Sr. Backup Engineer
EmblemHealth - New York, NY

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The Senior Backup Engineer will design, build, test and perform advanced troubleshooting to the Emblemhealth Network, functional areas of the organization and the backup environment. Work with other IT areas to develop and plan disaster recovery procedures. Responsible for coaching and supporting our backup operators, as well as dealing with Sr. IT leadership when designing backup strategies for Emblemhealth’s critical systems.

Principal Accountabilities
In order of significance, list up to 6-8 of the main tasks performed regularly to fulfill the basic function of the job. Each accountability should begin with an action verb (e.g., design, manage, implement, develop, evaluate, administer, and coordinate). % of Time
• Design and implement improvements to the backup environment; ensure the ongoing maintenance of storage devices. 20
• Analyze performance issues and storage usage patterns. Maintain adequate capacity of all storage and backup solutions. 20
• Establish disaster recovery testing methodologies; research, recommend and implement new/emerging technologies. 10
• Use best practices to backup hosts to VTL. Maintain a library of emergency response procedures. 10
• Coach and support backup operators; coordinate the efforts of staff members in the development of procedures for the continuity of the business. 10
• Document backup environment and changes that occur through its life cycle 10
• Perform health checks on the disaster recovery and storage backup environments 10
• Upgrade backup environments to the latest version, to stay current and receive the newest features 10
Position Success Criteria
List the actions, skills and knowledge required to perform the job successfully
• Experience w/ Legato Networker
• Experience w/ Avamar
• Experience w/ VTL technologies
• Experience with disaster recovery scenarios and methods
• Experience with automating Network and/or Avamar functions and backup jobs
• Ability to troubleshoot and resolve complex backup problems
• Detail oriented and must be able to think independently
• High level of initiative and self-confidence along with strong verbal and written communication skills
is important
• Skill in managing one's own time and the time of others based on an established project plan
• Skill in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of solutions, conclusions or
approaches to problems
• Skills in communicating effectively orally and in written format
• Managed multiple priorities simultaneously
• VMWARE ESX server experience is a strong plus
• Ability to develop automation process using UNIX shell/batch scripting languages preferred
• Should have strong troubleshooting skills and be able to work independently
• Ability to work with EMC storage
• Solaris/AIX certification preferred
• Should have experience with tools used in large enterprise environments like problem/change
• Strong knowledge and experience with resource management and performance tuning
• Experience working with software installation/upgrading procedures
• 10+ years in supporting backup environments
• 4+ years of experience in Windows/Linux administration
Education and Experience
List the required and preferred specialized education and/or scope of related experience required to successfully achieve the principal accountabilities of the position. Include job related experience, specialized training, certification or any special licensing necessary.
• Bachelor's in computer science or related and 10+ years of experience or Additional years of experience may be substituted in lieu of degree
• 10 years of design and administration of backup environments
• 4 years of Windows/Linux administration
• 2 years of VTL technology experience

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