Storage and Backup Manager
Posted on Jan 9, 2020 by Request Technology - Craig Johnson
Prestigious Fortune 500 Company is currently seeking a Storage and Backup Manager. Candidate plans, directs and drives execution of Network Attached Storage, Object Storage, Backup/Data Protection and Archive platform activities. The Manager selects, leads, counsels, motivates, sets expectations and evaluates medium to large teams. The Manager impacts the team and business results and assists in defining, implementing and prioritizing IT policies, procedures and best practices. The Manager responds to escalated situations with in the team, and appropriately prioritizes work to meet the demands of the business.
Manage multiple storage and backup platforms
Manage team of 10-15 direct reports
Manage budget and vendors for platforms
Build long-term relationships within team and peers by creating an environment of safety, innovation, integrity, and open communication.
Model and create an environment of accountability for direct reports and peers
Establish vision, direction and specific objectives for team efforts allowing individual freedom of action to accomplish objectives.
Execute HR-related processes including setting goals, collecting performance data and developing and mentoring team based on open, timely and honest feedback.
Set and execute platform strategy, including objectives, plans and policies to develop and deliver innovative solutions and systems in support of Enterprise goals.
Manage day to day work of direct reports by monitoring budgets, expenses and scope. Facilitate project delivery and support for complex storage and data protection projects of critical importance.
Coordinate with decisions makers in other departments to identify, recommend, develop, implement and support cost-effective technology solutions for all aspects of the organization.
Drive decisions that have an impact on quality, availability and effectiveness of business activities beyond immediate teams.
Initiate and implement continuous improvements in the storage and data protection platforms; including automation and self-service capabilities.
Participate in long-term technology strategies that contribute to Company business and functional strategies
Influence direct reports, clients, service providers and peers to successfully deliver on business goals and commitments.
Partner with others in the organization to set and manage expectations; continually seek opportunities to be a thought partner and deepen relationships.
Direct and manage the life cycle of storage and data protection platforms
Maintain relationships with storage and data protection vendors and partner with them to ensure they delivery goods and services that drive business efficiencies
Ensure the storage capabilities team adhere to all enterprise policies and procedures, including compliance and security regulations
- Background in Enterprise IT infrastructure management
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Effective relationship management
- Organizational and time management skills
- Team orientation willingness to share information and collaborate with peers
- Storage and Data Protection experience
- Ability to plan work and mobilize team to meet objectives
- Bachelors degree preferred
- 5+ years of technical and people leadership.
- Experience leading or working in a geographically dispersed team environment.
- Experience working with enterprise level IT infrastructure platforms.
- Storage and Data Protection industry expertise preferred