Storage Area Network ( SAN ) Engineer

Confidential Company  •  Columbia, SC


$70K - $100K
Posted on 08/11/17 by Manoj Kumar
Columbia, SC
$70K - $100K
Posted on 08/11/17 by Manoj Kumar

Position Title: Storage Area Network (SAN) Engineer

Location: Columbia, SC

Duration: 12 Months

Contract Type: W2

Education / Equivalency:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, IS, or job-related degree
  • OR 4 years of combined education and work experience
  • OR extra 4 years job related experience

Candidate Technical Background:

  • Storage Area Network (SAN) or related experience.
  • Hands-on skills with IBM storage arrays and respective storage management systems.  (Required)
  • Hands-on skills AND experience with Cisco fabric switches. (Required)
  • Experience in enterprise-class data centres is preferred. (Highly Desired)

Daily Job Responsibilities:

  • Operational responsibilities for storage area network (SAN) storage arrays and switch fabric
  • Provide technical leadership to team members
  • Assist with capacity management
  • Review performance metrics and make recommendations for improvement
  • Perform maintenance activities

System(S) the Contractor Will Interact With/Be Responsible For:

  • Storage arrays and storage management systems from EMC, Hitachi, and IBM. SAN fabric switches from Cisco with some Brocade.

Primary Working Relationship(s) Inside and Outside the Organization:

  • Some customer interaction required (high-profile contracts/customers); some senior management (VP level) interaction required.

Working Hours/Conditions:

  • Regular M-F work week; typical 45 hour weeks; occasional weekend work; rotating on-callresponsibilities

Team Size:

  • SAN team is currently 3 team members, plus team lead and manager; Dept. also has additional staffing for VMware and WindowsTechnologies Total dept. size is 12.

Job Description:

  • Administers use, capacity and performance of SAN systems. Focuses on multiple aspects of SAN operations across multiple platforms. Works with end users and vendors to resolve server issues.
  • Upgrades and configures SAN devices from multiple vendors.
  • Maintains effective relationships with customers to ensure appropriate levels of support. Schedules, plans, and performs system health checks across environments.
  • Confers with users to resolve problems affecting server performance. Validates and adjusts server configuration as needed. Generates SAN utilization/trending/error reports as requested. Observes and controls the status and performance of all components of SAN/system facilities.
  • Maintains control of SAN devices. Control access to, and authorization level of devices. Maintains effective security/backup and disaster recovery processes and systems. Performs data backups and disaster recovery operations as needed.
  • Address vulnerabilities within audit-mandated time frames. Ensure server compliance with audit requirements. Participates in continuous review and remediation to ensure that processes meet changing business unit conditions.
  • Creates and maintains process and procedure documentation. Provides feedback on commonly encountered problems and misunderstandings to enhance user documentation and/or training programs etc. Works with others to establish and improve processes and procedures.
  • Updates knowledge and skills to keep up with rapid advancements in server administration technology.
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