Job Title: Storage Administrator
Location: Radford, VA
Fully adjudicated DOD Secret, as a minimum

Contract Labor Category, Education, & Experience:  

Systems Engineer – Senior:  Masters +10yrs, or Bachelors +12rs

Systems Engineer – Intermediate:  Bachelors +5yrs or Associates +7yrs


Required Certifications:  

  1. CompTIA Security+
  2. Computing Environment (CE) Certification – can be waived for 3 months after project join date.


 Technology Stack:

  • Cisco Fibre Channel
  • HP 3PAR, IBM SVC, Hitachi Vantara block fiber channel storage
  • NetApp Storage (NAS), Tintri, Hitachi HNAS network attached storage


Position Requirements: 

Storage Administrator:   

 This position is for a Storage Administrator for a mixed environment of storage networks, consisting of NetApp, Hitachi HNAS and Tintri network attached storage, and HPE 3Par, IBM SVC and Hitachi Vantara fiber channel storage and Brocade fiber channel switches. To be successful in this role, the candidate will be required to manage, maintain, deploy, troubleshoot and support customers accessing ALTESS’ storage services.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for design of new and existing installations, the configuration, security and maintenance of highly available enterprise data storage systems
  • Skilled at proactive monitoring of the ongoing operation of storage systems and providing utilization reports to identify problems and corrective actions as needed
  • Observing performance on FC network and NAS attached storage systems, troubleshoot any performance problems and apply near term fixes that result in long term solutions
  • Refresh data from one environment to another at the request of the application or service owner customers
  • Provide input for, and develop documentation/standard operating procedures (SOP) that result in repeatable processes for installation and setup and all artifacts that support the rational; -the how and why we did it this way-
  • Develop and publish team vetted storage standards and policies as needed
  • Follow ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) practices for Change Management


 Required Interpersonal Traits:

  • A team mindset
  • Strong communication skills, written and oral
  • Solid desire to learn the ALTESS storage environment


Required skills:  

  • Five or more years of experience with enterprise level IT environments
  • Two or more years of experience with network attached storage administration
  • Two or more years of experience with block storage and FC network administration
  • Two or more years of experience with Linux and Windows Server 2012 R2 & 2016, to include installation configuration and troubleshooting
  • Experience with scripting, using PowerShell 2.0 (or higher), bash, and simple scripting
  • Strong CLI skills
  • Participate in 7×24 on-call support rotation and expected to work during mission critical situations
  • Ability to be onsite to perform physical tasks and/or meet and greet with teams and leadership


Desired Skills: 

  • Working knowledge of DoD Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs), Security Readiness Review (SRR) scripts, and Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM)
  • Experience with DCX Brocade FC switches and Brocade Network Advisor
  • Experience with HPE 3PAR, Hitachi Vantara, and IBM FC storage
  • Experience with NetApp and Tintri network attached storage
  • Experience with FC, CIFS, NFS and iSCSI storage protocols

Experience with block based replication.



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