Storage Administrator – Remote/Utrecht

By 15 August 2022 August 15th, 2022 No Comments


Red Carpet IT Services has an exciting opportunity for a large Bank in the Netherlands.


IT Infrastructure is responsible for delivering stable, high quality, secure and cost-efficient infrastructure solutions for our clients businesses. This incorporates design, implementation, security and support of (amongst others) data centre networks, server capacity, data centres, workplace (desktop, laptop, mobile) etc.


Support the ongoing baseline storage infrastructure for our Client.

Responsibility to deliver a stable and reliable storage environment which satisfies the performance, scalability and functional requirements of the bank, within financial constraints.

Take ownership and drive to completion storage initiatives as defined by the IS EET Storage Manager.

Three key areas of responsibility:

• Ensure operational stability and supportability

• Deliver RUN initiatives to schedule and budget

• Within the context of the RUN function, innovate to develop the storage offerings

Within these responsibilities the following specific tasks are key:

• Maintain data retention for historic data

• Perform daily, weekly and periodic checks and procedures as required to ensure operational reliability.

• Deliver a stable storage environment which has 100% uptime and acceptable performance characteristics for the customer.

• Perform product lifecycle management.

• Test, maintain and improve monitoring and checking.

• Add and remove storage from the systems according to defined process and policy.

• Perform Operational Acceptance Tests for servers for both storage and backups.

• Investigate performance characteristics of storage solutions where appropriate and assist customers as required.

• Testing and recommendation of storage tooling.

• Capacity planning of storage environments ensuring appropriate investment is made at the appropriate time.

• Review usage of storage resources and reclaim where appropriate

• Ensure that standards are maintained in line with departmental policies and automated checks where practical

• Accountable for delivery of individually-assigned projects


• The role requires an in-depth knowledge of both SAN architectures and technology. In particular, an in depth knowledge of HDS SAN’s, Brocade and Cisco switches.

• Troubleshoot SAN performance problems.

• Troubleshoot server and storage, stability and performance problems for SAN.

• Definition and documentation of best practice process and design.

• Install and configure SAN hardware and software.

• Identify requirements and develop/deploy solutions for SAN environments.

• Knowledge of working for a company supporting a large number of SAN attached servers.

• Strong knowledge of at least one operating system.

• Clear verbal and written communication to peers and management

• Willingness to travel between NL and UK and globally as required.

• Fluent in English Language


• Scripting for analysis tools to integrate into HP Openview & SCOM.

• Knowledge and understanding of major vendor enterprise and modular storage SAN solutions.

• Knowledge of client operating systems Windows/RHEL/Solaris

Personal Attributes:

• Ability to deal with people, across a complex organisation with different cultures and geographies

• Demonstrates professional acumen, integrity, discretion, credibility and trustworthiness

• Self-motivated, with the ability to work effectively under pressure and results driven

• Ability to respond swiftly to changing demands of the business

• Strong interpersonal and client relationship/influencing skills

• Good time management

• Willingness to travel if required


• Excellent customer focus; we are client driven and action oriented – I go the extra mile for my clients

• Meaningful co-operative; we are purposeful and courageous – I dare to make a difference for the world

• Rock-solid bank; we are professional and considerate – I am doing the right thing exceptionally well

• Empowered employees; we bring out the best in each other and keep learning – I make you better


•HDS Certification

•Cisco Certification

•Brocade Certification


Start Date; ASAP Duration 1 year with the possibility of multiple extensions.

Working Language is English.

We can assist with acquiring a work permit for those who are non-EU citizens.

The daily rate is excellent.

Working is hybrid so residency in The Netherlands is a must


If you think you have the correct skill set or would like to know more about this position, please do not hesitate to contact Rian Barnes , +31(0)651966686.