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Storage Administrator

Nicoll Curtin
Nicoll Curtin
Date Posted
4th November 2016
£32,500 to £46,500 Per Annum
Contract Type

This is storage administrator position at the largest asset management company. The team you will be part of, is currently focusing on completing 1 Petabyte of Tier 2 Storage refresh, NetApp Filer hardware Refresh and Data Domain implementation. In business as usual work, this position focuses on restores, storage allocations, performance analysis, and incident response & management.

Role Responsibility

  • Day-to-day administration of storage, including monitoring the Storage ticket queues, restores, resolving issues related to backups, allocations, SAN/NAS connectivity issues, storage hardware and software issues, storage device performance monitoring, storage sizing, storage integration with systems
  • Periodic Reporting - Put in place measures and collect metrics and produce reports for discussion with the end user groups in terms of the health of the environment.
  • Design & Architecture - Actively partner with the server teams to design and implement a reliable, highly available architecture to ensure maximum uptime and performance.
  • Communication - Work effectively with other Infrastructure groups including the Network, Server & Database teams as well as the Application Development teams
  • Documentation - Document critical processes and procedures to ensure consistency and quality.
  • Put in place Storage procedures and follow Company procedures and processes to ensure that Audit and Regulatory requirements are met.


  • 4+ years of strong storage administration experience in a Production environment in a medium to large company with in depth knowledge of HDS VSP storage & NetApp NAS array management with an overall experience of 6+ years in IT.
  • NetBackup 6 or 7 administration experience would be a plus.
  • Preferred to have two years of EMC VNX experience in an administrative capacity.
  • Must have working experience on CISCO MDS or Brocade Director class SAN switches
  • Must be familiar with NFS & CIFS protocols and IP replication & snapshot technologies. Familiarity with other EMC Storage Products (Data Domain, RPA, DMX or VMAX) is a plus.
  • Multiple years in a computer support/operations role as a Storage Administrator preferably in the Financial services industry
  • Experience with some of the following is a plus: Shell and Perl scripting, NDMP, Quantum Libraries, Windows Server Administration & Unix administration.

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