IBM Senior Storage/IT Specialist in CHICAGO, Illinois

Job Description

IBM Global Business Services (GBS) is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants enabling enterprises to make smarter decisions and providing unparalleled client and consumer experiences in cognitive, data analytics, cloud technology and mobile app development. With global reach, outcome-focused methodologies and deep industry expertise, IBM GBS empowers clients to digitally reinvent their business and get the competitive edge in the cognitive era in over 170 countries.

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We are seeking a skilled IT Storage Specialist to provide support for a large client infrastructure. Qualified candidates will possess experience in being able to analyze and resolve complex technical problems associated with Windows based x86 servers and various storage platforms. The IT Specialist will ensure the stable operation of the environment to include design, planning, monitoring, troubleshooting, implementing, configuring, maintaining, and optimizing all equipment within the environment.


Health Insurance. Paid time off. Corporate Holidays. Sick leave. Family planning. Financial Guidance. Competitive 401K. Training and Learning. We continue to expand our benefits and programs, offering some of the best support, guidance and coverage for a diverse employee population.




Our goal is to be essential to the world, which starts with our people. Company wide we kicked off an internal talent strategy program called Go Organic. At our core, we are committed to believing and investing in our workforce through:

  • Skill development: helping our employees grow their foundational skills

  • Finding the dream job at IBM: navigating our company with the potential for many careers by channeling an employee’s strengths and career aspirations

  • Diversity of people: Diversity of thought driving collective innovation

In 2015, Go Organic filled approximately 50% of our open positions with internal talent that were promoted into the role.


With an employee population of 375,000 in over 170 countries, amazingly we connect, collaborate, and care. IBMers drive a corporate culture of shared responsibility. We love grand challenges and everyday improvements for our company and for the world. We care about each other, our clients, and the communities we live, work, and play in!



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Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 5 years of experience in customer facing roles in IT.

  • Detailed knowledge of server/storage hardware and configuration principles.

  • At least 5 years of experience with the Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2 operating systems.

  • At least 5 years of experience with storage architectures (SAN, NAS, DAS, SDS and iSCSI) and storage protocols (FC, iSCSI, and SMB 3.0).

  • Familiarity with storage solutions from IBM and EMC/Dell (Unity).

  • Demonstrated ability to design and architect storage solutions for Windows-based workloads (SQL Server, Lync/Skype for Business/Hyper-V).

  • At least 5 years of experience with storage platform performance testing and tuning using industry standard applications (IOmeter, Diskspd, etc.).

  • Ability to successfully complete the Moderate Risk Background Investigation (MBI).

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • At least 1 year of experience with Microsoft Failover Clustering administration.

  • At least 1 year of IT Operations experience with an enterprise customer.

  • At least 1 year of experience with Hyper-V administration.

  • At least 1 year of Virtual Machine Manager experience.

  • At least 1 year knowledge of Microsoft Scale-Out File Server.

  • At least 1 year of knowledge of Microsoft Storage Spaces.

  • At least 1 year of experience with Windows Server 2003.

EO Statement

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.