CBS Corporation Principal Engineer (Hyper Converged Infrastructure) in Los Angeles, California

Principal Engineer (Hyper Converged Infrastructure)

REF#: 29147


JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world’s largest libraries of entertainment content, making its brand - "the Eye" - one of the most recognized in business. The Company’s operations span virtually every field of media and entertainment, including cable, publishing, radio, local TV, film, outdoor advertising, and interactive and socially responsible media. CBS’s businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, TVGN (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Lionsgate), Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, CBS Radio, CBS Outdoor, CBS Television Studios, CBS Global Distribution Group (CBS Studios International and CBS Television Distribution), CBS Interactive, CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Films and CBS EcoMedia.


This position will be required to be a subject matter expert across hyper converged and storage infrastructure. This role will be pivotal in designing, supporting and ensuring best practices for a CBS’ hyper converged, file, object, and block storage.


  • Maintain an expert level of knowledge in area of expertise by maintaining certifications current, attending seminars or though other related activities

  • Document the baseline infrastructure architecture, including reference to the relevant business, information and technology components

  • Serve as a SME to diagnose and resolve problems in multiple storage environments with expertise around EMC Isilon, ECS and NetApp

  • Serve as SME to diagnose and resolve problems in hyperconverged infrastructure working with technologies such as Nutanix, VXrail, vBlock, etc…

  • Engage with project teams to define the technology architecture components of a solution, provide ongoing assurance of technology solutions through to delivery

  • Identify and analyze business needs and drivers associated with infrastructure change, assessing their feasibility and propose solutions

  • Assist in the development of technology roadmaps, covering lifecycle planning, capacity planning, obsolescence, availability of support, major version upgrades and vendor roadmaps

  • Carry out research and development to explore emerging technologies and investigating how they may be incorporated into the technology roadmaps

  • Serve as a SME to diagnose and resolve problems in, storage (object, block, file) and hyper-converged infrastructure

  • Perform root cause analysis to quickly recover from service interruptions, and to prevent recurring problems in the environment

  • Analyze and forecast capacity for the IT environment, provide growth/capacity projections and make recommendations to leadership

  • Mentor less knowledgeable/experienced Infrastructure team members as needed

  • Facilitate knowledge sharing by creating and maintaining detailed engineering documentation and specifications for implementation

  • Work with the IT Infrastructure team to ensure the quality of coordinated projects and business needs

  • Develop process improvements and implement automation to improve operations across IT practice areas



  • 8+ years’ experience in an Infrastructure Technology role

  • Expert knowledge working with Hyper Converged infrastructure including vBlock, vXRail and Nutanix, Isilon, ECS and other object storage platforms

  • Experience designing, implementing, and supporting NAS and Object Storage systems specifically for use with DAM/MAM systems and workflows

  • Experience configuring Isilon Cloud Pools with ECS and Public cloud providers like AWS S3

  • Experience in infrastructure design, re-engineering or re-platforming, involving broad-based information systems and utilizing tools and techniques to effect change.

  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies and implement advanced solutions at a rapid pace

  • Expert knowledge in building, supporting and administration of Linux, Unix, and Windows Operating Systems

  • Must have a thorough understanding of NetApp products including design and administration

  • Experience with site-to-site and DR replication (ie SnapMirror and SnapVault)

  • In-depth knowledge of general storage technologies: iSCSI, FC, SAN, NAS, DAS.

  • Monitoring and logging tools and strategies for management and troubleshooting of issues in a fast-paced environment

  • Performance testing, benchmarking, stress testing

  • Work independently and as part of a matrix team

  • Proficient in the use of Visio, PowerPoint, Word, Excel

  • Proven ability to design, build and publish results of technology proofs and pilots

  • Self-motivated and able to grasp new concepts quickly. Comfortable and confident in an ambiguous environment.

  • Ability to work under pressure and interface with senior management

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent

  • Graduate Degree in Computer Science or Engineering highly desired





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