Storage/Backup SME

Clearance Level
Software Development
Arlington, Virginia

REQ#: RQ137179

Travel Required: 10-25%
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Pipeline
GDIT has this NEW and exciting Opportunity! Join GDIT and lead the way for today and the future. GDIT is looking for a Storage/Backup SME to do the following:

  • As the Storage/Backup SME, you will: 

  • Provide management of overall Storage and Backup operations in direct coordination with the Operations Manager and Government Leadership.
  • Provide enterprise storage services for JSP and customer-supported applications
  • Support a complex and multi-environment storage solution (on-premises, alternate site, hybrid-cloud environment) and shall provide migration support for the relocation of on-premises storage to a future state environment as required.
  • Provide life cycle management and support of the JSP-managed storage environment, inclusive of O&M, decommission, software upgrades, migrations to new storage hardware platforms and cloud hosting environments, storage rationalization, and disaster recovery.
  • Develop a plan to execute major software version upgrades of the tools and software maintained by the vendor and obtain government approval of the plan within 3 months of the version release. Execute major software version upgrades to tools and applications maintained by the vendor within 9 months of Government approval.
  • Develop a plan to execute major server operating system upgrades/migrations for all server operating systems maintained by the vendor and obtain government approval of the plan within 3 months of version release. 
  • Ensure an optimized storage environment, inclusive of the following support activities: maintain visibility into storage resources and usage, deliver efficient storage administration, storage virtualization, tiered storage architecture, configuration, storage management software integration, and policy-based storage management.
  • Provide an effective maintenance program to achieve improved availability of customer COOP and COB services and a timelier JSP OPS infrastructure response to capacity reallocation and expansion. Within the first 90 calendar days of the order, the contractor shall provide recommendations with respect to changes that will result in improved availability and more timely responses.
  • Provide failover integration and support. Support traditional server clustering solutions (i.e. EMC AutoStart and Veritas Cluster Server, Microsoft Cluster Server) on tenant-provided compute platforms (i.e. tenant operated hypervisor, and computer hardware).
  • Provide backup and recovery services. Provide enterprise data backup and recovery services for JSP and customer-supported applications. The backup environment is currently hosted on IBM Spectrum Protect (SP) Application with limited utilization of Tivoli and Commvault.

  • Desired Qualifications and Experience:

  • Active Secret clearance must be able to obtain a Top Secret
  • 5 -7 recent years of documented experience relevant to this key position and/or Bachelors Degree. 
  • Information Assurance (IA) Certification: DoDI 8570 IAT II certification. (Security+ CE, CCNA-Security, CND, CySA+, GICSP, GSEC, SSCP)
  • Computing Environment (CE) Certification: Recent and relevant technical certification.
  • Experience in implementing solution designs and operating environments that are compliant with all Federal and DoD guidance and policies. 
  • Experience in implementing software and hardware solutions. 
  • Experience in data replication, failover testing, backup and restore capabilities, and plant infrastructure 
  • Experience in establishing information systems requirements using analysis of the system engineers to develop enterprise-wide information systems design in an environment similar in size and scope. 
  • Experience in estimating and sizing implementation efforts (i.e.., cost, performance, capacity, manageability, scalability, etc.) for storage and backup systems 
  • Possess demonstrated ability to build and deploy enterprise-level backup and recovery systems for enterprise-wide DR applications from scratch and/or use an application framework to provide best practice solutions for real-world business needs. 
  • Possess experience in enterprise backup and recovery applications such as Commvault, Tivoli, IBM Spectrum Protect, etc.
  • Maintain a data availability of 99.95% for enterprise applications and replicated data. Maintain a data availability of 98.8% for non-replicated data. Provide operations, maintenance, implementation, management services, and failover integration and support.
  • Provide ongoing maintenance services that are comprehensive and integrated across functional technical areas of the JNOSC, which includes data storage, data storage transport failover software, servers, and blade servers, hyper-converged platforms, backup and recovery, and effectively utilizing vendor maintenance contracts.
  • Provide technical support for future state transition and management of the JSP's compute and storage environments. This includes supporting coherent migration of apps, data, software, and databases from the JSP's on-premise infrastructure to target state infrastructure at a rate of no less than 5% of the total transition requirement per month.
  • ITILv4 certification preferred

  • Physical Requirements:

  • Sitting for long periods
  • Standing for long periods
  • Ambulate throughout an office
  • Ambulate between several buildings
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl as required
  • Travel by land or air transportation 25% or less

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 5-7 years of experience and or a Bachelors Degree

About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.