Storage Administrator

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Montreal downtown
Role and Responsibilities
IT Unlock’s mission is to improve our client's current IT condition. We are looking for a talented storage administrator. This is a permanent position. The work is done remotely until new instruction from the government and the candidate must live in Montreal. Beautiful technologies and nice challenge are waiting for you.


  • Storage and Backup (traditional and cloud) administration and engineering in a large 24x7 storage and backup environment operating within the realms of ITIL processes
  • Development of documentation and procedures
  • Software development tasks using Python, Flask, Git, Ansible, etc.
  • Closely communicate with both IT and business partners to design and implement solutions supporting business needs
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot complex technical environments on distributed applications and infrastructure
  • Contribute to market-watch initiatives and recommend solutions to improve the environment
  • Ensure procedures are followed and mechanisms are in place to ensure compliance to technical designs, best practices, and are well supported
  • Serve as a subject matter expert and escalation point
Technical Skills:         

Excellent technical skills on the following technologies:

  • Block storage                                                               3+ years
    • e.g. VMAX, VNX, Brocade, Pure
  • Backups                                                                        3+ years
    • e.g. NetBackup, DataDomain, Veeam
  • NAS (Netapp)                                                               3+ years
  • Object storage (S3, CEPH)                                        1+ years
  • Dev (Python/Git)                                                          1+ years


Proficient in:

  • Server OSs (Linux, Windows)
  • Configuration management (Ansible, Salt)
  • Cloud technology


Desired / Plus:

  • Openstack experience
  • API development experience
  • CI/CD



  • Client focused, must have a strong customer service mentality and ability to work with developers, users, and other staff
  • Able to work in a team environment while interacting across different group to accomplish projects
  • Hands-on design and implementation experience
  • Strong focus on automation and orchestration
  • Be available for weeknight and weekend on-call support
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and oral


Experience Needed:

  • Exposure to large production environment storage and backup administration and engineering
  • Experience on call
  • Exposure to ITIL/change management environment
  • Exposure to DR simulations


Languages: French required

• Block storage 3+ years
e.g. VMAX, VNX, Brocade, Pure
• Backups 3+ years
e.g. NetBackup, DataDomain, Veeam
• NAS (Netapp) 3+ years
• Object storage (S3, CEPH) 1+ years
• Programming or scripting basic experience (Python, Git, Java, Bash, C#, ...)
• Bilingual
•Linux , Ansible, Salt

• Server OSs (Windows)
• Cloud technology
• Openstack experience
• API development experience
Number of positions
Work Experience
At least 3 years
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