Lead Systems Engineer
WellCare - Tampa, FL

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Lead Systems Engineer - 1300560
      About WellCare: WellCare Health Plans, Inc. provides managed care services targeted to government-sponsored health care programs, focusing on Medicaid and Medicare. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, WellCare offers a variety of health plans for families, children, and the aged, blind, and disabled, as well as prescription drug plans. For more information about WellCare, please visit the Company's website at www.wellcare.com.

      Our History: Founded in 1985 with three associates, WellCare grew to more than 800 associates and 467,000 members in Florida, New York and Connecticut by 2002. In 2004, the company acquired Harmony to enter the Midwest and became publicly traded. By 2006, WellCare served 2.2 million members as it became a national prescription drug plan provider and the largest Medicaid plan in Georgia. WellCare expanded its services when it began offering Medicaid managed care plans in Ohio and Missouri in 2007, and Medicare managed care plans in Texas and New Jersey in 2008. Additional growth followed when the company was chosen to serve Hawaii's Medicaid program for the aged, blind or disabled in 2009, and in 2011 when it was selected to serve Kentucky's Medicaid program. Today, WellCare has more than 3,900 associates and approximately 2.4 million members nationwide.

      EOE: All qualified applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age forty (40) and over, disability, veteran status, or national origin.
      The principal function of the Storage Systems Engineer Lead position is to plan and manage the architecture and design of WellCare storage area network and storage hardware and software including DR appliances according to industry best practices, while ensuring high levels of data quality and availability for all enterprise storage systems environment. This role is responsible for ensuring the success of WellCare IT engineering department in achieving its strategic and financial goals, and is also responsible for understanding complex business IT needs and researching, designing and developing solutions.

      Essential Functions:

      • Lead a team of engineers and Sr. engineers
      • Manage and lead storage engineering projects
      • Quality assurance of all storage related projects
      · Ability to plan, document and effectively implement projects and systems
      • Demonstrated ability to work in a high volume, fast paced environment with many deadlines and competing priorities
      • Demonstrated working proficiency in SAN fabric management (ISLs, utilization, zoning, masking, etc.)
      • Knowledge with SAN hardware and software for Cisco and Brocade fabric architectures.
      • Administer hardware components specifically focused on EMC and IBM.
      • Interpret storage protocols including Fiber Channel, CIFS, NFS, NDMP protocols and hardware, which use these products
      • Provide capacity planning, performance analysis, develop disaster recovery plans, lead efforts towards storage consolidation and identify storage growth, manage configurations of storage media and storage management software.
      • Willingness to manage a 24x7x365 storage and backup environment including on-call rotation, weekend work, etc.
      • Maintain partnerships and leverage market technologies associated with SAN vendors, product enhancements and product roadmaps to determine how they can be beneficially applied to the company's Enterprise
      • Extensive experience in design and documentation of backup/restore strategies via enterprise class backup solutions such as VERITAS NetBackup and automated tape library systems
      • Supporting storage in a VMware virtualization environment
      • Experience with Data Replication, Snap Shots and Virtualization Technology
        • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in information systems or information technology or related field or equivalent experience
        • 6+ years of hands on experience in IT
        • 4+ years experience performing a Consultant or Architect role
        • 3 + years of project management experience
        • Strong knowledge of SAN and SAN fabric design, documentation, implementation, monitoring, and support as demonstrated by no less than 6 years’ experience working in Information Technology in a role that included primary or shared responsibility for architecting / engineering or administering SAN and SAN fabric solutions in Unix / Linux environment to include the following:
        • o Enterprise storage infrastructure design

          o Server and SAN virtualization and consolidation

          o Disaster recovery/business continuity solutions design and planning

          o Remote data replication design and implementation using SRDF and CDP/CRR appliances (EMC's RecoverPoint)

          o Enterprise systems architecture

          o Systems and storage administration

          o High availability with cluster technology

          o Performance tuning and capacity planning
            • Enterprise storage or backup design, implementation, administration and support
            • HBA implementation, configuration, performance tuning, administration, and support on Unix / Linux hosts
            • Implementation of multi-pathing software such as EMC Powerpath or Veritas DMP on Unix / Linux hosts
          • At least one of the following certifications; more than one certification or advanced certifications, preferred:
            • Standard Certifications
              • Solaris Administrator
              • SUSE or Red Hat Administrator
              • SAN design certifications
            • Advanced Certifications
              • Advanced version of the certifications above
              • Certifications in other areas related to Unix, Linux, or SAN such as:
                • Security
                • Performance Tuning
                • Network Configuration
          Computer Skills:
          • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Visio, Project and Outlook

          • After hours work may be required for upgrades to production systems to avoid system downtime during business hours
          • Must be able to work assigned hours and be available to participate in on-call rotations
          • Must be able to be available for after-hours support via cell phone or pager 24x7 when on call
        Primary Location FL-Tampa

        Is a relocation package available? No

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