Backup / Restore Systems Administrator -

Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 10-04-2018
Visual Soft, Inc is seeking qualified candidates to work on our efforts with a Prime for their end customer, a federal agency in Washington, DC

Position: Backup / Restore Systems Administrator - MUST be a US Citizen (should be able to obtain a Pubic Trust)
Location:  on our project with a Prime for a classified federal agency, Washington, DC (Onsite work, no remote work allowed)
# of positions: 1
Compensation: Open based on qualifications, experience and certifications

  • Establish and maintain a defined backup schedule which allows data to be recovered quickly and easily, and ensure that backups occur on schedule
  • Ensure that backup and restore procedures and execution meet contractually agreed Service Level Agreements (SLAs), including Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) and Recovery Time Objectives (RTO) for different types of data
  • Conduct periodic data restoration tasks to ensure that the backup systems are functioning properly
  • Work in a rapid paced environment and work independently
  • Maintain the smooth operation of a multi-user computer systems, including coordination with other administrators, customers and engineers
  • Interact with users and evaluate vendor products
  • Evaluate hardware and software, with the goal of improving and increasingly automating operations
  • Create, maintain, and implement detailed documentation and maintain standard operating procedures
  • The current storage solution utilizes a combination of NetApp and EMC products.
  • The current backup solution is based on NetBackup software/appliance in combination with NetApp/EMC.
  • Apply security settings and other commercial security best practices
Required Experience and Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline and a minimum of 5 years’ experience, or a Master's degree and 3 years relevant experience. An additional 4 years’ experience, and/or relevant certifications will be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Customer interface experience
  • Excellent experience with backup, restore and storage systems and devices
  • Scripting experience
  • System (hardware) and application (software) installation and configuration
  • System monitoring using installed tools as well as external tools
  • Application of security settings and other commercial security best practices
  • Experience with configuration, troubleshooting and maintaining virtual and cloud environments
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to multitask and function in a fast-paced environment
Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience with the following:
    • Veritas Enterprise Version 7.6 (Windows Master – Media Servers – using tapes)
    • Veritas Netbackup Appliance Version 8.1 (Linux based appliance – disk to disk backup)
    • EMC VNX 5200 & VNX 5400 (All SAN)
    • NetApp FAS8040, FAS8020, FAS3220 7 (All CIFS shares)
Desired Qualifications:
Any DoD active SECRET or Top Secret clearances are highly preferred
Our standard benefits include: Our standard benefits include 3 weeks of Paid time off (PTO that includes sick leave). Any unused PTO will be issued as a check at the end of an employee's anniversary with us. we also provide 2 floating and 8 public holidays. Floating and holidays expire at the end of every year of service of an employee. In addition, company will cover 50% of health and dental insurances only for all full time employees, however, dependents can be added at extra cost. Employee's health and dental coverage becomes effective after 30 days or first of the month after an employee completes initial 30 working days, we cover 50% for the employee's health and dental insurances. An employee has to finish all of your paper work for health and dental in the first 30 days of your employment with us. We provide STD, LTD and one time salary equivalent of life insurance at NO cost to all full time employees. All full time employees or w-2 employees with no benefits will be eligible to participate in company's 401k program after 90 days of employment with a company match of 4%, immediate vesting.  In addition,  all w-2 employees are eligible to be part of company's profit sharing, no employee contributions required.

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