Unix & Storage Disaster Recovery Engineer (Hybrid)

Syracuse, NY 13210

Posted: 09/21/23 Employment Type: Direct Job Category: IT - Systems Administrator/Mgr Job Number: 77049850

Job Description


Direct Hire

The primary responsibility of the Unix and Storage Disaster Recovery Systems Engineer is maintenance of the enterprise backup environment, with a focus on ransomware protection and disaster recovery preparedness, especially for the Unix/Linux and Storage infrastructure.


  • Administration and support of all supported Unix and Linux OS implementation, and the installation, setup, technical operation, and system administration of all enterprise storage systems.
  • Provide direct technical support for the planning, coordination, programming, and implementation of releases, upgrades, or changes to Unix/Linux operating system software, and the range of applications and tools that support the testing and production environments relating to Unix/Linux computing.
  • Ensures stable performance for the Unix/Linux environment through performance monitoring and tuning; ensures systems maintenance of Unix/Linux and all related systems.
  • Plans and implements major software upgrades, ensuring change management procedures and methodologies are implemented and followed.
  • Full life cycle storage area network (SAN) administration, architecture, and support including storage utilizations/capacity planning and adjusting storage requirements.
  • Designs modifications and changes to the SAN infrastructure and assists in the implementation and documentation of all configuration changes.
  • Performs daily enterprise activities including management, zoning, provisioning, troubleshooting, and debugging.
  • Provides status reporting (availability, performance capacity utilization) as required.
  • Builds partnerships with project teams and works closely with internal and external customers and vendors to provide detailed analysis and trending of storage usage, ensuring that support expectations are maintained/exceeded, including planning of new or upgraded SAN and storage equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field and six (6) years of related systems/storage experience OR Associate's degree and eight (8) years related experience required.
  • Experience with Enterprise Backup Solutions, disaster recovery, Unix/Linux system administration skills and/or Enterprise Storage administration skills required.
  • Strong communication, analytical, interpersonal, and customer service skills required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Veritas NetBackup, Ubuntu, CentOS, Red Hat, Oracle Enterprise Linux, Python and shell scripting, Apache, Pure Storage, Dell/EMC Storage, and Brocade Fibre Channel networks preferred.
  • Experience with Windows servers and VMware a plus.


Must be permanently authorized to work in the US or a US citizen to apply

Please no 3rd parties or C2C

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