Storage Administrator Job Description

Storage Administrator Job Description

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Storage administrator provides systems administration to insure the appropriate installation, support and maintenance of operating systems, and other related systems software and hardware.

Storage Administrator Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective storage administrator job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included storage administrator job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Monitors, escalates, and re-mediate NAS & SAN device/application {access, performance, events} alerts to identify/ potential incidents
Provide storage provisioning for NAS/CAS/SAN systems
Providing level three DAS, SAN, NAS Configuring and administering support and expertise as it relates to the storage environment as needed
Implement, maintain, monitor, performance tuning and upgrade Network Attached Storage (NAS) environment
Storage Array/NAS Performance Tuning
Requires expertise with the design, configuration, and administration, tuning, optimizing and troubleshooting for NFS/CIFS protocol on NetApp and EMC Isilon storage arrays
Understand and troubleshoot the SMB, NFS and CIFS shares networking protocols
Play a key role in Business Continuity Planning and DR strategy, ensuring our designs are considered by using NetApp SnapMirror and Snapshot plus Isilon SyncIQ and SnapshotIQ technology
Perform change management and incident management for enterprise storage systems
Develop an understanding of project engagement processes (Service Readiness) and partner with project teams on Conditions of Satisfaction deliverables including support documentation

Storage Administrator Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Storage Administrator

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: II, IAT, SSCP, CE, NCIE, NCDA, ITIL, GSEC, HDS, EMC

Education for Storage Administrator

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the storage administrator job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Computer Science, Education, Technical, Information Technology, Business, Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Engineering, Management Information Systems, Administration

Skills for Storage Administrator

Desired skills for storage administrator include:

Operating systems and systems administration concepts
ONTAP 7-mode and C- Mode
Desktop operating systems and applications
Techniques used in network administration and support

Desired experience for storage administrator includes:

Communication - Work effectively with other Infrastructure groups including the Network, Server & Database teams the Application Development teams
Provide support for new systems and projects (working with vendors, other platform support teams) and implement the tools to enable the ongoing support
Provide 24x7 IT storage operations support in a team on a rotation and on-call basis
Communicate written incident updates using team standards in a pre-determined time bound fashion to all levels of IT and business audience
Assess impacts of issues and ensure proper severity assignment for incidents by researching the business impact via interfacing teams or the acquired knowledge
Work with 3rd party resources (onsite or offshore) in both staff augmentation and ASP models and represent their services to the business

Storage Administrator Examples


Storage Administrator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a storage administrator. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for storage administrator
  • Development and maintenance of backup and storage standards, procedures, policies, security
  • Hands on technical review and engineering
  • Resolving drive status and clean up drive mapping
  • Correct and ensure persistent drives on media servers
  • Adjust and verify storage unit multiplexing on all storage units
  • Ensure VMware flash backup process and targeting is correct
  • Verify, review clients going to De-duplication appliances
  • Review BSD clients and ensure protection policies
  • Review long running jobs and clients
  • Review job queue
Qualifications for storage administrator
  • Scripting (Perl, Shell ) and Automation skills with a drive to optimize infrastructure/processes and increase efficiencies
  • Perform daily tasks and participate in major events (QMW, Powerdowns, DR tests)
  • On call support of systems and restores
  • Hands-on experience with Fibre Channel, Storage Area Networks (SANs) and Network Attached File Systems
  • Demonstrated Unix and/or NT administration skills required
  • Strong understanding of database backup/restore mechanisms

Storage Administrator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a storage administrator. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for storage administrator
  • Deploys, configures, maintains, & documents enterprise storage area network and network attached storage components
  • Responds to failure and alert event notifications 24 x 7 to ensure capacity demands
  • Responds to incident management tickets related to storage capacity, performance, access, configurations modifications
  • Participates in design & deployment of storage requirements for enterprise applications
  • Provisions new LUNs
  • Monitors and administers installed EMC CLARiiON and VNX
  • Day-to-day support, administration, engineering and planning for the Storage environment in three or more Data Centers including but is not limited to four enclaves
  • Storage monitoring, prevising, configuration and patching management, and ongoing maintenance and support of the storage enterprise in multiple datacenters
  • Effectively communicating current and future storage requirements and feature sets as they relate to the enterprise
  • Participating in storage Performance Tuning and Troubleshoot as it relates to File and Block storage implementations and system operations
Qualifications for storage administrator
  • Participate in weekend work, morning coverage, on-call rota, DR tests, quarterly maintenance activities
  • 5+ Years experience with NetApp and Data OnTap
  • In-depth knowledge of NetApp Snapshot, Mirror and Vaulting technologies
  • Understanding of NFS (V3 & V4), CIFS, NIS, DNS,NTP & Networking
  • Ability to work as part of a worldwide team
  • Participates in identifying business requirements

