R012820: Senior Storage Engineer

Job Location:

St. Louis, MO

Starting as a salaried fulltime employee of Ferguson Consulting, you will function as a contract IT resource in the role of Senior Data Storage Engineer at the enterprise level for our reinsurance client in Chesterfield, MO. This particular role is looking for a candidate who is interested in conversion after 6 months to a fulltime employee status with our client as the employer.

As a Senior Data Storage Engineer, you will work on a cross-functional team, responsible for a wide variety of tasks to engineer and support storage solutions and current infrastructure on various networks. You will need to be able to work collaboratively and seek to improve operational efficiency within enterprise infrastructure.

What You'll Do:

  • Develop and manage storage technologies, SAN disaster recovery technologies, business continuity components and procedures.
  • Solves storage performance issues and handles requests
  • Provide guidance to storage administrators.
  • Reviews / modifies workflows for greater efficiency and works with Storage Engineers to ensure the environment is running optimally.
  • Manages SAN team in the analysis, identification, and resolution of IT incidents, specifically as related to Storage systems
  • Coordinates upgrade / maintenance activities.
  • Work with vendors to ensure environment is properly implemented, configured, managed and maintained.
  • Works with multiple teams (DBA, Servers, Networks and applications) and Project Managers to deliver storage solutions.
  • Fine tunes and creates procedures that can be handed down to operational team members as well as create / modify Maintenance Operation Protocols (MOPs) for change control items.
  • Automate repeatable operational procedures.
  • Develop capacity planning methodologies for the large enterprise organizations.
  • Monitors storage capacity and performs forecasting

Who You Are:

  • Proven Subject Matter Expert skills working with / supporting Enterprise level Storage and Backup solutions.
  • 5+ years experience with virtualization platforms and IT systems in a large-scale environment including installation, maintenance and ongoing support of the virtualization platform and support IT systems which provide the foundation to complex solutions
  • Experience with NetApp (certification preferred)
  • Experience with Pier
  • Automation: Ansible/Python
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related field and 9+ years of relevant experience (Additional years of related experience, training, and/or certifications accepted in lieu of a degree)

The benefits:

We hire IT professionals who like to work with smart people and can hold their own in a demanding environment. Our employees build a career at Ferguson. Here IT isn’t a support function for our business – it IS our business. We strive to develop a professional relationship with each employee – and that is what you are, our direct employee. Our pay and benefit levels recognize the advanced skills of our talented staff members. In addition, we are unique in our market in the emphasis that we place on continuing education, including an annual training allowance that is an integral part of our compensation package. This kind of investment in our employees’ professional development is an important contributor to making Ferguson a desirable place to build an IT career. As a W-2 employee, your first assignment will be just that – the first of many. Our goal is to establish a long-term employee relationship with you.

The compensation:

Highly competitive base salary.

Paid overtime

$.60/$1 401K match

160 hours of Paid Time Off (PTO) Benefits

Bonus System

Health, vision, dental, and life insurance

Short-term and long-term disability

Training allowance for Leading Industry Professional Training with SLU/Wash U.

How to Apply:

If you are looking for a change and/or are interested in building or continuing your career as an IT professional and have the ability to thrive in challenging, fast-paced environments, we want to hear from you.

Please send your resume to Katie McElhone at kmcelhone@fergcons.com

Please review our website fergusonconsultinginc.com and find out more about who we are and what we can do for you.


Ferguson is free from biases for or against any individual or group of candidates. We are inclusive and celebrate multiple approaches and points of view. Ferguson believes diversity drives innovation and that difference is valued. We build a culture where we are committed to cultivating and preserving inclusion. We’re always growing our network of people, opportunities and tools to help our employees develop, advance and manage their career paths. Our diverse team of employees enables us to learn better together as a collective team. Ferguson welcomes all qualified applicants in consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Katie McElhone
Ferguson Consulting
1350 Timberlake Manor Parkway, Suite 500
Chesterfield,MO 63017
(636) 728-4406
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