Technical Support Professional – Storage at the International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

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    The International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is an American multinational technology and consulting corporation, with headquarters in Armonk, New York, United States. IBM manufactures and markets computer hardware and software, and offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.


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    Technical Support Professional – Storage

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience 5 years
    • Location Other
    • Job Field ICT / Computer&nbsp

    Req ID: 335365BR
    Locations: Multiple Cities, Nigeria
    Category: Software Development & Support
    Position Type: Professional
    Employment Type: Full-Time
    Contract Type: Fixed Term – Short Term
    Company: (0100) International Business Machines West Africa Limited

    Introduction

    • At IBM, work is more than a job – it’s a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you’ve never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world’s most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.

    About Business Unit:

    • At Global Technology Services (GTS), we help our clients envision the future by offering end-to-end IT and technology support services, supported by an unmatched global delivery network.  It’s a unique blend of bold new ideas and client-first thinking. If you can restlessly reinvent yourself and solve problems in new ways, work on both technology and business projects, and ask, “What else is possible?” GTS is the place for you!

    Your Role and Responsibilities

    • Ensure SLAs and Operational KPI are met
    • Work as necessary with internal and external support functions when and where major incidents occur
    • Attending and contributing to team and project meetings
    • Contributing to the improvement or standard procedures and documentation
    • Provide Hitachi storage management and integration services, storage migration, and provisioning to Hitachi Enterprise Platforms
    • Data gathering and validation of source arrays or environment
    • Implementation of storage design on target systems
    • Migration methodology pre-meetings or validation with customer
    • Migration of hosts setup and testing
    • Provide Documentation of target systems design and host mapping layout
    • Periodic Reporting and produce reports in terms of health of the environment
    • Monitoring of storage ticket queues, storage device performance, storage integration with systems
    • Attending and contributing to team and project meetings
    • The candidate Must be Familiar with;
      • Hitachi HCS and RestAPI Server
      • Host Operating Systems: Windows, AIX, Linux , VMware
      • Host both Physical and Virtual, HBA, SAN; fabric zoning, storage mapping
      • Brocade switch support and SAN Fabric Zoning
    • Migration Techniques; Hitachis Non-Disruptive Migration software
    • Designing, planning and setting up enterprise-class storage systems
    • Capacity planning and data migrations
    • Recommend improvements and or alternatives
    • Collaborate with other technology groups or interrelated groups to provide technical, operational and innovative expertise
    • Performing Root Cause Analysis and implementing preventative measures
    • Supporting and assisting with a Disaster Recovery infrastructure and procedures
    • Proactively monitor health and performance of systems and infrastructure
    • Document the environment portfolio and create or maintain operational procedures.

    Required Technical and Professional Expertise

    • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or relevant program and additional Certifications a plus.
    • Minimum 5 years of working with Hitachi Storage infrastructure.
    • Strong analytical skills with the ability to assist in resolving various systems issues for multiple integrated locations and systems.

    Travel Required:

    • Up to 25% or 2 days a week (home on weekends- based on project requirements)

    Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise:

    • NA.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to IBM – International Business Machines on careers.ibm.com to apply


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