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Sr. Infrastructure Modernization Engineer, Storage (Open to Remote)

DATE:  Sep 8, 2021
CITY:  Columbus
BRAND:  Designer Brands
REQ #:  118592
LOCATION NAME:  Home Office, Columbus - East 5th
DEPARTMENT:  Information Technology

The Senior Infrastructure Modernization Engineer is responsible for modernization and progression of traditional IT Infrastructure. The engineer will be responsible for evaluation, engineering, implementing, and monitoring of our Storage and Compute infrastructure. Storage modernization will cover ongoing support of the existing SAN fabric, storage subsystems, file share solutions and data protection while planning transition to hybrid and modern storage solutions and technologies.  This role will also be responsible for shared management of existing datacenter compute platforms (e.g., VMware), managing our container technology, on-premises and in the cloud and continuing to progress enterprise computing. This engineer will be responsible for moving the infrastructure forward through automation and evaluation of new technologies. We are open to remote based candidates in the United States for this opportunity.


Reports To: Manager, Enterprise Systems


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all storage solutions; SAN (Infinidat, Nimble, Rubrik), File Share (Nasuni), Virtual Tape Library (Cybernetics, Data Domain), Data Protection (NetBackup, Quest), Fabric (Brocade) including capacity management and planning
  • Responsible for management of the container infrastructure (Kubernetes) and continuing adoption, enablement, and updates
  • Assists in support of virtualization platform (VMware), x86 infrastructure (UCS), and data center management
  • Develop and maintain automation using Azure Pipelines.
  • Perform Proof of Concept tests and benchmarks for storage and computing technologies to meet the company’s requirements for growth, performance, and reliability
  • Engage system administrators for client data storage management techniques
  • Work in a highly collaborative team environment and being active in cross-training efforts.
  • Represent technical and business issues and solutions to multiple levels internally
  • Assists the Manager of UNIX & SAN Systems in long and short-term planning for hardware, software, maintenance contracts and budgeting


Required Skills:

  • Mastery of SAN Concepts and Methodologies
  • Understanding of Container and Microservice Concepts and Methodologies
  • Mastery of Enterprise Level DR and Backup and Recovery Processes
  • Experience with Linux, Unix, and Windows systems for file system layout
  • Understanding of networking concepts
  • Experience supporting VMware ESX



Setting Goals – Creates and follow effective plans. Anticipates risks, creates contingency plans. Aligns plans with goals. Allocates adequate resources. Accepts and supports change. Willing to take risks and suggests new ideas, approaches. Takes initiative. Seeks out learning activities.


Working with Others – Clearly articulates own, other’s goals. Promotes a team atmosphere by demonstrating humility and respect. Builds effective relationships, relates well to others. Delivers and responds to feedback in a constructive manner. Considers multiple perspectives. Handles conflict, pressure, uncertainty and adapts independently. Meets commitments. Dedicated to working with business partners on their expectations.


Getting Results – Personally accountable for work performance targets and achieving results. Prioritizes well. Anticipates and handles obstacles effectively. Makes good, timely decisions. Can simply and process complex problems. Understands underlying issues and addresses root causes. Meets deadlines, works until finished.





  • 4-6 years’ experience with Data Storage Systems
  • 1-3 years’ experience with Linux Operation Systems
  • 4-6 years’ experience with SAN Fabrics/Switches


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 4-6 years’ experience with Infinidat, Nimble, Brocade
  • 1-3 years’ experience with Nasuni, Cybernetics, VMware, UCS



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Information Systems, or equivalent


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Why Choose A Career with Designer Brands?

Empowering associates and building strong teams poised to disrupt the retail and footwear landscape through positive change is at the core of who we are at Designer Brands.

  • Invested in helping our associates learn, develop, achieve and grow into strong leaders
  • Shared commitment to creating a culture fueled by engagement, excitement, optimism and fun
  • Dedicated to giving back and community involvement 

About Designer Brands:

Designer Brands Inc. is one of North America’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories. 

  • Designer Brands Inc. operates a portfolio of retail concepts in nearly 1,000 locations under the DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, The Shoe Company, and Shoe Warehouse brands and operates leased locations in the U.S through its Affiliated Business Group. 
  • Designer Brands designs and produces footwear and accessories through Camuto Group, a leading manufacturer selling in more than 5,400 doors worldwide. 












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