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Enterprise Infrastructure 

The HITS Enterprise Infrastructure division secures, manages, and architects Michigan Medicine data centers, networks, and communication infrastructures. The team is responsible for all Michigan Medicine IT-related technical infrastructure, including data centers and communication facilities; wired, wireless, and in-house cellular networks; spectrum management; communication; complex device management; fiber/wiring plant; hosting; directories, databases, and storage; and continuity of operations institution-wide. The team collaborates with partners across Michigan Medicine to assure the security, stability, reliability, scalability, and economic management of the institution’s technology infrastructure.

Job Summary

Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) organization has an exciting opportunity to employ a Storage Engineer to support and maintain our NAS storage environment - primarily provisioning, using, patching, updating, and upgrading Isilon and NetApp storage systems. This position will report to the HITS Enterprise Infrastructure Storage Team which is responsible for implementing and managing the Michigan Medicine Enterprise Storage environment and providing infrastructure services to many of the enterprise wide applications used by Michigan Medicine (MM). 

The storage team manages both NAS and SAN.  In the NAS storage farm, we currently have four Isilon Gen6 clusters totaling 128 nodes and 14 PB, and we have two NetApp clusters totaling 3 PB.  The candidate is expected to have daily hands-on experience with Isilon systems.  These systems provide network shares for clinical and research customers within MM.

The position requires someone who works well without supervision and who proactively anticipates and resolves problems. This role is expected to coach and mentor team members, to seek out and implement improved processes and technologies, to establish and document procedures and standards in a consistent manner, and to set an example for others by exceeding customer expectations.

Out of scope for this position, but in addition the storage team has a SAN footprint with a large Cisco SAN fabric stretched between two primary data centers; a large SVC virtualization farm with 5+ Petabytes of SAN storage.  IBM Spectrum Protect (TSM) is the primary software for backing up and recovering SAN block storage. The TSM complex consist of 4 TSM instances backing up over 2000 hosts and databases on a daily basis to redundant IBM 3584 tape libraries with 4 dozen IBM 3592 drives fronted by large disk pools located at each data center.  Knowledge of the SAN systems the storage team manages is not required, but is a plus to allow more cross team functionality.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.


  • Provide technical consulting to assisting customers in defining their storage needs and assisting in the implementation of our storage solutions to meet those needs.
  • Implement and maintain NAS technologies (Dell/EMC/Isilon and NetApp).  This includes but is not limited to daily operational work to monitor and maintain all aspects of the hardware and software running on the NAS arrays. 
  • Provide storage engineer support of the filesystem team that manages NTFS permissions.  Design, engineering, and support work relating to enterprise design of NTFS permissions is required.
  • Develop and document standards/procedures/strategies/scripts that maximize the functionality and reliability of the storage solution(s).  Provide Storage technical assistance to HITS teams for storage needs, backup/recovery strategies, snapshots, replication, address applications performance issues and general platform problem analysis
  • Perform storage capacity monitoring and reporting to ensure that adequate data is available to assess the impact of growth trends and application changes.
  • Assess current hardware and software technology and its applicability to our environment.  Make recommendations for acquisitions, engineering and configuration changes.
  • Position would be required to participate in a 24/7 on-call rotation, included triage of Incident/Problem/Vulnerability tickets.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, business computing or a related field and/or equivalent combination of education, certification or experience.
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in a related role requiring customer service, confidentiality, timeliness, organization, prioritization, troubleshooting, and working independently to successfully design services and workflows in an enterprise architecture.?
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in supporting large complex highly available enterprise NAS storage, either Isilon or Netapp (both preferred).
  • Ability to leverage appropriate technical tools to perform day-to-day administration tasks, root-cause analysis and service restoration (such as backup, restore, failover, log interpretation, and performance monitoring).

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience with design and deployment of storage systems using Dell/EMC/Isilon hardware (specifically F800, H500, A200, and A2000 nodes).
  • Experience with design, deployment, and maintenance of NAS permissions (ACLs, NTFS, etc) and NAS protocols (CIFS, NFS, etc)
  • NAS migration tools to copy data from non-enterprise hardware into the NAS farm, working with customers to leverage standardized permission structures.
  • Experience managing and supporting snapshot and replication between NAS units to provide backup/redundancy/failover between storage arrays and physical sites.
  • Experience with design and deployment of storage systems using NetApp hardware (specifically FAS9000 in cluster mode).
  • Demonstrated ability to keep skills current with vendor technology as it changes and matures

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.