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Company Description:SMART Dynamic Workforce Solutions is a premiere, broad-based technology staffing organization, providing knowledge specialists, when and where they are needed. Clients and Consultants engage with SMART through our Contract Consulting services, our Permanent Search & Placement Services, or our Third Party Payroll Services.
At Smart, we pride ourselves on taking care of our candidates by doing the little things that matter - like taking the time to get to know you, informing you every step of the way, giving you career advice and counseling, and building long term relationships. We do the same with out clients, concerning ourselves more with the project than the position. We only work with people who enjoy making a difference.
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We are?Smart Dynamic Workforce Solutions and we are currently looking for a SAN Specialist to partner with us to help one of our clients a leading purveyor of public utilities in the GTA.
ABOUT THE PROJECT:
As a large enterprise IT organization, our client needs to ensure they have a robust network storage and data availability strategy in place. Historically their growth has been handled on an ad hoc basis with no real strategy to ensure a comprehensive solution.
As a result, our client is looking to add a full time SAN specialist to their infrastructure operations team to help streamline their organizations data availability structure.
Currently operating over 300Tb of data over two datacenters in various technologies, as well as a number of smaller NAS solutions ?? this role is to take control of the environment's data needs to help implement better reporting tools, increase performance and provide any number of enhancements to their enterprise architecture.
The SAN environment is a mixture of EMC, Clarion and IBM San solutions, with the emphasis on the Clarion and IBM technologies. Their software is overly varied and traditionally uses the manufactures' tools to provide reporting and management mechanisms. Currently they are evaluating using an integrated overlay solution in the long term and as such if you have previous experience performing a structured interface layer implementation it would be ideal.
The ability to suggest, evaluate and implement a capable, yet affordable overlay solution to provide reporting functions(including the building of utilization reports),dashboards, pre-failure analysis functions and other technical support and process integration functions will be a core responsibility. In addition to the SAN management, previous experience working with enterprise-level backup and recovery solutions is also an excellent asset as they are currently experiencing a variety of storage related performance and dependability issues.
In addition, our clients data requirements ?are continuing to grow and they are planing to install two new datacenters in locations throughout the city. As a result you will be given the opportunity to aid in the design and migration and implementation of the SAN environment on these various projects as well.
?ABOUT THE REQUIRED SKILLS:
5+ years working in an enterprise infrastructure group.
5+ years of working with Network based storage solutions.
5+ years of Experience with SAN/NAS technologies in an architecture and operational capacity.
5+ years of working in Microsoft or Novell environments.
10+ years of IT Infrastructure.
2+ years specific experience with SAN equipment, including but not limited to Clarion CX3/4, IBM Shark, EMC DMX.
University degree in a related field or comparable experience.
Excellent communication skills.
ABOUT THE ROLE:
This is a 6-month contract with possibility to be extended, this role to be carried out at the client's location in Toronto, ontario.