Senior Storage Systems Administrator

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Posting title
Senior Storage Systems Administrator

Roles and responsibilities
Must be a US Citizen
DOJ/DEA/Leidos – Washington, D.C.
W2 with full benefits
1 year contract

Job Description:
•Manage and maintain NetApp storage devices in the customer data centers; work directly with customers as required to ensure their needs are met
•Work in a rapid paced environment and work independently
•Maintain the smooth operation of a multi-user computer systems, including coordination with other administrators, customers and engineers
•Set up administrator and service accounts, tune system performance, install system wide software
•Interact with users and evaluate vendor products
•Evaluate hardware and software, with the goal of improving and increasingly automating operations
•Develop and monitor policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources
•Create, maintain, and implement detailed documentation and maintain standard operating procedures
•The current storage solution utilizes a combination of NetApp and EMC products.
•The current backup solution is based on NetBackup software/appliance in combination with NetApp/EMC.
•Apply security settings and other commercial security best practices
•Provide support on a M-F business hours schedule; also responsible for on-call, extended hour, and weekend support as required by mission or emergency situations
•The ideal candidate will be personable and articulate and will focus on making sure that the customer’s IT needs are met quickly and effectively. He or she will be a self-starter who can work with limited supervision.
•Excellent communication skills are required to effectively interface with customers on site and with staff in the main office in Washington, DC.

Required Skills:
•Bachelor's degree in a relevant technical discipline and 10 years of overall related experience with a Windows server environment; or a Master’s degree 8 years relevant experience. •Additional related years of experience is accepted in lieu of a degree
•Excellent understanding and administrative experience with NetApp Storage devices, and very good understanding of EMC and cloud-based storage
•Knowledge of SAN, NAS, VSAN and Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) storage architectures
•Scripting experience
•System (hardware) and application (software) installation and configuration
•System monitoring using installed tools as well as external tools
•Application of security settings and other commercial security best practices
•Experience with configuration, troubleshooting and maintaining virtual and cloud environments
•Excellent written and verbal communications skills
•Ability to multitask and function in a fast-paced environment

Desired Skills:
•Experience with the following:
-Veritas Enterprise Version 7.6 (Windows Master – Media Servers – using tapes)
-Veritas Netbackup Appliance Version 8.1 (Linux based appliance – disk to disk backup)
-EMC VNX 5200 & VNX 5400 (All SAN)
-NetApp FAS8040, FAS8020, FAS3220 7 (All CIFS shares)
-ITIL training and/or certification
•Past experience with the Department of Justice
•DOJ or DOD Active Clearance
•Customer interface experience
•Network knowledge and experience
•Working knowledge of Windows and/or Linux servers
•Working knowledge of NetApp and other storage devices
•Exposure to SQL and Oracle and database concepts and installations
•ITSM knowledge and experience, particularly with ServiceNow

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District of Columbia