SRP Data Storage Principal Analyst in Phoenix, Arizona

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Date: Sep 26, 2017

Location: Phoenix, AZ, US

Company: SRP

SRP is one of the largest public power and water utilities in the U.S. providing electricity to approximately one million customers in the greater metropolitan Phoenix area. Since its founding in 1903, SRP has fostered a culture of stewardship and customer service consistently ranking as an industry leader in customer service according to J.D. Power. SRP continues to adapt to its changing business environment by seeking innovative ways to reimagine utility service and the provision of critical resources essential to the life and economy of Arizona.

Job Brief

The Principal Storage Analyst will provide thought leadership and spearhead critical and complicated projects. As part of the SRP’s Enterprise Storage operations team, the Analyst will architect, build, support, monitor, optimize, and evolve SAN/NAS infrastructure for reliability, scalability and supportability.

Job Responsibilities

Responsible for identification of requirements for hardware, software and SAN administration. Tasks include storage hardware configuration, cabling, performance enhancements, problem determination and issue resolution. Responsibilities include evaluation, implementation, and testing of storage hardware and software solutions.


Completion of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution plus an additional 18 units post-graduation in an area of specialty.


Minimum of 10 years cumulative and progressive post-degree experience

Additional Information


The ideal candidate will have:

6-10+ years’ technical consultancy or Enterprise operations experience with strong EMC and NetApp storage experience

5+ years’ experience as a Senior Storage engineer responsible for one or more large enterprise storage environments or service provider environments

Advanced scripting skills are desired. Competent with at least one of the following scripting languages, Python/Bash/KSH/Powershell

Advanced VMware skills from a design and integration perspective

Medium OS skills, Linux & Windows

Light database skills are preferred. Knowledge of common database (SAP HANA/Oracle/SQL/DB2) performance, backup/recovery, DR, tools, etc.

Knowledge and experience in storage management and administrative functions of both storage hardware and software, including hardware maintenance procedures, data and storage resource management, and use of software configuration and monitoring tools/products

Candidate must have in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience of the following storage technologies including but not limited to:

NetApp Suite of Enterprise Products: NetApp FAS systems (AFF, A700, 8080, 8060) E-Series (5504), Clustered Data ONTAP, MetroCluster, OnCommand Management Suite (Unified Manager, Performance Manager, System Manager, Insight, WFA), Snapmirror, Snapvault, SVM replication, Secure Multi-Tenancy, SMSAP and SnapCenter.

EMC Suite of Enterprise Products: EMC hardware VMAX3, VPLEX, Unisphere for VMAX and VPLEX, SRDF replication and associated software products.

Brocade Suite of Enterprise Products: Brocade directors, switches and fabric management tools such as fabric OS and Connectrix Manager Converged Network Edition.

Broad, senior level experience with a wide variety of operating systems and storage technologies/protocols, such as Microsoft Windows, VMware, NFS, CIFS, Linux, and Fiber Channel.

Experience with in-depth performance analysis of storage/SAN and how it relates to the hosts

Experience in high availability data center architectures and disaster recovery planning.

Must be team oriented, focused on team accomplishments and dedicated to providing the highest quality products and services which meet the needs of our clients

Capable of making good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment

Advanced skills in problem analysis and creative approaches to problem solving to provide quality deliverables

Documentation skills in creating procedures, workflows and architecture diagrams. Advanced use of Visio and other system documentation tools is required

Requisition Details

Requisition ID: 6892

EOE - SRP encourages a diverse workforce

All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas.

Why Work at SRP

SRP's success is rooted in our employees' happiness, health and safety. That's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and enhance their well-being. In addition to competitive pay and performance incentives, eligible employees can take advantage of the following benefits:

• 401(k) plan with employer matching

• Retirement pension

• Paid vacation

• Parental leave

• Holiday pay

• Sick leave

• Medical, vision, dental and life insurance

• Wellness programs

• Pre-tax benefits

• Short and long-term disability plans

• Tuition assistance