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Leidos

Storage Administrator

Defense

All

Yearly

No

Bethesda, Maryland, United States

Description

Job Description:

At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainable practices. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business. Employees enjoy career enrichment opportunities available through mobility and development and experience rewarding relationships with supportive supervisors and talented colleagues and customers. Your most important work is ahead.

If this sounds like the kind of environment where you can thrive, keep reading!


Leidos is looking to fill a Storage Engineer position within the Analysis Solutions Division (ASD) to support the National Media Exploitation Center (NMEC). This role requires technical expertise in storage engineering, system administration, and operations. This role is responsible for optimizing the configuration of the enterprise storage infrastructure to maximize availability, performance, and capacity. This role participates in the lifecycle process of purchasing, installing, maintaining, and replacing storage devices across on-premise and cloud IT environments. This role collects and evaluates metrics to optimize storage operations. This individual identifies risks, performs assessments, and analyzes risk mitigation strategies. Finally, this individual is responsible for developing and maintaining system documentation and procedures in accordance with customer requirements. The Customer utilizes an Agile Framework to plan and successfully complete all initiatives. The work location is in Bethesda at the Intelligence Community Campus.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Install, configure, and administer enterprise storage systems, such as Dell Storage Center (SC7020 and SC9000) SAN arrays, Dell Compellent (FS8600) NAS appliances, NetApp filers and Data Domain storage arrays
  • Install, configure, and administer NetBackup server and client software. Schedule and monitor backup policies. Generate backup status reports as required
  • Administer Brocade fibre channel switch fabrics. Configure single initiator zone sets and monitor switch utilization and performance
  • Create and secure SMB file shares
  • Coordinate with server administrators to create, secure, and mount NFS exports
  • Develop and implement Disaster Recovery and Continuity of Operations plans in accordance with customer requirements
  • Install, configure, maintain, and administer Linux and Windows servers in support of storage operations such as; NetBackup, Media, DSM and Master servers
  • Build capacity management dashboards that improve visibility into enterprise storage use, health, resilience, and provide ongoing resources for planning for enterprise infrastructure lifecycle replacement
  • Configure NetBackup policies. Troubleshoot and resolve backup job failures
  • Manage Distributed File System (DFS) namespaces
  • Coordinate with vCenter administrators to provision Storage Area Network (SAN) resources to VMWare ESX cluster datastores as required
  • Configure and manage volume snapshots. Assist customers with point-in-time file restores
  • Schedule and monitor volume replication for disaster recovery
  • Monitor health and availability of infrastructure applications and systems
  • Work with vendors to troubleshoot and resolve hardware and software failures
  • Coordinate with Change Management to deconflict and schedule hardware maintenance activities, system and firmware updates, and other configuration changes
  • Execute system changes during scheduled maintenance windows
  • Monitor and evaluate system performance and capacity trends
  • Resolve tier 2 and tier 3 service requests
  • Identify opportunities to automate operations. Develop automated solutions that take advantage of Dell and NetApp system APIs
  • Seek opportunities for continuous improvement to support effective and efficient operations
  • Work with Cloud Storage solutions as needed for Cloud applications
  • Work independently with minimal supervision
  • Mentor junior team members

Basic Qualifications

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree and 6+ years of relevant experience, additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree

Extensive experience administering enterprise-level data storage systems (Dell Storage Center, Dell Compellent, NetApp, and Data Domain preferred) with a demonstrated understanding of the following services and technologies

  • SAN administration including provisioning of LUNs, managing fibre channel zoning, and mapping storage to servers
  • NAS administration including NFS and SMB file sharing
  • Integration with VMWare ESX Server
  • Data migration strategies
  • Snapshots
  • Volume replication
  • Managing file and share permissions in an Active Directory environment
  • Storage monitoring and performance tuning
  • Understanding of Cloud storage management

Extensive experience managing and administering Veritas NetBackup

  • Experience with scripting technologies such as PowerShell
  • Working knowledge of Unix or Linux based operating systems
  • Working knowledge of Distributed File System (DFS)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to mentor junior team members
  • Ability to complete complex projects with minimal direction
  • Experience working independently to support a 24/7/365 customer environment
  • Experience contributing to deliverables and meeting performance metrics
  • Experience coordinating with senior management and customers
  • Candidate must, at a minimum, meet DoD 8570.11- IAT Level II certification requirements (currently Security+ CE, CCNA-Security, GSEC, or SSCP along with an appropriate computing environment (CE) certification)

Clearance

  • TS/SCI clearance with Polygraph required
  • US Citizenship is required due to the nature of the government contracts we support.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Disaster Recovery and COOP storage backup and recovery within and across the data centers and the Cloud
  • Ability to analyze cloud migration approaches to support customer decision making for effective and efficient cloud migrations


Pay Range:Pay Range $65,000.00 - $100,000.00 - $135,000.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.