Enterprise Storage & Backup Tech Lead

Cary, North Carolina | Permanent | Job ID #62445 |
Posted Earlier this month

Our Client is seeking an Enterprise Storage & Backup Tech lead to join them for a full time engagement.


  • Responsible for 2nd/3rd line support of large scale hosted and on-premises managed services involving Big Data analytics in a virtualized and later, containerised environment

  • Able to deliver as well as direct support effort covering enterprise storage and enterprise storage backup

  • The role will also involve assisting in implementation of new projects, enhancements and changes to existing projects and services

  • Experience of problem determination and trouble shooting in a complex environment is vital as is the ability to work under pressure

  • Storage architecture design and upgrade strategies


  • Monitoring and maintenance of storage and backup infrastructures including performing regularly scheduled and emergency maintenance

  • Advanced understanding backup job scheduling for file system, application and database backups including data transmission rates and compression algorithms

  • Proactively look to improve and add efficiency to current processes and exercise judgment in the decision-making process in order to provide consistent customer service

  • Monitor and maintain storage infrastructures globally working with vendors to resolve hardware/software issues

  • Own the most complex technical issues

  • Proven technical leadership, facilitating, influencing and mentoring skills

  • Commercial appreciation, working within the constraints of running a commercial business

  • Excellent communication skills and experience working collaboratively with systems engineers, developers, administrators, and business partners

  • Experience of delivery managed service to external business customers

  • Understanding and experience of working under an ITIL framework

  • Adaptable, working as part of a supportive, well established team but is also self-sufficient and organised, with meticulous attention to detail

  • Professional and mature under pressure, able to motivate the team and lead from the front

  • Documentation and change control in corporate environment

  • Understanding and experience of working in secure environments under ISO27001 or equivalent

Must Have Technical Skills:

  • Clustered filesystem and/or large scale NFS

  • Software defined storage configuration and management

  • Scripting languages for tools development (Python, shell)

  • Advanced knowledge of Data restoration strategies in a large-scale multi-platform infrastructure and specific knowledge of backup job scheduling for file system Microsoft Windows Server and Linux Redhat, databases including Microsoft SQL, Oracle and Mysql

  • Good knowledge of current industry standard backup best practices and terminology – backup levels, file system vs. application backup methods, snapshots, etc.

  • Installation, configuration and troubleshooting of Networker backup on complex large-scale customer infrastructures within large-scale enterprise infrastructure

  • Advanced understanding of tape libraries (Spectra Logic)

  • Advanced understanding of disk libraries (Data Domain, Isilon)

  • Demonstrated experience managing enterprise level storage solutions

  • Advanced EMC VMAX Array administration

  • Advanced technical knowledge in storage methodologies, design, and implementation

  • Advanced working knowledge of fiber channel SANS

  • Demonstrated experience of architecting new enterprise storage and backup solutions and strategies for upgrading existing solutions

Bonus Skills:

  • Linux systems (preferably RHEL) configuration and management

  • Configuration automation e.g., Puppet/Ansible

  • VMware VSphere, HyperV

  • Networking set up including simple routing and firewall

  • Containers & Kubernetes

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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