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Storage Architect, Principal

Performant Financial
Livermore, CA
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Performant Financial Corporation

Performant Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans).

Storage Architect, Principal
Job Code:2018-10-1R-001
Location:Remote - Livermore, CA
Status:Regular Full Time
As a Principle Storage Architect, your primary responsibilities will be:

•Plan, design, and analyze the organization's storage and backup/recovery infrastructure according to best practices, while ensuring high levels of data quality/availability and backup/recovery solutions.
•Capacity planning, backup and restore process design, performance analysis, and developing data disaster recovery plans.
•Work closely with operations, project management, application development, and network in developing a scalable, maintainable, consistent, highly available storage architecture that meets business objectives and supports any service level agreements.
•Work with infrastructure product vendors to implement infrastructure improvements, and new infrastructure products and technology.
•Establish strategies for storage consolidation, centralization, and optimization to reduce downtime and costs while improving security and storage performance.
•Provide top-level support for storage and backup systems.
•Identify departmental needs and make recommendations regarding technical direction.
•Interface with various lines of business on projects in a consultative manner to understand requirements, and design and implement solutions to meet those requirements.  This may include guiding users in formulating requirements, providing alternative approaches/best practices and conducting feasibility studies.
•Work with the Information Security team to ensure solutions meet Performant’s security requirements. 
•Responsible for proactive monitoring of storage systems.
•Create and maintain system documentation and participate in developing and documenting standards
•Follow Performant IT policies and processes.
•Produce timely status reports and time entry, keep organization informed
•Periodic on-call after hours support required
•Provides technical mentoring and coaching to junior engineers
•Additional responsibilities may be assigned, as required, by management
Required Skills and Knowledge:
Proven expertise in designing, implementing, and managing highly available storage arrays (NetApp, Pure, EMC, etc.), and enterprise backup technologies (Avamar, Networker, Data domain, HP DP, Cohesity etc.)
Expertise in storage concepts, protocols and drive technologies: NAS, SAN, iSCSI, CIFS, FC, Solid State, SAS, SATA, etc.
Deep technical expertise including installing, integrating, and supporting Dell/EMC, Dell Compellent, NetApp, Pure, Brocade and other storage solutions
Data center storage migration/consolidation experience
Technical expertise with data protection technology
Working knowledge of various security standards such as CIS, STIG’s and NIST
Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws
Highly self-motivated, organized and directed
Keen attention to detail
Proven analytic and problem-solving abilities
Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment, take direction and report status
Ability to obtain security clearance for Public Trust Positions
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including strong listening skills
Ability to interface effectively with all levels of the organization
Exceptional documentation skills that can clearly articulate technical designs, issues and constraints
Strong skills in prioritization and reprioritization to react to a dynamic environment
Results driven; Ability to work independently; Self-starter

 Physical Requirements:

Sit/stand/walk 8-12hr/day
Lift/carry/push/pull under and over 10lbs occasionally
Keying frequency, handling, reaching, fine manipulation
Education and Experience:
•Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or technology related field highly preferred. Ten (10) years’ experience in storage architecture
•NetApp, Pure, Dell and other storage certifications are a plus
•10+ years’ experience with Storage Technologies and 3+ years’ experience with on-premise backup and archiving solutions, and public cloud backup, archiving, and DR solutions.
•Demonstrated experience across multiple infrastructure technologies such as Operating Systems, Data, Application Hosting, Virtualization, Storage, and Networking
•Hands on experience with local and remote replication technologies from various storage vendors including NetApp, Dell/EMC and Pure
•Demonstrated experience designing scalable, fault tolerant and high performance Infrastructure solutions in healthcare, banking, or other regulated industry
•Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

Other Requirements:

-  Performant is a government contractor and has specific client requirements.
-  Must submit to and pass background check. Must not have any Federal or State liens resulting from County, State or Federal tax issues.  Must not have any current defaulted student loans.
-  Must be able to pass a criminal background check; must not have any felony convictions or specific misdemeanors.
-  Must submit to and pass drug screen.
- Certain client assignments for this position may require submission to and successful outcome of additional background and/or clearances throughout employment with the Company

Job Profile is subject to change at any time.

Performant Financial Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Performant Financial Corporation is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, genetic characteristics, medical condition, marital status, citizenship status, military service status, political belief status, or any other consideration made unlawful by law.

Sponsorship is not available for this position




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