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Principal Admin, Storage

Date Posted: Dec 13, 2017

Location: Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

Job Location: Cary, NC


Role Value Proposition: 

MetLife's Global Information Technology Organization (GITO) is growing and requires a Senior SAN Administrator to lead, innovate and build upon the large storage infrastructure portfolio.  The successful candidate will effectively contribute to a diverse team of IT professionals to plan, direct, and coordinate the allocation, maintenance, design, installation, and connectivity of a large EMC based storage infrastructure (~12 PB).  As a senior team member, they will lead efforts to drive efficiency, standards, and automation into the environment while utilizing innovative methods to enable robust services and ensure stable operations of the Global IT storage infrastructure.


Key Responsibilities:  

  • The primary focus of this role is deployment and support of EMC storage technologies such as VNX,VMAX, VMAX3, Isilon, ECS, XtremeIO, VPLEX, RecoverPoint, SRDF, Celerra, Unisphere and Brocade storage directors. 
  • The secondary focus is on EMC data protection technologies such as Networker, DataDomain, Avamar, and Data Protection Advisor.  Integration of non-EMC technologies used in the environment; Zerto, Aptare, and virtual instruments.
  • Leverage extensive technical knowledge within multiple areas (technical, business, applications, etc.) in support of global storage infrastructure management activities.
  • Leads and participates in incident analysis and provides root cause updates to management. 
  • Leads the analysis and resolution of reoccurring incidents, implements and provides proactive monitoring/analysis to help prevent problems before they occur.
  • Provide consultative services to business units and other areas of service operations with respect to storage technologies and the integration of these technologies.
  • Mentor less experienced team members.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • 8+ years of progressive work experience across a wide variety of enterprise technologies demonstrating expertise in at least two fields of technology.
  • Strong communication and relationship management skills. Ability to collaborate effectively and transparently and work as part of a team.
  • Proven experience in designing, maintaining and managing enterprise storage and backup solutions.
  • Experience with automation of tasks and proven ability in the movement of applications from on premise to cloud.
  • Strong consulting skills with an ability to work closely with stakeholders to go beyond “what” they require, and focus on “why” such that expectations are met.
  • 3-5 years of direct experience identifying and managing infrastructure currency and technical debt.
  • Experience with planning and executing multi-site or global storage infrastructure re-platforming projects.
  • Ability to influence at all levels without formal authority.



  • Proven experience managing multi-site environments across a global footprint.
  • Bachelor's degree in related field nice to have, Graduate Degree added bonus
  • Experience working in matrixed environment


Business Category

Global Technology and Operations


Number of Openings



At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.



MetLife is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is MetLife's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.

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