Backup/Recovery Engineer

ValidaTek Washington, DC
ValidaTek, Inc. is an award-winning Small Business that provides high-security mission-critical IT services to the Federal Government. Our commitment to excellence in service delivery has resulted in dramatic growth and an expanding client base that includes several U.S. Federal Departments. The corporate infrastructure is robust and based on industry best practices as evidenced by our DCAA Approved accounting system, Top Secret (TS) facility clearance, ISO 9001:2015, ISO 20000-1:2011, and ISO 27001:2013 certifications, and CMMI Level 4 for Services (CMMI-SVC Level 4) and CMMI Level 3 for Development (CMMI-DEV Level 3) appraisals. We pride ourselves in being the best and only attracting and retaining the best talent to fuel our rapid growth. We promote a strong employee-focused corporate culture that provides a diverse, prosperous and rewarding place to work. We provide our employees with competitive benefits, educational assistance, and career growth opportunities. Every employee is valued for their contributions and we all take pride in helping our customers achieve their goals, which in turn contributes to the overall success of the company.

Role: Backup and Recovery Engineer

Position Description:

Part of a team supporting the operations and maintenance of large scale and world-wide Enterprise IT environment covering application hosting and support; enterprise services; and infrastructure services. This candidate will serve as a Backup/Restore Engineer for the Department of State.


* 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 system.

* 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.

* 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.

* Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

Education and Certifications

* Bachelors Degree holder in an IT related discipline (or similar experience and certifications)

* Experience in backup tools and software with emphasis on Symantec NetBackup.

* Experience in Windows server environment including Windows 2008 administration.

Experience Desired:

* 4+ years experience in backup tools and software with emphasis on Symantec NetBackup.

* 2+ years experience in Windows server environment including Windows 2008 administration OR 2+ years experience in Linux server environment including RHEL administration.

ValidaTek is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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