Created after 9-11-2001, the Department of Homeland Security consolidated numerous agencies data centers for central management. General Dynamics Information Technology plays a key role in the Departments IT integration strategy through its Data Center-1 program. GDITs DC-1 program is committed to delivering an efficient, responsive, and mature data center operation through excellence in service delivery, performance, and continual service improvement.
GDIT is seeking a Lead Storage Engineer capable of technically leading an experienced team responsible for the design, deployment and maintenance of hosted data storage service catalog offerings. The position requires practical knowledge in multiple technical disciplines including SAN storage, SAN switches and performance monitoring.
Support Development, QA and Staging network environments used by our Software Development teams.
Document existing and new infrastructure deployments using Run Book and architecture diagrams.
Implement processes to standardize cloud operating practices and procedures, capacity planning and risk mitigation.
Collaborate with Technical Operations and DBA teams to assess future growth and capacity requirements.
Participate in 24x7 system support rotation and handle escalations as needed.
Proactively research new and/or updated technologies as they come available that pertain to our environment.
Bachelors degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
Bachelors degree in computer science, management information systems, or related field preferred
Minimum 7-10 Years working in the IT Field, preferably in a Large Data Center
5-10 years of Experience in SAN Storage design, deployment, and administration. To include, Experience in patching/upgrading storage firmware is mandatory, Experience provisioning storage to Virtual Infrastructure is mandatory.
5-10 Years of Experience required in with Cisco SAN Switches required.
Must have in depth knowledge and practical experience on NetApp and EMC Storage specifically. Hitachi is a plus.
Proper understanding of RAID and striping and experience with designing a solution for mixed requirements
Must have knowledge of ITIL Methodology and understand how to apply it to (storage) service offerings
Basic knowledge of provisioning and configuring storage for Windows and Linux servers.
Experience with disaster recovery and business continuity.
Experience managing backup specific storage arrays is a plus.
EMC and NetApp Certifications
Cisco SAN Certifications
Must have strong interpersonal skill and leadership skills in order to guide and direct a small group of individuals.
Good organization and leadership skills required to be successful.
Skilled in time, priority and task management
Strong communication skills to interact with team members, management, customers and support personnel
Interpersonal skills to interact with customers and team members
Strong leadership skills to oversee project team
Strong ability to analyze and solve complex problems using analytical and creative problem solving skills for design, creation and testing of networks
Active in pursuing learning opportunities
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Ability to anticipate problems, resolve ambiguity and take decisive action
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and comfortable in global working environment.
Good at building, cultivating teamwork and mentoring.
We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.
GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.