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Sr. Storage Engineer in Irvine, CA at Vaco

Date Posted: 4/4/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Irvine, CA
  • Job Type:
    Engineering
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    4/4/2018
  • Job ID:
    040418

Job Description

Sr Storage and Backup Engineer
Irvine, California

Open at Market Rate



Job Summary:

Our client's global information systems team is looking for a talented and forward
thinking Sr. Storage and Backup Engineer to support the global enterprise level storage and
backup infrastructure. As a senior member on the storage and backup team, the ideal candidate
is proficient in troubleshooting, designing, implementing and upgrading of various
enterprise SAN, storage and backup infrastructure. Individuals must also have experience in
working with other related data center technologies like Windows, Linux, UNIX operating
systems, networking, etc.

This candidate will also work with other Infrastructure engineers, architects, security, developers
and project managers to implement solutions and engage with the business as needed to provide
storage and backup support. Part of this role is to be a key escalation point for other support
teams as needed.

It is a key requirement that this candidate has strong interpersonal skills and has a positive
attitude as he/she will have to collaborate with different teams for capacity planning and to
contribute to the overall strategy in developing ways to improve the ongoing day to day
operations as well as contributing to the future state of thestorage and backup infrastructure.

Responsibilities:
  •  Provide 24/7 storage and backup infrastructure support through on‐call rotation to ensure
  • that customer service levels are met.

  •  Planning, design, and implementation of enterprise class storage and backup infrastructure
  • for mission critical applications in a complex global environment. Includes developing and
  • implementing maintenance plans and activities for capacity increases, firmware upgrades
  • and other related maintenance.
  •  Troubleshooting - assist cross functional teams and internal customers to diagnose, solve
  • and provide root cause analysis for storage and backup infrastructure issues.
  •  Proactive monitoring and capacity planning of storage and backup environment.
  • Includes proactivelyevaluating and analyzing performance, issues and metrics in order to
  • provide recommendations for service improvements within the storage and
  • backup infrastructure.

  •  Research new technologies and trends in the storage, backup and data center area to
  • identify methods to make continuous improvements in the storage and backup service
  • offerings. Occasionally give presentations to other leaders as required.

  •  Work on cross functional project teams, and develop solutions to optimize
  • applications and improve the overall end user experience. Plan, coordinate, structure, and
  • execute complex tasks that involve multiple teams for day to day operations and
  • project work.
  •  Create operational and engineering documentation for current and future state of the SAN,
  • storage and backup environment.
  •  Follow ITIL processes and adhere to proper escalation and change control procedures.

  • Education:
  •  Degree in computer science or equivalent job‐related experience.

  • Requirements:
  •  8+ years of proven hands on experience with storage and backup technologies in a complex
  • global environment with experience as L4 support via on‐call rotation.
  •  8+ years of experience in design, implementation, and maintenance of large‐scale storage and backup infrastructure.

  •  8+ years of proven hands on experience with design, configuration and troubleshooting various SAN technologies such as Cisco MDS and Brocade.

  •  Recent extensive hands on experience with EMC storage technologies (VMAX3 AFA, VPLEX,
  • RecoverPoint, UNITY, etc.) this includes experience with storage migrations using various
  • methods like VPLEX, host based, etc.

  •  Recent hands on experience with other storage array vendors (IBM, Hitachi etc.)
  •  Experience in designing, implementing and operating backup solutions with Data Domain, tape and backupsoftware (NetBackup, VEEAM, CommVault, etc.).

  •  Experience in designing and implementing disaster recovery solutions with EMC replication
  • technologies.

  •  Experience with key storage tools, methodologies and protocols
  • including Unisphere, snapshots, clones,Fiber Channel, NFS, CIFS, thin provisioning, data
  • migrations, etc.

  •  Extensive experience in performance tuning and optimizing enterprise storage solutions.

  •  Deep understanding of Network Attached Storage (NAS) technologies.

  •  Deep understanding of operational challenges and dependencies as they relate to
  • infrastructure decisions.
  •  Experience with IT Service Management framework and/or ITIL concepts and practices.
  •  Documentation skills to include creating and updating detailed storage environment design,
  • installation, and support documentation.


  • Additional Skills Preferred:
  •  Experience with server OS administration (Linux, UNIX, ESX and/or Windows)
  •  Experience with server technologies (Cisco, IBM, HP, and Dell)
  •  Experience with virtualization technologies (VMware, Microsoft HyperV etc.)
  •  Experience with networking technologies (Cisco)
  •  Familiarity with application software (SAP, Tibco, SQL, Oracle, etc.)
  •  Experience with high availability technologies (Veritas Infoscale, IBM Power HA, and/or
  • Microsoft clustering)