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Data Center Storage Engineer in Dayton, OH at Interactive Business Systems

Date Posted: 11/2/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Interactive Business Systems has partnered with a Dayton, OH company to locate a Data Center Storage Engineer for a contract position.


  • Create, track, process and resolve tickets and change requests per operational procedures.
  • Provide support, including hands on analysis to diagnose and repair system related failures.  Diagnose and resolve system issues in the data center facility.
  • Configure and install new equipment. Physical hands on activity working in the data center to rack, connect, and power equipment.
  • Reconfigure existing servers to meet workload growth demands.  Hands on activity in data centers to add components or reconfigure existing equipment to meet new workload requirements.
  • Work to fill cable plant needs such as running, tracing, and troubleshooting data cabling infrastructures in the centers.
  • Participate in periodic project related meetings and work sessions as a data center / facility subject matter expert to plan and facilitate service delivery as appropriate.
  • Maintain necessary documentation (rack diagrams, cabling spreadsheet) for data center.
  • Work directly with customers on complex, high profile, time sensitive move / add / change projects.
  • Mentor and serve as escalation point for junior level Hardware / Facilities and Global Operations engineers.
  • Work with all levels of management on continued service improvement of operations team.

Job Requirements

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.

  • 5+ years’ experience with data center grade equipment including physically racking and cabling.

  • Understanding of operating systems (emphasis on Microsoft), applications, all characteristics/features of hardware being used, and system performance principles.

  • Ability to debug system problems and develop online procedures for execution of commonly used processes.

  • Thorough understanding of all system components and associated software products.  Familiarity with equipment hardware from HP, Dell, Nutanix, Arista, EMC, Netapp, Juniper, Citrix, APC, Solarwinds, Tanium, IBM, & Cisco.

  • Technical flexibility and versatility to effectively configure, install, upgrade, and troubleshoot various systems.

  • Good overall background on Storage, SAN, NAS, VMWare, Blade Centers, copper UTP cabling, fiber cabling, network switches and routers, firewalls, and configuration management.

  • Strong team orientation, customer focus, and communication skills are vital.

  • An understanding of data center best practices.

  • Motivation to work with team members on process creation and improvement.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple priority issues.

  • Proven leadership skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and client-facing situations.

  • Must be a self-starter and able to work independently and as part of a team.  This is a mission critical position required to be on site during flexible hours.

 Interested candidates should send a resume and brief cover note to the attention of Samantha Clements at Interactive Business Systems (

IBS offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package to all employees. Referral and sign-on bonuses may also be available.

About IBS: IBS, Interactive Business Systems, Inc., is an IT solutions and staffing company known for achieving business objectives and bottom-line results through the smart architecting, implementation and management of technology. In three decades of developing the technology applications, tools, environments and teams that foster top business performance, we have become an industry-leading IT services provider.