Storage / Back-Up Engineer, VP

Storage / Back-Up Engineer, VP

  • Full Time
  • Glasgow

Website Morgan Stanley

Company Profile:

Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. The Firm’s employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments and individuals from more than 1,200 offices in 43 countries.

As a market leader, the talent and passion of our people is critical to our success. Together, we share a common set of values rooted in integrity, excellence and strong team ethic. Morgan Stanley can provide a superior foundation for building a professional career – a place for people to learn, to achieve and grow. A philosophy that balances personal lifestyles, perspectives and needs is an important part of our culture.

We are seeking a multi-talented developer that will focus on engineering highly available and scalable solutions for the firm wide storage repository and data requirements. In addition to architecting and integrating a storage solution working with 3rd party vendors, the candidate will develop in-house applications that will become part of the technology platform for the business. The ideal candidate will also design storage tools on problem management and preventive maintenance (alert and capacity management). Additionally, the candidate needs to understand storage virtualization, workload automation, storage provisioning, distributed and scale out file systems, software defined storage solutions, emerging technologies in the storage discipline and SAN/NAS Fabric management. Ability to work as part of a global team is a requirement. In addition, the candidate must be able to listen to customer requirements and be able to advise, discuss and articulate technical solutions effectively. It would also be desirable that the candidate has relevant experience (intermediate to advanced preferred) in deploying, operating, and administering a Linux operating system in an enterprise level ecosystem.

Skills Required:

Proficient in one or more of the following modern development practices – UNIX shell, Python, JAVA, C++ and/or Perl, GIT, Jenkins, automated testing, continuous integration, SDLC, Agile and DevOps practices. System Administration/Engineering/Architecture experience within enterprise UNIX (RHEL)/Windows Server environments, Container environments (RH Open Shift/Kubernetes/Docker, etc.) and Cloud environments (Azure/AWS/Google) is highly desirable but not required.

Experience with software development lifecycle with large software development projects is a must. Good organizational and English communication skills, prioritization of multiple projects and objective. Knowledge of storage technologies and disciplines namely, Fibre Channel, ISCSI, SCSI, NFS, CIFS, POSIX, Object Storage, SAS, SATA, FLASH (NVME, SSD, etc.), RAID, Erasure Coding, Distributed/Scale-out Storage, File systems, High-availability methods, working knowledge of databases etc. are strongly preferred. Understanding networking protocols and connectivity preferred.

Understanding of Client/Server, Scaleout architectures, virtualization, performance and capacity management strongly preferred. Knowledge in the following vendor products is preferred but not required ? NetApp 7mode/cDOT/Engenio, IBM Spectrum Scale (aka GPFS), HDS Storage Arrays/HCP, EMC Atmos, Brocade SAN/FOS, Veritas Storage Foundation Suite.

Desired Linux Skillset: Expert or Intermediate knowledge of Red Hat (RHEL) 6/7/8 or other Linux distribution. Familiarity with C, UNIX system calls, and low-level O/S and network protocols. Excellent troubleshooting and fault-finding skills. Ability to write robust, maintainable code in Shell, Python and/or Perl. Good knowledge and experience of using Linux provisioning and system configuration management tools such as Ansible, Puppet, Salt Stack, or Chef. Experience in automation of a large-scale Linux deployment. Effective troubleshooting skills across hardware, O/S, network and storage.

Skills Proficiency: Advanced (in Storage)/Intermediate +(in Linux)


Morgan Stanley is an equal opportunities employer. We work to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can maximise their full potential. Our skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the global communities in which we operate and who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences. Our strong commitment to a culture of inclusion is evident through our constant focus on recruiting, developing and advancing individuals based on their skills and talents.

Learn more about our culture and the opportunities for professional growth at Morgan Stanley in Glasgow on our LinkedIn page and Youtube channel.

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