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Storage Specialist


This is a Contract position in Ottawa region, ON posted August 9, 2017.

Job DescriptionStorage Specialist Position Description We are Canada’s largest independent information technology services firm, and after 40 years, we’re still growing! Join Canada’s largest IT Company as a Storage Specialist in CGIs Government Business Sector. Since our founding in 1976, CGI has been at the forefront of change. CGI understands industry challenges and has the experience to help clients overcome these challenges. The Opportunity: CGI currently has an exciting opportunity for a Storage Specialist to serve a long term contract OR a full-time/permanent position with our client in the Ottawa area. The Storage Specialist will be responsible for the implementation, operation and monitoring of all in-scope Storage Area Networking services serving our client. The Storage Specialist is also responsible for the implementation and oversight of business resumption and disaster recovery policies in relation to Storage and Backup Services relating to our client’s data services. Your future duties and responsibilities Install, monitor, upgrade and maintain operating systems. Install, monitor, upgrade and maintain hardware and software. Work with Business Analysts, Project Managers, Developers, and clients/stakeholders to maintain and improve software performance. Apply problem solving skills to troubleshoot and resolve technical problems. Ensure timely and reliable system administration procedures, such as backup and/or recovery. Analyze system performance and recommend improvements Provide 3rd line support to regional SSC NSP staff located across Canada. This objective includes engineering, design architecture and operation support as required. Architecture design and implementation of new SAN technologies within Area of Responsibility (AOR). Performance monitoring and tuning to ensure optimal performance of all systems in AOR. Develop storage capacity planning reports and procedures. Maintain a document library including diagrams, SOPs and maintenance records of all systems in AOR. Optimize storage tiers. Participate in Business Resumption exercises. Design Storage plans to maximize backup capacity and ensure highest possible disk and resource usage. Provide weekly operational status reports. Provide detailed design documents for all new system implementations. Provide detailed fault summaries for any outages within AOR. Provide regular capacity planning reports. Provide updated SAN diagrams reflecting any infrastructure alterations. Required qualifications to be successful in this role Experience in a large scale SAN Management Environment with a client base of at least 50,000. The SAN Management Environment must have over 5000 Fiber Channel ports, at least 15 storage arrays and minimum 3 Petabytes of data. Experience in coordinating, training and communicating storage activities, including storage plans with both internal and external stakeholders. Experience in planning, designing, testing and implementing HDS Tiered Storage Infrastructure solutions that include analysis policies and monitoring. Experience in designing and implementing thin provisioning/wide stripping in a Tiered Storage Infrastructure. Experience supporting a Brocade Fibre Channel switched environment with a minimum of 60 switches. Experience using Hitachi Command Suite and Storage Navigator to create parity groups, disk pools and volumes. All candidates must demonstrate a minimum of ten (10) years experience with enterprise storage setup, storage virtualization, Storage Analytics, Trend Analysis, Capacity Planning, system administration, including Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery scenarios in a large scale Enterprise SAN environment. All candidates must demonstrate a minimum of ten (10) years of experience working in at least 3 of these environments: Aix, Solaris, Linux, Unix, Windows, VMWARE, Mainframe. All candidates must demonstrate a minimum of ten (10) years of experience virtualizing enterprise external storage arrays using tools such as, but not limited to, Hitachi Command Suite to virtualize VSP, G600, G800, G1000, HUS VM, 3 PAR and NetApp. All candidates must demonstrate a minimum of ten (10) years of experience doing Asynchronous and Synchronous Data Replication with such tools as Symmetrix Remote Data Facility (SRDF), True Copy (TC), Hitachi Online Remote Copy Manager (HORCM) and Hitachi Universal Replicator (HUR). All candidates must demonstrate a minimum of ten (10) years of experience using EMC Unisphere for VNX, VMAX as well as File Sharing Appliances using HNAS, EMC Isilon and EMC Unity All candidates must possess Canadian Government Secret Clearance Level 2 at the time of submission. Build your career with us. It is an extraordinary time to be in business. As digital transformation continues to accelerate, CGI is at the center of this changesupporting our clients digital journeys and offering our professionals exciting career opportunities. At CGI, our success comes from the talent and commitment of our professionals. As