Sr. Backup Administrator

Clearance Level
Systems Engineering
Rockville, Maryland

REQ#: RQ101601

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: NACLC (T3)
Requisition Type: Pipeline

We are seeking a Senior Backup Administrator to support the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) in Rockville, MD.  As a Senior Backup Administrator you will support day-to-day operations for the Enterprise Backup environment.  You will be part of a team of eight systems administrators / engineers responsible for protecting a 20PB multi-geographic Enterprise environment using CommVault software to protect Infinidat, NetApp, and HPC environments.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Collaborating with the NIAID OEB/DCOT team to solve challenges around successfully protecting NIAIDs electronic data
  • Assisting with testing new backup solutions and proof of concepts (POCs)
  • Performing regular tape changes and maintain tape inventories
  • Troubleshooting to resolve backup issues related to backup software and tape or disk library failures
  • Monitoring overall health of enterprise backup environment and respond to alerts and issues in a timely manner
  • Installing, configuring, and updating backup software as necessary
  • Responding to backup and restore requests, and requests to add or delete backup clients
  • Completing quarterly backup audit to ensure compliance with backup policies
  • Completing daily and monthly reports that identify failures in backup environment, trends, and overall health of the backup environment 
  • Updating backup environment components to meet security compliance requirements.
  • Participating with other team members on rotating schedule to complete weekly tape rotation to send backup tapes offsite for secure protection

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • BS/BA (or equivalent) and five years related experience
  • Minimum of three years experience supporting, administering, and configuring one or more of the following backup software technologies – CommVault, Networker, or NetBackup
  • Knowledge and understanding of data protection technologies, deduplication, data replication, encryption, and the interdependencies between backup clients and the backup environment, including the network, storage, and tape/disc libraries
  • Knowledge and understanding of Windows, Linux, and MAC operating systems as related to backup and restore processes

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience designing solutions for or supporting Disaster Recovery and COOP for Enterprise Storage or Backup
  • Knowledge and understanding of VMWare
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to write standard operating procedures
  • Ability to clearly explain recommendations about backup technologies or issues in a professional manner.

This position requires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021 or the start date, if after December 8.

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.

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.