Storage & Backup Engineer

Newport (Casnewydd)
Up to £35,000 + 25 days annual leave + 3%, Flex Fund + Life Assurance + Pension
23 Sep 2020
21 Oct 2020
Clearance Level
Job Type

Bring your Data Centre expertise to us and in return we’ll give you an amazing career with growth and learning opportunities. Come and work for one of the best kept secrets in I.T.

The company
Sopra Steria, European leader in digital transformation, provides one of the most comprehensive portfolios of end-to-end service offerings in the market: Consulting, Systems Integration, Software Development and Business Process Services. Sopra Steria is trusted by leading private and public organisations to deliver successful transformation programmes that address their most complex and critical business challenges.

The day job
The Storage and Back-Up Engineer will support in the end to end life cycle management of Server storage solutions, in accordance to the clients business requirements (hot, cold, performance, retention, technology, etc.). This will involves design and implementation of storage solutions in line with the client’s business requirements and maintenance and fault resolution of new and existing storage solutions. The role will also include providing support to the backup service team, in accordance to business requirements, on platforms monitored and managed. They will monitor and analyse performance of the storage infrastructure and all related components using the provided/native vendor toolset from an end-to-end perspective and be responsible for the decommissioning and erasing of all data from storage securely when required. 

Key Responsibilities
Providing storage
Operating storage
Providing backup
Providing archiving solution

Essential Skills
Experience working in datacentre environment
Experience of providing Backup in virtualised environments using COTS products
Maintain accurate records and documentation
Experience applying ITIL methodology
Able to work as part of a small team
Experience in capacity planning
Knowledge of backup technologies

Technical skills in at least some of:  NetApp Filers, both 7 and Cluster mode;  NetApp Unified Manager & SnapCenter; HP 3Par Storage Arrays;   Cisco MDS SAN Switches. With FC, iSCSI, FCoE protocols; Backup Applications including; Netbackup, HP Data-Protector, and Veeam; EMC Data-Domain, HP and Quantum Scalar Tape libraries


Desirable Skills
Experience using multiple COTS backup products
Experience in Windows and Linux environments
Experience managing virtualised environments 
Knowledge of LAN/WAN Technologies
Willing to work out of hours and attend remote sites
Provision and sizing of VDI

SC Clearance is required for this hold, all applicants must hold or be eligible to obtain

Reasons why you should apply to us
We’re big – really big. With that comes career growth opportunities - we offer excellent training, you’ll join a company where development and progression is actively encouraged and not just something we talk about
We have an enviable client list – we work with some of the biggest names out there
We ensure our working environment is supportive and collaborative, everyone has a voice and all opinions count 
Our goal is to disrupt the market, not just follow the status quo
Sustainability is really important to us, in fact we are within the top 1% of companies worldwide tackling climate change and managing our emissions

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