We are looking to further enhance our team by
Storage Services System Engineer
You will be based initially for 2 years at our client’s headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany. Extension of a further 2 years may be possible. In this large European Agency you will find an excellent and modern working environment with challenging tasks and responsibilities.
Your Tasks Include:
As a member of a Computer and Storage Management Team, the Key Person shall provide support to the development and maintenance of storage systems with special focus on archive and retrieval services. The duties include the administration and operation of the central archive systems, maintenance of the external storage, inventory and support to the operation of the storage services
The Key person shall perform the following tasks:
Monitoring of the facility services, storage and archive performance, investigation into H/W and S/W problems and performance of the relevant corrective actions;
Ensuring that in case of H/W or S/W failures the operational configuration can be restored, including the definition, maintenance, performance of backup/archive procedures;
Liaison with the external providers of H/W and S/W maintenance for the request and follow up of maintenance interventions;
Analysis, planning and performance of H/W and S/W upgrades or reconfigurations, taking care of compatibility issues between storage subsystems;
Implementation and maintenance of scripts and/or procedures where applicable for the automated and/or controlled execution of the above activities, generation or update of associated technical documentation;
Provision of support to design future evolution of the facility to accommodate the requirements of current and future programs, generation and maintenance of associated documentation;
Provision of stand-by/on-call support;
Provision of support, as required, to critical operations.
In the performance of the activities the Consultant shall always apply the relevant change management control and maintenance procedures.
In addition to having a university degree (or equivalent), the Consultant shall have minimum of 5 years experience in the administration and troubleshooting of distributed storage systems. The experience should have been made in an operational or production environment, characterized by custom applications in addition to standard software, running both on the client and server side, and by high availability requirements.
Technical skills, experience & knowledge
The Key person shall have an expert knowledge and an extensive work experience in the Storage solutions, Storage Area Networks (SAN), Backup/ Archive technologies and should have demonstrated experience, to the extent required by the performance of the above tasks, with the design and implementation of the following highly available system and software environments:
SAN topology, managing Brocade (or equivalent) Directors and departmental switches
Storage virtualization solutions (EMC VPLEX or equivalent) serving many different types of storage client platforms
Enterprise and Departmental storage solutions (EMC VMAX, HDS or equivalent) file, block or object based
Big Data storage solutions (Automation of storage services provision, Cloud Storage, Data Analytics)
Unix, Linux operating system, virtualization technologies
Generation and maintenance of technical documentation in English
Furthermore, it would be a distinct advantage for the Key Person to have experience with the following:
Implementation of archive solutions using Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM) system (SAM-FS or equivalent)
High end, automated, tape library systems (StorageTek SL8500 series with ACSLS software)
Implementation of backup and recovery solutions (Symantec Netbackup or equivalent)
System/Service Monitoring using Nagios framework
The variety of the tasks and the scope of the systems to be supported require a high degree of autonomy and good analytical skills. The Key person shall prepare, coordinate and communicate in advance and in detail critical activities, to be shared for review and approval prior to the actual execution of the work.
The Key person shall be able to conduct all activities in an orderly and disciplined manner, shall be able to work in a team and share expertise and experience with other team members, and shall be able to work calmly and correctly under stress.
The working language for the position is English and therefore the key person must be able to work effectively in this language.
LOCATION: Darmstadt, Germany
CLOSING DATE: 18th May 2016
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