Criterion Systems, Inc.

Storage Automation Engineer

Job Locations US-MO-Kansas City
Information Technology
Regular Full-Time


At Criterion Systems, we developed a different kind of business—a company whose real value is a reputation for excellence built upon the collective skills, talents, perspectives, and backgrounds of its people. By accepting a position with Criterion Systems, you will join a group of professionals with a collaborative mindset where we share ideas and foster professional development to accomplish our goals. In addition to our great culture, we also offer competitive compensation and benefit packages, company-sponsored team building events, and advancement opportunities. To find out more about how Criterion can help you take your career to the next level please visit our website:



Criterion Systems, Inc. is seeking a Storage/Automation Engineer to support a funded contract in Kansas City, Missouri. Once hired you will be a part of the Storage Administration Services Team.  This team handles the operation of all the geographically dispersed data centers.  Categories of services to be provided include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Storage Automation, Billing support, and reporting services related to SAN systems.
  • Storage administration services.
  • Storage performance evaluation and analysis.


  • Develop and maintain reports and reporting tools utilizing SQL or other query languages.
  • Automate, manage and maintain storage systems and software.
  • Based on storage/system analysis, document potential improvements and/or alternatives for existing systems or workflows.
  • Utilize storage monitoring tools to maintain storage operational efficiency, troubleshoot performance or system issues (including log review), engage with Vendors/Partners as escalation is required, and document root cause and solution.
  • Design, plan, and implement enterprise-wide storage systems utilizing automation toolsets.
  • Install, configure and support server software and related applications and systems.
  • Act as liaison to organizational billing points of contact to identify customer utilization information.
  • Research and recommend emerging technologies to increase cost effectiveness, system ability, and future expandability.


  • Minimum 6 years of experience with job related skills.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field, or equivalent work experience in lieu of degree.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience writing and modifying SQL.
  • Should be able to understand, write and modify SQL statements relating to data reporting.
  • Minimum of 1 years’ experience using automation platforms such as:
    • Ansible, Terraform, Puppet, Kinetic, BladeLogic, vRealize Automation, etc.
    • Experience with scripting for storage solutions in Unix/Linux shell, Ansible, PowerShell, or Python, including the use of REST APIs.
    • Utilize reporting tools such an SQL, PowerShell/Python and RestAPI endpoints to produce reports to support billing data feeds and task automation.
  • Proven track record of diagnosing and resolving technical problems using vendor documentation or internet resources, including performing log review and using storage monitoring systems.
  • Familiar with the fundamentals of data center networking.
  • Familiar with security and governance requirements such as FISMA, FedRAMP, HIPAA, PCI and securing storage systems to these standards.
  • Must be able to obtain a Public Trust Clearance.


Criterion Systems, Inc. is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination at all levels of our organization.  We believe in treating all applicants and employees fairly and make employment decisions without regard to any individual’s protected status:  race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex/gender, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and mental disability, marital/parental status, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), age, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit


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