Storage Administrator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a storage administrator. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for storage administrator
  • Responsible for the ongoing maintenance, security, and availability of Storage and SAN infrastructure based on business requirements and adhering to tight operations, security, and procedural models
  • Provide business critical support and maintenance of the FC SAN switch and storage environments across the global regions
  • Proactively manage SAN storage environments
  • Manage automated fault call logging, hardware inventory for maintenance contracts, SAN documentation and diagrams
  • Storage Design and Engineering, Planning, Implementation and Support of all storage networks file systems technologies such as NFS, CIFS, SMB, iSCSI, NDMP and FCoE
  • Develop and maintaining technical documents and artifacts using MS-Office products (Excel, CSV, Visio, Access, ..) and other CMDB tools
  • Demonstrating a solid technical understanding of other storage and backup technologies and how they can be used to solve business problems
  • Demonstrating an in-depth understanding of storage protocols and solutions as they apply to shared and/or cloud storage environments
  • Demonstrated skills in thinking out of the box and in developing complete technical solutions from concept to production based on industry experience
  • Play a key role in support of all Disaster Recovery, Backup and Recovery and Contingency of operations (Co-op) helping to develop processes, procedures, and strategies as it relates to the current and future storage environment
Qualifications for storage administrator
  • Knowledge of RedHat Enterprise Linux, Perl, DFS and/or Centrify a plus
  • Reviews literature, and current practices to support business requirements and/or new industry technology
  • Prepares reports and/or recommendations regarding new technology to appropriate personnel
  • Develops and maintains Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience installing, configuring, and administrating NetApp NAS Storage environment
  • Minimum of three (3) years experience with Storage System design, performance analysis, capacity planning and disaster recovery planning

Storage Administrator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of storage administrator. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for storage administrator
  • Individuals will be require to work non-core hours from time-to-time in support of Deployments, Co-op operations or in response to Critical outages
  • Responsible for support tools, processes, and policies for storage networks and storage services
  • Provide stable and reliable operations of the storage environments
  • Administer and maintain NetApp’s SnapManager suite of backup and recovery tools such as Snap Manager for Exchange, SharePoint, MS SQL and Oracle
  • Experience shall include installation, configuration, and networking of UNIX and/or NT based platforms
  • Individual shall have a fundamental understanding of operating systems and be familiar with either UNIX or NT commands or utilities at the user level
  • Experience shall include the installation and configuration of hardware, operating systems, and commercial software packages
  • Individual shall be to develop and implement enterprise backup/recover strategies, server configuration and consolidation, and verification of the health and status of the entire IT infrastructure
  • Ndividual shall be able to provide support for enterprise services such as DNS, NFS, email services, security protection mechanisms, and the interoperability of UNIX and NT based systems
  • Lead/coordinate projects including new installations, upgrades, retrofits
Qualifications for storage administrator
  • 1 years of SAN fabric and storage infrastructure experience are preferable
  • Experience with Network Appliance technologies including FCP, CIFS, NFS, SnapMirror, SnapClone, SnapLock ans SnapVault
  • NetApp Certification (NCDA/NCIE) a PLUS
  • Experience with Hewlett Packard EVA Storage and HP 3Par Storage
  • Experience with Avere systems
  • Working knowledge of HPDP

Storage Administrator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a storage administrator. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for storage administrator
  • Installations, configurations & OS upgrades (Netapp - DataONTAP)
  • Incident, Problem Management and Storage orders
  • Monitor storage and virtual infrastructure capacity and performance
  • Administer and audit user access to managed systems
  • Review server event logs daily for anomalies and security incidents
  • Operate in complex, highly-secure, highly-available, operations-centric datacenter environments and interact with other technology domain authorities as required, to build and maintain the Open Systems Storage and Backups solutions in those datacenter environments
  • Responsible for mentoring junior team members, developing ITIL procedures and standards
  • Document and thoroughly understand the application architecture, system configuration across platforms and work with various systems and use this knowledge effectively
  • Resolve incidents and problems in accordance within defined guidelines and meet operational level agreement implement change requests and meet project deliverables
  • Achieve and understand Service Level dedications for all open systems platform
Qualifications for storage administrator
  • Working knowledge of TSM (Tivoli Storage Manager) a plus
  • Has applied knowledge in the Administration of Solaris/AIX or Unix systems in a large commercial environments
  • Day-to-day administration of Storage
  • Must be able to express his/her ideas clearly to others both verbally and in writing
  • Candidates must have a strong general knowledge of large user environment configurations to include user management best practices, Hierarchical Storage Management configurations, back up and restoration capabilities
  • Strong problem and troubleshooting skills with the ability to think outside the box to drive issues to resolution

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