The Storage Services Administrator will join a highly effective team of dedicated storage professionals supporting tens of petabytes of scale-out storage for researchers working at the cutting edge of Life Science research and innovation.
We are looking for a passionate storage professional who is excited by the responsibility of securely storing and protecting ~30PB of research data much of which is attached to a High-Performance Compute Cluster. The successful candidate is excited about providing a great customer experience to our research community, students, faculty, and staff. We seek an individual who wants to be part of a team, who is willing to bring new ideas to the group, and who can challenge existing processes and methodologies.
The Storage Services Administrator will have primary responsibility for maintaining Harvard Medical School's Isilon storage infrastructure, currently consisting of 12 separate Isilon clusters with a total formatted capacity in excess of 60PB. As such, the successful candidate will have deep experience with installation, configuration, and administration of Isilon clusters at scale. Demonstrated expertise in these systems including troubleshooting experience of SyncIQ, Smart Connect, Snapshots, Quotas, and Isilon's API is required. The candidate must also have experience with both CIFS/SMB and NFS protocols, including Windows and *nix permissions, in a mixed protocol environment. In addition to Isilon, we also have a large parallel file system storage environment that supports Lustre and GPFS. We also have a growing cloud storage strategy and multiple traditional block storage arrays as well as archive and incremental back-up tiers. All storage runs over the HMS Ethernet or Infiniband networks; experience with these technologies is a plus.
Given the rapidly evolving storage landscape and the overall storage footprint at HMS we are always looking at new technologies and new partners. The Storage Services Administrator will need to keep abreast of new storage technologies, and offerings and is expected to recommend new opportunities and directions to the larger team.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Maintenance and management of Isilon storage systems
Hardware installation and troubleshooting
Configuration management and troubleshooting
Performance tuning and optimization
Configuration and utilization of hardware and software monitoring systems
Responsible for reporting and tracking storage utilization and trends over time to predict growth
Responsible for monitoring the success of replication and tiering of data
Quickly escalate all issues to supervisor
Under supervision participate in data migration and hardware upgrade projects
Review new and existing IT projects, systems design, and procurement/outsourcing plans for compliance with IT standards and architectural plans
Troubleshooting of any issues clients and users experience through to completion and resolution, including vendor escalation when necessary
Create and maintain documentation
Implement additional storage tiers
Participate in off-hours on-call schedule
This position will require occasional night and weekend work
Other duties as assigned
This position will have a broad scope and impact across HMS IT storage projects, providing recommendations and input to decision making to define future infrastructure strategy
Demonstrated self-starter who can operate independently without supervision and ability to
Bachelor's degree, or equivalent professional experience.
A minimum of 5 years in Storage Administration positions with direct interaction with servers and hardware or equivalent IT experience
Experience with Isilon storage, including installation/configuration, software configuration, and troubleshooting
A good understanding of LINUX and Windows permissions, shared folders, remote application execution, and associated best-practices
Experience managing large-scale multi-vendor projects and deployments
The position requires the ability to lift hardware (typically less than 50lbs, but occasionally greater than), reach up to 6 or 7 feet above the ground, and work comfortably in confined spaces (such as between racks in a datacenter)
Commitment to customer service; ability to work in a demanding, fast-paced environment.
Record of keeping abreast of industry trends and changes in technologies
Experience in designing and managing large-scale (2PB to 15PB) file storage systems (both traditional NAS such as SMB/CIFS and NFS, and parallel file systems such as GPFS and Lustre)
Experience managing mid- to large-scale (250TB to 1PB) SAN storage systems
Experience installing and configuring Fiber Channel networks
Strong organizational and communication skills (written, oral and presentation); a concern for accuracy, details, and quality.
Strong interpersonal skills
Ability to prioritize work and to be flexible in job tasks
Some experience with industrial controls/building management systems (HVAC, power, cooling, infrastructure monitoring)
Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities
Highly self-motivated and self-directed
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 50143BR
About Harvard University Medical School
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.