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Backup / Recovery Engineer
Ref No.: 18-02388
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 02/28/2018
My direct client in Baltimore, MD is hiring a  Backup / Recovery Engineer! The ideal candidate must be a VMWare expert with enterprise level experience! Further, the ideal candidate must have experience with Veeam and Commvault. 

Job title:  Backup / Recovery Engineer  
Location: Baltimore, MD 
Duration: Full Time 
Salary: DOE 

My client is responsible for the design, build, maintenance and troubleshooting of both public and private cloud infrastructure and related systems. This position has a strong focus on the  Backup / Recovery Engineer side of the cloud compute infrastructure. As a member of the engineering team, you will collaborate with other highly skilled technical staff who are responsible for engineering of the cloud compute, storage, backup and OS / application layers of the overall product stack and internal systems. This hands-on technical role will require daily interaction with cloud compute platforms and their related systems. 
  • Design, implement and maintain SAN and NAS storage appliances / solutions for use by cloud and other compute infrastructure.
  • Plan, execute and assist with ongoing cloud platform migrations with legacy cloud platforms
  • Maintain a strong understanding of emerging hardware and software technologies and their corresponding value to strategy and product offering. Stay up-to-date on the latest hosting / cloud service provider architecture / design methodologies, marketing and technology trends in the hosting and cloud services space.
  • Assist with the build effort on new public / private / hybrid cloud compute and storage infrastructure from proof of concept through production launch and ongoing maintenance.
  • Lead and provide ongoing administration, maintenance and problem resolution of existing SAN / NAS storage infrastructure and related software.
  • Lead, develop and maintain effective real-time monitoring systems to ensure proactive responses to server / storage events and maintain uptime standards according to published SLA's
  • Troubleshoot and resolve escalations from the teams support departments within defined OLA's and processes
  • Collect and publish effective KPI's and metrics on real-time and historical monitoring data points. Use data points to provide effective capacity planning and forecasting of future capital spend.
  • Effectively collaborate with the development, devops, technical support, provisioning, implementation and sales teams to accomplish cross-departmental projects and tasks.
  • Create and maintain strong vendor relationships. Negotiate cost effective contracts and renewals as needed.
Desired Skills
  • Veeam and Commvault 
  • Expert level experience with VMware vCenter, vSphere and vCloud Director
  • Expert level experience working with enterprise class SAN / NAS infrastructure from Nimble, EMC, NetApp and Dell.
  • Proven experience working with compute platforms from Cisco UCS and Dell
  • Proven experience with Microsoft server OS, Microsoft active directory, CentOS / RHEL and Ubuntu OS in enterprise-class / carrier-class computing environments
  • Knowledge of cloud platform orchestration layer tools and automation tools such as Ansible, Puppet, Chef, CloudBolt and OpenStack.
  • Knowledge of software designed data centers (SDDC) methodologies and best practices
  • A passionate attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask in a fast paced, high tech environment
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability to write and publish effective end-user technical documentation.
  • BS/BA degree coupled with at least two years' relative work experience or the equivalent.
  • Certifications in Cisco, VMware, NetApp, Nimble, Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure technologies a huge plus!
  • Flexibility to be available during non-business hours for projects, maintenance and non-planned emergency events.
  • Able to commute to the office 5 days a week. Limited work from home options
  • United States citizen or legal to work in the US