• Storage Engineer

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/31/2018 2:21 PM)
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  • Overview

    Medical Science & Computing (MSC) is an exciting growth oriented company, dedicated to providing mission critical scientific and technical services to the Federal Government. We have a distinguished history of supporting the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government agencies. MSC offers a dynamic and upbeat work environment, excellent benefits and career growth opportunities.


    We attract the best people in the business with our competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k plan with employer contribution, paid holidays, vacation, Medical and Flexible Spending Accounts, Pre-Tax Transit Assistance and tuition reimbursement. If you enjoy being a part of a high performing, professional service and technology focused organization, please apply today!


    Duties & Responsibilities

    Medical Science & Computing is searching for a Storage Engineer to support enterprise storage systems at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This opportunity is a permanent, full-time position with MSC and it is on-site in Bethesda, Maryland.


    Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Support and maintain multi-terabyte-scale disk storage including, but not limited to Storage Area Network (SAN) and Network Attached Storage (NAS).
    • Monitor storage systems 24/7; provide information and statistics relevant to system limits on capacity, data storage, system utilization, etc.; report issues and concerns to the COR; take pre-emptive corrective action as required to minimize system crashes and data loss; recommend enhancements and changes aimed at improving performance and sustainability.
    • Operate and maintain large storage arrays: NetApp, EMC Isilon, VNX, EMC UNITY, Dell Equallogic. Apply regular upgrades and patches to all storage platforms as required.
    • Manage SMB, and NFS shares in support of general and scientific storage for active and disaster recovery/failover replication sites.
    • Support near-time data replication to disaster recovery/failover sites using Recover Point.
    • Support pilot initiatives related to implementing and evaluating Nexenta Software Designed Storage as a potential NAS, Block and Object storage solution for backing up individual user workstations and hosting private research cloud storage.
    • Review and assess storage systems performance; troubleshoot and resolve issues as required, and propose and implement changes aimed at continuous improvement.
    • Manage enterprise backups tools like CommVault or NetBackup.




    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related business, scientific, or technical discipline
    • Experience supporting Windows, Mac, and Linux systems in a complex research-based 24/7 enterprise environment with demonstrated ability to analyze problems and propose multiple alternative solutions
    • Strong knowledge of both SMB and NFS protocols is required. Experience supporting both Windows and Linux in an enterprise environment is required.
    • Knowledge and experience in enterprise storage and backup tools to include CommVault backup solutions, NetBackup.
    • Experience with NetApp and EMC Isilon clusters in a large enterprise environment is preferred.
    • Knowledge and experience in managing Brocade Fiber channel switches and be able to create zones, upgrade FOS, troubleshoot any FC issues
    • Experience with hardware and software for networking; distributed computing; virtualization; large-scale, high-performance storage systems; databases; and cloud computing
    • Ability to provide excellent customer service in managing user facing tasks such as data transfers, restores, and permissions management
    • Applicable certifications to demonstrate technical competencies - one or more of the following certifications desired:
      • NetApp certified Storage Administrator or Professional
      • Isilon Certified Support Professional
      • Storage +
    • Experience with enterprise technologies currently in use including: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, JIRA, ServiceNow, VMware vSphere
    • Ability to adapt to rapidly changing requirements with a flexible and creative approach to brainstorming, troubleshooting, and problem solving
    • Ability to effectively and confidently communicate – in writing and presentations – complex topics and procedures with team members and all levels of customer stakeholders
    • Must meet all requirements for obtaining and maintaining a Public Trust Clearance



    Medical Science & Computing is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


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