Senior Storage Administrator

Rate: $45/HR

Duration: 6 Months

Location: AZ

In order to meet the service levels committed to in our various outsourcing
arrangements we require a strong storage specialist responsible for over
three Petabytes of data and focused on leading a team in exceeding client
expectations for systems availability and performance.

The Storage Engineer position requires a self managed resource with vast
storage architectural and management skills spread across all major storage
and switch vendors. This position requires the ability to manage multiple
projects at one time. This person will administer enterprise storage based
on experience and best practices.

• Interfacing closely with clients and other support personnel, perform
storage management and leadership tasks.
• Comfortable being self-managed and expected to make decisions based on
client and management expectations
• Design and architect storage and switch solutions based on client needs,
experience and best practices
• Clear and broad understanding of the functions of storage subsystems and
SAN switches from all enterprise vendors
• Design, Deploy, configure, and maintain SAN switches including Brocade,
Cisco, McData and Qlogic
• Design. Deploy, configure, and maintain Storage and NAS devices with focus
on EMC, IBM, NetApp, SUN, LSI and HP
• In depth, hand on experience with Brocade Silkworm and Cisco MDS family
• Utilize expertise with a variety of operating systems including Linux
(Suse/Redhat), Solaris, HP-UX, and Windows with primary depth of expertise
in Linux and Solaris.
• Experience using all native storage management software tools including
EMC ECC and Storage Scope, IBM Storage Manager and Network Appliance
Operations Manager
• System tuning and capacity planning activities geared towards meeting
specified service levels
• Ability to consult on best practices and options for data migrations
including host based and storage based solutions
• Integration of new hardware devices with defined customer security
• Adhere to corporate change and problem management principles
• Support of environments for testing, quality assurance and production
• Maintaining vendor relationships and staying abreast of best practices and
new technologies
• Ability to successfully manage customer relationships, uncover needs and
provide solutions support
• Experience and ability to manage local and remote team members

• More than 5 years of experience administering and managing enterprise
storage, including EMC, NetApp, HP and IBM.
• Experience with NetApp 3070/6070 in a SAN and NAS environment
• Extensive NetApp Data OnTAP experience including CIFS, NFS and Snapshots,
Snaplock, Flexvol, SnapMirror, SnapDrive, SnapVault and Near Store solutions

• Knowledge of Sun StorageTek, HDS and HP storage solutions
• Broad Understanding if IBM ESS and DS series storage solutions
• Experience administering and strong familiarity with EMC family of storage
• Experience with SUN Solaris (2.6 – Solaris 10) and Linux Suse/Redhat.
• Experience with SCSI, NAS, iSCSI and fiber channel devices
• Ability to troubleshoot complex issues in a timely and efficient manor
with little management intervention
• Experience performing problem determination and resolution in complex
mixed vendor server environments
• Experience in Oracle and/or SAP Experience is a big plus
• VMware experience is a plus
• ITIL experience is a plus

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