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Data Storage Specialist

  • Location: Scottsdale, 79905
  • Salary: $55 - $60 / hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 5 days ago

Data Storage Specialist
100% Remote position
Contract: Long term



As the Sr Advanced IT Storage Specialist, you’ll also assist with the implementation of new or additional storage technology to improve infrastructure service locally and remotely. Leading a team of experienced professionals, you’ll design enterprise storage environments, including enterprise storage arrays, fiber channel switches and Network Attached Storage (NAS) physical and virtual tape devices, as well as develop solutions and processes for reliable and stable data storage management, security, backup, restoration, archiving and replication.


  • May design and develop data storage systems, processes and enhancements for company's complex high traffic, business critical internet site communications and/or network-based (cloud) product systems
  • May lead the design of enterprise storage environments, including enterprise storage arrays, fiber channel switches, and Network Attached Storage (NAS).
  • May develop solutions and processes for reliable and stable data storage management, security, backup, restoration, archiving and replication
  • Assists with the implementation of new or additional storage technology to improve infrastructure service locally and remotely
  • Responsible for advanced configuration, administration and support of data backup and restoration and/or storage services
  • May perform advanced backup and/or storage related administration of physical and virtualized servers
  • Makes recommendations for hardware and software purchases
  • Participates in the development of organization's goals and objectives
  • Conducts systems analysis and development to keep systems current with changing technologies
  • May assist in the creation and maintenance of backup and/or storage related standards, policies, and procedures
  • Monitors status and performance of backup and/or storage systems; may configure monitoring systems
  • Works independently, within standard processes, to repair defects, perform upgrades and preventative maintenance across the enterprise
  • Responds promptly to day-to-day client problems, requests, or inquiries
  • May lead the creation and maintenance of system documentation
  • Runs scripts and tools to automate repetitive processes and provides inputs for improvements
  • May lead the creation and maintenance of Disaster Recovery Plans
  • Executes plans, designs, and implements necessary configurations to ensure compliance with security policies and procedures
  • Interacts with external technology vendors and internal teams to troubleshoot issues and implement solutions
  • May develop test plans for new or upgraded technology implementations
  • Independently identifies tasks or projects that need to be done and effectively prioritizes time to complete multiple assignments
  • May lead process improvement efforts
  • Recommends tools for use within the storage and/or backup environment
  • May provide guidance to non-exempt personnel
  • A seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of area of specialization; resolves a wide range of issues in creative ways
  • This job is the fully qualified, career-oriented, journey-level position
  • Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors
  • Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions
  • Networks with senior internal and external personnel in own area of expertise
  • Normally receives little instruction on day-to-day work, general instructions on new assignments


  • Broad application of storage and/or backup principles, theories, and concepts
  • Solid understanding of server operating systems and basic network principles
  • Ability to understand and apply standard policies and procedures and provide input for the creation of detailed work instructions
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with non-technical and technical audiences
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with a wide range of individuals including technical and non-technical staff
  • Ability to work individually and collaboratively as part of a high-performing team
  • Ability to exercise judgment within defined policies and practices and work under limited direction
  • Must have hands-on experience supporting enterprise server, storage and/or backup solutions
  • Demonstrates the ability to identify risks and suggest remediation plans
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to be a significant contributor to the fulfillment of projects and organizational objectives
  • Ability to lead small teams to drive tasks to completion
  • Ability to learn and adapt to new technology and processes, willingly considers new ideas & perspectives
  • Takes initiative in proposing ideas, soliciting input, and optimizing solutions


  • Hands-on administration experience with NetApp storage systems is highly desired
  • Experience with Rubrik is highly desired
  • Experience with automation and scripting methods is highly desired (such as PowerShell, Ansible)
  • Experience with public cloud technologies such as Azure is preferred
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Systems Administration, and/or related field or equivalent experience, plus 5 years of related experience or Master’s degree plus 3 years of related experience.

Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

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At MATRIX, we expertly match talented professionals with job opportunities to elevate careers. Since 1983, we have placed thousands of professionals at innovative clients across every industry ranging from small startups to Fortune 50 companies. It’s why we’re consistently in the top 25 of all U.S. IT staffing firms and why our consultants rate us well above the industry average, earning us ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing awards year after year. People come to us for a job, and stay with us because of our top-notch consultant care.

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For hourly W2 contract roles MATRIX offers a highly competitive benefit package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, HSA, and 401(k) with pre and post-tax options.  Please see for more information.

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