Storage Engineer III

Job Location US-MA-Cambridge
Posted Date 4 months ago(10/13/2017 10:54 AM)
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The Storage Engineer will be responsible for managing block, file storage iscsi and fibre channel SAN (Storage Area Network) for Draper. They will handle the provisioning & decommissioning of local, iscsi, fibre attached hosts and storage space, as well as performing routine monitoring checks to ensure that they are operational and performing adequately. They will utilize various tools to review the health of the fabric and arrays, their workloads, and recommend any adjustments that need to be made to improve performance or stability. S/he will coordinate with the team to keep them up to date and handle all upgrades and updates based on agreed upon maintenance windows. S/he will implement changes and/or new features to support and secure the storage infrastructure based on direction and guidance from the Enterprise Storage Systems team.

  • Build and deploy storage solutions into new and existing environments.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert to diagnose and resolve problems in multiple storage environments, coordinating with coworkers and vendors as necessary to facilitate maximum availability of client applications.
  • Creates and maintains documentation for systems and solutions as they are installed and upgraded
  • Provide maintenance and support of the fabric and arrays as required for their day-to-day operation and utilization for disaster recovery activities
  • Perform any required storage provisioning.

  • Closely monitor server storage performance and utilization, identify problems and recommend / implement solutions.

  • Maintain & install patch and revision upgrades on all local storage and switch systems. Implement schedule for ongoing patches, and document progress as the effort continues.

  • Support recovery in the event of systems failure or disaster.

  • Perform capacity planning and reporting to ensure efficient use of storage.

  • Work with the storage team to standardize the storage maintenance, provisioning and decommissioning process.

  • Work with storage requests, incident tickets and changes in a timely manner and work with Service Desk to resolve issues.

  • Serve as resource to Backup and Recovery team for additional support as needed

  • Participation within an On Call rotation will required, which includes nights, weekends and holidays.


  • Must have a thorough understanding of Netapp, Nimble, Dell and EMC storage technologies
  • In-depth knowledge of SAN technologies: Brocade & Cisco switching
  • Solid understanding and experience deploying and maintaining SCSI, FC, SAN, NAS, DAS technologies, layer 2 / 3 Ethernet networks and implementation best practices.
  • 7+ years of Storage Experience
  • BS Engineering or Computer Science degree or equivalent work experience

Additional preferred experience, education, etc.:

  • Relevant Technical Certifications preferred
  • Current Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) foundations certification preferred



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