Backup Systems Admin

Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 03-28-2018
6 - 12 month contract - 1099 or w2
looking for hires that are interested in 
conversion after contract
Rate is DOE per hour
Public Trust is Required

Backup Systems Administrators on our team provide technical knowledge and experience with NetBackup in managing and optimizing daily backups for the PBGC Information Technology Infrastructure.  The principal responsibility of the Netbackup Systems Administrator position is to plan and manage the daily backups and assists with ensuring the availability of applications, configuring new implementations, and developing processes and procedures for ongoing management of the data backup, storage, and server environment.
Additional background experience includes: 
Responsibilities that included managing, engineering, and daily operations of all Unix servers with a focus on software deployment services that included capacity planning and providing 24x7 support on an on-call rotation model. As a Systems Storage Systems Engineer, the candidate is able to provide technical direction and guidance to PBGC customers that includes the development of policies and standards related to the use of computing resources at PBGC, overall infrastructure migration strategy, design, implementation, and operational aspects of multiple systems, operating environments, and related software.  Candidate willing to mentor/train the team to provide efficient support to the customer.

This position requires eight or more years of general operating systems experience that includes specific technical experience with NetBackup and Unix/Linux administration and provisioning support for large scale enterprise environments in the following areas:
  • Have working knowledge of Unix/Linux environments and be familiar with day to day operations of servers.
  • Have working knowledge of Symantec NetBackup solutions in a large enterprise
  • Knowledge with the following SAN hardware and software for Cisco, Brocade and/or McData fabric architectures.
  • Administering hardware components specifically focused on Netbackup servers and appliances
  • Advanced skills: Familiar with all storage systems, Unix/Linux administration and backup environments
  • Interpret storage protocols including Fiber Channel, CIFS, NFS, NDMP protocols and hardware, which use these products
  • Broad technological knowledge and ability to leverage market technologies associated with Backup and SAN vendors, product enhancements and product roadmaps to determine how they can be beneficially applied to PBGC.
Required skills and experience in the following areas:
  • NetBackup Appliances
  • Veritas Volume Manager / File System
  • Periodically support off hours shift work, weekend, extended hours and on call activities
Desired experience to include but not limited to:
  • Red Hat Linux / Sun Solaris 10 systems administration knowledge
  • Shell scripting knowledge and/or Perl scripting experience.
  • Knowledge on System level support for Oracle application and database Servers, Java application servers    and other large-scale databases in a UNIX environment.
  • Experience with Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity  operations on UNIX environment highly preferred
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in supporting and troubleshooting Solaris Networking services and protocols: TCP/IP, DNS, NFS, LDAP, FTP, SSH, SMTP, SSL, HTTP
  • Prior experience with UNIX environment with Oracle, Java application servers and
    • Databases
  • Knowledge on installing and configuring Solaris and Redhat operating systems
  • Experience in troubleshooting SAMBA and related issues
  • Experience in troubleshooting knowledge on SFTP processes
  • Experience in installing, configuring and building Virtual servers in VMware environment
  • Knowledge in NFS and file systems creations both Solaris and Redhat
  • Knowledge of LVM file system creation
  • Have the ability the recover the systems in the event of failures
  • The ability to apply OS patch updates for Redhat and Solaris environments
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work within strict deadlines and with a wide spectrum of people
  • Periodically support other tasks outside of core backup administrator responsibilities
Bachelor's Degree in related technical discipline and 9+ years of operating systems experience. Additional 8 years’ experience will be considered in lieu of degree.
Must be able to obtain a Public Trust clearance - US CITIZEN or GC Holder
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