Storage Engineer (EMC)

New York, NY
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Yrs of Exp:
5+ to 7 years

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Storage Engineer (EMC) Align Overview Align is a global IT solutions firm ndash we specialize in designing and deploying infrastructure technology solutions. These include data center solutions, network and systems infrastructure, consolidating and relocating technology, and a full-suite of managed service offerings. Since 1986, the worldrsquos leading firms have relied on Align to manage IT change events that deliver solutions for growth. Our staff members are subject matter experts in the leading technologies and project management processes ndash Cisco, Microsoft, VMware, Cymtec, Checkpoint, HP, EMC, Project Management Institute (PMI), ITIL, Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD), and many others. With offices in New York, London, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, New Jersey and Virginia, Align supports clients of any size, location or marketplace. Combining project management skills, expert knowledge of technology systems, and a true team spirit, Align has successfully managed some of the most challenging IT projects. Position Details Align, seeks a Storage Engineer to provide consulting and support for Align internal and external customers relating to Align's Storage Solutions. You will help build, design and implement enterprise SAN, NAS, backup strategies and should have a firm grasp on operating systems like Linux, Unix and Windows. It is a necessity to have experience with VMware virtualization and a thorough understanding of EMC products This position will be based out of our New York City Office, but will require work to be regularly performed at client locations throughout the NY Metropolitan Area. This is a full-time position offering a competitive compensation package consisting of a base salary, benefits, training, paid vacation, and participation in a bonus plan. Some travel may be required (up to 25). Responsibilities Assess, architect, plan, design and implement system storage configurations in customer environments. Directly interact with clients, account managers and solution architects to identify, develop, qualify, and obtain complete information for solutions including hardware, software and services, and complete proposalSOW development. Mentor associate consultants and consultants and serve as escalation point for technical related project issues Contribute and develop best practices, strategies, methodologies and documentationtemplates Excellent hands-on knowledge on Veritas Storage Foundation suite. Responsible for the evaluation, analysis, and design of large scale storage solutions, backup solutions and SAN in a mixed environment. Five plus years of hands on experience with EMC storage arrays Five plus years of experience configuring, and supporting of large enterprise SAN Five plus years of performing capacity planning for SAN storage experience Five plus years with configuration of SAN switches (Cisco, Brocade) experience Three plus years with storage related technologies such as replication, deduplication, snaps, and hierarchical storage Understanding of RAID concepts Understanding of Fiber Channel protocol and iSCSI Eight plus years of experience with UNIX support in at least one of the two UNIX platforms Five plus years of Solaris andor AIX andor Linux(RedHat, SuSe) Requirements 8+ years experience with the following is required EMC Storage (DMX-VMAXClariionCelerraVNX), SAN experience (CiscoBrocadeMcData) In depth direct system engineering experience involving hardware, software and services solutions. Direct Enterprise management of installations with focus on large computing environments. EMC Certification preferred (EMCIE ndash Implementation Engineer) EMC Certification preferred (EMCTA ndash Technology Architect) Storage Platforms (required) EMC VNX, EMC Clariion, EMC Celerra (optional, at least four of the following) EMC VNXe, EMC Data Domain, EMC Symmetrix VMAX, Netapp OnTap, Dell Equallogic, Dell Compellant, Hitachi USP, Hitachi USP-V, Hitachi VSP, Hitachi AMS, HP LeftHand, HP 3Par, IBM XIV SAN Switches (at least one of the following) Brocade FC switches, Cisco FC switches (including Nexus) (optional) Xsigo virtual director Storage protocols (Required) iSCSI security (CHAP iSNS), FC, FCIP, FCOE, NFS, CIFS Virtualization (required) VMware, Hyper V (optional) Citrix XenServer, Citrix XenDesktop, VMware View Operating Systems Familiar with Microsoft Linux server operating systems how they integrate with FC and IP-based storage environments. Software EMC Control Center Ionix Control Center Backup Software Veritas NetBackup Backup Exec, Commvault, EMC Avamar , Veeam Experience with the following strongly preferred SRDF (Implementation experience in large environments), Enterprise Control Center (Implementation experience in large environments), Mirrorview, Replication Manger, Timefinder and Recoverpoint Experience implementing technology in mid-size companies or large enterprise firms. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Strong time management and organizational skills. Ability to acquire technical skills and problem solve. Ability to work as a team player and lead technical teams in a consulting environment. Ability to translate vague and unrelated facts into complex solutions adding customer business value. Ability to work with wide variety of client staff from IT executives to technical staff. Resourceful at working with disparate client and internal departments to deliver meaningful solutions. Demonstrated consulting expertise in mid sizes and Fortune 1000 customer environments Demonstrated ability to architect, design, implement and troubleshoot complex HW and SW systems and configurations. Demonstrated ability to independently execute assessment projects including planning and running interview and technical discovery, documenting findings and recommendations, developing solution scenarios, and developing and finalizing assessment deliverables with customers. B.S. or B.A. in a technical discipline is preferred

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