What does a Senior Storage Administrator do?

Storage administrators are responsible for managing the secure and efficient storage of an organization’s electronic data, including electronic files and storage hardware such as external hard drives. They develop, configure, and maintain storage systems and resources, often involving a combination of onsite storage and offsite virtual or cloud-based solutions. They assess organizational needs, formulate a detailed plan, and ensure there are contingencies and safeguards in place. They maintain and troubleshoot data storage systems, and provide input for capacity planning and assessments.

Storage administrators typically have a bachelor’s degree in a computer science field, and a background that includes storage planning and management. These roles require capacity planning and assessment skills, and experience implementing and managing data storage systems. Experience with FC network administration is helpful.

What responsibilities are common for Senior Storage Administrator jobs?
  • Manage the receipt, storage, issuance, and delivery of material.
  • Perform light property maintenance and partner with vendors, as approved or necessary.
  • Assist customers in finding a storage space that will fit their needs.
  • Respond to all hardware and software-based problems and interface with vendor support to ensure quick resolutions.
  • Perform day-to-day contractual and programmatic management of the contract and all task orders.
  • Develop and build relationships with logistics management counterparts within parent organization as well as with external organizations facilitating the coordination of various logistical support projects.
  • Handle multiple, demanding, and complex projects in a timely manner with accurate results.
  • Answer phone calls while multitasking with computers or other duties.
  • Run multiple facets of day-to-day operations including sales, customer service, facility upkeep, oversight of property profitability and security.
  • Provide support by learning and executing parking audits, trouble shooting the gate system, conducting unit audits, and preparing for bi-annual property audits.
What are the typical qualifications for Senior Storage Administrator jobs?
  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science or engineering or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with IAT Level II, NFS, CIFS, ISCSI, UNIX, SRDF, NDMP, GPUS, DOD, and Linux software and systems.
  • Comfortable determining root cause analysis, scripting, and running hardware upgrades.
  • Prior consulting experience.
  • Fluency in middleware, firmware, and mainframes.
  • A natural leader and problem solver with time management skills.
  • Experience with Vcenter and operating systems.
EducationBachelor's Degree
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Avg. Experience5-7 years

How much does a Senior Storage Administrator make near United States?

$120,728 /yr
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Senior Storage Administrator Career Path

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When working as a Senior Storage Administrator, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Advanced Degree, Acid, Foreign Language, Microsoft Word, and Meet Deadlines.

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The most common qualifications to become a Senior Storage Administrator include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

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