Principal Systems Engineer ( Storage & Backup )


Arlington, VA

Industry: Business Services


Not Specified years

Posted 395 days ago


Kforce's client is seeking a Principal Systems Engineer (Storage & Backup) in Rosslyn, VA. Responsibilities:

  • Design, implement, and provide ongoing support of the Storage and Backup Infrastructure
  • Serves as the advanced knowledge resource for all Storage and Backup environments
  • Create and maintain storage infrastructure for both bare-metal and virtual machines with the appropriate SAN, network, or local storage configurations, using both OEM and third party tools that include virtual storage tools and services
  • Provision/configure required storage and backup for servers
  • Evaluate, improve, and maintain the information security throughout the storage and backup infrastructure
  • Monitor and correct critical storage and create recovery processes for hardware failures and performance bottlenecks and configure alerts for proactive response times
  • Install, configure, test, and maintain system management tools, SAN, and Tape infrastructure and server plugins with the latest hardware and software patch and firmware versions
  • Proactively ensure the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability to include verification of the replication of data, fail over copies, and redundant data sets
  • Monitor and test application performance for potential bottlenecks, identify possible solutions, and work with developers to implement those fixes
  • Maintain security, backup, and redundancy strategies
  • Write and maintain custom scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on any tasks, such as automated provisioning storage with Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Participate in the design of information and operational support systems
  • Provide 3rd level support


  • Bachelor's degree

JobID: 1661325-AQG