Highlight Technologies

Principal Systems Engineer (Storage and Backup)

Job Locations US-ID-Pocatello
ID
2022-1910
Type
Full-Time

Overview

The Systems Engineer shall be responsible for design, deployment, testing, certification, patching, addressing interoperability issues, not only of the base storage & backup system, but for all features, components and application dependencies. To include Storage Area Network (SAN), Network Attached Storage (NAS), Tape, local disk, Fibre Channel, iSCSI, etc.

 

Relocation assistance and potential sign on bonus can be offered with this opportunity.

Responsibilities

  • Design, deployment, testing, certification, patching, addressing interoperability issues, not only of the base storage & backup system, but for all features, components and application dependencies. To include Storage Area Network (SAN), Network Attached Storage (NAS), Tape, local disk, Fibre Channel, iSCSI, etc.

Qualifications

  • Top Secret clearance, SCI eligibility (TS/SCI).
  • 3+ years supporting enterprise infrastructure.
  • Ability to solve complex infrastructure storage problems possibly spanning multiple disciplines.
  • Methodical approach to procedure documentation using the Confluence wiki in combination with the MS Office suite.
  • Methodical approach to change execution and implementation to avoid risk and downtime in an enterprise environment.
  • Understanding of requirements based engineering for providing scalable solutions.
  • Experience supporting highly available enterprise grade storage arrays and storage networking equipment.
  • Experience with NAS/file storage protocols such as SMB/CIFS, NFS v3 + v4.
  • Experienced with ISCSI and/or Fiber Channel Fabric connections to switches and arrays.
  • Functional knowledge and experience with Windows Server operating system and Active Directory/LDAP + DNS + NTP + Kerberos specifically how these affect network file system storage access in windows.
  • Experience with Windows NTFS security settings, Windows ACLs, VSS snapshots.
  • Experience managing Windows Distributed File System (DFS) for SMB HA.
  • Experience with file based data migrations utilizing applications like Robocopy and rsync.

DESIRED SKILLS: 

  • Deep understanding of storage concepts like RAID, RAID Levels, hard disk technology, disk/device tiering (HSM), disk cache, compression, data-deduplication, replication, snapshots, and host multipathing.
  • Deep understanding of block, file, and object based storage as well as their appropriate use cases.
  • Demonstrated experience with Linux (RHEL) and/or Unix and familiarity with command-line administration is a plus. 
  • Understanding of POSIX OS ACLs/mode-bits as it pertains to file system permissions.
  • Experienced with configuring and maintaining Brocade and Cisco fabric switches is a plus.
  • Familiarity with Virtualization, specifically VMware vcenter/vsphere/vsanas it pertains to thin provisioning storage and data reduction. 
  • Familiarity with vmwareVMFS and vVols. 
  • Some kind of storage focused certification such as from SNIA or a vendor like EMC, Netapp, Pure etc.
  • Experience with Ansible and/or Infrastructure-as-code techniques are a plus.
  • Knowledge of shell scripting is a plus.  (Powershell, bash, python, or perl)
  • Knowledge of working with REST API in scripting is a plus.
  • Experience with Cohesity Smart Files is a plus.
  • Experience with Pure Storage FlashArrayor FlashBlade is a plus. 
  • Experience with DellEMCECS is a plus. 
  • Experience with object protocols (S3) is a plus.
  • Experience with Dell Compellent is a plus.
  • Experience with WesternDigitalIntelliflash is a plus.
  • Experience with Netapp, EMC VNX, Isilon, Hitachi Arrays and Hitachi Command Suite are a plus. 

About Highlight

For over ten years, Highlight has provided Development and Modernization, Secure IT, and Mission Solution services to our federal government customers. Our team knows the technology; we understand how our customers and their stakeholders work; and we know how to implement industry best practices to deliver high-quality, end-to-end solutions that minimize risk and maximize results.

 

Since our inception, Highlight has had an employee-first mindset. Our mission is to provide employees with rewarding and impactful career opportunities. In 2021, Highlight’s founder and CEO, Rebecca Andino, implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan to embody and expand our culture of transparency, teamwork and rewarding the work of our employees. By becoming an ESOP, our employee-owners share in the success of the company through their ownership stake. To learn more about ESOPS, check out: www.esopinfo.org

 

We’re an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change - regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristics. Our team is dedicated to foster diversity within our teams to promote creativity, innovation, and teamwork to deliver the best solutions for our customers.

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