Storage Engineer

Job Type
7,000,000 JPY - 9,000,000 JPY per year (negotiable based on experience)
Japanese Level
English Level
Advanced (TOEIC 860)
Start Date


A famous IT service company is hiring a Storage Engineer.


【Position Summary】

We are in charge of building, implementing and maintaining mission critical Storage Service using scalable and reliable open sourced storage solution which will be utilized by multiple group services.



Design, implement, and maintain core storage platform to provide highly scalable, reliable, secured, highly available, and fully optimized storage solution



【Focus Areas】

‐Design of Storage System

‐Focus on reliability, scalability, speed, flexible architecture for block, file and object storage

‐Layered storage solution catering for variety of requirements (Fast and expensive to slow and cheap) designed for complete life cycle of data storage

‐Optimized archiving and backup strategy

‐Design which facilitates Self serviced, cost transparency and natural process flow for archival, backup, restores and expiry

‐Fix issues before they impact the stability and resiliency of storage infrastructure



‐Management, maintenance, and support of data storage solutions, utilizing Ceph, Nexenta, Ganesha, NetApps, EMC

‐Ability to identify opportunity for performance improvement

‐Provides multi-level technical support in defining, developing and evaluating storage products to meet client needs

‐Supports these activities by diagnosing, reproducing and fixing software and hardware issues

‐Provides recommendations to improve the storage infrastructure and address/lead critical issues and analysis

‐Utilizing monitoring tools to carry out performance analysis and capacity management

‐Remediating storage performance related issues proactively

‐Works with application and infra teams to ensure the appropriate storage level provisioning is maintained. Monitors server/storage infrastructure and any processes related to these systems

‐Troubleshoots and resolves problems identified by system administrators or through monitoring software. Investigates, identifies and documents proposals that will improve application recoverability

‐Attendance on management and technical bridges through incident resolution and preparation and presentation of root cause analysis

‐Providing on-going improvements to event monitoring

‐Provides management with strategic and tactical recommendations for Storage and backup environments

Required Skills

‐Operational experience running multiple NAS/SAN/CAS/object storage technologies in a fast moving, mission-critical, large scale, global, (preferably e-commerce) operational environment

‐Experience of other NAS/SAN functional roles to supplement operational experience



‐Ability to tune a technical conversation according to the technical capability of the audience

‐Can manage large scale projects

‐Experience of vendor tools for managing, configuring, and troubleshooting (including performance)

‐Experience with large switched fabric environment for Brocade & Cisco

‐Ability to accurately troubleshoot low level NAS/SAN issues: Logical errors, congestion, etc.

‐Ability to mentor junior Storage Engineers on Storage technologies, troubleshooting, and operational efficiency gains

‐Strong performance troubleshooting of NetApp, EMC, Ceph and other software defined storages

‐Expert understanding of how server behaviors and IO load patterns affect storage (Disks, Caching, Q-Depth, multi-pathing, application IO size, etc.…)

‐Strong experience in Linux systems

‐Experience in using tools (Ansible, Chef, etc.) and scripting (Ruby, Python, shell scripting or Perl) to automate server operations

‐Basic understanding of network technologies such as TCP/IP and network architecture

‐Good understanding and web programming experience: HTML, CSS, JavaScript; HTTP protocol, HTTP headers; HTTPS: Basic understanding of TLS protocol and SSL cert management

Preferred Skills

‐Experience with Software Defined Storage

‐Experience in implementing and optimizing storage and backup infrastructure

‐Development skill sets including: Python, Cloud frameworks, Angular, and a mindset for automation

‐Experience in designing and conducting benchmark, PoC and AB tests for alternate technologies

‐Development skill sets including: Python, Cloud frameworks, Angular, and a mindset for automation