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Senior Principal Systems Administrator




Mounds View, MN, 55112, USA


Senior Principal Systems Administrator


Mounds View, Minnesota, United States

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Sep 29, 2017

**Careers that Change Lives**

This position acts as one of the technical leads for the storage and storage area network (SAN) platforms and will be responsible for defining and delivering on the technology strategy and engineering standards for new storage and SAN technologies and features to include developing service level agreements for new services.

This position will evaluate, architect, design, build, test, and document new storage and backup infrastructure, as well as serve as a Level 3 escalation point for existing infrastructure. This position is expected to interact with internal business partners, multiple geographies and various groups within Technology and Operations (to include Operations, Technology Futures, and the Support Center). A tight integration of these teams will be critical to deliver the best practices/standards for storage and SAN technologies and service offerings.

This role must have strong communication and analytical skills, and prior experience in driving process improvements. As an expert in this space, this role is the principal voice of the Medtronic storage and SAN disciplines to our IT suppliers and is a strong advocate for improving the storage hosting and service offering experience for Medtronic’s client community.

This role should be able to mentor other team members and function as the technology lead on key infrastructure initiatives. This role is expected to participate in devising the technology strategy and engineering standards for Company’s storage and SAN offering infrastructure and have in-depth understanding and ability to apply emerging trends in storage and SAN for the Medtronic user community. Conducts research into storage and SAN technology advancements, service offerings, and hardware enhancements

**Impact patient outcomes. Come for a job, stay for a career.**

Leads in the development and deployment of the technology strategy, engineering standards, methodologies, task-plans and best practices for the storage and storage area network platforms

Develops reference architectures and technology standards based on Infrastructure Building Blocks, that can be offered as services to our internal customers

Responsible for the designs, plans and leads the implementation, security and availability of Storage, Backups and SAN infrastructure, based on business requirements while adhering to tight operations, security, and procedural models

Responsible for complex provisioning, advanced maintenance, data replication, disaster recovery, data migration and documentation for our Open Systems Storage and Backup environments.

Monitors storage and SAN infrastructure for availability and reliability. Recommends improvements to enhance reliability of the storage and SAN environment

Demonstrate a high level of technical expertise to support complex Storage Backup devices, including SAN, NAS and Backup solutions across all tiers, under minimal supervision. Develops and implements solutions to a vast variety of problems of multifaceted scope and complexity.

Operate in complex, highly-secure, highly-available, operations-centric datacenter environments and interact with other technology domain experts as required, to build and maintain the Open Systems Storage and Backups solutions in those datacenter environments

Function as the Storage lead on key infrastructure projects and initiatives

Write technical design and build documentation for storage infrastructure

Develop ITIL procedures, technology strategy, engineering standards, methodologies, task-plans and best practices for Storage Engineering

Analyzes vendor products and frequently makes recommendations to purchase hardware and/or software and leads installation.

Mentor team members, enhancing the technical competency in areas of storage and storage network platforms

**Must Have: Minimum Requirements**


GED/High School Graduate


18 years of IT experience with a GED/High School Graduate

14 years of IT experience with Associate Degree

10 years of IT experience with a Bachelors Degree

8 years of IT Experience with a Masters Degree


Experience working in NAS/SAN/Storage Administration

**Nice to Have:**

Bachelor’s Degree

Experience working with EMC Products – VMAX, VNX, Unity, VPLEX

Experience with NetApp Storage Arrays

Experience with storage technologies and working in a highly matrixed enterprise.

Experience with Unix competencies Scripting competencies.

Ability to accurately assess when to apply the right technology, process, and people; when to leverage the vendor partners; and the relationships between the technical aspects of the above.

Ability to work effectively in a team environment.

Diagnostic and vast problem-solving skills.

Ability to translate unique customer requirements into recommendations that fit needs.

Ability to handle multiple large complex projects and activities, deal with change, and work with a variety of personality types required.


The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile.

The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers.

Must be able to travel independently to various Medtronic buildings/sites.


Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We can accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations – but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future.


It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

This employer participates in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees. For further information about the E-Verify program, please click here:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

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Medtronic, Inc. manufactures and sells device-based medical therapies worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Cardiac and Vascular Group, and Restorative Therapies Group. The Cardiac and Vascular Group’s products include pacemakers; implantable defibrillators; leads and delivery systems; ablation products; electrophysiology catheters; products for the treatment of atrial fibrillation; information systems for the management of patients with cardiac rhythm disease management (CRDM) devices; coronary and peripheral stents and related delivery systems; therapies for uncontrolled hypertension; endovascular stent graft systems; heart valve replacement technologies; cardiac tissue ablation systems; and open heart and coronary bypass grafting surgical products. The Restorative Therapies Group offers products for various areas of the spine; bone graft substitutes; biologic products; trauma, implantable neurostimulation therapies, and drug delivery devices for the treatment of chronic pain, movement disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), overactive bladder, urinary retention, and fecal incontinence and gastroparesis; external insulin pumps; subcutaneous CGM systems; products to treat conditions of the ear, nose, and throat; and devices that incorporate advanced energy technology. It also manufactures and sells image-guided surgery and intra-operative imaging systems; and provides Web-based therapy management software solutions. The company serves hospitals, physicians, clinicians, and patients in approximately 140 countries. Medtronic, Inc. was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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