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Senior Systems Engineer - SECRET Clearance x 2
Waltham, Massachusetts
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Applied on April 9, 2020
Job Id #40077 Posted January 16, 2020

Our team has a Storage Engineer opportunity available. As part of a team of engineers, the candidate will be responsible for managing services in multiple computer environments. These environments, a mix of servers, workstations, and custom hardware, provide the backbone for product development, testing, and eventual delivery for a large Raytheon Project. The candidate will take an active role in designing, planning, scheduling, and completing engineering, architecture and implementation (including automation) of storage-related tasks.. The candidate must be a self-starter, plan effectively to complete tasks, and communicate clearly both verbally and in writing. This position may require some on call support and overtime, occasional after-hours availability, as well as limited (<20%) travel as required for installation and troubleshooting support.

An Active U.S. Security Clearance (Secret) is required as of day one of employment.

The candidate would join a small team whose tasks would be:

  • responsible for storage configuration of a storage upgrade that includes NAS servers, SAN services, VMs, and databases
  • Design and implement a fiber Channel fabric configuration
  • Maintain the design in the program documentation
  • Define the functions of the service in support of functional checkout
  • Develop and maintain storage configurations for storage devices, including SAN, NAS, spinning disk, and solid state. Configurations include: the types of storage systems to install, physical storage configurations, and how storage is presented to the remainder of the system
  • Develop and maintain backup configurations for backup components, including backup servers, tape libraries and other backup targets, backup policies, and other backup and archive components. Configurations include: the types of storage systems to install, physical storage configurations, and how storage is presented to the remainder of the system
  • Lead and document studies to ensure the program’s capacity, throughput, and latency storage requirements are met
  • Maintain contact with vendors for hardware and software installation and troubleshooting
  • Lead and work with IT personnel for implementation of storage configurations
  • Be primary contact with technicians to troubleshoot storage issues and ensure solutions are incorporated into the storage configuration

Required Skills:

  • Must possess an active US DoD Secret or higher clearance
  • Working knowledge of datacenter storage systems, including the storage system itself (primarily HPE Storage systems), and NAS and SAN protocols for accessing data
  • Working knowledge of Fibre Channel configurations on storage, fibre channel switches, tape libraries and servers, including multipath configurations
  • Working knowledge of Brocade Fibre Channel switches
  • Understanding of enterprise backup architecture, emphasizing NetBackup Enterprise Server, NetBackup for VMware, and NetBackup DB integration capabilities
  • Working knowledge of networks and virtualization
  • Ability to work as part of a team, collaborating with different engineering organizations to achieve the best designs while meeting schedule milestones

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with automation design and implementation using Chef and Ruby (or similar products) for O/S builds, software installation and updates
  • Experience with automation design and implementation using Unix/Linux command-line shell scripts
  • Understanding of Change Management processes - Version Control of software and applications using ClearCase and familiarity with DR’s, CR’s, and IR’s written with ClearQuest
  • Experience with DISA STIGs
  • Experience with Windows and/or Linux System Administration
  • Working knowledge of Windows 7, Windows 2016 (or later) Server, and Linux/Unix
  • Scripting skills (i.e. PowerShell, Python, Ruby)
  • Background in COTS product Installation

Required Education:
Requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) and 6 years of related work experience with emphasis in: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Information Systems

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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