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Storage Architect

Storage Architect

Job Description


Under limited supervision, administers all aspects of the Q2 datacenter storage administration and design. Will be primarily responsible for managing storage (70%) while the remaining 30% be assisting other team members with managing the virtualized Windows/Linux infrastructure.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Architect, plan, design and engineer storage solutions (predominantly EMC) Storage includes backup, replication and archiving technologies
  • Participate in the development of high availability and Disaster Recovery application architecture for applications in coordination with application and data base experts 
  • Provision storage based on standardized procedures as outlined by best practices (manufacturer, industry) 
  • Actively contribute to the configuration, layout and performance tuning of storage infrastructure 
  • Assist management with planning by providing performance and capacity metrics
  • Monitor system logs and activity on all servers and devices
  • Transfer knowledge to implementation and operations staff 
  • May lead or guide the work of other staff engaged in similar functions
  • Attend and actively participate in weekly meetings
  • Participate in rotating 24x7 “on call" support coverage for data center related issues
  • Work in conjunction with Systems Administrators in establishing data security access rights

Job Requirements

  • 5-10 years of experience in Systems Administration
  • Advanced Knowledge of EMC VNX line of storage arrays
  • Advanced Knowledge of EMC VPLEX
  • Advanced Knowledge of EMC Recovery Point
  • Establish plans (tools, techniques & practices) to monitor and manage storage systems 
  • Define practices to ensure efficient use of storage technologies 
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP stacks and their functionality
  • Advanced knowledge and troubleshooting of Windows Server 2003/2008
  • Advanced knowledge of Operating Systems Administration
  • Advanced knowledge of Internet Information Services 5.x and 6.0
  • Knowledge and troubleshooting and design of VMware data center environment
  • Knowledge on VMware (Certified Professional), Windows, Linux and DataDomain is a strong plus
  • Knowledge and troubleshooting of MS SQL Server 2000/2005/2008
  • Ability and desire to learn new skills quickly
  • Effectively communicate issues and resolutions to all levels of the organization
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive customer and internal information

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Information Technology
Education Not Specified
Experience 5 to 10 years
Manages Others No
Industry Computer Software, Banking - Financial Services
Required Travel Not Specified
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Storage Architect

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