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Global Head of Storage Engineering

Job Title: Global Head of Storage Engineering
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London,United Kingdom
Industry:
Salary: £85,000 - £110,000
REF: 1001063
Contact Name: Matthew Harris
Contact Email: Matthew.Harris@palmmason.com
Job Published: over 1 year ago

job description

Global Head of Storage Engineering

I am working very closelyw ith one of the largest City based iInvestment Banks in London. We are looking for the Global Head of Storage Engineering, you will be part of the Storage Engineering team within Infrastructure Engineering. Infrastructure Engineering is a global division responsible for the engineering and delivery of all aspects of Information Technology (IT) Service Management, Storage, Operating Systems, Virtualisation and the tooling required to run these technologies in production.

You will be responsible for all aspects of the engineering of the firms Block, File, Object and Backup and Restore technologies. The Bank’s technology infrastructure is complex consisting of a mix of vendor managed outsource environments together with retained managed components. You will also be instrumental in driving towards the strategic goal of offering Technologies as Managed Services which include the use of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) based models, the investigation of Private and Public Cloud solutions and a significant focus on Automation.

Key Responsibilities:

• Leading and managing a team of Storage Engineers which includes managing projects and programs, maintaining a Book of Work, running team meetings, holding 1:1 sessions, objective setting, mid and end of year reviews with team members, hiring permanent employees and contract staff
• Engineering of the firms Storage Systems which are consumed globally in the Bank
• Maintaining Roadmaps that are communicated regularly to the Key Stakeholders
• Providing architectural recommendations to the business for their Storage needs
• Tracking and evaluating innovations in the Storage domain
• Developing, maintaining and socialising a Storage strategy in conjunction with Key s
• Stakeholders
• Evangelising the strategy and bringing about cultural change
• Introducing new Storage capabilities into the retained and outsourced Storage environments
• Sustaining engineering for the legacy Storage infrastructure
• Providing technical guidance to Operational teams and business areas
• Providing Level 3 support
• Providing oversight and governance for the Bank’s outsource vendor Storage environments
• Ensuring all products conform to the Bank’s Policy and Standards, Audit standards and are integrated into all frameworks, such as alerting, log capture, patch reporting and Service Now systems
• Providing quality assurance testing including functional, performance / scalability and regression testing
• Identifying and assessing risks, determining impact to platforms and mitigation plans
• Providing Vendor management

You will have:
• A strong background and experience in leading a Storage Engineering function in a large scale Enterprise
• In depth experience with Storage Technologies and Tools, these include: NetApp Vseries, FAS, Metrocluster and OnCommand, EMC Vmax, VNX, Data Domain, Centera and SRM, HP 3Par, StoreOnce and Data Protector, Cisco MDS, Brocade FC, Pure Flash Array, DDN, IBM TSM
• A strong and relevant work experience with Storage technologies
• Knowledge of server and network technologies and system security
• Analytic and technical skills
• Excellent problem resolution skills