Principal Storage Engineer

Harvard University, Faculty of Arts & Sciences
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 11, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Technology Administration/Other
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Code

I1059P IT RC Systems Professional V


USA - MA - Cambridge

Business Title

Principal Storage Engineer



Salary Grade


Time Status



00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Additional Qualifications and Skills
  • Broad knowledge of the deployment and management of RC systems (e.g. storage, cluster computing, network, database, virtualized systems)
  • Demonstrated team performance skills, service mindset approach, and the ability to act as a trusted advisor
  • Specialized knowledge and ability to lead the development of storage solutions
Additional Information

Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
  • Time Off: 3- 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
  • Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
  • Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
  • Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.
  • Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.

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35 hours per week

Job Function

Information Technology


Faculty of Arts and Sciences

EEO Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Basic Qualifications
  • Minimum of nine years’ post-secondary education or relevant work experience
Working Conditions
  • Occasionally required to work outside of normal business hours, and may be contacted during off hours
The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard’s Vaccine & Booster Requirements . Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage: .

Position Description
  • Lead the design, implementation, and lifecycle management of current and future storage deployments (currently Lustre, ceph, and DellEMC Isilon systems).
  • Evaluate current state-of-the-art developments in storage technology. Recommend appropriate products to support local needs.
  • Develop policy and procedures for storage installations, continued maintenance, storage lifecycles, monitoring, and usage.
  • Work with vendors, other related groups on campus, and national/international groups to identify storage trends and new technologies. Discuss and coordinate with groups when appropriate.
  • Perform project management duties for storage decisions, installations, configurations, and decommissions.
  • Work with FASRC groups to make available production-ready storage instances, using the storage management/accounting services developed internally.
  • Lead cross-functional technical teams and multiple projects to reach defined goals.
  • Perform financial analyses; develop and review charge models and projections for storage use and growth.
  • Designs metrics to track usage and predict the need for future growth/related services.
  • Provide documentation for storage instances, storage policy/procedure, and planning sessions, etc.
Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

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