Storage expert

06 October England - Reading, Reading Temp

At Prudential we're absolutely focused on getting the best outcomes for customers. Ours is one of the most profitable and trusted names in life and pensions, and we lead the market in a number of pension products

Working with means becoming part of a brand with a global reputation, a remarkable history and exciting plans for the future. If you're inspired to join us, and if you have the necessary qualities, then this could be the opportunity you've been looking for.

People who work at Prudential agree that ours is a great place to work with a brilliant team spirit. It's also an innovative, high-performing commercial environment that's totally focused on customers. And in a fast-changing world, you'll join an organisation that's leading the way in helping customers achieve their long-term financial goals

* Design, Configuration and Administration of storage and backup environments
* Complex detailed technical problem analysis and resolution
* Providing advice and support to other Storage team members
* Act as Storage Lead for Business Unit and cross domain projects
* Liaising with other technical teams such as systems administrators, providing best practice advice and guidance
* Liaising with key vendors as required and maintaining an awareness of vendor announcements
* Ownership of storage and backup management software and hardware,
* Promotion of cost-saving or, efficiency opportunities
* Development and Maintenance of future refresh plans and roadmaps
* Planning, management and execution of installations, upgrades and maintenance fixes for storage & backup management software and hardware platforms
* Development and ownership of storage & backup reporting, including providing recommendations for changes to disk and backup configuration and capacities
* Creation, upkeep and dissemination of technical design documentation for the storage and backup environment
* Design and Maintenance of disaster recovery processes and the alignment with any storage management changes
* Providing 2nd / 3rd line support all backups of data, and maintenance of the business continuity system
* Participating in a rota to provide out of hours and on-call support

Essential Skills/Knowledge

* Broad knowledge of general Storage and backup technologies
* In depth knowledge of IBM Spectrum Virtualise/Storwize Storage Management
* Excellent knowledge of NetApp FAS Storage Management
* Excellent knowledge of Cisco MDS SAN Management and Configuration
* A good knowledge of Storage & Backup Reporting Tools

Useful Skills/Knowledge

* Knowledge of IBM Spectrum Protect - Backup and Recovery Management
* Knowledge of EMC VMAX and/or VNX Storage Management
* VMWare Storage Integration
* UNIX Systems Administration and shell scripting (AIX, Solaris or, Linux)
* MS Windows Administration
* IBM Mainframe storage configuration
* Knowledge of the Financial Services sector

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