Principal Engineer (Hyper Converged Infrastructure)

Confidential Company  •  Los Angeles, CA

8 - 10 years experience  •  Broadcasting

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/27/17 by Prudence Sihlangu
Confidential Company
Los Angeles, CA
8 - 10 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/27/17 Prudence Sihlangu

This position will be required to be a subject matter expert across hyper converged and storage infrastructure. 

This role will be pivotal in designing, supporting and ensuring best practices for a CBS’ hyper converged, file, object, and block storage.  


  •  Maintain an expert level of knowledge in area of expertise by maintaining certifications current, attending seminars or though other related activities
  • Document the baseline infrastructurearchitecture, including reference to the relevant business, information and technology components
  • Serve as a SME to diagnose and resolve problems in multiple storage environments with expertise around EMC Isilon, ECS and NetApp
  • Serve as SME to diagnose and resolve problems in hyperconvergedinfrastructureworking withtechnologies such as Nutanix, VXrail, vBlock, etc…
  • Engage with project teams to define the technologyarchitecture components of a solution, provide ongoing assurance of technology solutions through to delivery
  • Identify and analyze business needs and drivers associated with infrastructure change, assessing their feasibility and propose solutions
  • Assist in the development of technology roadmaps, covering lifecycle planning, capacity planning, obsolescence, availability of support, major version upgrades and vendor roadmaps
  • Carry out research and development to explore emerging technologies and investigating how they may be incorporated into the technology roadmaps
  • Serve as a SME to diagnose and resolve problems in, storage (object, block, file) and hyper-convergedinfrastructure
  • Perform root cause analysis to quickly recover from service interruptions, and to prevent recurring problems in the environment
  • Analyze and forecast capacity for the IT environment, provide growth/capacity projections and make recommendations to leadership
  • Mentor less knowledgeable/experienced Infrastructure team members as needed
  • Facilitate knowledge sharing by creating and maintaining detailed engineering documentation and specifications for implementation
  • Work with the IT Infrastructure team to ensure the quality of coordinated projects and business needs
  •  Develop process improvements and implement automation to improve operations across IT practice areas


  • 8+ years’ experience in an InfrastructureTechnology role
  • Expert knowledge working withHyper Converged infrastructure including vBlock, vXRail and Nutanix, Isilon, ECS and other object storage platforms
  • Experience designing, implementing, and supporting NAS and Object Storage systems specifically for use with DAM/MAM systems and workflows
  • Experience configuring Isilon Cloud Pools with ECS and Public cloud providers like AWS S3
  • Experience in infrastructure design, re-engineering or re-platforming, involving broad-based information systems and utilizing tools and techniques to effect change.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies and implement advanced solutions at a rapid pace
  • Expert knowledge in building, supporting and administration of Linux, Unix, and Windows Operating Systems
  • Must have a thorough understanding of NetApp products including design and administration
  • Experience with site-to-site and DR replication (ie SnapMirror and SnapVault)
  • In-depth knowledge of general storage technologies: iSCSI, FC, SAN, NAS, DAS.
  • Monitoring and logging tools and strategies for management and troubleshooting of issues in a fast-paced environment
  • Performance testing, benchmarking, stress testing
  • Work independently and as part of a matrix team
  • Proficient in the use of Visio, PowerPoint, Word, Excel
  • Proven ability to design, build and publish results of technology proofs and pilots
  • Self-motivated and able to grasp new concepts quickly. Comfortable and confident in an ambiguous environment.
  • Ability to work under pressure and interface with senior management
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Undergraduatedegree in Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent
  • Graduate Degree in Computer Science or Engineering highly desired
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