Storage Engineering Manager

Title: Storage Engineering Manager
Duration: 6+ months temp to hire
Location: Reston, VA

TecsPlus is currently looking for a Storage Engineering Manager for this 6+ month possible Temp to Perm opportunity located on Reston, VA. This role will be focused on extending our capabilities and working on innovative opportunities for end-to-end optimization of enterprise infrastructure solutions, with focus and depth in storage technology, virtualization and cloud research. The successful candidate will have a strong background in storage solutions, hyper-converged infrastructure, data storage, networking, and virtualization combined with a unique ability to evangelize and differentiate game-changing technology.

Responsibilities:

Researches and develops options to address performance and functional issues pertaining to storage environments.
Collaborate closely with other infrastructure areas (e.g. Network, Windows, and Database) to provide architected solutions for projects, and corporate initiatives to ensure system performance, availability and security across platforms
Collaborate within the Infrastructure Architects to help plan and architect a modern, portable storage enterprise solution
Set guidance for storage solutions
Collaborate with infrastructure teams, application development teams, testing and release teams to develop process around utilization and monitoring of system resources as they relate to implementation new storage environments.
Develop and maintain system documentation and architecture diagrams according to established standards.
Remain abreast of industry technical trends and new development trends to maintain current skills and remain current with industry standards.
Serve as a recognized subject matter expert and thought leader with deep expertise in converged infrastructure
Researches and develops engineered solutions and alternatives to align with business goals and processes
Partner with business in data analysis to document current storage usage patterns, reduce duplication of stored information and improve efficiency of storage consumption
Collaborate with business, solution/enterprise architects to translate business requirements into scalable solution options and provide input to Business Analytics and Master Data roadmap/strategy

Required Skills

In depth knowledge current storage and backup technologies to determine going forward strategic direction for corporate storage and data archiving/backup systems.
Experience developing architecture and engineering solutions around storage and backup following industry standard best-practices
Knowledge industry standards to meet business continuity requirements in an enterprise, multi-platform storage and system recovery environment.
Ability to work independently on researching new technologies to develop enterprise level storage, data backup and recovery, and data replication solutions for business needs.
Experience must include at least five years of experience with each of the following: system integration, storage engineering in a mixed Linux/Windows environment
Experience performing enterprise multi-platform environment and sound systems troubleshooting.
Understanding of systems integration with EMC Storage (Isilon, VNX+SRDF, and RecoverPoint), Cisco SAN Fabric Director Class Switches and experience in additional Enterprise Storage systems including NetApp, PureStorage, and Nimble.
Experience backup technologies as well as backup best practices using industry backup products.

Preferred:

Experience in Back-up/recovery methodology, clustering and high availability strategies
Experience developing infrastructure design documentation for complex projects involving third parties that can be handed off to managed services groups to implement
Experience moving an organization to next generation technology and solutions
Data Management: classification, storage optimization, consolidation, data protection
Architecture Design: design/layout global network, develop operations best practices and create design benchmarks for use in business expansion.
Experience with EMC storage solutions as well as next generation storage options
Experience with SAN replication tools
Experience with Commvault backup technologies as well as backup best practices using industry backup products.
BA or BS in Computer Science, Technology, or Business discipline or equivalent experience.

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