Storage Engineer
Latisys - Oak Brook, IL

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Storage Engineer

Storage Engineer

Facility: Ashburn, VA or Oak Brook, IL

Latisys prides itself on offering its employees an opportunity for a challenging career in a team-oriented environment. As a fast growing company, we are always on the lookout for ambitious people with a positive attitude and commitment to being the best they can be.

Latisys is seeking a motivated individual to be responsible for the strategic planning, detailed architecture design, and engineering of all storage, backup, and recovery technologies. This is a full-time, exempt, salaried position. Latisys offers an extensive benefits package to its employees, including 401(k), medical insurance, dental insurance, vision care plan, pre-tax flexible spending accounts for health care and dependent care, paid life insurance and AD&D, paid short term and long term disability, employee assistance program, paid time off and paid company holidays.

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Essential Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Ensuring optimal performance of storage subsystems
  • Responsible for capacity management and reporting of storage subsystems and backup products
  • Document technical problems, resolutions, and processes for assigned tasks and projects
  • Provide consistent follow-up on incidents/changes until long term objectives are completed
  • Provides complex technical consultation on current and proposed systems to other organizations and clients
  • Architects highly available, distributed solutions across the appropriate engineering environments to meet business requirements or enhance performance
  • Reviews cost analyses and vendor comparison reports to ensure cost-effective and efficient operations
  • Performing testing in preparation of storage related hardware or software upgrades
  • Recommends vendor/approach and presents to senior management
  • Develop and conduct training for Tier II and systems engineers to further develop the virtualization expertise of the staff
  • Required to be a part of an on-call rotation, and will occasionally be responsible for after-hours maintenance work
Other Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Other duties as assigned by management
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
  • Total understanding of capacity, performance, trending, tuning – storage resource management
  • Experience with RAID group configurations and optimizing performance of the SAN
  • Installation and configuration of multipathing software (i.e. PowerPath etc.)
  • Configuring the SAN to operate with VMware and other hypervisors
  • Ability to run proof of concept and write use cases
  • Must be able to maintain ownership of vendor relationships and ongoing technology assessments
  • Ability for oral and written communication with the highest levels of management including the ability to effectively communicate technical information to remote locations.
  • Solid understanding of storage networking fundamentals, concepts, and components, including storage subsystems, SCSI, Fibre Channel, switches, iSCSI, HBAs, virtualization, zoning, LUN masking, LVM , etc.
  • Can work alone and be a self-starter
Education and/or Experience:
  • Experience administering enterprise and mid-tier storage subsystems and understanding of concepts such as split-mirror, snapshot backups and remote storage replication
  • Work experience in large hosting or campus data center environment
  • Strong industry experience in Enterprise Storage product development
  • 7 + years industry experience
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Computer Science or Management Information Systems
Working Conditions

Most work is done in an area where normal office or data center noise is present.

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Latisys is a leading provider of colocation, managed hosting, managed services and disaster recovery solutions to medium-sized businesses,...