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Backup & Storage Engineer Job

Date: Nov 7, 2017

Location: Prague, CZ

Company: MSD

Requisition ID: SER001288

MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where MSD has codified its 125-year legacy. MSD’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

MSD’s Information Technology division partners with colleagues across the business to help serve our patients and customers around the world. Ours is a high-energy team of dynamic, innovative individuals dedicated to advancing MSD’s contribution to global medical innovation by leveraging information and technology to efficiently advance the business by driving revenue and productivity.

We are seeking energetic, forward-thinking professionals to join our Information Technology group in Prague. As part of that team, you will help launch our new IT Global Innovation Center focused on developing and applying advanced capabilities in information sciences, information security, mobility, social media and big data. You will have the opportunity to work on global teams to identify and tackle the biggest opportunities and challenges at the intersection of healthcare, information and technology. We offer project-based rotations to help with your professional development, and a flat, collaborative environment. Overall, our new Global Innovation Center in Prague and hubs located in Charlotte NC, Branchburg NJ, and Prague offers technology professionals incredible opportunities to learn from others across the globe, to challenge themselves, and to enjoy a reward that technology careers don’t often bring: the satisfaction of helping to save lives.

The Backup & Storage Engineer will be part of a high-performing global team responsible for managing Merck's large, geographically dispersed NAS, SAN and Backup infrastructure. He/She will leverage industry leading tools and processes to provide high quality, reliable, and cost effective data storage services to the global Merck customers.

Primary Job Responsibilities
  • Independently identify, evaluate and provide engineering for technologies within the Backup & Storage services.). Identify, develop, test and deploy Backup & Storage infrastructure.
  • Take initiative to influence next generation storage services in MSD is heading, what technologies, capabilities and standards.
  • Plan and execute proof of concept work for new technologies, see them through the whole cycle from idea to implementation.
  • Lead projects and teams focused on engineering work. Plan work, deliver to timelines, and proactive manage independently.
  • Actively participate in research and evaluation of standard technology resources vs. external options, and provide input on technical solution alternatives. 
  • Drive platform roadmaps with the development of new engineering releases of Storage infra software and hardware standards.
  • Drive process improvements through the use of automation.
  • Drive innovation with thought leadership and technical expertise.
  • Act as a Storage subject matter expert and offer help and advice to colleagues from various other teams.

We are seeking professionals with the following qualifications and Experience:
Education Minimum Requirement:
  • MSc Degree or BSc Degree or equivalent with relevant experience in Computer Science, Computer Science Engineering, Math, or equivalent experience.
Technical Skills:
  • • 7-10 years relevant IT Technical Experience in Backup and Enterprise Storage related Infrastructure.
    • Enterprise Backup and Recovery, Archive solutions
    • Network Attached Storage (NAS) 
    • Storage Array Network (SAN) 
    • Cloud storage
  • At least 10 years relevant IT Systems Administration and Engineering design experience in Data Protection solutions, Backup and recovery and Storage related Infrastructure:
    • Intensive experience with Enterprise backup & Recovery, Archive applications and solution with focus on Commvault and Tivoli Storage Manager.
    • Intensive Experience with deduplication technology, Backup storage technology and appliance such as DellEMC Data Domain/DD Boost, HPE StoreOnce/Catalyst, EMC Isilon and Netapp.
    • Comprehensive knowledge in backup methods for WMware, MS SQL, Oracle, SAP Oracle, SAP HANA, major Operating Systems.
    • Experience with backup/recovery infrastructure and solution design, engineering and deployment in an enterprise scale environment
    • Experience with Commvault integration with cloud storage, such as AWS S3 and Azure Blob storage.
    • Experience with EMC Unisphere, EMC Solutions Enabler, EMC ViPR, VNX Monitoring and Reporting, HP 3PAR Management Console, IBM XIV Storage Management Console, Cisco Fabric/Device Manager, NetApp Operation Manager, Isilon InsightIQ
    • Experience with SRDF, SANCopy, Open Replicator, Replication Manager, Clone and Snap, FAST for VNX and VMAX
  • 5-7 years relevant working knowledge in File Services related administration
    • NTFS security principles, Unix security principles
    • CIFS/SMB share management, NFS mount management
    • Global Namespace Technologies – Microsoft DFS, Isilon OneFS 
  • 3-5 years relevant Experience and working knowledge in the following
    • Experience with ITIL, Remedy, CMDB, Change Control process
    • Support storage hardware, configurations, upgrades, capacity/performance planning, troubleshooting issues escalated from off shore team.
    • Platform OS administration, i.e. Unix, Linux, VMware, etc.
    • Powershell scripting – Storage Modules and IT automation.
  • Experience in Converged Infrastructure and Hyperconverged infra is a plus
Soft skills:
  • Individual must demonstrate a high level of business acumen; ability to get along well with diverse personalities—flexible 
  • Strong analytical and reasoning abilities. Mindset that enables solving complex problems in a fast-paced environment while delivering on service promises. Able to develop and adapt business processes after evaluating multiple solutions 
  • Able to maintain both a short and long term vision around business trends and strategies 
  • Able to contribute to the development of current and future service delivery offerings to support the overall client relationship needs 
  • Exercises sound, prudent and ethical business judgment at all times 
  • Understands cross-cultural business practices; demonstrates a sensitivity and awareness to other people and culture. Possess ability to build rapport with a diverse workforce in multicultural settings 
  • Possess strong negotiation skills; demonstrated ability to influence and negotiate required 
  • Able to manage multiple initiatives at one time. Comfortable performing multifaceted projects in conjunction with normal activities in a demanding, fast-paced work environment 
  • Can think big picture and also demonstrate an ability to be detail oriented; anticipate and know when to get into the details 
  • Tactical, as well as strategic thinking and creative problem solving
  • Ability to collaborate with others
  • Good negotiation and presentation skills
  • Fluent in English, in both oral and written communication
  • Understanding and effectively communicating across multiple languages and cultures is an advantage.
Your role at MSD is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At MSD, we’re inventing for life.

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Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
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