What does a Storage Engineer do?

Storage engineers plan and manage the installation, configuration, and tuning of SAN and storage hardware and software. They leverage market technologies associated with SAN vendor product enhancements and product roadmaps. They develop, implement, and oversee policies and procedures to ensure consistent storage provisioning, and uptime, alongside regulatory compliance and data protection. They manage and provide current disk and tape storage usage statistics and provide future projected growth estimates.

Storage engineers develop and maintain information storage systems for a company's customers. They ensure database security while operating in various applications and maintain hardware components while upgrading network processes. Storage engineers need a bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, or related fields.

What responsibilities are common for Storage Engineer jobs?
  • Lead a team in the daily operations activities to include truck and rail car operations of a storage facility.
  • Install, maintain and improve system configurations and solutions, as well as monitor and audit system utilization, performance and problems.
  • Perform data migration tasks from direct attached storage and within SAN environments.
  • Design modifications and changes to the SAN infrastructure and assists in the implementation and documentation of all configuration changes.
  • Perform daily storage engineer activities including management, zoning, provisioning, troubleshooting, and debugging.
  • Maintain a safe, secure, and professional work environment.
  • Provide contractor or vendor proposals to the appropriate staff for review and approval.
  • Monitor and manage maintenance tasks via online project management tools.
What are the typical qualifications for Storage Engineer jobs?
  • Bachelor's or Graduate's Degree in computer engineering, computer science, engineering or information technology, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with Microsoft Vista.
  • Experience with cloud, Linux, NFS, ESXI, VRealize, SRDF, Cisco MDS, Python, and ISCSI software and systems.
  • Fluent in operating systems and writing protocols.
  • Comfortable debugging and scripting.
  • Fluency in middleware, firmware, and mainframes.
  • Experience with fibre channel, Vcenter and operating systems.
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

How much does a Storage Engineer make?

Storage Engineer Career Path

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
3%
2 - 4
47%
5 - 7
37%
8+
13%
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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J2 GlobalJ2 Global
Senior Storage Engineer
Jan 15, 2021

“Healthcare and holidays are good.”

TimicoTimico
Storage Architect
Nov 26, 2020

“home working is great for me”

Treacy Fuels
Storage Manager
Sep 19, 2021

“Nice place to work okay”

Dimension DataDimension Data
Storage/Backup Engineer
Apr 26, 2021

“Can receive good training opportunities”

Wipro Technologies
Storage Engineer
May 30, 2021

“Salary is not so good”

Emco CorporationEmco Corporation
Storage Engineer
Apr 16, 2022

“The pay was great for its time”

Hewlett Packard Enterprise | HPEHewlett Packard Enterprise | HPE
Storage Engineer
Mar 1, 2022

“Great people to work with”

Western DigitalWestern Digital
Senior Storage Engineer
Jun 11, 2021

“Pay scale is good”

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