DST Systems Lead Storage Engineer - Automation in Kansas City, Missouri

The speed of technology. The influx of data. Shifting regulations. Increased customer expectations.

That's where you'll find DST, helping clients find opportunity in ever-changing and complex customer, business, and regulatory requirements. Mastering complexity is a constantly changing and evolving challenge – one that only a few people can embrace and thrive upon.

If you see your opportunity in complexity, then we are the right fit for you.

Job Description:

Organizational Overview

Enterprise Services is the provider of information technology services to the DST enterprise. Our business is to connect our clients to their customers by automating business processes, providing information for decision making, and providing productivity tools to increase efficiency. This includes the information technology infrastructure and architecture functions, as well as, the global information privacy and security.

Role Overview

The Lead Storage Engineer is a top-level technical contributor with advanced industry knowledge and company-related expertise in storage systems, SAN, and related hardware and software. The primary responsibility of this position is to both provide Tier 3 support and to storage automation. Automation includes both legacy day-to-day tasks as well as DevOps auto-provisioning.


  • Orchestrate and automate storage day to day tasks using Python or various programming languages.

  • Demonstrates a versatile skill set in a variety of technologies applicable to the company’s storage and storage networking infrastructure.

  • Troubleshoots and resolves the most complex issues.

  • Support the Technical Lifecycle Manager with research on vendor products as well as on current and emerging technologies; recommends appropriate investments in the company’s storage direction.

  • Develops methodologies, technical standards, security requirements, and best business practices to maintain and enhance the company’s storage infrastructure.

  • Analyzes the most complex storage-related requirements and assist the Technology Lifecycle Manger with developing high-level and complimentary detailed technical design documentation that supports the overall business solutions.

  • Leads and mentors others in planning, design, engineering, and architecture.

  • Documents or provides input into client proposals that require the most complex technical solutions.

  • Able to work on-call and attend after-hours outage calls.


  • 10+ years storage administration, knowledge of EMC storage, VMAX, Isilon, and Data Domain

  • Understand block storage and use within different operating systems

  • Understanding of network topologies (L2/L3/NAT/Load Balancing) for NAS

  • Storage administration, adds, moves, and deletes.

  • FC zoning and Troubleshooting, preferably Brocade

  • VMware Storage administration

  • Python or similar language for development of automations

  • Able to work on-call and attend after-hours outage calls

  • Excellent verbal and written skills

  • Attention to detail

A plus to have…

  • Hitachi storage systems, AMS, HUS, and HCP

  • VMware VCP

  • EMC Elastic Cloud System (ECS)

  • SRDF

  • ViPR Controller


Kansas City Missouri

DST is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information about Equal Opportunity in the Workplace please click here and here. DST is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to job applicants with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need an accommodation or accessibility assistance to complete the online application, please contact us at PeopleCenter@dstsystems.com for assistance.

DST Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of specialized technology, strategic advisory, and business operations outsourcing to the financial and healthcare industries. Combining unmatched industry knowledge, critical infrastructure and service excellence, DST helps companies master complexity in the world’s most demanding industries to ensure they continually stay ahead of and capitalize on ever-changing customer, business and regulatory requirements.

We work with companies in some of the world’s most demanding industries where rapid shifts in consumer, regulatory, and technology trends are increasingly affecting how our clients do business. For them, keeping up in a landscape of constant change is becoming more and more complex. Through our technology, strategic advisory, and business improvement solutions we work with clients to help them stay ahead of and capitalize on customer, business, and regulatory change.

Mastering complexity is not an end-state. It’s a constantly changing and evolving challenge – one that only a few people can embrace and thrive upon. If you see your opportunity in complexity, then we are the right fit for you.