Contract - Principal Storage Systems Engineer

POSTED ON 8/23/2022 CLOSED ON 11/3/2022

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We are looking for a Contract - Principal Storage Systems Engineer to help Design, build out, Automate, maintain, and troubleshoot our rapidly expanding infrastructure.  You will be part of a talented team of engineers that demonstrate superb technical competency, delivering mission critical infrastructure and ensuring the highest levels of availability, performance and security.  You will work on a global infrastructure that includes Azure cloud deployments and in our Data Centers in the United States, APAC & Europe.


You are the go to person for solutions on storage, SAN, backup, DR &  infrastructure capacity planning. You are hands on with solution implementation, detailed execution planning &  fool proof implementation. You strive for reliability in operation, value long term stability, cost savings & be a guide on best practice.


Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Automation: Analyze, design, and implement tools for backup and storage infrastructure management.
  • Design, Administration, and development of storage and backup Infrastructure & define best practice.
  • Design, Administration and development infrastructure solutions with hybrid cloud options.
  • Development/management of VMware system Infrastructure storage configuration.
  • Plan capacity, engage other Itron organizations on infrastructure design and cost.
  • Resolve Support issues and come up with permeant fix.
  • Tier 3 On Call support of production infrastructure.
  • Disaster Recovery Operations.
  • Automation, scripting of System infrastructure.
  • Install, configure, test and maintain operating systems, application software and system management tools.
  • Monitor and test application performance for potential bottlenecks, identify possible solutions, and work with developers to implement those fixes.
  • Increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on any tasks.


Required Skills:

  • 10 years of proven experience in enterprise strategy, enterprise data architecture and IT project/program delivery focusing on infrastructure, storage, SAN & Backups.
  • Infrastructure-as-a-Service providers and platforms, for example: Amazon Web Services, Azure, Google Cloud, OpenStack, etc.
  • Platform-as-a-Service providers and platforms, for example: AWS, Microsoft Azure, GCP, Red Hat OpenShift, Kubernetes, etc.
  • Deep, hands-on expertise in cloud architectures (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, distributed systems) and approaches to address their unique management and security considerations.
  • Very strong “hands on” storage background in conceptualization, development, implementation, and administration of multi-site EMC, DELL, Cisco UCS, DataDomain, Veeam,, Pure, NetApp, Hitachi and Cisco San & Storage in a multi-petabyte disk storage environment.
  • Extensive “hands on” experience implementing and managing hardware and software platforms from Microsoft, VMware, Red Hat, Ubuntu, UCS, vBlock and VMS solutions in large enterprise wide networks.
  • Proven track record in business engagement.
  • Strong strategic thinking, planning skills, and understands “Big Picture.”
  • Must be able to come up with solutions and presentations.
  • Must be able to lead infrastructure side of projects.
  • Automation tools Ansible, puppet, shell scripting a must.
  • 5 years’ experience with large VMWare infrastructure & Azure infrastructure a must.
  • Solid understanding of TCP/IP networking, SAN & NAS.
  • Prior design experience in cloud infrastructure.
  • Hands on expertise in VMware automation using ansible/python.
  • Ability to work independently and drive across internal teams and storage vendors.
  • Must be adept at identifying and eliminating performance bottlenecks and making performance-related recommendations (hardware, software, and configuration).
  • In depth knowledge of DNS principles and architectures.
  • Expert knowledge in one of the guest operating systems such as Windows, Linux, etc.
  • Familiarity with security issues and best practices for virtual environments.


Desired Skills:

  • Multi-tasking experience
  • Demonstrate good communication skills, written and spoken and be capable of presenting technical concepts to audiences of various technical abilities
  • Knowledge of Sharepoint, Splunk, Jira a plus
  • Ability to mentor & Train others.


Itron is proud to be an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. If you require an accommodation to apply, please contact a recruiting representative at 1-800-635-5461 or email


Itron enables utilities and cities to safely, securely and reliably deliver critical infrastructure services to communities in more than 100 countries. Our portfolio of smart networks, software, services, meters and sensors helps our customers better manage electricity, gas and water resources for the people they serve. By working with our customers to ensure their success, we help improve the quality of life, ensure the safety and promote the well-being of millions of people around the globe. Itron is dedicated to creating a more resourceful world. Join us:


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