Sr Storage Engineer

Chicago, IL 60661

Post Date: 05/30/2018 Job ID: 10477 Category: Network/Systems

Our Client is a diversified, technology-led principal trading firm. 

 

Our Client is seeking a Senior Storage Engineer to architect, deploy, and support the firm’ s complex storage infrastructure. A storage lead will be dedicated to providing reliable and flexible data storage services utilized by the entire firm for many business critical activities. 

Responsibilities:
  • Design, deploy, and administer storage hardware and software solutions utilizing a variety of 3rd party vendors.
  • Manage storage-specific network equipment.
  • Conduct performance, capacity and lifecycle planning across the suite of storage products and ensure the environment is meeting the needs of the business.
  • Manage backup environment to ensure data integrity and archiving of data critical to the firm.
  • Perform problem resolution, root cause analysis, and implement projects to reduce future issues.
  • Implement automation and scripting to reduce manual tasks and provide proactive alerting to get ahead of outages.
  • Manage vendor relationships and research and test new/updated technologies.
  • Act as point of escalation to other teams for storage-specific knowledge and experience.
  • Work with other teams within the organization on hardware specifications, quoting and provisioning.
  • Document systems and configurations for ease of support for other members of the team.

Requirements:
  • 7+ years of experience designing, deploying, configuring and maintaining a wide variety of storage hardware and software.
  • Strong knowledge of data storage and redundancy concepts.
  • Knowledge of a variety of server operating systems and their interactions with storage devices (Windows, Linux/Unix, Mac)
  • Solid knowledge of and previous experience using scripting technologies (i.e. PowerShell or Python)
  • Knowledge of storage-related connectivity protocols and technologies (iSCSI, NFS, fibre channel, SAN, NAS, DAS, etc)
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot and resolve production issues while making sensible decisions in times of stress.
  • Previous experience working in the trading industry a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have excellent documentation and knowledge management skills
  • Proven ability to learn; passion for new technologies
  • Be part of a 24x7 support team with on-call rotation
  • Must have strong work ethic and initiative, ability to independently manage allocation of time.
Storage, Automation, NFS, ISCSI, Linux, Mac, Windows, DAS

Evan Pollock


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