Data Protection/Backup Engineer
Virtustream Inc. - Bethesda, MD

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This Data Protection Engineer (US) reporting to Storage Team Manager will work on a team of storage and backup engineers. The team is responsible for the design, deployment, and support of storage and backup offerings on the xStream Cloud Platform.

The Data Protection Engineer has responsibility for the day to day operations of the xStream platform storage and backup systems. The Data Protection Engineer will perform storage and backup provisioning tasks, monitor performance, respond to service tickets and troubleshoot storage- and backup-related issues.

Responsibilities & Functions:

Acts as primary support owner and contact for all backup infrastructure environments, collaborating with other project team members and management to:

  • Define and manage the overall backup environment
  • Identify and diagnose all issues with backups and restorations
  • Manage environment changes including software/hardware upgrades, software upgrades, and patches working with the vendor support for escalation of issues
  • Establishing backup metrics and managing vendor SLAs
  • Perform storage provisioning and de-provisioning tasks

    Monitor backup infrastructure for performance and SLA compliance.

    Respond to service tickets related to the storage systems

    Assist in creation and documentation of day to day operational procedures.

    Provide storage system reports on both a regular and ad-hoc basis.

    Monitor daily backup activity and reporting to proactively avoid issues

    Improve automation and productivity of backups through scripting enhancements

    Troubleshoot and resolve missed and failed backups

    • 2+ years IT operations experience
    • Demonstrated expertise supporting an Enterprise backup/recovery application e.g Asigra, TSM, Commvault, NetBackup, or Networker.
    • Knowledge of NetApp and/or Dell/Compellent storage.
    • Knowledge of Fiber Channel, NAS technologies and protocols including CIFS and NFS.
    • Working knowledge of virtualization technologies.
    • Experience and knowledge of Unix (SUN, AIX, Linux) and Windows.
    • Good communication skills.
    • Ability to work within a team as well as alone and work to deadlines.
    • Enthusiasm and drive.
    • Provide on-call support.