Senior Storage And Backup Engineer

Employment Type:Permanent
Job Location:Zurich Switzerland
Job Function:


  • Handling tickets / requests
  • Perform root cause problem analysis
  • Troubleshooting technical issues
  • Defining processes and improving processes around storage, backup and archiving
  • Oversees and is responsible for successful completion of Installation, configuration and migration
  • Responsible for a backup/restore and recovery from a snapshot strategies
  • Suggests new technologies and design changes
  • Monitoring and maintaining SLA requirements by the team members
  • Planning Backup/Restoration Strategy for 24x7 operation support
  • Suggesting patches/upgrades to maintain security level
  • Testing / Auditing/processes as required from time to time
  • Identify Skill gaps and plan for training / knowledge updating


3Par specific

  • Ability to manage SAN/NAS infrastructure
  • Ability to provision storage and SAN resources, diagnose application connectivity and performance issues, and capacity plan the infrastructure.
  • Strong Knowledge of HP-3PAR InServ Arrays.
  • Strong knowledge of HP-3PAR InServ hardware and management platforms..                
  • Working knowledge of 3PAR management platforms e.g. 3PAR InForm Operating System , InForm Command Line Interface , InForm Management Console , Persistent Cache , Thin Conversion , Thin Persistence , Thin Copy Reclamation and Dynamic Optimization           
  • Strong knowledge of Virtual provisioning, Common Provisioning Groups and Virtual Volumes.                
  • Strong knowledge of technologies including MPIO, Virtual and Physical copies, Remote Copies               
  • Strong knowledge of VLUNs and hosts addition.            
  • Strong knowledge of 3PAR System Reporter   
  • Must possess strong SAN switching skills.         
  • Provide daily, weekly and monthly storage status reports.        
  • Liaise and work with hardware/software vendors and project groups as required.        
  • Analyze and resolve escalated problems within target. Trouble shooting Storage related problems and alerts monitoring.
  • Liaison with vendor – technically and commercially       


Commvault specific

  • Working knowledge of Commvault
  • Installing, configuring, administering Commvault
  • Perform regular system maintenance, change implementation, patch management, upgrade etc  
    • Troubleshooting backup failures and implementing appropriate fix restore of Linux/Windows VM  


Soft Skills              

  • Excellent communication and conversation skills (Verbal and Written)
  • Good documentation skills
  • Should have a great customer handling skills
  • Able to handle unforeseen situations


Other Skills / Experience                

  • Datacenter understanding
  • Working Knowledge on VMware vSphere
  • General Windows/Linux skills
  • Scripting in any language (bash, powershell, python, perl) is an advantage
  • Experience of MS Windows clustering is an advantage