HBO Senior Staff Storage Engineer


Focusing on petabyte-level storage platforms, gather requirements, produce designs and implement media content storage infrastructures for various media workflow and content archival applications.


  • Develop trusted relationships with application and workflow designers to better understand needs, expectations and performance requirements of underlying content storage platforms.
  • Develop trusted relationships with vendors providing storage, server and networking solutions to assist in architecting new solutions for HBO.
  • Architect appropriate storage platforms as well as supporting network and server equipment needs for deployment.
  • Develop full end-to-end bill-of-materials, quotations and build-out diagrams and documentation for installation and operation of solutions.
  • Troubleshoot server, network and storage system issues to rectify performance problems and/or failed componentry.
  • Provide storage-level application support to HBO Communications Center, HBO Studios East and HBO Midtown locations.


  • College degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience is required.
  • Candidate must have 10 years of experience in storage system administration.
  • Ability to work autonomously with application/workflow teams as well as server and networking staff to create equipment lists and design documents for end-to-end host/storage environments, based on content type, access requirements, infrastructure and TCO budgetary schedules.
  • High level of experience in Red Hat Enterprise Linux and CentOS installation, administration and performance tuning.
  • High level of Microsoft Windows 2008+ administration and performance tuning.
  • High level of experience with third-party tools for both Windows and Linux OS platforms for storage and file system configuration.
  • Experience with Object-Based Storage (AWS-S3, Scality, or CleverSafe), Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud a plus.
  • Experience with implementation and administration of Storage Area Networks (SAN) and Network Attached Storage (NAS) equipment required.
  • The candidate must have excellent communications skills in order to be successful.
  • Position requires after hours support and occasional travel to data center locations.

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