Enterprise Virtualization and Storage Specialist provides highly specialized multi-role technical support for the operation of a large, complex, multi-platform private cloud infrastructure in the EIS data centres that supports mission-critical IT workloads. Under the general direction of the Manager, Servers, Storage and Virtualization, the Enterprise Virtualization and Storage Specialist (EVSS) is responsible for the deployment and on-going management and systems support related to the Enterprise Virtual Computing and Storage Infrastructure (VCSI) of the University of Toronto. The EVSS works in a small dynamic team responsible for the design, development, and implementation of the VCSI environment. The EVSS is expected to provide Level III support to co-location clients.
The EVSS manages, maintains, and documents various large-scale Enterprise hardware virtualization platforms and operating systems; configures physical and virtual networks as well as physical and virtual storage on multiple vendor-specific platforms; and provides diagnostic assistance and configuration support for Storage Area Networking, IP Storage Area Networking, or Network Attached Storage. Acts as an expert technical resource to others; provides project leadership including team coordination, estimating, assigning and reviewing work for assigned projects.
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Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics or Mathematics, or acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience. Certification such as VMware Certified Advanced Professional, VMware Certified Implementation Expert, Cisco CCNP Data Center, SNIA Storage Engineer or SNIA Storage Networking Expert are highly desirable. ITIL Certification or experience with ITIL methodologies is an asset.
Experience: Ten (10) years of work experience with at least eight (8) years of experience in:
Working at a high technical level (level II or III) as a Systems programmer/analyst with industry standard type-1 hypervisors. Must have extensive experience and demonstrated ability in advanced support for one or more hypervisors used in a large-scale data centre environment for mission critical IT operations (such as VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Redhat KVM, or similar).
Storage Area Network (SAN) Level II or III support. Experience in advanced level support of Fibre Channel (FC) or IP SANs and NAS in one or more large scale enterprise environments is required. Experience in supporting clustered HA storage appliances is required.
Experience with Nexentastor or similar commercial ZFS based SAN/NAS storage appliance is highly desirable. Extensive experience with ZFS and NFS is highly desirable.
Heterogeneous O/S systems programming/analysis level support including support of various UNIX software services.
Experience in engineering, optimization, orchestration and automation of private/public cloud infrastructure is highly desirable.
Engineering and administering or implementing relevant security policies.
Expert knowledge on systems performance, problem determination and troubleshooting in highly complex multiple technology domains
Direct hands-on experience in working in a large-scale production data centre environment installing and configuring hardware including servers, networking equipment, storage systems, Fibre Channel networks and switches, computer cabinets and related components, including standardized cable dressing and management, are required.
Demonstrated ability to program in administrative scripting languages (Python, PowerShell, awk, sed, shell, Perl, TCL, etc.)
Demonstrated ability to port C programs from one platform to another as well as to write small C or C# programs is required.
Experience with Ethernet MAC layer firewalls and designing and engineering complex multilayer firewalls an asset.
Demonstrated experience writing white-papers, best-practice documents, and procedural manuals an asset. Ability to write proposals, make presentations to management or professional peers.
Demonstrated superior skills designing and documenting complex information systems.
Skills: Basic skills include expert knowledge of TCP/IP, SCSI and SAS, NFS, x86 Architecture, enterprise IT hardware concepts.
Other: Strong interpersonal and communication skills with peers, clients, and superiors are required; An ability to solve problems quickly and independently required. An extraordinary attention to detail is essential. Highly organized and process driven.
Internal Number: 1900283
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