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Sr Storage Engineer/ Architect

Great River, NY
Our client is seeking a Sr Storage expert Engineer/Architect for a direct perm opportunity.  

You will be working for a prestigious financial company located in the Tri- State area.

Hybrid work schedule (3 days a week in office).

The person needs strong strategic, communication and leadership skills. Must have a proactive mindset and willingness to work with other teams. Mentor, train and lead the storage area. Full understanding of storage -migration and implementation knowledge a must.
  • Strong knowledge of IBM ESS Storage.
  • Knowledge of ESS clusters.
  • GPFS environment experience around migrations a must.
  • Previous experience working with companies that utilize GPFS.
  • Strong knowledge of Linux RedHat.
  • Spearheaded implementation, migration and replication projects in various storage –(IBM, Pure, NetAPP).
  • Led storage improvement initiatives.
  • Oversee design, installation, configuration, maintenance, and performance tuning of power and storage systems for critical, 24/7 applications.
  • Guide direction of storage environment, delegating tasks to team members as necessary. 
  • Work closely with Portfolio managers to review and manage technical requirements and business functional requirements.
  • Collaborate with System Administration, Database Administration, Network Administration, Information Security, and other stakeholders to plan and execute enhancements of major application systems. 
  • Strategize with senior management to determine monthly capacity planning, current & future storage needs, and data protection solutions. 
  • Liaise with external vendors, including Netapp, Pure Storage, IBM, and Microsoft to ensure all proposed solutions are within designated capital and operational budgets.
  • Lead technical discussions with senior executives that drive decisions and implementation approaches.
  • Leads API strategies, Deployment Strategies, adoption of modern cloud native architecture patterns.
  • Demonstrate continuous improvement by identifying opportunities for improvement and organize efforts/team members needed to address the areas of improvement.
  • Remain current on industry best practices and emerging technologies.
  • 10+ years of proven experience in enterprise storage within financial industry.
  • Knowledge of enterprise infrastructure solutions, on-premises and cloud hosting platforms centered around data center storage and networking.
  • Certifications highly desired

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