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Senior Infrastructure Engineer - Backup, Storage, and Data Protection - Portland, OR

Requisition Id:  350772
Business Unit:  Corporate

Portland, OR, US, 97209


Solutions driven success.


XPO is a top ten global provider of transportation services, with a highly integrated network of people, technology and physical assets. At XPO Logistics, we look for employees who like a challenge and can communicate effectively in all situations. We want to leverage your skills and years of experience to drive positive results while ensuring a bright future for yourself and XPO. If you’re looking for a growth opportunity, join us at XPO. 


As the Senior Engineer, Technology Infrastructure – Storage & Backup, you will be responsible for the design, installation, and operations of Storage Area Network (SAN), Network-Attached Storage (NAS) and Backup infrastructure that enables us to deliver world-class technology services. We utilize industry leading technologies that enable you to deliver innovative solutions that meet a wide range of data storage needs in our fast-moving enterprise. On our team, you’ll have the support to excel at work, and the resources to build a career you can be proud of.


Pay, benefits and more.

We are eager to attract the best, so we offer competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including full health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 401(k), life insurance, disability, and the opportunity to participate in a company incentive plan.


What you’ll do on a typical day:

  • Configure storage array systems and their associated networks (SAN) using Fiber Channel (FC) protocol
  • Configure shared file data for access via Server Message Blocks (SMB) and Network File System (NFS) clients using Windows, Unix, and multi-protocol security models
  • Manage Backup systems, their operations and
  • Monitor and manage storage systems environments capacity utilizations
  • Develop standards and automate routine processes to help scale the infrastructure while improving service delivery times and streamlining operations
  • Implement cost-effective data protection strategies including point-in-time snapshots, asynchronous data replication, and cloud archive
  • Implement storage tier policies to cost-effectively meet performance and availability requirements ranging from high-performance premise-based solutions to low-cost cloud archive; identify cost-saving opportunities through development of business team relationships and understanding solution options
  • Perform data migrations to support datacenter consolidation and the refresh of legacy architectures; identify capacity trends and plan proactive upgrades
  • Lead troubleshooting of data access, authentication, and performance incident reports
  • What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you’ll need:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent related work or military experience
  • 2 years of relevant work experience
  • Experience with SAN block storage operations and management using one or more of Pure Storage, NetApp platforms; knowledge of SAN zoning using Brocade or Cisco fiber channel switching
  • Solid understanding of FC, SMB, NFSv3, NFSv4, Secure NFS, DNS, DFS, and deployment considerations in the enterprise; experience working with file data architectures spanning multiple windows domains
  • Experience using enterprise-grade data protection features including crash consistent and application consistent point-in-time data copies, and asynchronous data replication
  • Experience managing data retention / backup technologies to safeguard the available and recoverability of systems and data
  • Strong collaboration with Server, End-User Computing, and Networking teams
  • Extensive experience with NetApp FAS cDOT NAS platforms preferably in multi-tenant configurations
  • Solid working knowledge of IP network fundamentals used in enterprise file data architectures – VLAN tagging, port-channels, network routing

It’d be great if you also have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Experience as a Linux Systems Administrator or Windows Systems Administrator; using public cloud storage solutions offered by Amazon S3 or Microsoft Azure; working with object storage technologies; with Linux or Windows based tools/processes to leverage dynamic presentation of SAN-based data copies; using vendor-provided APIs
  • Proficiency in one or more scripting languages: PowerShell, Python, shell scripting
  • Rubrik data protection platform
  • Experience working with servers in highly virtualized environment

Be part of something big.



We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, disability, veteran or other protected status.


All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment may be required to take and pass a pre-employment drug test. 

The above statements are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties and skills for this job classification.  

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