Storage Architect

11 - 15 years experience  •  Software

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/04/17
Confidential Company
Richmond, VA
11 - 15 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/04/17


  • Be the subject matter expert on all storage/data protection technologies on Allscripts Hosting Solutions
  • Lead storage/data protection architecture in order to ensure we deliver the most cost effective, consistent, resilient, secure, scalable and supportable designs and implementations for the business and our customers
  • Collaborate with other systems architects on the infrastructure, support design, and implementation of comprehensive converged infrastructure for all Hosting Solutions Delivery Models
  • Design and execute plans for proactive system fixes that prevent incidents that impact availability and user experience from occurring
  • Perform storage/data protection environment troubleshooting to isolate and diagnose common problems
  • Support conceptual, logical, or physical storage designs with associated documentation (including BCDR components, strategies and standards)
  • Be involved in applying a formal change management and problem management methodology for Hosting environments
  • Support and execute pro-active improvements by assessing past problems and current weaknesses in the existing system architecture
  • Apply formal methods to assess the technical and financial viability of storage architectures for systems & solutions to be leveraged within a remote hosting environment
  • Work with technical management to architect storage environments that reflect business needs, service-level and availability requirements, and other technology parameters
  • Provide technical leadership over new infrastructure deployment, platform software management, system troubleshooting, performance engineering and optimization, and infrastructure maintenance
  • Lead operation of storage & BCDR infrastructure and participate in the development of business requirements and implementation plans to support storage infrastructure/Data Protection for BCDR
  • Support the technology roadmap in the storage & BCDR space and work with other architects for overall roadmap direction development
  • Support the operation of the Business Continuity plan as it relates to ongoing processes around backup, recovery practices, media management, and long term retention procedures
  • Write procedures for installation, use, or troubleshooting of storage/data protection hardware and/or software
  • Work directly with project management group to help manage implementation of storage/data protection infrastructure projects from a technical, educational level
  • Establish governing principles for storage design and deployment & BCDR needs
  • Continually update understanding of business and technology status and objectives and respond to strategic design requests as the business evolves
  • Stay abreast of storage infrastructure technology and how it is currently impacting and/or driving business solutions & direction of technology with partners, vendors, and applicable industries
  • Serve as a liaison to vendors and/or third-party providers
  • Be a point of escalation for systems engineering, and work on-call as needed to assist in resolving critical issues
  • Have a team first attitude, and a passion for working with an equally committed technology team that has a laser focus on reducing TCO and maintaining & exceeding expected service levels




  • Strong background (10+ years) in storage technology platforms including EMC, NetApp, Pure, Tintri which encompasses solution selection, implementation, patching, upgrades, troubleshooting, system management, pro-active measures, and in documenting best practices
  • Strong background (5+ years) in converged infrastructure (Storage, Network, Compute, Hypervisor) and specific experience with Cisco MDS, Cisco Nexus, Cisco UCS, VMware, MS Hyper-V
  • Strong background (5+ years) in backup and recovery solutions and processes including CommVault, NetApp SnapManager, Avamar, Data Domain, Recover Point
  • Strong background (5+ years) working with Microsoft OS, other Microsoft server technologies (IIS, SQL Server, SCOM, AD, etc.), and Linux
  • Strong understanding of hypervisor solutions (VMware and Hyper-V)
  • Strong understanding of cloud storage solutions from AWS and AZURE
  • Working knowledge of PowerShell and ideally other scripting technologies, and the ability to provide working examples of how you have used scripting to automate deployment, monitoring, and/or to implement corrective actions across a large remote hosted environment
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot storage and backup environments using developed tools or vendor utilities
  • Advanced experience and in-depth understanding and of storage communication protocols
  • Experience in building scalable, fault-tolerant storage infrastructures to support cloud computing & remote hosting
  • Deep exposure to storage technologies around NAS, SAN, iSCSI/IP Storage, Fibre Channel, FCOE, HBA
  • Experience in storage analyzers, sniffers and ability to decode storage traffic in a datacenter environment
  • Storage certifications a plus (EMC certifications, NetApp certifications, Brocade certifications, Cisco certifications etc.)
  • Strong understanding of data center design and principles, hosting experience a plus
  • Be a goal oriented person that thrives in a culture of accountability where rewards are based on achievements that are aligned with core values & business priorities

Academic and professional qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree with a major in Computer Science, Mathematics, MIS or any related courses


  • Upwards of 10 years relevant experience in the IT industry
  • Demonstrable understanding of architecture principles and methods, technology and standards
  • Highly motivated by creating business value through the effective use of technology

Travel requirements:

  • Up to 25% (Able and willing to travel for occasional short assignments)

Working arrangements

  • Core hours based on local time zone, but willing to be flexible in work schedule to accommodate various time zones of a global organization.

Requisition ID  2017-10389

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