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Storage Engineer
Ref No.: 16-01264
Location: Vacaville and/or Pleasanton, California
Client: State Compensation Insurance Fund
Location: Vacaville and/or Pleasanton, CA
Duration: 6+ Months

Job Description:
Description: This position will act as a primary technical principal and is responsible for delivery of Storage solutions at an enterprise level.
Expertise in Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) SAN and NetApp NAS technologies and experience with a multi Data Center environment.
Candidates for this position must be able to, from day 1, roll up their sleeves and hit the ground running, and bring their experience to the team to make the project deployments much smoother.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide Senior Level Storage Systems Server setup, administration, configurations, and automated implementations.
  • Help support company HDS and NetApp environments services and resources for optimal efficiency, functionality, security and management.
  • Oversee planning, design, implementation, and operation of HDS and NetApp Storage Arrays, infrastructure projects and participate in the specification of business requirements and implementation plans.
  • Provide operational support and experience with managing the virtualized infrastructures.
  • Participate in Capacity planning and Disaster Recovery
  • Help define, improve promote architecture and standards based on ITIL best practices
  • Assist and support all Development and troubleshoot complex application issues
  • Provide on-site and remote technical assistance to other team resources and to customers
  • Provide infrastructure design, implementation planning, deployment support, software strategy, system troubleshooting, performance engineering and optimization, maintenance strategy.
  • Provide technical guidance, knowledge transfer and mentorship to State Fund internal engineering peers as required and lead technical staff responsibilities.
  • Drive requirements and technical due-diligence and infrastructure design.
  • Secures storage systems by establishing and enforcing policies; defining and monitoring access.
  • Accomplishes information systems and organization mission by completing related results as needed.
  • Acting as the primary infrastructure design, contact on projects, providing leadership, advice on HDS and NetApp systems
  • Technical Knowledge and Skills:
  • 10+ years related system engineering/Infrastructure and customer support experience.
  • 5+ years' experience in enterprise corporate infrastructure design, implementation and troubleshooting,
  • 5+ years with both Storage Management NAS/SAN Arrays (NetApp, HDS).
  • 5+ years' experience with SAN switches (a plus on Brocade Switches)
  • 5+ years' experience with Hitachi Command Suite (Storage Navigator, Tuning Manager, Replication)
  • 2+ years' experience with NetApp Cluster Mode
  • 5+ years supporting Datacenter co-located equipment.
  • Extensive experience in supporting HDS and NetApp systems
  • Extensive experience with Installing, configuring and maintaining HDS and NetApp systems
  • Must have around 8+ years of NetApp and HDS Experience with 5+ years of demonstrated experience and proficiency in managing and maintaining storage systems.
  • Extensive experience with migration of HDS and NetApp storage, design, architecture and implementation.
  • Extensive experience with security NetApp and Hitachi Data Systems.
  • Experience with knowledge of Windows, Linux and Unix Operating systems
  • Basic knowledge of Windows Active Directory 2003/2008, networking and security concepts
  • Strong troubleshooting skills and ability to apply them during business impacting incidents.
  • Capable of mentor others and lead by example.
  • Project Management, Problem Solving, People Management.
  • Ability to work on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires in-depth evaluation of various factors

Preferred Skills
  • Good organizational skills and the ability to track and prioritize several tasks
  • Excellent problem solving skills, along with the ability to work independently, as well as part of a cross-functional team
  • Ability to work on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires in-depth evaluation of various factors

    Professional Skills
  • Ability to think and operate as a team player
  • Extremely strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Experience managing network service and similar support providers in a client/vendor relationship
  • Demonstrate strong project leadership and ability to develop strong working relationships with customer technical personnel.
Desired Qualifications and Certifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in a technical field (e.g. Computer Science, IT, or similar disciplines).
  • HDS certified professional in "Implementation and Integration” and "Storage Administration”
NetApp certified professional in "Data Administration” and/or "Implementation Engineer”