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REF: PR/010327_1507640268

Senior Storage & Backup Design & Implementation Specialist

Job Description

Role Purpose:
*Own and lead end-to-end design & build of Client Storage & Backup Infrastructure of Client for existing and new infrastructure for Client' BSS, OSS, CRM & ERP solutions in the UK, Europe, Japan & US.
*Build High-Level & Low-Level Designs and lead technical implementation & configuration of all IT Storage & Backup Infrastructure and system platforms covering Dev/Test/UAT/Pre-prod and Production environments.
*Manage & lead architecture & Deployment of Storage for IaaS, PaaS and Cloud solutionsacross entire infrastructure estate of Client IT.
*Manage infrastructure and application integration covering application I/O, storage zoning and performance from low level storage & backup hardware infrastructure layer covering intra-application platform integration, high availability, disaster recovery, data security, data replication and data integrity.
*Own & lead development and management of enterprise level infrastructure strategy covering vital areas of BSS & OSS Solution Platform Design, Data Centre Transformation, clustering, open source, DR across all Client IT Data Centres and Nodes in UK, Europe, Switzerland, Japan, US.
*Manage & lead platform design & deployment for high performance & capacity platforms and support closely in infrastructure performance & capacity troubleshooting issues.
Key Accountabilities:
*End-To-End storage & Backup Infrastructure platform architecture, deployment and configuration of Client's CRM solution on Oracle Siebel, ERP solution on SAP technologies and various BSS & OSS application solution platforms of Client.
*Build & Delivery of Low-Level Storage & Backup Solution Architecture of the end-to-end infrastructure solution in Data Centres of IT based on EMC VNX, Symmetrix, VMAX and NetApp/SolidFire-NetApps storage systems, Veritas NetBackup Technologies and integration with application systems.
*Provide critical Go-Live & Post Go-live support for all Client IT project Infrastructure platforms
*Work closely with Client IT Data Centre Operations, Application ERP, CRM, BSS, OSS, Product and Portfolio, Corporate Security, Data Protection & Audit and other teams in different Client divisions.
*Hands-on work in data centres of Client IT with Data Centre Operations and IT Infrastructure technical delivery & Operations teams.
*Production deployment/Implementation deliveries will mandatorily require out-of-office hours, weekend and bank holidays work as per requirements of projects and infrastructure delivery & operations support requirements.
*Ownership & Co-ordination with technology vendors, suppliers and Client vendor/supplier management and procurement teams.
*Report to Client IT Infrastructure Director and work very closely with other technical senior leadership team of CIO organisation.

*Has developed knowledge of the individual technical expertise on storage & backup technologies of EMC, NetApp and Veritas and also has a broad knowledge of other types of storage & backup technologies in the market. Has experience at applying this knowledge to support Client's technical functions.
*Manage relationships with vendors and third parties.
*Strong experience of design, install, configure EMC Symmetrix, VMAX, VNX, ECC, CLARiiON CX series, Celerra (CIFS & NFS), Centerra, Cisco MDS, BROCADE, EMC Storagescope, Performance Manger, EMC SRM Suite, VisualSRM, SAN Load balancing/multipathing, HBA, SYMCLI, CLI, TimeFinder Family- Mirror/Clone/SNAP, Replication Manager, DiskXtender technologies.
*Strong experience of design, install, configure NetApp AFA with Cluster mode ONTAP NetApp data migration from 7-mode to Cluster mode using 7MTT and other host based migration tools.
*Very strong background in NetApp NAS administration and troubleshooting of NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2.x ,8.3.x & 9.0.
*Manage end-to-end design/architecture and implementation of solution ensuring full availability of the NAS environment during production migration and cutover.

*Specialisation in Infrastructure system design, implementation, integration and data centre transformation using Cisco UCS, Network, EMC & NetApp Storage, Veritas Netbackup and VMware & Other Cloud technologies.
*Strong knowledge of hardware design/configuration/deployment- NetApp FAS 8xxx AFA storage Arrays, 6x00, FAS 8xxx AFA storage Arrays, 6x00 in NetApp Cluster mode operations
Expert level knowledge of AD, DFS, DNS, NFS, CIFS relate to the NAS infrastructure, NetApp FAS filer, MetroCluster, SVM, vfiler, snapmirror, snapshots, quotas, volumes, and networking concepts
Setup SVMs, vFilers, CIFS/NFS shares, quotas, create volumes, aggregates, FAS/V-Series, iSCSI, NFS, and Fiber Channel protocols, Fiber Channel cabling, switching, and zoning.
*Strong experience in VERITAS Netbackup Architecture & implementation management/administration (6.x and 7x), IBM TS3500, S2100 VTL tape libraries, log analysis, upgrades/installs of backup clients, media servers, tape libraries/ drives, etc.
*Expert level capability to manage and plan analysis and troubleshooting of advanced level capacity, performance, etc. issues of EMC & NetApp Storage & Veritas Backup infrastructure systems.
*Strong knowledge of infrastructure storage & backup platform design & deployment for SAP Basis & SOLMAN & Siebel application systems including HANA DB, Oracle/SYBASE/SQL Server databases.
*TOGAF Certification mandatory in architecture/design
*Certification mandatory as EMC Technology Architect (EMCTA)
*Certification mandatory as EMCSA
*Veritas Certified Professional (VCP)- mandatory
*or Veritas Certified Specialist (VCS) - desired
*Certification desired in Storage- NCDA (NetApp Certified Data Administrator) - Desired
*Graduate or Higher
What we offer:
Client is a growing business that is investing in its people. We offer skill development, learning pathways and accreditation to help our people perform at their best, regardless of role and location.

The JM Group is operating and advertising as an Employment Agency for permanent positions and as an Employment Business for interim / contract / temporary positions. The JM Group is an Equal Opportunities employer and we encourage applicants from all backgrounds.