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Storage & Backup Administrator (Contract)

Location: Watford, United Kingdom Country: UK

Storage & Backup Administrator

Location: Watford, UK

Job Type: Contract

Job Description:

  • Strong relevant experience as storage administrator administering EMC VMAX, VNX, VNXe, Centera HPE(DXC) 3PAR, Pure,storage frames and CISCO MDS and Brocade SAN Switches as well as Netapp Filers, TSM, DataDomain
  • Candidate should have a Higher Level Diploma and have already worked for a number of years in an investment banking infrastructure.
  • Perform monitoring of SAN and Storage array system and backup infrastructure
  • General proactive administration to help ensure the integrity, stability and performance of the systems.
  • Carry out storage array and backup system upgrades according to bank standards required for application operation, hardware support or security enhancement.
  • Carry out data migrations to retire Legacy storage and backup platforms
  • Ensuring that supported production installations of the system and additional components are compliant with the banks information security standards.
  • SAN & BUR performance monitoring and tuning where required.
  • Providing Operational Support to the File Serving/NAS Infrastructure within the Bank, dealing with internal client requests for File Serving (share increases, new shares, reporting), planning and implementing data migrations (typically using either Robocopy or Acopia), performing infrastructure upgrades, Patching, Maintenance, managing data Snapshots, performing periodic DR failover tests and generally providing cover for other regions.
  • Carry out break-fix activity to upkeep the storage environment
  • Raise incidents, change tickets and represent on Incident/Problem/Change Management meetings
  • Work with Application developers/DBA/Unix/Wintel SA's to provide solutions to their data storage needs and performance related issues
  • Participate in DR/BCP/Power down drills.
  • Able to work on remote storage environments with virtual storage teams across APAC/US/UK/EMEA.
  • ITIL v3 certification would be an added advantage.
  • Familiar with the concepts of the ITIL Framework eg Service Requests, Incident Management, Change Management
  • Experience working within large enterprise environments
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment, managing multiple & changing priorities.
  • Ability to extract information from multiple tools with high attention to detail and accuracy
  • Familiar with Service Management Request Tools egService Now
  • Pre-requisite skill - Administration of Netapp Workflow Analyzer (WFA), SQL Server DB administration,
  • Administration of Cisco SAN Switches a must
  • Must be able to use symcli,Cisco cli, Netapp cli, uemcli, navicli,
  • Well versed with EMC V-Max & HPE(DXC) 3PAR
  • EMC software suite such as SRDF, PowerPath, Timefinder, Snap, Clone, ViPR SRM & ESRS
  • Knowledge of third-party technology such as Netapp and tools like Oncommand Unified Manager and Systems Operations Manager
  • Working knowledge of RHEL, Windows, AIX, Solaris System administration & Virtualization technologies such as Vmware ESX clusters
  • Basic AIX & VERITAS Volume manager
  • Financial industry experience a must
  • Excellent knowledge of Netapp OnTap 7.x and 8.x, Windows 2000/2003/2008 OS.
  • Excellent knowledge of configuring and supporting SAN attached Windows and CIFS Servers (setting up software stack, creating new partitions/aggregates/volumes, failover, snapshots, replication, etc,)
  • Good knowledge of Netapp and HP Server Hardware platforms
  • An excellent understanding of the following technologies:
    • - TCP/IP - CIFS - NFS - WINS/DNS - DFS - Network Topologies - Active Directory
      - MS Security patch deploy (ideally Bigfix)
  • Previous knowledge of working with ServiceNow, Cyberark an advantage
    Expertise in supporting Tivoli Storage Manager 5.x, 6.x, 7.x
  • Expertise in the support of disparate physical and virtual tape libraries
  • Expertise in the support of disparate operating system
  • Expertise in one or more of the following programming languages: Korn Shell (or any variant), PERL, SQL.
  • Deploying, managing, troubleshooting and reporting on Tivoli Storage Manager versions 5.x - 7.x.
  • Proficiency in the support and management of physical tape libraries (IBM, Quantum, HPE StoreEver)

Posted Date: 18 Jun 2019 Reference: JSSTORAGE & BACKUP Company: Damco Solutions Contact: Pavan Kumar