Storage & Backup Engineer

Storage & Backup Engineer

  • Job Title: Storage & Backup Engineer
  • Organisation: Infinity Computers & Communications
  • Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
  • Reports to: Back Office Manager

About Us:

Infinity Computers & Communications Company Ltd (I3C) is a Technology Enterprise with a footprint in Uganda and the wider East Africa Sub-Region. Our company's work spans over 15 years of experience in several African markets having previously traded as Computer Frontiers International LTD (CFI). Our core business is IT & Telecom. They are for sourcing for qualified applicants on behalf of their valuable client.

Job Summary: The Storage & Backup Engineer will provide support in the design and maintenance of CUSTOMER’s data storage systems organization-wide.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:   

    Assist in the implementation of the IT division’s policies and procedures.

    Assist in the implementation of approved policies and procedures for data storage management and systems.

    Participate in the sizing, designing, building, and delivering data storage system platforms.

    Provide input in the development of information management lifecycle to achieve optimal mix of online, near online and offline data storage and quick user accessibility to the Storage Area Network and stored data.

    Assist in the development of a proactive maintenance cycle for data storage systems and automate preventive/routine maintenance on data storage systems with detailed scheduled maintenance reports.

    Maintain and update data storage systems.

    Perform data backup and ensure that backed-up data can be restored as required.

    Monitor data storage system performance and recommend adjustments to system parameters to ensure optimum performance and response time.

    Ensure optimization of system logs on the data storage systems and proactively advise on capacity issues.

    Keep system documentation updated at all times.

    Assist users in defining their storage needs.

    Automate storage interfaces and manual activities to improve user-independence and reduce system downtime.

    Assist in gathering requirements for additional storage requirements and provide support in the design and documentation of functional specifications for upgrades and expansions.

    Liaise with User Support team to ensure data storage incidents are resolved efficiently and in a timely manner in compliance with Service Level Agreements.

    Escalate incidents to third party vendors as required.

    Assist to manage vendors providing services to the end user support function and ensure that agreed SLAs are achieved.

    Liaise with relevant unit/ team/function in carrying out all relevant activities.

    Attend team/divisional/departmental meetings as required.

    Prepare/compile agreed periodic activity and performance reports for the attention of the Manager, IT Operations Support.

    Perform any other duties as assigned by the Manager, IT Operations Support.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  

    The ideal candidate for the Storage & Backup Engineer job opportunity should preferably hold a first degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline.

    Relevant certifications in relation to the job shall be of an advantage

    At least three years relevant work experience.

    Must have the working experience with Hitachi, HP and Huawei Ocean Store storages.

    Must have the working experience with NetBackup, OSB and DPM backup solutions.

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should apply online,via mail to;

Deadline: 15th October, 2017