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Senior Storage/Backup Specialist

Company: Santander Holdings USA
Location: Medford
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Senior Storage/Backup SpecialistDallas, United States of AmericaWHAT YOU WILL BE DOINGThe Sr. Storage/Backup Specialist will be a collaborative partner working side-by-side with business colleagues and interacting with customers. Will address customer technical challenges and ensure quality through collaborative design and development. Ideal candidate will embody the following:

  • Problem solver: Complex problems often require innovative, creative approaches and you'll work to come up with outside-the-box solutions to solve them.
  • Customer-centric: You understand who we're here to serve and the products you solution/engineer/implement will keep the end-user availability/reliability front and center.
  • Forward thinker: Simply fixing the problem isn't enough; using your proactive mindset and initiative, you'll continually look for ways to improve performance, quality, and efficiency.Responsibilities:
    • Continuously identify, review, and recommend potential opportunities for data center infrastructure cost-savings, service quality improvement, metrics, KPI s and operational efficiency.
    • Engage vendors regarding service engagements, case escalations and the typical life cycle concerns (Field Notices/LDoS/EoL/Support) for infrastructure components and management.
    • Develop to become a knowledgeable and trusted resource on infrastructure technology areas within the converged/hyper-converged compute/storage/virtualization/backup/recovery Infrastructure domains.
    • Drive infrastructure strategies and incorporate industry best practices, work across functional silos (application, network, virtualization, backup, storage, DBA) and other business organization units to drive values realizing next-gen infrastructure operational efficiency and effectiveness.
    • Proactive infrastructure management/monitoring and predictive analysis to minimize infrastructure downtime.
    • Gather, develop, and draft logical and physical technical documentation and artifacts for review and compliance.
    • Define data protection roadmap/strategy on how to leverage Private and Public Cloud environments and provide collateral to support them.Requirements:
      • Technologist level practical experience with architecture, engineering and operations of enterprise storage, compute, backup/recovery environments.
        • Expert skill sets with enterprise block/file storage systems from Dell EMC, NetApp, HPE, Pure, HDS and similar systems.
        • Expert skill sets with operational and disaster recovery leveraging storage orchestration, VMware vSphere replication, SRM and backup/recovery methods.
        • Experience and in-depth knowledge of VMware, Microsoft SQL data protection scenarios.
        • Good understand of data security and encryption including data-at-rest, data-in-flight, cybersecurity and cyberthreat recovery scenarios.
        • Knowledge of backup technologies similar to Dell EMC Avamar, Networker, Symantec NetBackup, Commvault and similar backup technologies
        • Knowledge of storage networking (Fiber/IP/iSCSI) and switches etc.
        • Fast and independent learning capabilities, Good interpersonal skills, well organized, self-motivated person, strong customer service, project, and analytical skills.Nice to have:
          • Knowledge of Microsoft/SQL cluster management
          • Knowledge of layer2/layer3 networking in relation to NAS (CIFS/NFS/SMB) protocols and policy management.
          • Knowledge of storage fabric management, bridging, ISL and cross connects etc.
          • Knowledge of Virtualization, Network Security, Load Balancing, Cloud, Automation technologies.
          • Knowledge of unstructured data management.
          • Ability to plan and control projects.
          • Mathematical, analytical, and statistical aptitude
          • Excellent documentation skills
          • Excellent planning, interpersonal, problem solving, leadership skills are required.
          • Excellent communication skills, including verbal, written and presentation are necessary. Active listening skills are required.
          • Excellent influencing and consultative skills; and the ability to proactively identify and resolve issues and opportunities.
          • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and in environments dealing with ambiguity.
          • The ability to determine the information necessary to strategically assess situations, as well as the ability to evaluate and determine optimal plans of action is essential.
          • Working experience with configuration management tools like Ansible, Puppet, or Chef
          • Working experience with Agile methodologiesRequired Education/Experience:
            • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science (or related) or equivalent work experience required
            • 15+ years of IT experience
            • 10+ years of Storage/Compute/Backup engineering and operations experience
            • Storage/Compute/Virtualization certification is a plus.#LI-PP1Diversity & EEO Statements: At Santander, we value and respect differences in our workforce and strive to increase the diversity of our teams. We actively encourage everyone to apply.Santander is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.Working Conditions: Frequent Minimal physical effort such as sitting, standing and walking. Occassional moving and lifting equipment and furniture is required to support onsite and offsite meeting setup and teardown. Physically capable of lifting up to fifty pounds, able to bend, kneel, climb ladders.Employer Rights: Employer Rights:This job description does not list all of the job duties of the job. You may be asked by your supervisors or managers to perform other duties. You may be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks listed in this job description. The employer has the right to revise this job description at any time. This job description is not a contract for employment and either you or the employer may terminate at any time for any reason.WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOREXPERIENCEEDUCATIONBachelor of Science (BS)COMPETENCIES

              Primary Location: Dallas, Texas, United States of America
              Other Locations: Texas-Dallas,Florida-Miami,California-Irvine,Massachusetts-Boston
              Organization: Santander Consumer USA Inc.

Keywords: Santander Holdings USA, Medford , Senior Storage/Backup Specialist, Other , Medford, Massachusetts

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