MidAmerican Energy Company Storage Analyst 1 in Des Moines, Iowa

The storage analyst is responsible for maintaining the operations of an enterprise-wide storage area network system, which includes all storage management products, network-attached storage systems, secondary storage, and fiber channel storage area network switches across a unified infrastructure supporting multiple business platforms. The position works with other functional infrastructure teams to ensure proper and reliable storage technology application. The storage analyst works with a team that shares support for storage platforms.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Job Function)

Perform all procedures necessary to ensure the availability, data protection and reliability of information storage systems, including disaster recovery configurations. Perform most storage area network administration to include array configuration, volume assignments and switch zoning. (25-35%)

Perform as a team member in storage system lifecycle, or refresh, projects. Support of system administration teams during storage migration. (10-25%)

Perform centralized backup and recovery tasks as it relates to storage based backup solutions like snaps or clones. (10-15%)

Monitor and respond to complex technical problems using a variety of hardware and software testing tools and techniques. Interface with storage vendors and support service groups to troubleshoot issues. (15-20%)

Ensure documentation for the support of information technology processes and procedures are kept up-to-date. (5-10%)

Provide technical input to assist in development of project planning. (5-10%)

Perform any additional responsibilities as requested or assigned. (0 -5%)

Bachelor's degree in information systems, computer science or related technical field or equivalent work experience. (Typically six years of related, progressive work experience would be needed for candidates applying for this position who do not possess a bachelor's degree.)

Two years of experience in systems administration of one or more of the following: Windows, Unix, VMWare ESX to demonstrate knowledge of the host's storage stack.

One year of experience in SAN attached storage systems administration, preferably EMC, and storage area network switches, preferably Cisco.

One year of experience with centralized backup and recovery systems, preferably Symantec NetBackup as it relates to storage based backup solutions.

Experience managing fiber channel storage area networks.

Experience supporting Network Attached Storage subsystems, both for CIFS and NFS protocols.

Experience supporting the storage and backup requirements unique to VMWare ESX clustered virtual infrastructures.

Knowledge of information technology terms, equipment, systems, functions and major vendors.

Effective oral and written communication skills.

Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.

Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently.

Availability for periodic on-call responsibilities.

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without an accommodation.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Job: *Information Technology

Organization: *Information Technology

Title: Storage Analyst 1

Location: IA-Des Moines

Requisition ID: 1801162