Cloud Storage Engineer

Job description

Job location: Worcester

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-05-03
Req: R0001305

Cloud Storage Engineer




IT Infrastructure I


Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI


Under the direction of the Manager of Systems Operations, works in a team environment to design, deploy, and monitor cloud and local storage collaboration platforms.

The Cloud Storage and Virtualization Engineer will assist in the development of long-term strategies and road maps for the cloud solutions architecture. The engineer is accountable for contributing to the overall technical architecture, stability, resiliency, and general system health related to cloud storage, backup and recovery solutions.

WPI is passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We are looking for candidates who can support our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.



  • Communicate the value of the Microsoft 365 platform including (SharePoint, OneDrive, Teams, PowerApps, PowerAutomate) by understanding business needs and translating those requirements into capabilities of the Microsoft 365 platform

  • Analyze business goals and drivers and translate those into appropriate technical solutions as they relate to cloud collaboration tools.

  • Initiate and manage projects to meet business needs and advance strategic vision

  • Provide technical expertise in the future architecture of SAN, NAS, and cloud storage roadmap.

  • Monitor and troubleshoot all storage systems (cloud and local) errors and warnings.

  • Design, develop, implement, and administer the future data backup and archival solutions.

  • Support the management of the hyperconvergence platform (Nutanix) and Virtualization infrastructure (VMWare)

  • Consult and collaborate with IT Information Security and Academic Research to ensure security compliance and fulfillment of data requirements for grant qualifications.

  • Support incident and problem management by providing Tier 3 support.

  • Participate in ITSM-based processes such as Change Management, Configuration Management, Incident and Problem management.

  • Mentor and train systems engineers on cloud storage administration and best practices.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related experience.

  • Experience designing and implementing forms and workflows solutions using low code/no code platforms like PowerApps/PowerAutomate

  • Experience designing and implementing storage and collaboration solutions leveraging Sharepoint, OneDrive and Teams

  • Practical knowledge/use of cloud backup and recovery solutions such as Rubrik

  • Deep understanding of permissions and network storage protocols (NFS, CIFS, FC, etc.)

  • 5+ years’ experience with storage administration.

  • Understanding of scripting/automation and ability to write scripts in some administrative languages.

  • Advanced troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.

  • Detail oriented, organized, and self-motivated

  • Strong technical documentation skills

  • Applicants must have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace and/or commitment to do so as an employee at WPI


United States of America (Exempt)

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.




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Job No:
Posted: 5/4/2021
Application Due: 8/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time