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Storage Administrator

Date Posted: Jul 16, 2019

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 Storage Analyst 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 (~15 PB).  As a storage team member, they will 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 maintenance and support of EMC storage technologies such as PowerMax, VMAX, VMAX3, Isilon, ECS, XtremeIO, VPLEX, SRDF, Celerra, Unisphere and Brocade storage directors.
  • The secondary focus is on EMC data protection technologies such as Networker, DataDomain, Avamar, Data Protection Console, 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.
  • Key participant in projects representing storage technologies.
  • 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.
  • Collaborates on automation and process improvements.
  • The shift for this role is SUN-WED starting at 6:30AM until around 5:00PM with some flexibility needed as required.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • 3+ years of progressive work experience in enterprise storage.
  • 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 systems.
  • 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.
  • 2+ 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 storage infrastructure globally.
  • Skills with scripting and/or automation technologies.
  • Experience working with third party resources on large projects, ideally in a matrixed environment.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Mathematics, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, or related field and/or relevant industry certifications.


Business Category

Global Technology and Operations – Service 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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