Storage and Backup Engineer – 1 Month Contract

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Job Description: Storage and Backup Engineer – 1 Month Contract
Location: Mons (remote working)
Start Date: 30/11/20
End Date: 31/12/20
Required Security Clearance: Requires NATO Secret
Daily Rate: £325

Requirements Description:
Duties Role:

Under the direction of the Service Delivery Manager, Storage and Backup Service (Infrastructure Services), but largely on own initiative, will perform duties such as the following:

* Full life cycle of backup storage hardware and software: architecture, design, administration, support including storage utilizations/capacity planning and adjusting data storage requirements as well as monitor and audit system utilization, and performance,

* Perform daily backup administrator activities including, backup checks, backup of new servers/services, troubleshooting, and debugging,

* Support storage administrators to perform activities including monitoring, zoning, provisioning, troubleshooting, and debugging,

* Deploy and implement storage-base replication and Disaster Recovery (Cyber Vault considered as 'Plus') solutions,

* Modifications and changes to the Backup Storage and SAN infrastructure/design/configuration by following proper Change Management processes,

* Participate/perform in root cause analysis for significant problems and suggests clear recommendations for improvements,

* Schedule, coordinate and lead planned downtimes,

* Accurately update comments and status to tickets via ticketing system.

* Participate in on-call activities,

* May require to work on shift, scheduled maintenances, service-affecting activities and contingency work outside of regular business hours.

Essential Qualifications

* Master Degree in Engineering or Computer Science and six (3) years' experience; or Bachelor Degree in Engineering or Computer Science and eight (4) years' experience; or Dell-EMC Data Storage and/or Dell-EMC Backup Certification and ten (5) years' experience; or no degree/certification and twelve (6) years of total Data Storage experience,

* In-depth knowledge and hands-on experience of disk-based backup and archive storages and backup software more specifically on Avamar and DataDomain or PowerProtect,

* Hands-on experience of SAN and NAS storages,

* Hands-on experience on SAN/NAS Network fundamentals (TCP-IP, FC, FCoE, iSCSI, WWNP),

* Hands-on experience with VMware virtual environments,

* Able to document current design & configuration and to develop/maintain Standard Operation Procedures/Instructions and training guidance,

* Hands-on experience on ITIL Service Operation,

* ITIL Foundation certification,

* Fluent English in both spoken and written.

Desirable Qualifications

* Detailed knowledge of the MARCOM infrastructure design and service operations

* Dell-EMC All Flash (FAS, File/Block) data storage knowledge and experience including one of the following: Powermax, VMAX, Unity and XtremeIO,

* Certification in one or more of the following Dell-EMC certifications: DCS-IE or DCS-SA or DCE-IE on Data Domain or Avamar,

* Certification in one or more of the following Dell-EMC certifications: DCS-IE (Dell EMC Unity, XtremIO), DCS-TA (XtremIO),

* Hands-on experience on data replication technologies and data protection

* (Replication: Native Synchronous Block Replication and/or Native Asynchronous

* Block and/or File Replication and/or RecoverPoint; Data Protection: Air Gap Protection with Cyber Vault),

* Hands-on experience on fabric switches (Brocade and/or Cisco), Fiber Channel (FC) networking,

* Scripting (Python, Power-Shell, etc.) for Storage Automation or collect data/event from storages,

* BMC/ITSM Ticketing system,

* ITIL Service Operation certification

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