EMC SAN Storage Engineer
VISUAL SOFT, INC - Washington, DC

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Visual Soft, Inc., is a Small Business Administration (SBA) certified 8(a), Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB). F ounded in 1998, we have expertise in design, deployment and management of mission-critical applications and technology infrastructures for Federal and Commercial markets.


Visual Soft, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status or disability

The EMC SAN Storage Engineer is a senior technical resource for Storage Solutions and is responsible for the design, implementation, management, monitoring, troubleshooting and maintenance of related technologies. In addition, this position requires broader knowledge of Information Technology at large, with an understanding of related disciplines and how they interoperate.

The EMC SAN Storage Engineer is responsible for leading design, implementation and troubleshooting efforts. This engineer should have experience with Disk array configuration and management, microcode upgrades, SAN/SWITCH configuration and connectivity, zoning, ISL, Windows, Solaris, Linux, and AIX disk configuration and have experience with storage monitoring and management tools.

Essential Duties:
Implement, maintain, and engineer storage systems, software, and data integration solutions to business technical problems through the use of COTS hardware and software.

Participate in all phases of storage engineering, including design, analysis, and modeling at a highly technical level; analyze complex computer system requirements to provide integration and implementation support

Analyze, design, test, document, and implement storage solutions for continuous data availability, integrity, storage and protection.

Allocate storage to Windows servers using EMC tools

Manage/implement advanced SAN storage provisioning/tuning

Oversee and implement storage system upgrade and optimization strategies

Ensure thorough implementation of security procedures through physical measures, operating system, and industry security standards.

Develop, maintain, and manage standard operating procedures and configurations of the SAN/NAS environments

Provide reports on storage utilization and uptime of the storage arrays and servers attached to SAN

Conduct capacity planning reviews

Develop strategies to manage the frequency of appropriate support package/patch application

Provide technical solutions and escalated support for non-routine, highly complex technical issues

Coordinate activities with other technical personnel as appropriate

Interact with vendors, other agencies, and others on behalf of the client.

Education/Equivalent Training Required:
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science , Engineering or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience.

Master's Degree preferred

10-15 years of related systems engineering experience

5 years of current/recent experience with EMC storage equipment in general, including specific knowledge or experience with EMC VMAX, VPLEX, Centera, Recoverpoint, and SAN Fabric Director Class Switch

Knowledge or experience is highly desired with the use of NFS in VMWare, EMC Avamar, and Cisco UC

Strong experience with EMC system best practices, design, implementation, upgrade, and management

Strong subject matter knowledge in the storage field with familiarity with other related Information Technologies

Strong understanding of major enterprise Windows operating systems

Experience in technology management, analysis and administration.

Strong analytical, problem solving, writing, communication, and organizational skills with the ability to work effectively under pressure

Demonstrated ability to interact, build relationships, communicate, and negotiate well with members of team and senior management

Strong interpersonal skills, astuteness and the ability to effectively deal with conflict resolution.

Must be able to participate in on-call rotation

The following certifications are required to have now or be able to obtain within 45 days of hire:

SNIA Certified Storage Engineer (SCSE) certification

SNIA Certified Storage Architect (SCCA) certification

ECM Storage Administrator (ECMSA) certification

The following certifications are highly desired:
ITILv3 Foundation Certificate

Microsoft technical certification