Randstad Storage & Backup/Recovery Engineer in Plano, Texas

Storage & Backup/Recovery Engineer


Plano, TX

Date Posted:

Thursday, October 13, 2016

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Randstad Technologies

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NEW OPPORTUNITY IN THE NORTH DALLAS AREA! Fortune 500 client, long term contract opportunity with possibility of extension.

Seeking a detail oriented, highly organized, goal oriented/driven individual with excellent communication skills to deliver Data Protection, Backup and Recovery services for our direct client. Candidate will work closely with Program/Project Management, IT Managers, SMEs, and project teams to deliver solutions in support of various products.

Technical Requirements:

  • 2 + Years of experience in Storage and Backup/Recover platform with multi-vendor storage solutions (EMC, NetApp)

  • Experience with vSphere 5.0 is a Plus

  • Basic Windows and/or Linux Admin skills

  • Basic understanding of Network infrastructure i.e. routing, DNS, etc

  • Ability to work under a process-centric ITIL Framework

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience in AVAMAR Backup Tool.

  • Strong Knowledge of EMC Avamar concepts

  • AVAMAR server/Client and Administrator console installation.

  • Experience in Avamar grid configuration in large scale data center deployments

  • Multi-site replication experience (Avamar to Avamar)

  • Creating and modifying backup policies and configuring new and existing backup clients

  • Support of backup clients for multiple operating systems (Windows, RHEL) and applications (SQL, Oracle, mysql)

  • AVAMAR system migration concepts

  • Comfortable using GUI and CLI

  • In depth troubleshooting and support on Avamar Servers, Storage Nodes, NDMP Accelerators

  • Data Domain experience with following:

  • Integration experience with Avamar and Data Domain

  • Experience supporting DDBOOST plug-in (SQL, Oracle)

  • Multi-site replication (collection, mtree, directory)

  • Comfortable using GUI and CLI

  • Extended Retention

  • Experience in Storage platforms:


  • NETAPP - FAS Series NAS / SAN - CDOT or 7 MODE Experience

  • SAN SWITCHES Like Brocade or Cisco

  • Any other Storage like HP, Pure, Hitachi, HP, Tintri or Oracle ZFS will be a plus

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Provide day to day global operational activities for Storage and Backup/Recovery teams including administering storage array architecture, SAN infrastructure, Network Attached Storage (NAS), Enterprise Backup/Restore, Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM) and Archival and Retrieval

  • Produce regular reports to assist in cost recovery, capacity planning and consolidation

  • Responsible for capacity planning and performance analysis of backup and recovery infrastructure.

  • Assist in Data Center consolidation efforts

  • Analyze Problems & escalate to appropriate Levels. Hardware /software fault detection and vendor liaison

  • Perform H/W monitoring and maintenance

  • Responsible for advanced troubleshooting of Storage and Backup/Recovery related issues

  • Create and Manage Dataset, Schedule and Retention Policy. Monitoring AVAMAR backups and recovering failed backups

  • Configuring/Managing VMware backups

  • Ensure backup of critical system/application infrastructure via Avamar

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