Senior Global Storage Engineer for Multiple Technologies

    • Sofia, Bulgaria

IBM Technical Support Services' (TSS) mission is to become the largest and most successful provider of multi-vendor technical support services in the world. Our Multi-Vendor Support (MVS) Client Innovation Center (CIC) in Sofia, Bulgaria is building a trans-disciplinary team of Multi-Vendor Storage support specialists tasked with supporting our TSS clients and field engineers in any IBM country worldwide on a 24x7 basis. MVS Storage Remote Technical Support Specialists in this job role will have expertise in various multi-vendor storage technologies.

Your Role and Responsibilities
The Multi-Vendor Services Storage Team in Sofia is expanding, and we are looking to hire Storage Technical Engineers tasked with sharing technical expertise and resolving technical issues for IBM clients worldwide.

What we offer:

  • Access to specialized OEM education - virtual and instructor led.
  • Access to fully functional lab facility for education purposes and problem recreation.
  • Opportunity for achieving formal OEM certification (e.g. NetApp NCSE, NAHSE).
  • Diverse job role structure giving opportunities for growth within the team.
  • Flexible shift pattern.


As part of the job, the Storage Technical Engineer would have the following responsibilities:
Perform problem determination/fault isolation by analyzing support logs and diagnostic data.
  • Use specialized diagnostic tools to isolate complex client problems.
  • Keep customers regularly informed of problem investigation and resolution status throughout the support service request life cycle.
  • Interpret online manuals and available documentation aiming faster issue resolution.
  • Use lab hardware to re-create customer configurations to replicate failure scenarios.
  • Collaborate closely with L3 OEM support teams to drive fixes on complex and critical issues.
  • Provide real time assistance to field technicians to resolve critical client technical issues.
  • Follow established processes for effective management of support incidents.
  • Demonstrating soft and technical skills that contributes to client satisfaction.
  • Adhere to the set working schedule, supporting 24x7 shift operations and on-call coverage.
(This position will require working in European and US prime time, plus occasional weekend shifts).

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
Education and professional experience:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer science or technical field.
  • At least 3 years of experience in a technical support, customer facing role.
  • Experience providing support for storage products with focus on the following OEMs: HPE, NetApp, EMC.
  • Excellent command of English (B2-C1 level).
  • Excellent soft skills, active listening/reading, explain clearly and set right expectations.
  • Excellent computer skills, including web navigation.
  • Troubleshooting and analytical thinking skills.
  • Ability to quickly learn and absorb new concepts.
  • Ability to research and self-study to find solutions.
  • Ability to manage complicated requests and irate users.
  • Understanding of multi-vendor enterprise storage technologies - software defined, virtualization, and network & fabric attached storage devices.
  • Knowledge of SAN/NAS standards and protocols (Fibre Channel, iSCSI, NFS, CiFS, etc.)
  • Previous experience in storage and systems architecture.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

Preferred Expertise:
  • Experience with UNIX/Linux OS and virtualization technologies.
  • Knowledge in TCP/IP concepts.
  • Experience with Cluster/HA environments.
  • Good planning and organization skills.
  • Customer-first mindset with high sense of ownership.
  • Previous experience in delivering technical education will be considered an advantage.
  • Industry recognized associate, professional, or expert certification.
  • Second foreign language will be considered an advantage.
  • Willingness to travel internationally on occasion for additional education.

About Business Unit
At Global Technology Services (GTS), we help our clients envision the future by offering end-to-end IT and technology support services, supported by an unmatched global delivery network.  It's this unique blend of bold new ideas and client-first thinking. If you can restlessly reinvent yourself and solve problems in new ways, work on both technology and business projects, and ask, "What else is possible?" GTS is the place for you!

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