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Platform Storage Engineer

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Platform Storage Engineer

A global company are currently seeking a platform storage engineer to grow their diverse, fun, growing team.


As a Platform Storage Engineer, you will define, design and develop plans for installation/reconfiguration, and overall management of storage systems to provide reliable, resilient and secure data warehousing and management solutions.

In this role, the person is expected to have strong knowledge of HP/Dell/NetApp storage solutions, backup software, operating systems, virtualization, hardware and related architecture, engineering and administration.

You have excellent problem-solving skills and systems troubleshooting skills. The person should have passion to continuously improve services, enhance security and optimize service performance.

Core Requirements and Responsibilities

Essential job functions included but are not limited to the following:

Design, implement and maintain all aspects of storage, including the various tiers of storage (high-performance, low-cost, archive, backup/recovery, and disaster recovery).
Multi-protocol [CIFS, NFS] file-based solutions
Block-based high-performance All-Flash Arrays.
Object-based storage
Disk & Tape based backup solutions
Provides direct support to technical and non-technical entities in order to define requirements and deliver solutions to meet organisational needs including new deployments, upgrades, performance tuning and testing.
Implement and utilize asset inventory, configuration management database, capacity management, performance management, resource optimization, and security (access control, authorization, and accounting) for all technologies in scope.
Define requirements, perform research, evaluate vendors/solutions, design/implement solutions, and provide ongoing support for all technologies in scope. Provide simple but effective scalability, performance, and reliability.
Drive consistent standardized solutions across IB for all hardware, software, configurations, and processes.
Implement tools and processes for efficient and effective operational management of the environment - change management, monitoring, alerting, incident handling, customer request handling, etc.
Schedule and provide after-hours or weekend support when necessary to perform high-risk or planned downtime of IB’s data centre systems for upgrades and maintenance.
Participate in defining and executing on a roadmap of projects that continues to raise the bar through implementing innovative technology, tools, automation, and processes.
Interact with internal teams to provide solutions and resolve problems in a timely and proactive manner.
Administer and provide operational support and incident management for all storage infrastructures including archival and compliance. systems.
Ability to communicate complex technical concepts to individuals of various technical ability.
Willing to travel to 10% of the time and to be rotational on-call for incident escalations.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes

Strong experience in managing and supporting multiple storage systems such as HP Primavera and Dell EMC storage systems, in a highly virtualized, hybrid data centres and global offices.
Experience with storage protocols and technologies such as NFS, CIFS, iSCSI, Fibre Channel, NetApp Filers, Pure Flash array and Flash blade, Nimble, EMC ECS, Cohesity, or DAS.
Must have experience managing, optimizing, and upgrading backup environment and its schedules strategies.
Experience with client and server hardware/software, management tools, enterprise networking, virtualization, and/or security technologies.
Able to handle pressure during outages and systematically resolving issues.
Experience being tasked outside their training, willing to take on and learn new technologies.
Experience automating tasks utilizing PowerShell or Python.
Experience communicating at various levels including non-technical staff, leadership, management, and external customers.

Required Qualifications

?A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science or Software Engineering
5+ years of experience or equivalent certifications with Storage and related hardware
5+ years of Linux/Windows Operating systems management and administration
3-5 years of experience or certifications with Commvault backup solution, deploying and managing infrastructure services and driving efficient operations
2+ years of experience with communicating technical value of cloud/object storage, storage gateways or cloud backups with Azure/AWS/GCS.
2+ years of experience with Visio to create solution diagrams.
AWS Solutions Architect certification along with a storage certification from a major storage vendor such as HP/Dell/EMC, NetApp, Oracle or HDS