Senior Systems Engineer, Data Centre

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City : Toronto

Category : Accounting, Financial, Insurance

Industry : Business Services

Employer : Deloitte

Job Type:  Permanent 
Primary Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
All Available Locations: Toronto 

Deloitte seeks a Senior Data Centre Systems Engineer - for our Canadian Technology & Infrastructure department who possesses knowledge of Microsoft and Linux Server operating systems, HPE Servers, HPE Blade systems and Hyper-converged systems. The role will also involve management of SAN infrastructure including fibre switches and storage from 3PAR and Dell/EMC.


The position will report directly to the Manager of Data Centre Services and is located in our Toronto office. The successful candidate will be providing technical consultation to internal clients and will be required to work, both as a project team member and independently to identify requirements and execute implementation plans, including configuration, installation and testing of technology components. You will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the data centre.


Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Configure and manage File and Block Storage (SAN/NAS)
  • Configure, manage and maintain Hyper-Converged infrastructure.
  • Responsible for racking and staging servers, switches and other datacenter related hardware.
  • Management of data center inventories related to systems, space and requests for moves, add’s and changes of hardware.
  • Understanding of data center structured cabling design and implementation
  • Candidate will have a strong emphasis on keeping the data center secure, clean and organized.
  • Configure and manage backup services for servers and edge device.
  • Performing routine maintenance and upgrades to ensure platform stability.
  • Tracking of power usage per individual rack and datacenter as a whole.
  • Oversee daily operation of data center facilities.
  • Build run-books and technical documentation.
  • Assist in troubleshooting problems under the direction of a senior team member.
  • Able to work overtime and provide on-call support as required.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal with ability to provide high customer satisfaction.
  • This role will require little to no travel.


Technical Requirements:

  • Must have at least 8+ years’ experience deploying and supporting IT infrastructures.
  • Must have 8+ years’ experience with Windows server platforms and be able to demonstrate experience in server administration.
  • Experience with problem resolution, root cause analysis, etc. of hardware/software platform problems in complex, layered, client/server based software.  Significant exposure to enterprise environment with hundreds of servers.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to work as part of a team with strong customer service and communication skills (verbal and written).
  • In-depth SAN Storage experience (HP 3par, EMC Unity) which includes configuration & maintenance of all SAN & Storage elements.
  • In-depth NAS Storage experience (Isilon) including configuration & maintenance of shares, permissions and quota.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft and Linux Server operating systems
  • Hands on experience with Hyper-Converge Technology (Nutanix)
  • In-depth experience with backup software including configuration and maintenance of underlying infrastructure as well as troubleshooting and resolving backup issues.
  • Scripting experience with PowerShell.
  • Troubleshoot problems encountered during the solution implementation and ensure project completion.
  • Tracking health of SAN and backup infrastructure.
  • Installing and configuring HBA's and providing connectivity to HP/EMC storage in a switched environment.
  • Configuring appropriate RAID groups, LUNs and allocating disks based on the application requirement.
  • Creating Zones and controlling server access to specific LUNs in clustered environment.
  • Management of DC inventories related to systems, space and requests for moves, adds and changes of hardware.
  • Oversee daily operation of DC facilities.


Additional Desired Requirements:

  • Experience in technical writing.
  • ITIL
  • Experience with a variety of hardware platforms including HP server technologies, Brocade and Cisco switches, HP and EMC Arrays.


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