wayfinding Directories

Wayfinding1

The interactive directories at Slover Library facilitate patron wayfinding throughout the building.  In addition, locations associated with upcoming events and computer availability will also be provided.

Objectives of Sign

These interactive directories at Slover Library will be placed on every floor to help people orient themselves and get from one location to another.  These displays, located near the elevators, should provide wayfinding, event schedules and computer availability throughout the library. 

Primary functionality:

  1. Wayfinding – Identify the major spaces on each floor of the library.
  2. Library events happening today.
  3. Where and how to search available collections on each floor.
  4. Computer availability throughout the library.

Wayfinding Screen

  A Closer Look at Slover Library Interactive Displays, Part 2: Wayfinding Directories

The primary purpose of the interactive wayfinding screen is to help people orient themselves within the library and determine their direction.  Additionally, they will provide a snapshot of current events and computer availability throughout the library.

Each sign will default to its specific floor but capable of displaying all or other floors.  For each floor, a summary of what’s on that floor will be highlighted.  Items like available collections, where to go and perform online catalog searches, and identification of all major spaces.

Today’s Events

  A Closer Look at Slover Library Interactive Displays, Part 2: Wayfinding Directories

The “Today’s Events” sections is a quick view of major events taking place today throughout the Library.  A descriptive overview, time and location of each event will be listed in chronological order.  As time passes, any occurred event will fall off the list so that only current or upcoming events are displayed. 

For any item on the list selected, the system will provide a link to the corresponding floor map to highlight its location.

Computer Availability

  A Closer Look at Slover Library Interactive Displays, Part 2: Wayfinding Directories

This interactive view should provide real-time data on available computers throughout the library.  Computer availability is maintained in real-time through SQL queries to the Comprise Technologies SAM software database.

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A Closer Look at Slover Library Interactive Displays, Part 1: SMC Wall

SMC Wall Dimensions

The SMC Wall at Slover Library in Norfolk, VA will be a multi-user, multi-touch interactive experience that will showcase artifacts from the Sargeant Memorial Collection.

The display walls will accommodate multiple users and allow patrons to explore in detail the entire inventory of the SMC memorabilia collection. The SMC wall will promote active participation with a positive learning experience that will be fun for both children and adults.

Objectives of Sign

To provide a multi-user, multi-touch interactive experience that showcases thousands of pieces of searchable artifacts which make up the Sargeant Memorial Collection and allow multiple users to interact simultaneously with the content.

The SMC artifacts will float across the wall. Artifacts are selected by a direct tap on their surface. Once an artifact is selected, it is centered and brought to the forefront. In addition, “related” artifacts will satellite around the selected artifact. For a selected artifact, you should be able to obtain all detailed information and launch Google maps if a latitude and longitude is available for the object.

The ability to search the collection by themes, sub-themes, date, and keyword will be available. A timeline function will also be available to view the artifacts in a timeline fashion.

Interaction Overview

SMC2 A Closer Look at Slover Library Interactive Displays, Part 1: SMC Wall

Once an artifact has been selected via touch on the mail wall, the artifact will be centered within your work area with related artifacts orbiting around the selected item. The most relevant tagged artifacts will orbit around the selected artifact.

The interface will transition between various modes of operation depending on the number of users. A single user operating the wall will have full control of the display and can fill it completely with a single image. Once another user comes along and touches the wall, an intelligent partitioning system creates a new workspace. Full gesturing of the selected artifact is supported, including: swipe, drag, throw, rotate, zoom in and zoom out.

Metadata available for each artifact will include: Title, Filename, Subject, Keywords, Description, Location, Photographer, Company, Copyright Holder, Date, Time Period, Type, Original Format, Original Dimensions, Digital Format, Collection, Notes and GPS Coordinates

SMC Content “Pinned” To Google Maps

SMC3 A Closer Look at Slover Library Interactive Displays, Part 1: SMC Wall

The ability to locate and view the current geographical location of an artifact will be provided by choosing the Map icon located on the selected image.

When this option is selected, another window will be displayed on the wall showing the selected image, and all other related imaged “pinned” to Google Maps. Where Google Street View is available, users can overlay historical photographs and compare it with the contemporary location.

Search Screen

Filtering a selection based on a theme, year, type or keyword will be provided by the Search icon located on each active work area.  Once the search icon is selected, a search dialog window will open providing a friendly user interface to make selections.

Timeline Screen

The ability to view the SMC artifacts in a timeline fashion will be available by choosing the Timeline icon from the work area.  Once the Timeline icon is selected, the artifacts should be displayed as icons in chronological order at the bottom of the screen. With a swipe of a finger in either direction, the timeline will go forward or backward in time.

Mobile Integration

To provide the ability to share SMC information with mobile devices, QR codes will be dynamically generated and available for display based on information stored in the content database for individual objects.

Themes

When there is no one interacting with the system, images will float across the screen in random fashion. There is no logic for which images are displayed, it is completely random.

For special occasions and events, there will also be the ability to define special thematic content when no one is interacting with the display. Examples include: Wall of Remembrance Theme, Lost Norfolk Display, and a Building Information Window.

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Digital Signage Technology For Slover Memorial Library

Slover Library

Construction of the Slover Memorial Library began in June 2012 with a scheduled opening in Winter 2014/2015. The vision of Slover is that it will blend the best of contemporary library resources and services with new and innovative space design, making it a vital center for community learning, leading edge technology and civic engagement. We have partnered with Slover to develop digital signage solutions for the new library, including:

  • A “Word Wall” in the glass forum
  • Interactive Displays with access to the Sargeant Memorial Collection’s (SMC) digital archives
  • Digital Signage with interactive wayfinding systems
  • Floor standing interactive touch tables
  • Digital media lab

Slover Digital Signage Goals

For the Slover Library, digital signage is being developed to accomplish the following:

  • Provide a more effective form of communication to the public
  • Reduce print and paper costs
  • Display and educate the public on new technologies
  • Target specific groups with relevant information
  • Provide channels for emergency notifications

Sergeant Memorial Collection

 Digital Signage Technology For Slover Memorial Library

The SMC Wall will be a multi-user, multi-touch interactive experience that will showcase artifacts from the SMC collection.

The display walls will accommodate multiple users and allow patrons to explore in detail the entire inventory of the SMC memorabilia collection.  The SMC Wall will promote active participation with a positive learning experience that will be fun for both children and adults.

Objective

To provide a multi-user, multi-touch interactive experience that showcases thousands of pieces of searchable artifacts which make up the Sergeant  Memorial Collection and allow multiply users to interact simultaneously with the content.

The SMC artifacts will float across the wall.  Artifacts are selected by a direct tap on their surface. Once an artifact is selected, it is centered and brought to the forefront.  In addition, “related” artifacts will satellite around the selected artifact.  For a selected artifact, you should be able to obtain all detailed information and launch Google maps if a latitude and longitude is available for the object.  

The ability to search the collection by themes, sub-themes, date, and keyword will be available.  A timeline function will also be available to view the artifacts in a timeline fashion.  Please see the Search function below.

Digital Sign Displays

  Digital Signage Technology For Slover Memorial LibraryThe Digital Sign Displays address three specific functional signs:

  • Interactive End Caps
  • Concierge
  • Computer Labs Status Display

The end cap digital signage will be used to provide access to the library’s online catalog system and to promote materials within the library.

The first floor concierge sign will convey to patrons schedules for the current day’s events and times along with events within the library and around town.  Special announcements and messages can also be displayed when needed.   

The computer lab digital signage will be used to inform visitors about computer availability throughout the library.   The library’s daily events will also be displayed.

Word Wall