We are looking to add an EMC Storage Architect to our team to aid with special projects as well as to provide support for on-going daily storage and design needs. This person will be tasked with planning, designing, and analyzing the organization's storage infrastructure according to best practices, while ensuring high levels of data quality and availability. Additionally, they will be responsible for capacity planning, backup and restore process design, performance analysis, and developing data disaster recovery plans.
Leads the development of long-term vision, strategy, and roadmaps for storage servers and databases across the organization in conjunction with company objectives
Establishes strategies for storage consolidation, centralization, and optimization to reduce downtime and costs while improving security and storage performance.
Performs capacity planning analysis and other needs assessments to inform storage architecture strategy.
Designs redundant systems and policies for disaster recovery and archiving to ensure effective protection and integrity of storage appliances and stored data assets.
Develops procedures for backups and restores, as well as monitors the performance, success, or failure of these tasks.
Defines, communicates, and ensures adherence to data storage retention policies and creates routines for end-users to facilitate storage best practices, including desktop storage administration.
Develops and maintains procedures for storage change management, availability management, backup management, incident management and process documentation.
Maintains current knowledge of storage-related laws, trends, and issues, including current and emerging technologies and best practices.
Transfers the storage architecture requirements into a solution configuration that will be installed and configured. Takes the architecture requirements and plans and develops a validation strategy and schedule for testing the solution before releasing to production.
Ensures IT adherence to service level agreements regarding storage allocations, limitations, and availability. Anticipates, identifies, and oversees mitigation and response to storage access problems, retrieval issues, and storage device status issues.
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Science, Management Information Systems, Network Technology or Systems Engineering
At least 8 years experience in Enterprise Storage Administration
At least 5 years experience in capacity planning systems and storage in a production environment.
At least 5 years experience in administering, troubleshooting, and supporting storage systems, such as EMC VMAX, VNX, DMX/CX class and ECC.
Experience with storage consolidation of at least 2 Petabyte (PB) of storage
Experience with EMC hardware and software products, such as EMC Symmetrix, Clariion, Centera, Celerra, Isilon, ECC, VPLEX, Network Backup and Cisco SAN products.
Basic Required Skills & Experience
Design-Level Storage Experience around VPLEX and VNX