Senior Storage Systems Architect
RMS - Newark, CA

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RMS is building a Cloud Platform from SCRATCH using the most exciting cloud technologies based on virtualization, scale out architecture, open stack frameworks, elastic databases and high performance grid computing (Vertica and Hadoop). We are proud of our energetic and positive culture that is a balance between technology and academia.

At RMS, we have big ideas around big data. We seek candidates that rise to challenges with the curiosity and mental dexterity to analyze and solve complex problems. We look for professionals who will bring a fresh perspective and a desire to make a huge impact. Let us know if this is your dream job.

Job Description - Senior Storage Systems Architect

The Information Technology Cloud Operations organization is searching for a dedicated and motivated individual who would fill the role of Senior Storage Systems Architect.

The RMS Next Generation products are built for speed, thus, a proven, hands on background of designing, managing and supporting highly compute, memory, storage and network intensive Linux computing environments will be needed as we look to define and migrate to a cloud offering.

This is a bleeding- edge system and you will play a key role in leading and navigating us towards cloud architecture for the next generation of RMS solutions.

Responsibilities:
As the senior core team member of the Cloud Operations team, the individual will research, design, develop, and support cloud services at RMS. This person must have experience building cloud infrastructure or platform services. This person will be expected to design and implement large scale cloud control systems ensuring maximum uptime and reliability. Experience in distributed design is required.

The ideal candidate will take part in leading the storage design and optimization decisions as well as, help manage the company's bulk storage, file serving and backup infrastructure. You will play a key role in designing and scaling the storage infrastructure which is critical to our services. You will be responsible for documenting and analyzing trends with respect to data types, storage locations, and data flow. You will also define, manage and perform a consistent regimen of data recovery and validation.

As a member of our highly motivated team you should be dedicated to excellence and have a strong sense of personal responsibility. This is an excellent role for a seasoned professional with solid experience in large-scale, distributed data storage technology and architecture.

Requirements:
BA/BS degree required. Master’s is a plus.

EMC and VMware Certifications are a big plus, to help underline your experience

Minimum of 10 years of Senior System Storage experience with extensive knowledge of the following technologies; SAN, NAS, DAS, CAS, Unified Storage Architectures, Storage Virtualization, iSCSI, FC, NFS, pNFS, CIFS, FCoE, Infiniband, Ethernet, OSI model, TCP/IP.

Extensive experience building, supporting, and troubleshooting high-volume, distributed storage solutions in mission-critical environments.

Must have knowledge and experience with virtualization applications; VMware ESX/VSphere, RHEV, Citrix Xenserver and virtual storage systems.

Significant experience with large dataset storage and backup.

Strong analytical skills applied to capacity trending, proactive storage planning, disaster recovery, data protection design and configuration.

Strong cloud operational experience and familiarity with host-based storage platforms.

Experience managing enterprise storage environments like EMC and Hitachi (Cisco is not a storage platform).

Familiarity with Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM).

Must have experience with Linux and Microsoft O/S as it relates to storage.

You must be self-motivated, capable of managing your time well, and work efficiently without close supervision.

Team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Desired Skills:
Knowledge of data-intensive, no-SQL architectures (e.g. Vertica, Hadoop, HDFS, MongDB).

Data Warehousing and/or Data Mining experience.

Background and knowledge of security policies, regulations, and compliance; experience supporting major compliance standards such as PCI DSS, ISO 27000, NERC/FERC, FISMA, HIPAA, GLBA, SOX, COBIT, etc.

Experience with Informatica.

Experience with RabbitMQ

Risk Management Solutions (RMS) is the world's leading provider of analytics and decision science solutions for the quantification and management of catastrophic risks throughout the world. The models and consulting services of RMS are used by hundreds of insurance and reinsurance companies, hedge funds, corporations, and governments to assess a wide-range of natural and man-made perils such as - earthquake, flood, hurricane, windstorm, wild fire, disease pandemic. RMS continues to grow and diversify in order to service and meet the requirement of its clients through research and technology innovation and superior client service. The company's strength lies in its ability to use and develop the skills of its people across a wide remit of business activities.

At RMS, we believe the result of deeper knowledge is positive change. Our ultimate goal is to create a more sustainable and resilient world through a better understanding of catastrophic events. To find out more, visit www.rms.com/careers.

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