As a Storage Platform Engineer, you will be part of the Cirrus Hybrid Cloud storage support team responsible for ensuring the architectural integrity and successful delivery of a scalable storage platform for the IBM CIO Organization. This role has a focus on the management of storage for Cirrus Hybrid Cloud. This entails working on all aspects of disk management and monitoring, including disk initialization, fault monitoring and handling, and reporting. The candidate will be tasked with solving intriguing problems while partnering with other team members, customers, and vendors. Successful candidates will have a strong Linux development background and a passion for learning and continuous improvement.
Your Role and Responsibilities
Management, maintenance, and support of various data storage solutions especially in the RedHat OpenShift Virtualization (OSV) environment.
Plan, coordinate and upgrade components of the SAN/NAS/TSM as needed with software, hardware and microcode upgrades
Incorporate storage replication into Disaster Recovery (DR) solutions
Operate in an agile manner and under strict change control
Engage on technical level discussions around data center solutions and storage integration
Design, implement, and manage integrations between internal and external solutions, as well as storage-related monitoring solutions
Handle storage provisioning tasks, for example, end user requests, creation of volumes, mapping and ensuring storage availability at the operating system, storage performance analysis, troubleshooting, storage capacity management and planning
Provision VMWare and Physical LUNS, applying patches, upgrading software, performance, capacity planning and ensuring data is secured
Monitor for errors, hardware failures, optimization, capacity, and performance of storage arrays and associated networking to ensure and restore normal operations
Maintain the fiber channel switches and SAN configurations, especially Brocade-compatible, by ensuring that software and firmware are in keeping with the latest needs of an organization
Provide on-call support and implementation after-hours on a rotating basis
Think and act like a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) as the environment relates to storage and depends on storage
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
BS degree in computer science (or similar) or equivalent experience
8 years' experience in the management of highly available enterprise-class Storage Area Networks (SAN) and Network Attached Storage (NAS) including Fiber Channel (FC) and Internet Protocol (IP) networking and connected storage arrays.
Experince with IBM Spectrum Scale, Sptectrum Protect, CP4D, DataStage, SKLM, NFS, CIFS, SMB, Networker, NetBackup, BackupExec, or CommVault
A strong understanding of diverse infrastructure platforms and infrastructure concepts required.
Strong scripting and automation abilities
Excellent communicate skills to work with clients/customers, 3rdparties such as support and supply vendors, internal stakeholders, and team, etc.
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
Able to describe and traverse Kubernetes or OpenShift internals, deep familiarity with how a cluster works and the underlying architecture and its components
Familiarity or usage of the IBM Cloud platform and its catalog of services
Administration or usage of cloud native delivery solutions such as ArgoCD or Flux
Experience automating infrastructure, configuration management, testing, and deployments using tools like Ansible, Chef and can explain the Infrastructure as Code paradigm
Familiarity with managing and securing a distributed Windows Server and/or Linux environment
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