Sr. SAN Engineer
Sungard AS - Philadelphia, PA

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Our Vision is to be the IT solutions provider of choice to ensure the availability of our customers’ business operations. Do you want to make a difference in one of the world's leading IT services companies? SunGard Availability Services offers careers that combine the independence of working in a small entrepreneurial environment with the depth of resources of a Fortune 500 technology company.
At SunGard Availability Services, we provide operations support to organizations that need to ensure business viability by keeping mission critical information and applications up and running. With the recent launch of our Enterprise Cloud Services, SunGard continues to invest in new technologies to stay in the foreground of technology innovations that solve business challenges.
Unlike other companies that offer individual technology services, SunGard Availability Services is focused on providing responsive and integrated disaster recovery, managed services, IT consulting and business continuity management software solutions, to help organizations keep critical technology and applications available.

At SunGard Availability Services, we know that our people are our greatest assets; we work hard to develop our employees and rely on them to make wise choices. The result is challenging and rewarding work environment that fosters growth and encourages professional development. That’s why over 3000 dedicated professionals chose SunGard Availability Services as their place of employment.

About the Position:

The purpose of this position is to support SunGard’s Technical Service Delivery teams. This Sr. System Engineer (AOG) will interface directly with the Customer / System Engineer to provide 4th level support during test exercises and/or recoveries. This support position will be share responsibility for platform processes, procedures and documentation. Further, this Sr.System Engineer will provide advanced problem determination / resolution for all aspects of recovery testing, and also serve as the subject matter expert directly supporting customers, both internal and external.


§ Serve SunGard Business Continuity customers during testing exercises and during actual disaster recoveries by providing “expert hands-on” technical support on Storage Area Networking peripherals and infrastructure.

§ Act as a “subject matter expert” providing advanced technical input. Research technical issues, publish and implement solutions.

§ Develop “Best Practices” strategies for configuring and managing the environment.

§ Maintain platform documentation.

§ Analyze capacity utilization and make recommendations for strategic upgrades and expansion.

§ Responsible for all aspects of Storage Area Network hardware, peripherals and infrastructure.

§ Ensure firmware and Fabric OS levels are maintained within established standards.

§ Assist in the execution of the most complex client recovery exercises.

§ Develop, maintain and deliver technical training to SunGard employees.

§ Support, in an advisory role, SunGard sales and sales support personnel.

§ Maintain regular and effective internal and client communication.

§ Upgrades, Installs and Beta testing

§ Level 4 support for complex testing.

§ Work closely with our CTO , Product, Service Transition, and ARS Operational teams to deliver world-class support for our Advanced Recovery Services.

§ Provide exceptional customer service through timely communication, professionalism and a strong sense of urgency to our customers and fellow team members.

§ Drive operational excellence by providing technical engineering across implementation, incident resolution, and product reporting and change management.

§ Assist with the development, use and effective management of procedures related to platforms and services supported.

§ Provide technical leadership and ownership for the defined platform.

§ Effectively support a challenging and dynamic technical environment.

§ Creatively work with multiple organizations and vendors to accomplish key tasks.

§ Ability to quickly learn complex technical concepts and apply them accordingly.

§ Provide key technical inputs into a rapidly growing products and services.

§ Build relationships with key stakeholders in order to drive operational excellence.

§ Requires occasional travel, shift, weekend, and/or rotational work.

§ Must have the ability to be on call for escalations 24x7x365.

Business Skills:

· Proficiency with Windows Office-based applications (Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint).

· College Degree preferred but will consider applicants with equivalent work-related experience with a minimum educational requirement of a H.S. Diploma or GED equivalent.

· Excellent oral and written communication skills.

· Must be self-motivated, team player able to immediately contribute in a fast paced, deadline intensive environment.

· Previous experience in a disaster recovery role a plus.

· Must be able to periodically shift schedule to meet business objectives.

· Ability to manage multiple projects with minimal supervision.

· Excellent written & verbal communication skills.

· Excellent organizational & time management skills.

· Active listener

· Detail oriented

· Good problem solving & decision making skills.

· Understanding of current information technologies.

· Ability to learn quickly & work independently.

· Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced, changing environment.

· Strong project management skills required.

Requirements and Preferred Requirements

Must Requirements (including any physical requirements):

§ B.S. degree Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent skill set developed through industry experience is required.

§ Minimum five years industry experience in design and engineering role in a large enterprise or service provider environment with the installation and support of an Enterprise SAN.

§ Extensive working knowledge and administration of Brocade DCX Fabric Infrastructure is required.

§ Experience with DCFM / BNA required.

§ BCFP Certification is required, BCFD is desired.

§ Extensive working knowledge of DASD Storage Systems, including IBM, HDS, 3PAR, NetApp, XIV.

§ Extensive working knowledge of Fiber Channel, FICON, and NAS is required.

§ Experience with Disk Replication service and products required.

§ Working knowledge of Enterprise-Class tape libraries is a plus

§ Working knowledge of Cisco SAN switches and infrastructure is a plus.

§ Ability to effectively use diagnostic tools is required.

§ Ability to learn and respond to demands in a fast-paced, highly technical environment and to manage multiple projects and responsibilities is required.

§ Ability to effectively work in a team environment, as well as, independently is required.

§ Good organizational, time management and service delivery skills are required.

§ Effective written and oral communication skills are required.

§ Strong computer skills and proficiency in productivity tools are required.