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Storage Engineering Advisor

Primary Location: Hartford, Connecticut
Additional Locations: CT-Hartford
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Description:
**Internal Candidates can remain in their current work situation.

Job Group Summary
Our IT professionals create best-in-class solutions that integrate technology, information and business processes. They keep applications, systems, networks and processes up and running so employees, members, providers and plan sponsors stay connected with needed tools and information.

Family Summary/Mission
To provide infrastructure engineering services in support of Aetna’s business and financial objectives through the secure and recoverable delivery of high quality, low cost, responsive computing services.

Position Summary/Mission
Evaluates, recommends and delivers innovative infrastructure engineering solutions for large scale and midrange technologies (hardware/software) that enables Aetna’s computing environments to meet service level agreements while positioning to be responsive to changing business requirements. Plays a key role in strategic planning to meet customer business requirements. Demonstrates superior knowledge of the core technical components of the infrastructure and understands the end-to-end technology components.


Fundamental Components:
  • Supports the organization’s goal to be the preferred provider of Infrastructure Services by developing and implementing unit operating plans that drive sustainable growth to expand into new markets, focusing on increased efficiency and cost containment through optimized workload deployment, standardization, process simplification, asset utilization and converged systems. Maintain rigorous adherence to operational best practice, problem, change and platform performance, scalability and reliability.
  • Liaise with Platform Engineering teams to coordinate asset management activities with Engineering initiatives. Ensure assets are procured, replaced, upgraded, or evaluated in time to meet capacity needs and project requirements. Focus is primarily in the storage arena, although assignments can include other technology towers. Maintain technical fluency well enough to challenge engineers on resource needs so that we acquire only what is truly needed.
  • Create estimates for engineering initiatives, often comparing financials between more than one option. Work with engineers to understand initiative requirements and timelines work with vendors to understand roadmaps and pricing models, and create a financial picture over time for management presentation
  • Grow Product Knowledge, and serve as peer mentor by way of: working with the engineering teams, industry publications, project initiatives, publications, etc to stay current on technology roadmaps and company direction. Mentor peers within the unit for purposes of skill development and also to facilitate coverage during staff absences. Stay current on technology changes well enough to negotiate business terms with vendors during acquisitions.
  • Communicates all aspects of changes to customer user groups and all internal or external technical support teams, using impact statements, technical documentation, usage documentation and oral presentations.
  • Participates in strategic planning to meet customer business requirements.
  • Utilizes time management skills in support of assignments. Meets completion targets for projects and assigned tasks.
  • Establishes annual career and educational goals.
  • Serves as an infrastructure technology subject matter expert across engineering disciplines.


Background Experience:
  • Minimum of 15+ year’s background with diverse exposure to infrastructure technology.
  • Ability to translate business requirements to influence product acquisition processes.
  • Demonstrates broad knowledge of multiple infrastructure disciplines.
  • Ability to grasp and present technology concepts and apply them to demonstrate a benefit to the organization.


Additional Job Information:
Candidate should have experience with the following technologies: Storage Area Network (SAN), Storage arrays, Flash Arrays, Virtual Tape Library (VTL), SAN fabric, IBM DS/8886, Hitachi, PureStorage, Nutanix, EMC VMAX, NAS, NetApp, Software Defined Storage(SDS), Backup, Recovery


Required Skills:
Finance - Managing Aetnas Assets, Leadership - Collaborating for Results, Technology - Selecting and Applying Technology Solutions

Desired Skills:
Leadership - Driving Change, Leadership - Engaging and Developing People, Technology - Creating Technology Partnerships

Functional Skills:
Information Technology - Computer operations, Information Technology - Infrastructure management, Information Technology - Project management, Information Technology - Vendor management

Technology Experience:
Computer Operation - Storage Management, Hardware - EMC DISK, Hardware - Hitachi Skyline, Hardware - IBM Tape Drive

Potential Telework Position:
Yes

Percent of Travel Required:
0 - 10%

EEO Statement:
Aetna is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

Benefit Eligibility:
Benefit eligibility may vary by position.

Candidate Privacy Information:
Aetna takes our candidate's data privacy seriously. At no time will any Aetna recruiter or employee request any financial or personal information (Social Security Number, Credit card information for direct deposit, etc.) from you via e-mail. Any requests for information will be discussed prior and will be conducted through a secure website provided by the recruiter. Should you be asked for such information, please notify us immediately.

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