Backup/Restore Systems Administrator

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Posting title
Backup/Restore Systems Administrator

Roles and responsibilities

Must be a US Citizen
DOJ/DEA/Leidos – Washington, D.C.
W2 with full benefits
1 year contract

Job Description:
•Establish and maintain a defined backup schedule which allows data to be recovered quickly and easily, and ensure that backups occur on schedule
•Ensure that backup and restore procedures and execution meet contractually agreed Service Level Agreements (SLAs), including Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) and Recovery Time Objectives (RTO) for different types of data
•Conduct periodic data restoration tasks to ensure that the backup systems are functioning properly
•Work in a rapid paced environment and work independently
•Maintain the smooth operation of a multi-user computer systems, including coordination with other administrators, customers and engineers
•Interact with users and evaluate vendor products
•Evaluate hardware and software, with the goal of improving and increasingly automating operations
•Create, maintain, and implement detailed documentation and maintain standard operating procedures
•The current storage solution utilizes a combination of NetApp and EMC products.
•The current backup solution is based on NetBackup software/appliance in combination with NetApp/EMC.
•Apply security settings and other commercial security best practices
•Provide support on a M-F business hours schedule; also responsible for on-call, extended hour, and weekend support as required by mission or emergency situations
•The ideal candidate will be personable and articulate, and will focus on making sure that the customer’s IT needs are met quickly and effectively. He or she will be a self-starter who can work with limited supervision. Excellent communication skills are required to effectively interface with customers on site and with staff in the main office in Washington, DC.

Required Skills:
•Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline and a minimum of 5 years’ experience, or a Master's degree and 3 years relevant experience. An additional 4 years’ experience, and/or relevant certifications will be considered in lieu of degree.
•Customer interface experience
•Excellent experience with backup, restore and storage systems and devices
•Scripting experience
•System (hardware) and application (software) installation and configuration
•System monitoring using installed tools as well as external tools
•Application of security settings and other commercial security best practices
•Experience with configuration, troubleshooting and maintaining virtual and cloud environments
•Excellent written and verbal communications skills
•Ability to multitask and function in a fast-paced environment

Desired Skills:
•Veritas Enterprise Version 7.6 (Windows Master – Media Servers – using tapes)
•Veritas Netbackup Appliance Version 8.1 (Linux based appliance – disk to disk backup)
•EMC VNX 5200 & VNX 5400 (All SAN)
•NetApp FAS8040, FAS8020, FAS3220 7 (All CIFS shares)
•ITIL training and/or certification
•Working knowledge of Windows and Linux servers
•Working knowledge of Networking
•Past experience with the Department of Justice
•DOJ or DOD Active Clearance
•Exposure to SQL and Oracle and database concepts and installations
•ITSM knowledge and experience, particularly with ServiceNow

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District of Columbia