Job Description :
Storage Engineer: (EMC Isilon)

Rockville, MD

USC, GC, EAD-GC only

6 plus month contract


Hands-on EMC Isilon storage is a must – not just monitoring the systems, but actually handling the configurations and performance tuning. Storage team consists of 1 person right now which is why he is either open to a mid-level resouse working under his current lead, or bringing in another architect as insurance if he were to ever lose his lead.
Will be supporting multiple data centers; there will be some travel but it will be at a minimum.



In this role, you will support IT infrastructure storage; Isilon and 3Par storage environment leveraging Linux/UNIX/HPC, Windows OS and multiple databases (SQL/ Oracle); EMC Networker, EMC Data Domain and Quantum library backup environment. Expansive EMC Networker, EMC Data Domain and Quantum library experience is required. You will also collaborate with multiple Data Centers and OS [Linux/ OSX/ Windows] as well Oracle/ SQL DBAs and associated project managers. This is a customer service focused environment with the business needs of a scientific environment, mandating high reliability and 24 x 7 up time.


Responsible for configuration, layout and performance tuning of storage infrastructure.
Responsible for storage infrastructure system management including capacity planning, snapshots, performance monitoring/ tuning, security management, etc
Provide infrastructure support for projects including planning, installations, configurations, and upgrades; work with requisite teams to ensure smooth project deployments through completion
Setup and maintain fiber channel switches
Insure backups are in place using EMC Networker configured with EMC Data Domain and Quantum i6000 tape library as target storage
Participate and adhere to change management processes
Customer Service Focus; experience discerning/ balancing business need (support Science) with allied enterprise reliability and “up-time” requirements.
Actively monitor IT maintained systems with monitoring tools such as Check_mk and Nagios
Be available as may be required to support monitoring alerts after hours
Rack/ stack servers and network equipment

4+ years IT experience (to include a min of 2+ years of EMC Isilon storage)
Solid hands-on experience with EMC Isilon
In depth understanding of protocols to include NFS and SAMBA
Experience with Data Domain for backup, RAID Inc, Brocade and Cisco technologies for SAN
Demonstrated documentation capabilities (such as using Visio and portal applications such as wiki)
Working knowledge of Linux (Scientific Linux, CentOS), Windows, and OSX multi-platform operating systems
Strong troubleshooting abilities
In depth understanding of one or more storage technology fields (Fiber Channel SAN, SAS, iSCSI, or FCoE) as well high speed interconnects (InfiniBand, 10GigE, etc)
Understanding of virtualized environments
Ability to earn/ hold Public Trust suitability

Excellent interpersonal communication skills
Proactive, polished communication (verbal/ written) skillset
Ability to manage scope and schedule for multiple project priorities

Bachelor''s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering is a plus; equivalent professional experience may be considered in lieu of degree
EMC Isilon Certified Storage Professional (ICSP) is preferred.