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Senior Storage Engineer
Ref No.: 18-03153
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Position Type:Full Time
Pay Rate : $ 115,000.00 - 125,000.00 /Year
  • 4+ years of responsibility for operation, optimization, and troubleshooting of mission critical multi-petabyte NAS systems in a Big-Data or High Performance Computing (HPC) environment; Isilon or NetApp strongly preferred.
  • Adept with Linux command line, storage and NFS related problems.
  • Comprehensive understanding of how network problems can affect storage and corrective measures needed for resolution.
  • "Metrics-first” approach; have created and implemented comprehensive data and metrics collection on performance and reliability aspects of the systems you were responsible for. You did most of the heavily lifting for this yourself (writing scripts, calling APIs, etc) instead of punting to a vendor-provided solution.
  • Skilled with a scripting language, such as Python (preferred), Perl, or Ruby for automation.
  • Proficient with popular configuration management systems, like Puppet, Ansible, Salt, etc to keep your systems repeatable.
  • A practitioner of "infrastructure as code”. Practical instead of dogmatic, you are constantly evaluating the "sweet spot” for the best automation and config management payoffs.
  • Able to influence colleagues, clearly explain complex problems, and are overall rewarding to work with.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with services from public cloud providers like AWS, Azure, and GCP in hybrid storage environments—some data on-prem, some data in S3, GCS, Glacier, etc.
  • Experience with storage vendor negotiations, ROI financial modeling, migration planning, and "upwards communication” of storage strategy.
Block storage experience and the typical enterprise vendors associated: EMC, Pure, NetApp, etc