Storage Administrator
Zot Inc. - Columbia, MD

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Position requires a Top Secret security clearance, based on current background investigation (SBI), as well as the favorable completion of full screening polygraph

Clearance and polygraph processing will be completed by the U.S. Government

Job Summary:
The Storage Administrator diverse duties will include day to day support of enterprise storage systems, disk provisioning, troubleshooting, diagnosis, maintenance, service improvements etc.

Required Duties/Skills:
Knowledge of EMC, DMX, NetApp, Cisco, HDS, Data Replication etc.

As a key member of the storage services team, the Storage Administrator will provide analysis and implementation support for data storage and protection solutions including pre-site inspections, initial implementations, customization and integration with the intent of optimizing the operational benefit.

This person will work closely with internal business customers, technical team members and other internal support group as well as external vendors to ensure a smooth implementation and transition.

Will have experience with Hitachi, HP StorageWorks and NetApp storage environments as well as VMware and Linux deployments.

Will serve as a member of the storage team as part of the FIS dedicated services portfolio.

Experience configuring LDAP on a UNIX/Linux platform

Desired Skills:
Must have excellent skills in one or more of the following areas:

§ Linux
§ Windows

Good knowledge of networking technologies

Experience working with storage products on a variety of Open Systems

Excellent analytical abilities, resulting in problem resolution

High performance storage subsystems and SAN technologies; FC, FCoE, NAS, HP EVA, Hitachi USPV & AMS 2500, NetApp FAS 3000 & 3100

Database backup and restore, such as Oracle, SQL, Exchange

Fibre channel fabric, such as Brocade DCX and Cisco MDS switches

Clustered systems or high availability solutions

Bachelors Degree or certification in a related product

Zot was founded in 1998 by Michael McNeil, whose vision was to develop a company which brings together highly competent technical personnel and helps them to further sharpen their IT knowledge through mentoring, training, and certification, while providing its customers with a superior level of services and support.

Our staff specializes in system architecture design and system integration, network engineering and administration, large scale heterogeneous system administration, and other high-end technical tasks. We offer the flexibility and responsiveness of a small company while maintaining the high quality technical expertise necessary for meeting the complex needs of our customers.

Zot was the first to link with VMware to virtualize major public IT resources more than 10 years ago and we still take our leadership role very seriously.

Who We Are
We are an IT solutions provider focused on customers in the government contracting communities and specialize in:

  • System and network design, integration and administration
  • Virtualization
  • Data storage and management
We are proud to be trusted advisors to US Government Departments and Agencies, where we have supported major intelligence and infrastructure projects.

For more than a decade we have collaborated with leading public sector contractors to deliver specialist skills in system design, virtualization and data storage. We are always looking to team with respected industry peers. So far we have worked with:

Super Prime contractors such as:
  • Oracle / Sun Microsystems
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Computer Sciences Corporation
  • SAIC
  • IBM
  • Boeing
  • L3 Communications
Prime contractors such as:
  • Henggeler Computer Consultants
  • Comso
Technology Partners
We are a VMware Authorized Consulting Partner and Enterprise VIP reseller. We aligned with VMware to provide gold standard virtualization services to public sector customers when we first started virtualizing their IT more than 10 years ago. We were one of the first public contractors to have VMware certified professionals on staff.

Some other technology partners include:
  • Dell
  • IBM
  • Sun
  • NetApp
  • Isilon
  • RedHat
  • LeftHand Networks (HP)
  • VizionCore
  • Wyse
Training (unparalleled)
Upon joining Zot, you will work with the latest tools and technologies, perform challenging work that contributes to our nation’s well-being and you will benefit from customer interaction and recognition.

We believe our employees benefit from professional mentoring and significant technical training. To that end, we provide each employee with a significant training budget and paid time off to pursue their training.

Stand up and be heard !!
Zot has been successful in creating an atmosphere where our employees feel challenged in their work and valued as contributors to our success as a whole. As a smaller outfit, we encourage our employees to express their opinions and encourage them to offer suggestions on how to improve both as an employer and services provider.

Zot is built on the talent of its people and naturally we want to keep them. Besides competitive salaries, we also offer a strong suite of benefits, such as:

  • Health Insurance (Medical / Dental / Vision)
  • Life Insurance
  • STD / LTD
  • 401(k)
  • Paid Time Off
  • Professional Training Budget
  • Employee Referral Program