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Storage Consultant - London - SC - London

Salary: £400 - £450 per day
Location: London
Job type: Contract
Sector: IT Defence, Infrastructure
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Storage Consultant

Based in London

SC Cleared

£400 - £450 per day

Overview of role

The Storage platform underpins many of our Global applications and as such the platform requires consistently high performance, high availability and transparent monitoring. We have storage platforms hosted in Schroders data centres globally this needs to be transformed into a global service. The global estate requires significant redesign to in order to optimise, standardise and simplify both the technology and operational processes. We use currently EMC, HP 3PAR, Pure, HDS, Rubrik and Veritas technologies but as we migrate into new datacenters and run major new projects, we are architecting what the future looks like. This will include cloud.

This role has been created as part of globalising the infrastructure teams & technologies for Schroders. This role needs to define the global storage and backup strategy, and be the technical authority for this vertical. The storage lead will be responsible for the storage and backup platform globally and travel to the regions may be required from time to time. The role will form part of the wider Global Infrastructure management team and will be expected to present strategies to a global audience.

General skills

  • Have a history of working in a mission-critical environment.
  • Background in financial services or similar regulated industry.
  • Experienced in datacenter deployments & green field sites.
  • Experienced in converged datacenter design & next gen storage.
  • Understand the importance of metrics & statistics when measuring the performance & capacity.

Technical Skills

  • In-depth knowledge of a wide range of storage technologies including EMC VMAX, VNX VPLEX, Pure, Rubrik, Data Domain and HP 3PAR storage technologies.
  • In-depth knowledge of Cisco and Brocade storage networking technologies.
  • In-depth knowledge FC, iSCSI, FCoE and NFS storage protocols.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of data management, data lifecycle, data replication and data migration.
  • In-depth knowledge of volume management, backup, monitoring and configuration management software.
  • Detailed knowledge of software defined storage, scripting and automation techniques.
  • Detailed knowledge and experience of emerging storage technologies.
  • Detailed knowledge and experience of building capacity planning and capacity management processes.
  • In-depth knowledge of data security and vulnerability based approach to security hardening.

Personal Attributes

  • Positive attitude capable of remaining positive when under pressure.
  • Someone who never accepts the status-quo. Someone who challenges why things are done the way they are.
  • Someone who is capable of 'green-field' thinking. Capable of imaging how the global platform couldlook, and capable of creating a strategy to get us there.
  • Work well with others, in a collaborative environment.

Storage Consultant - London - SC

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