Sr. Backup Administrator

Sr Principal Backup Administrator is responsible for providing Infrastructure backup support across the organization and in support of multiple IT projects.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Sets up Tape Library in the environment, sets schedules, policies and encryption.
  • Works with infrastructure team to ensure all systems are backed up and can be restored.
  • Manages Daily and Weekly Backups using IBM Spectrum Protect and IBM disk backup solution.
  • Removes tapes from the library and prep for them to be sent offsite.
  • Manages the functionality and efficiency of a group of computers running on one or more operating systems.
  • Maintains the integrity and security of servers and systems.
  • Sets up administrator and service accounts.
  • Maintains system documentation
  • Interacts with users and evaluates vendor products.
  • Makes recommendations to purchase hardware and software, coordinates installation and provides backup recovery.
  • Develops and monitors policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources.
  • May program in an administrative language.
  • Oversees implementation of testing strategies and documentation of results.
  • Provides advice and training to end-users.
  • Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced staff members, and may have supervisory responsibilities.
  • Serves as a technical team or task leader.
  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned.
  • Participates in special projects as required.

Desired requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.
  • 10-15 years of related system administration experience.
  • Experience with Large Backup systems.
  • Experience with Backup Exec.
  • Has worked with NDMP snapshot backups from SAN.
  • Knowledge of IBM and EMC SAN arrays.
  • Experience with snapshots creation and restoration.
  • Experience setting up Compression and Deduplication.
  • Configuration of Brocade and MDS switches.
  • Knowledge of ZFS appliance.
  • Knowledge of system principles, methods, and techniques.
  • Knowledge of the associated hardware, software, and equipment.
  • Professional certification in one or more specific technologies may be required, depending on job assignment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with IBM Spectrum Protect software and ability to configure redundant backup sites.
  • Experience developing and adhering best practices, to include compliance with maintenance windows and change control procedures.
  • Direct experience troubleshooting networks and network components.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of related hardware and software.
  • Experience providing assistance to users, optimizing system operations, and monitoring IT enterprise systems.
  • Must be a strong independent thinker, capable of working independently as well as within a team.
  • Experience and knowledge of information security principles and practices.
  • Experience and knowledge of security protocols and standards.

Technical Skills:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Microsoft Project
  • SharePoint

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills – must be able to communicate fluently in English both verbally and in writing.
  • Should be extremely facts and data oriented.
  • Should be deadline and closure oriented.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, persuasion, facilitation and influencing skills.

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