Senior Backup Engineer


Washington, DC

Industry: Business Services


Not Specified years

Posted 264 days ago

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Kforce has a client in search of a Backup Engineer in Washington, DC. Backup Engineer Job Duties:

  • Configure, install, and manage data backups for applications and systems
  • Ensure that restore procedures are configured and tested
  • Carry out regular checks on the status of servers, storage, and tape libraries from a hardware and software standpoint
  • Configure and maintain Windows servers and applications including virtual environments
  • Troubleshoot, repair, maintain, install and perform testing activities on various computer equipment, peripheral, data communication and computer network systems
  • Coordinate problem analysis of server software and hardware problems, finding the resolution of server and storage related software problems, administers security and backup procedures for servers; participates in software and hardware evaluation
  • Identify points of vulnerability and develops disaster avoidance plans
  • Implement templates for standardizing all technical backup and recovery procedures for all sites
  • Develop appropriate off-site data and document repositories to be utilized if information were to be irretrievable at the IT department due to a disaster
  • Maintain the integrity of critical systems, applications, and data by ensuring compliance to IT security procedures and standards, and by implementing proper controls
  • Upgrade backup infrastructure and improve the backup and recovery performance using latest applicable techniques
  • Perform daily health check and maintains desired level of success rate for the backup jobs
  • Proactively keep the environment with latest release update and perform root-cause analysis to resolve frequent failures
  • Periodically review the backup policies and procedures to ensure right application settings and accurate documentations


  • Bachelor's degree holder in an IT related discipline (or similar experience and certifications)
  • Certification and training in data protection, data loss prevention, NetBackup, and Microsoft MCSE/MCSA
  • Experience in backup tools and software with emphasis on Symantec NetBackup
  • Experience in Windows server environment including Windows2008 administration
  • Applicants selected will be subject to a government securityinvestigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information


  • 10+ years' experience in backup tools and software with emphasis on Symantec NetBackup
  • 5+ years' experience in Windows server environment including Windows2008 administration
  • 2+ years' experience in Linux server environment including RHEL administration

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