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Storage and Infrastructure Engineer at Blueprint Business Technologies

Blueprint Business TechnologiesLagos, Nigeria Networking and Tech Support
Full Time
Blueprint Business Technologies is a full spectrum ICT solution company, headquartered in Lagos, but with growing interest across the West African market. BBT is the flagship company of the Blueprint Technology Group, one of the fastest growing Nigerian ICT Company Today, BBT is one of the leading ICT companies in Nigeria - respected for its excellent service delivery, driven by innovation and operating on the most advanced technology solutions and platforms in the market Blueprint Business Technologies,a private limited liability company and a full spectrum ICT Solution Company was incorporated in March 2002 and has her headquarter in Lagos Nigeria and a regional branch in Ghana but with growing interest across the West African market. BBT has over the years leveraged its underlying resilience to grow its industry knowledge base and successfully retained her key business relationships. Efforts that have started to yield results, as already in its short existence BBT has started to received couple of enviable industry awards. In 2010 as part of its new strategic thrust and growth plans, a group structure was formed, comprising of three key subsidiaries Spout Advantage Solutions (Applications), Tech Solutions (IT Infrastructure) and Comms Solutions (Network and Communications). With the sole purpose of remaining focused and grow with the needs of our customers.


  • Provide engineering design support to provide enterprise-level data exchange solutions using physical and virtual server hosting, off-site data replication and service level solutions.
  • Provide in depth working knowledge of data center solutions specifically VxBlock technologies.
  • Support implementation of Servers, Storage and Converged Infrastructures, VMware, and operating systems solutions to manage data centers for high availability and redundancy, backup and Disaster Recovery.
  • Candidate will have daily interactions with clients related to meeting technical requirements.
  • Domain knowledge and technical decision-making will have a critical impact on overall project implementation and execution.
  • Evaluate, design, document, install, implement, test and perform problem isolation and resolution; monitor, tune, set standards and maintain a range of compute, networking, and storage systems.
  • Candidate will perform functions across some, but not all, physical media, Operating Systems, File Systems, protocol stacks & network components.
  • Provide client consulting and training on the design and use of the infrastructure, storage area network systems and architectures. 
  • Plan, research, evaluate and recommend new equipment and related technologies. 
  • Use monitoring, performance analysis, network management, software and hardware equipment to troubleshoot and isolate problems; gauge performance and activity.
  • Devise solutions to operational problems within the capacity and operational limitations of installed equipment. 
  • Candidate may develop and execute contingency plans for compute host system, storage, and network related software/hardware failures including isolated and major outages.


  • Required Experience
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with VMware (Design, Build, Operate)
  • Knowledge of Integrated Converged Stack infrastructure i.e. VCE Vblock
  • Knowledge with Large Scale Storage Systems (Design, Build, Operate) for Dell EMC, IBM, HP, Hitachi.
  • Knowledge with Enterprise Servers (Design, Build, Operate) for Dell EMC, IBM, HP, Hitachi.
  • Knowledge of IP Networking VPN’s, switching, and routing
  • Knowledge and experience with Data Protection application and hardware; Data Domain, Avamar, Networker, Veritas NetBackup appliances etc.
  • Strong communication skills (written, verbal, and presentation).
  • Knowledge of Microsoft File Systems, Operating Systems and Applications
  • Knowledge and experience with Microsoft OS and Wintel systems
  • Knowledge and experience with UNIX-based Operating systems; AIX, Red hat, etc.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment to produce outstanding results.
  • Knowledge with documentation of design, system builds, configurations, and support procedures.
  • Ability to communicate and present ideas to a client concisely.
  • Knowledge designing, implementing and supporting converged infrastructure.
  • Systems Engineering background with understanding of Cloud Computing Reference Architecture

Educational Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in relevant Field.
  • Advanced Technical Certifications including knowledge of virtualization, networking, converged infrastructure, and compute platforms.
  • Strong working knowledge of UNIX; AIX, Red Hat based operating systems.
  • Strong working knowledge of virtualization.

 Desired Certifications:

  • Relevant OEM certifications will be advantage.

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