Storage Systems Engineer (m/f)




Required Start Date




Submission Deadline

1st April 2015


EUMETSAT - Darmstadt

Technical Requirements


LSE Space is looking for an experienced Engineer (m/f) in order to fulfill the duty of

Storage Systems Engineer


for our customer EUMETSAT in Darmstadt/Germany.

The primary responsibilities of this role will be:

  • monitoring of the facility services, storage, backup and archive performance, investigation into H/W and S/W problems and performance of the relevant corrective actions;
  • ensuring that in case of H/W or S/W failures the operational configuration can be restored, including the definition and maintenance of backup/archive procedures;
  • liaison with the external providers of H/W and S/W maintenance for the request and follow up of maintenance interventions;
  • analysis, planning and performance of H/W and S/W upgrades or reconfigurations, taking care of compatibility issues between storage subsystems;
  • implementation and maintenance of scripts and/or procedures where applicable for the automated and/or controlled execution of the above activities, generation or update of associated technical documentation;
  • provision of support to design future evolution of the facility to accommodate the requirements of current and future programs, generation and maintenance of associated documentation;
  • provision of stand-by/on-call support;
  • provision of support, as required, to critical operations.


Academic Requirements

A University degree in an engineering discipline is required.

Specific Requirements

The Key person shall have an expert knowledge and an extensive work experience in the Storage solutions, Storage Area Networks (SAN), Backup/Archive technologies and should have demonstrated experience, to the extent required by the performance of the above tasks,

with the design and implementation of the following highly available system and software


· SAN topology, managing Brocade (or equivalent) Directors and departmental switches

· Storage virtualization solutions (EMC VPLEX or equivalent) serving many different types

of storage client platforms

· Enterprise and Departmental storage solutions (EMC VMAX, HDS or equivalent) file, block

or object base

· Big Data storage solutions (Automation of storage services provision, Cloud Storage, Data


· Generation and maintenance of technical documentation in English

Furthermore, it would be a distinct advantage for the Key Person to have experience with

the following:

· Implementation of archive solutions using Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM) system

(SAM-FS or equivalent)

· High end, automated, tape library systems (StorageTek SL8500 series with ACSLS


· Implementation of backup and recovery solutions (Symantec Netbackup or equivalent)

· System/Service Monitoring using Nagios framework


Background information


A permanent employment contract.

Competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package.

Career path.



In line with Asylum & Immigration Legislation, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the EU. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process. Furthermore, in view of the nature of the work the company is in, all potential employees will undergo stringent reference and identity checks.


You are looking for a challenging position in a very interesting, international environment? Then send your application preferably online (CV in Word format) not later than 1st April 2015 to:

Andrée Scherschel (


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