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Back up & Recovery SME - SC Cleared

Job title

Back up & Recovery SME

Job description

Contract duration: 3 months - potential to extend

Location: Erskine, Scotland (on site 5 days a week)

Pay rate: - outside IR35

Position: Back up & Recovery SME - SC Cleared

Back up & Recovery SME - SC Cleared 23/11/20-29/01/2021

£488.15pd - outside IR35

3 months - potential to extend

Please only apply if you have active SC (used within the last 12 months) or DV clearance (used within the last 6 months)

Clearance required - UK National with SC (MoD) min

DV (MoD) preferred. Must be able to hold and maintain DV clearance

Job Description

Evaluate customer needs based on applications requirements, current capacity and growth trends

Deliver engineering specifications, assist with functional specifications, and collaborate on technical designs and specifications for projects and initiatives.

Estimate effort, both development and product delivery timelines, to determine a course of action for project.

Provide technical input for specific storage and backup needs or objectives in order to meet business requirements.

Work closely with external vendors and other personnel in order to optimize and facilitate the best solution to meet the needs of the business.

Provide technical services for customers in a highly complex storage and backup environments. Demonstrate ability to assess technical impact to the project/new technology along with technical risks.

Resolve complex problems with little or no guidance. Independently research and promote specialized technical solutions.

Analyse complex hardware and software issues associated with backup and storage related technologies specifically HP Data Protector and SAN (HP 3par).

Analyse, design, test, document, and implement solutions for continuous data availability, integrity, backup and protection.

Define and specify architecture protocols and functional requirements and specifications for storage and backup components.

Strong background in enterprise data protection, management and protection solutions. Must be able to design and implement new data protection solutions, manage change, and add backup policies in a large-scale, mission-critical, multi-PB storage environment. Must have wide-ranging experience and the ability to apply that experience along with professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in effective ways.

Demonstrate domain knowledge in storage, data management and data protection technologies and be able apply the knowledge of these methodologies to the storage, protection, retention, reclamation, and disaster recovery.

Manage, configure and maintain multi-PB multi-tiered environment.

Report on performance and capacities and make allocation recommendations based on trending. Ensure the environments remain compliant with vendor recommended patching standards.

Participate in capacity planning and performance discussions and assist in development and execution of disaster recovery exercises.


Knowledge of HP Data Protector and other back-up technologies

Knowledge of SAN (HP 3par) and other SAN technologies

Experience with Enterprise data protection and disaster recover solution, and understand Enterprise application data management requirements

Non-technical Qualifications:

Excellent planning, interpersonal, problem solving, leadership skills are required.

Excellent communication skills, including verbal, written and presentation are necessary. Active listening skills are required.

Excellent ability to proactively identify and resolve issues and opportunities.

Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and in environments dealing with ambiguity.

5+ years of Backup and Storage Engineering experience.

If you have the skills required then please apply for more information.