Backup/Recovery Engineer

Location: Suitland, MD
Job Code: 19-036
# of Openings: 1


We are currently seeking an experienced System Engineer to join the backup systems administration support team. The Backup support team and other technical teams support a large complex data center infrastructure environment. The data center infrastructure teams support servers running Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 & 6, Solaris, and Windows on bare metal hardware and VMware based VMs on over 3500 system supported by 5 Petabytes of IBM SVC based SAN environment. Work site is in Suitland MD with occasional travel to the facility in Bowie, MD.


  • Participate in the ongoing daily system monitoring, operation, and administrative team tasks to ensure the proper functionality and usability of the backup systems
  • Participate in team on-site support efforts required during the hours of 6:30 AM through 6:30 PM during weekdays, and on weekends according to project needs
  • Participate in team on call basis rotation efforts as needed during non-business hours, daily 6:30 PM through 6:30 AM on weekdays and all day on weekends and holidays  


Candidate must have the following knowledge, experience, and abilities:

  • Veritas NetBackup training
  • 3-5 years’ hands-on experience with Veritas NetBackup in a large backup system, or 7 years’ hands on experience as a Systems Engineer supporting large computer systems with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Sun Solaris, and Microsoft Windows
  • Thorough, practical working knowledge of computer hardware, networking, and backup system architecture
  • Detailed knowledge of networking concepts such as firewalls, routers, switches
  • Detailed knowledge of network security procedures and practices
  • Experience supervising vendors, coordinating, and performing additions and changes to backup system components, including server and network hardware, operating systems, and disk and tape subsystems
  • Ability to diagnose and resolve complex hardware, software, and communication problems on enterprise backup and recovery systems and services

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience implementing, optimizing, and managing Veritas NetBackup SAN environment
  • Experience implementing, optimizing, and managing NetBackup PureDisk and Deduplication
  • Experience with Oracle StorageTek SL8500 tape libraries and T10000 tape subsystems
  • Experience with ACSLS tape library control software, including maintenance and upgrades
  • Experience managing Oracle Key Management encryption hardware and software  

Additional Skills:

The following additional knowledge would add to the value of the offered candidates, but are not necessary for the candidates to be considered qualified:  

  • Experience managing Veritas NetBackup OpsCenter
  • Experience with fiber channel SAN design, configuration, and management
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Java, Python, and/or PHP programming languages
  • Experience maintaining Microsoft SharePoint sites
  • Database backup and recovery experience with Oracle, MS SQL Server, and MySQL
  • Must be familiar with implementing procedures, methods, and tools, that comply with government Cyber Security Controls and requirements (NIST 800-53)
  • Must possess strong interpersonal and communications skills; capable of writing purchase justifications, training users in complex topics, making presentations.
  • Must be able to relate to a diverse group of people including technical and development personnel, management, business customers, and vendors
  • Must have a solid technical background coupled with desire and ability to grasp skills quickly, combined with deep attention to detail along with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Project and work flow management skills  

Additional Requirement:

U.S. Citizen is required for the position. Candidate must successfully pass a Federal Background Investigation (Public Trust).     

Place of Performance:

  • Suitland Federal Center – Suitland MD

Technatomy Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of Technatomy Corporation to afford equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

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