Storage Engineer

Affordable Engineering Services El Segundo , CA 90245

Posted 3 weeks ago

In an era of dynamic change in space, Aerospace is addressing a generation of complex challenges. We operate the only federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) committed exclusively to the space enterprise. Our technical experts span every discipline of space-related science and engineering. Join our team and thrive in a career that matters to the world and you personally.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES

The Aerospace Corporation is seeking a Storage Engineer with strong configuration management, scripting, and automation skills. You will be part of the Computational Services team that oversees the enterprise and technical server and storage platforms for the Aerospace Corporation. The team oversees thousands of enterprise and high performance computing systems both on-premise as well as in the cloud. We work with rocket scientists and engineers to develop cutting edge solutions to complex space enterprise problems and to assure mission success of critical national space assets. In your role, you will engineer the design, configuration management and automation of our storage systems, which include SAN, NAS as well as an emerging object storage environment. You will be working and collaborating with other cross-functional team members who all have a strong sense of shared responsibility and ownership.

Demonstrates behavior that is consistent with the company's values of Dedication to Mission Success, Technical Excellence, Commitment to Our People, Integrity and Objectivity.

KEY FUNCTIONS

  • Architect growing NAS, SAN and object storage environments

  • Evaluate new storage hardware and software to meet business requirements

  • Develop automated processes to monitor, manage and provision storage devices

  • Utilize scripting and code to enhance and automate operations including provisioning, monitoring and capacity planning

  • Work closely with other engineers across functional teams in areas such as Windows, Linux, high performance computing and networking

  • Document and train operations staff to run and maintain storage infrastructure

  • Provide escalation support to operations teams

  • Provide storage expertise to rocket scientists and engineers, helping them develop solutions to complex space enterprise issues.

REQUIRED III

  • Bachelor's degree

  • 5 or more years of relevant experience with Bachelor's Degree, 4 or more years of relevant experience with Master's Degree, or PhD or JD

  • Experience in supporting, configuring, and maintaining operating systems, hardware, applications, and system automation and configuration management technologies

  • Vendor management experience

  • Excellent influencing skills

  • Must work well in a team environment including remote team members

  • Must be detail oriented

  • Effective interpersonal skills to coordinate efforts and work with other internal and external organizations

  • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to adapt to changing organizational needs

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Customer service orientation

  • Ability to work under minimal supervision, to self-initiate activities, and to work within timelines

  • Must possess time management and project management skills

  • Strong sense of ownership, customer service, and integrity.

  • Ability to obtain a Secret security clearance and US citizenship is required

  • Knowledge of backend storage technologies: object, block and file storage

  • Deep knowledge and experience with NAS including NFS and SMB

  • Knowledgeable in both Windows and Unix/Linux OS's as well as networking technology

  • Fluency in scripting or programming languages (e.g. Bash, PowerShell, Python, Ansible) to automate repetitive provisioning, configuration management, monitoring and operations tasks

REQUIRED IV

  • Bachelor's degree

  • 8 or more years of relevant experience with Bachelor's Degree, 4 or more years of relevant experience with Master's Degree, or PhD or JD

  • Experience in supporting, configuring, and maintaining operating systems, hardware, applications, and system automation and configuration management technologies

  • Vendor management experience

  • Excellent influencing skills

  • Must work well in a team environment including remote team members

  • Must be detail oriented

  • Effective interpersonal skills to coordinate efforts and work with other internal and external organizations

  • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to adapt to changing organizational needs

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Customer service orientation

  • Ability to work under minimal supervision, to self-initiate activities, and to work within timelines

  • Must possess time management and project management skills

  • Strong sense of ownership, customer service, and integrity.

  • Ability to obtain a Secret security clearance and US citizenship is required

  • Knowledge of backend storage technologies: object, block and file storage

  • Deep knowledge and experience with NAS including NFS and SMB

  • Knowledgeable in both Windows and Unix/Linux OS's as well as networking technology

  • Fluency in scripting or programming languages (e.g. Bash, PowerShell, Python, Ansible) to automate repetitive provisioning, configuration management, monitoring and operations tasks

  • Extensive experience using scripting or programming languages (e.g. Bash, PowerShell, Python, Ansible) to automate repetitive provisioning, configuration management, monitoring and operations tasks

  • Proven experience influencing and leading cross-functional teams

  • Extensive experience managing and automating enterprise NAS systems, preferably NetApp cluster ONTAP

PREFERRED III & IV

  • Experience using configuration management systems (e.g. Salt, Puppet, Ansible)

  • Extensive experience managing scalable object storage infrastructure and operations

  • Experience utilizing infrastructure-as-code approach for storage systems

  • Comfortable working with version control (Git, Bitbucket)

  • Experience with Agile and Scrum

  • SCI clearance

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENTS

  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time.

  • Ability to use a computer to complete activities.

  • Ability to communicate with individuals and groups in person, by phone and telepresence.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will typically work in an office environment.

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you're an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email at ieo.mailbox@aero.org. You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

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