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Storage Consultant

Hays Talent Solutions

Posted on Aug 28, 2022 by Hays Talent Solutions

Camberley, Surrey, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£525 - £525 Daily

A leading Independent IT Infrastructure and Services Consultancy is looking for an experienced Storage Consultant for a 12-month contract with a major banking client based in Camberley (remote currently)Inside IR35

This role is responsible for supporting day-to-day Storage Operations activities including but not limited to migration projects for hardware refresh, incident and service request tickets, dealing with customer inquiries, risk mitigation, and pre and post-migration planning/support.
Support SAN, NAS, and CAS Storage operations environment consisting of Dell, Netapps, HP, Hitachi, Brocade, and Cisco products.
Provide shift cover through the week and on-call and weekend work coverage for issues and planned work required

Experience Required

Deep knowledge of BLOCK Storage (DELL EMC SAN Arrays) and SAN Fabric (Brocade and Cisco) infrastructure design and operation needed for various BAU, build, support, troubleshooting, capacity planning, and reporting, and other planned activities (security patching, code upgrades, migration, etc.)
Working knowledge of Linux to operate and maintain storage Servers required for the day-to-day management of infrastructure
Working knowledge of UNIX and WINDOWS preferred to assist/drive resolution with any incidents:
Infrastructure is predominantly Brocade, Cisco, NetApp, ISILON, Symmetrix, Hitachi
Understanding of Shares (CIFS/NFS), LUNs, SAN fabrics, etc
From deployment, operate, maintain and decommission
Perform out-of-hours migration activities from Legacy hardware Symmetrix VMAX to Powermax
This includes working with the Project Manager to plan and prepare for the migrations
Work seamlessly with the EMEA team and provide additional support where required for the global teams in AMRS and APAC
Driving resolution of incidents including RCA's where needed using the ITIL framework (ITSM)
Includes routines meetings with the EMEA storage team and project teams
Participate in an on-call ROTA. The storage team is a 24x7 team with Global teams assisting with OOH support
Executing BAU requests through ticketing systems
Provide start-of-day health checks as part of the ROTA

Working knowledge of FILE Storage (NetApp and ISILON) infrastructure design and operation needed for various BAU Operational Support and maintenance.
Basic OBJECT knowledge is optional (Hitachi HCP, EMC Centera):
Basic Scripting knowledge for languages such as Python, Bash, REST API etc
An understanding of Agile methodology and JIRA tooling

Ability to adhere to global engineering standards and provide input into environment strategy and design.
Proactively identifying opportunities for cost reduction and enhancement within the environment
Liaison with vendors to understand and track key engineering issues impacting the environment.
Proactively seek opportunities to enhance processes and reduce risk
Confidently communicate with the team members to improve the operational process and reduce risk

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