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Storage Administrator (NCI)

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Job Number:
652056
Job Category:
Information Technology - Systems
Location:
FREDERICK, MD US
Schedule:
Full-time
Travel:
None
Shift:
Day Job
Potential for Teleworking:
No
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:
None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:
Public Trust
Description:

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of Enterprise Information Technology (EIT) is to develop an enterprise-level, consolidated information technology infrastructure that provides exceptional IT capabilities to the Frederick National Labs for Cancer Research (NCI-Frederick/FNLCR) in support of basic, translational, and clinical cancer and AIDS research.  The IT Operations Group (ITOG) is a part of Enterprise Information Technology (EIT) within Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.  ITOG is responsible for computational servers, storage servers, virtual machine infrastructure, and the FNLCR network. ITOG focuses on implementing enterprise IT best practices in the areas of computational services, storage, backup, and archiving; batch and application support; server consolidation and virtualization; network infrastructure; unification of voice, teleconferencing, and video communication technologies; and improved infrastructure for collocation of dedicated servers.

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Storage Administrator III/IV

The IT Operations Group (ITOG), part of the Enterprise Information Technology (EIT) Program, is responsible for information technology infrastructure, including high performance computing, enterprise storage and advanced telecommunications at Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research.  ITOG is responsible for the management and operation of a variety of computer systems, involving an architectural range that encompasses the single-user personal computer through to the multi-user, multi-core, large memory computer server utilizing NAS, SAN, DASD, and iSCSI storage.

The following tasks will need to be performed: 

  • Perform system management and administration functions, including requirements analysis, systems configuration and performance monitoring
  • Ensure the availability, reliability and security of storage-related platforms and related management systems
  • Work on complex problems, where considerable judgment and initiative are required in resolving problems, and make recommendations to reduce or prevent problem reoccurrence
  • Evaluate user needs or problems, and take appropriate action to resolve
  • Consult with users regarding use of the systems and storage platforms, determine methods and procedures on new assignments and advise other IT personnel
  • Identify and resolve problems across multiple platforms, storage, and networks
  • Install and maintain storage hardware, software, and relevant applications
  • Monitor storage performance, and make adjustments to the storage software or hardware as necessary
  • Contribute to decisions on administrative policies, procedures, product evaluations, and capacity planning
  • Ensure the integrity of all data on the platform
  • Develop schedules and perform regular data protection operations (e.g., backups, snapshots, replication, etc.)
  • Participate in the integration of hardware and software within a heterogeneous environment
  • Develop and monitor data security measures in coordination with the site security office
  • Establish and maintain hardware and software vendor support contacts, and differentiate between vendor and in-house responsibilities


Qualifications:

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

This is a dual level requisition.  It may be filled at either level III or IV.

For the Level III position:

  • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education). Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • In addition to the educational requirement, a minimum of five (5) years of storage-related job experience
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in large (500 TB or greater) NAS and/or SAN storage system administration

For the Level IV position:

  • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education).  Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • In addition to the educational requirement, a minimum of eight (8) years of storage-related job experience
  • Experience in managing and performing a major storage technology refresh/replacement project
  • A minimum of four (4) years of experience in large (500 TB or greater) NAS and/or SAN storage system administration

All candidates must have the following:

  • Experience in installing and maintaining hardware, software, and applications
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills 
  • Understanding of IT systems best practices such as ITIL and the implementation of these practices, including the documentation and testing of systems
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems involving systems, networking, and networked storage
  • Experience with various scripting languages (for example, Bourne and/or C shell and derivatives, PowerShell, Perl, Python, etc.)
  • Experience with centralized storage solutions involving RAID configuration, NFS and CIFS/SMB protocols, logical volume management, and other pertinent technologies
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP networks, including routing, subnets, VLANs, and host-based firewalls
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Knowledge of systems and storage administration in a scientific environment
  • Experience with Dell/EMC Isilon and/or NetApp storage platforms
  • Knowledge of authentication configuration (Active Directory, LDAP, PAM, etc.)
  • Experience with Object Storage provisioning and administration
  • Experience with Big Data provisioning and/or analysis
  • Experience with VMware-related storage provisioning and management
  • Experience with hardware diagnostics and repair work, test and replacement of power supplies, hard drives, network adapters, memory, CPUs, and other computer components
  • Experience with installation and management of major Linux distributions such as RedHat, CentOS, or Ubuntu, preferably in a clustered or virtual machine environment
  • Experience in the installation and management of modern Windows OS (Windows 7 and/or Windows Server 2012 or later)
  • Experience with database (Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL) use and/or administration

Expected Competencies:

  • Monitor system performance and make adjustments to hardware and/or software to mitigate problems
  • Create, review, and update Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Service Level Agreements (SLA), and other necessary documentation
  • Update and patch vendor-provided operating systems


Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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