Storage and SAN Administrator - Metropolitan State University of Denver in Denver Colorado

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Metropolitan State University of Denver

Denver, Colorado 80217

United States

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Detailed Job Description

This position assists with the administration and support of NAS and SAN storage for the Administrative Computing division.


Assist with the administration and support of NAS and SAN storage. Creation, addition, and removal of LUN’s in coordination with other system admin groups and campus departments. Monitoring and reporting storage performance changes, capacity, usage and efficiency. Provide support for NAS systems for NFS and CIFS storage to Windows, Unix or Linux hosts. Provide 24/7 on-call guidance for storage and disaster recovery.
Maintain and support offsite storage arrays at MSU Denver’s disaster recovery sites. Report failed hard drives to vendor and replace it at both onsite and offsite data center. Prepare and update day to day operations and maintenance document of all storage devices. Implement and maintain data replication for both SAN and NAS to storage to meet MSU Denver’s data high availability and business continuity needs. Utilize SAN|NAS technology functionality of each array such as snap shot, deduplication, auto tiering etc.
Develop, test and document disaster recovery and business continuity for storage arrays, disk groups, directories and files. Prepare reports on storage administration best practices, new technologies, etc. and recommend enhancements and configuration changes to improve and optimize storage. Document the policies and procedures to support the operational storage environment and participate in the design and ongoing refinement of procedures and policies. Maintain and update capacity planning by ensuring that sufficient storage space is available to meet current and anticipated needs.
The position will also physically lift up to 25 lbs, install, and remove equipment from server racks and they will be responsible for pulling fiber cable from the servers to the SAN fiber switches. This will involve crawling, kneeling and crouching between servers racks and raised floor. Assist in the acquisition of hardware and software as needed. Perform routine equipment check and preventive maintenance.
Perform SAN environment check which provides SAN firmware and HBA driver versions and supported configurations. Install and upgrade operating systems and firmware to the specifications of vendor best practices regarding security and patch versions. Prepare, pretest, and post-test documentation prior to upgrades. Provide implementation, communications, and back out plans in accordance with MSU Denver’s change management process. Conduct security analysis on the SAN\NAS arrays and servers in coordination with MSU Denver’s security team. Other duties as required

Required Qualifications

1) Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a field of study related to the work assignment; 2) Two years of professional experience in the occupational field or specialized subject area of work assigned to the job; 3) Working knowledge of iSCSI, Fiber Channel, SAN, Fabric, Performance Metrics, tuning of (electronic) storage, and troubleshooting. Substitutions: a combination of work experience in the occupational field or specialized subject area of the work assigned to the job, ie: two years of experience is equal to one year of education. At the agency’s discretion, demonstrated proficiency on position competencies may substitute for the required education and experience

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree. Experience in higher education.

Special Instructions to Applicants

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system,

Keyword Phrases

  • IT Administration
  • Storage and SAN Administrator
  • Diverse institution
  • Urban environment
  • Comprehensive college offering bachelors & masters
  • Other IT
  • Network/System Administration
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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