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Data Protection Engineer (Data Center)                         Job # JCOS0084


Location: Washington DC

Clearance: Top Secret (Prior to interview)

Salary: $125,000.00 - $150,000.00


Data Protection Engineer is needed for designing and operating data protection solutions within a Virtualized Infrastructure (VMware) architecture using physical and virtual server hosting, off-site data replication, service level storage solutions and monitoring and managing backup solutions for the Enterprise Server Operations Center (ESOC) supporting large data centers for the Vanguard 2.2.1 program.


Description of Duties:


  • Provide onsite senior level engineering design and operations support to implement enterprise-level data protection solutions

  • Operational readiness of all Backup servers and target storage devices

  • Manage off-site data replication

  • Maintain Service level storage solutions for Data Protection

  • Monitoring and managing backup solutions

  • Design and Operation to include: Virtual Machines (VM’s), Databases, storage pools, disk volumes, client node data, disk maintenance, user management, and OS management pertinent to Data Protection

  • Responsible for DoS ESOC data protection systems that includes EMC Avamar, Data Domain and RecoverPoint solutions as well as VMWare’s SRM.

  • Support Data Center migrations with Data Protection solutions

  • Migration from legacy backup solutions (Tivoli)

  • Support a rotational on-call posture after normal working hours in response to technical support requests.  

  • Occasional travel within the Washington DC Metro area to support various program initiatives

  • Daily interactions with government clients related to meeting technical requirements for ESOC initiatives, and weekly reporting requirements


Required Education/Experience:


  • 5+ years’ experience w/ Bachelor’s Degree. 


Required Experience/Skills/Attributes:


  • Experience with Data Protection tools, architecture design and/or operations with progressive professional growth in duties and responsibilities is required

  • Experience with information technology network design and/or operations with progressive professional growth in duties and responsibilities is required

  • Experience with Windows 2008 operating systems and disk storage systems is required


Desired Experience/Skills/Attributes:


  • Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems and/or Engineering preferred.

  • Current experience as an Avamar engineer for a large data center implementation or equivalent.  

  • Familiarity with Data Domain, VMWare vSphere backup solutions – including Site Recovery Manager (SRM).

  • Previous experience with Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) is not a requirement, but would be considered a plus, Tivoli is the legacy backup software that will be phased out.

  • Certifications for Data Protection or Backup tools

To apply send resume to

Attn DPEngr (JCOS0084)







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