Storage Administrator

Storage administrators need solid technical skills and experience for maintaining an effective and efficient authentication and data storage system for their organization. Storage administrators ensure that storage area networks (SANs) and associated technologies provide expected benefits (e.g., storage operations appropriately store information for later retrieval and keep such information appropriately secured). Additionally, the storage administrator establishes, updates, and analyzes system authentication protocols. The storage administrator also ensures that systems are optimized and waste minimal resources.

Provides installation, maintenance and troubleshooting support of information systems applications and related peripheral hardware.

1. Monitors and responds to hardware and software problems utilizing a variety of hardware and software testing tools and techniques.

2. Installs and configures applications software and related hardware (such as desktops, servers, and related peripherals like printers, scanners, drives, monitors and video teleconferencing hardware).

3. Provides software and system troubleshooting and support.

4. Provides technical support and training to end-users.

5. Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced technicians, and may have limited supervisory responsibilities.

6. Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned.

7. Participates in special projects as required.

Typical duties include:

  • Documenting processes, procedures, upgrades and the resolution of problems.
  • Upgrading software, monitoring performance, and evaluating trends and needs.
  • Managing, transforming and providing user access to large datasets.
  • Installing, configuring, supporting, and maintaining SANs and associated technology.
  • Administering storage networks, servers and their associated schedules.

Responsible for support tools, processes, and policies for storage networks and storage services.

Design, install, configure, upgrade and administer global enterprise Network Area Storage (NAS)/Storage Area Network (SAN) systems up to 10 petabytes. Manage scheduled backups of the site’s data on multiple platforms and networks.

Provide stable and reliable operations of the storage environments. Align backup strategies with operational requirements. Address and implement IAVA updates, maintain STIG compliance and OS currency of all NAS devices.

Administer and maintain NETApp’s SnapManager suite of backup and recovery tools such as Snap Manager for Exchange, SharePoint, MS SQL and Oracle.

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