Operations Data Storage Systems Engineer

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University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA, United States

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Operations Data Storage Systems Engineer


Pittsburgh, PA 

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Pitt IT Operations - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (21009249)

The University of Pittsburgh's Information Technology (Pitt IT) department is seeking a qualified Data Storage Systems Engineer for the Operations division. This is an advanced technical position able to deliver on the goal of a modern storage infrastructure by applying expert unstructured data management principles for enterprise and research storage systems to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and meet the long-term data storage needs for the University. Data Storage Systems Engineer is responsible for engaging with and understanding customer's needs and requirements for data storage to be able to guide, design, develop, manage, and execute on data policies leveraging data management solutions and automation scripts. The Data Storage Systems Engineer will facilitate the movement, migration, tagging, and replication of unstructured data across on-premises and cloud storage systems. The Data Storage Systems Engineer will work independently as well as in a lead a capacity to communicate, collaborate and work closely with co-workers, stakeholders, and customers to effectively and efficiently manage unstructured data across these storage systems. The incumbent must have a high level of expertise in on-premises and cloud storage systems, file systems, and network file sharing protocols to be able to make decisions and recommendations to identify and classify data to determine the ideal storage tier and location. The incumbent will also report on the capacity of our storage systems and make recommendations to expand these systems proactively in anticipation of the University needs.Expert knowledge of storage systems, cloud technologies, and strong problem solving, organizing information, and communication skills are required. An incumbent must also demonstrate and have years of prior experience in:File, block, and object storage systems running on-premises and in the cloud.Ability to setup and configure automated data tiering policies (e.g., mission critical, hot, cold, archive) leveraging integrated storage system specific and unified storage system technologies.Managing data using different file sharing (i.e, NFS, SMB) and transfer protocols (i.e, FTP, FTPS).Managing data using on enterprise and research file systems including parallel, HPC, Windows-based, and Linux based. Azure and AWS Cloud File Storage solutions including Amazon S3, FSx, EFS, Netapp, Azure Blob, and Azure Files.On-premises NAS and SAN storage systems from Dell, NetApp, and IX Systems.Using data management tools such as Globus, Komprise, Starfish, robocopy, and rsync.Scripting command line and API with a focus on automating the migration, replication, and archiving data across on-premises and cloud storage systems.Networking and storage technologies as well as high availability, failover, and load balanced environments.Primarily working during the day, must be willing to work evening and night as required to support a 24-hour, seven-day operation.

Experience in complex systems analysis, enterprise IT services, and design in addition to administrative experience. IT experience administering and maintaining cloud-based, IT enterprise services, and other mission critical technology systems for a large institution. Combination of education, experience and/or industry certifications will be considered in lieu of listed education/experience levels.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets

The University of Pittsburgh requires all Pitt constituents (employees and students) on all campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Visit coronavirus.pitt.edu to learn more about this requirement.

Department Details Pitt IT Operations
Assignment Category Full-time regular
Job Classification Staff.Systems/Programmer.IV
Campus Pittsburgh
Minimum Education Level Required Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required 10+ years experience
Work Schedule M-F bus hrs. On occasion, some evening and weekend work may be necessary depending on business load, project timeline requirements, urgent support, or scheduled downtime changes. May be responsible for manning an escalation phone number.
Hiring Range TBD based upon qualifications
Relocation Offered No
Visa Sponsorship Provided No
Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks are required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Required Documents Resume
Optional Documents Cover Letter

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