Storage Architect Virtustream
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Virtustream (www.virtustream.com) is a leading enterprise cloud software and services provider. The company's secure high-performance cloud platform, xStream, enables hybrid cloud deployments, supports multiple hypervisors, and is the industry's first to
offer a sub-virtual machine pricing model that is truly consumption-based. Virtustream?s team comprises of architects, engineers and developers with deep
expertise in cloud migration strategies, cloud platform deployment, enterprise
application management and advanced data center technologies.
The Storage Architect has overall responsibility for the performance and reliability of the xStream cloud platform storage and information life cycle management solutions. The Storage Architect will lead R&D for storage and backup solutions, help refine and develop go to market solutions for ILM services, as well as develop operational procedures and best practices around storage management and backups. The Storage Architect will work hand in hand with the day to day operations team to optimize the utilization of storage solutions, troubleshoot any storage issues, optimize and automate storage related functions and introduce new products.
Essential Job Functions
Provide coordination and leadership to develop and refine best practices around existing storage solutions and ILM offerings
Manage vendor relationships and participate in negotiations with key vendors
Ensure delivery of tier 3 support as needed when storage or ILM issues are suspected, leveraging vendor support as appropriate
Provide leadership in the automation of operations tasks related to storage and backups
Responsible for reporting metrics on storage performance, stability and utilization
Responsible for capacity planning for storage and ILM
Provide leadership in the research of alternative solutions and development and integration of storage and ILM products
Responsible for product costing and solutions development for Storage and ILM services
Provide thought leadership on high availability and business continuity options for storage and backups
Assists with the implementation and continuous reviews of ISO standards in relationship to Virtustream?s services & procedures
QUALIFICATIONS - KNOWLEDGE - SKILLS:
10+ years technical consultancy or operations experience with strong storage experience
Enterprise Class Storage Management, with strong knowledge of Compellent (EMC also helpful).
Proven working knowledge of Fiber Channel and iSCSI architectures with the ability to diagnose / troubleshoot and resolve networking issues.
Information Life Cycle Management, with experience working with a product set which delivers data management including Backup, Duplication, Archive, and Replication, ideally with SAN integration.
Strong working knowledge of both ?Directly Connected? and ?Virtualized Server? architecture, preferably with an awareness of converged networking technologies such as Cisco Nexus or Xsigo.
Strong understanding of data security considerations and best practices for various use cases including enterprise, financial sector, government sector
Experience with reporting SAN utilization and metrics
Experience with developing technical design documentation and contributing in design decisions
Industry recognized technical qualifications
5+ years management experience with a proven track record
Good communications skills both written and verbal
Visual awareness of business processes
Enthusiasm and drive
Good people management skills
Ability to work alone and within a team
Ability to work to deadlines
US Citizens and others authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor at this time.
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