Storage Architect V

Clear Ridge Defense - Fort Meade, MD

Job Description

*********Only Applicants with the required clearance level will be reviewed for these openings************

Location: Ft. Meade, MD

Clearance: TS/SCI, FSP


Clear Ridge is looking for a Storage Architect V. This position supports Data Hosting Services, Enterprise Storage and Database Hosting Services, Backup and recovery, Data Archive and Retrieval, File and Block-based Corporate Storage Implementation for the Database Hosting Environment.


Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Monitoring day-to-day operational backups
  • Troubleshooting failures and correcting problems
  • Working with the SAN and tape library management teams
  • Working with server administrators to add new clients
  • Performance monitoring and application tuning
  • New policy creation and policy adjustments
  • Production of reports for end users and group management
  • Planning and coordinating application updates
  • Identifying O/S and hardware issues for server management
  • Base-lining and planning new hardware for capacity growth and better performance
  • Improve processes and process documentation
  • Develop and document SOPs and troubleshooting procedures
  • Media server and master server setup and system tuning
  • Work with security team to establish connectivity, set standards, and ensure data protection
  • Utilizing trouble tracking/ticketing systems such as JIRA
  • Working with Perl and other scripts
  • Available for 24/7 call-in support and adjustment of hours, when necessary
  • Some areas of experience that will help in being successful include: NetBackup, Fibre Channel tape libraries,
  • SAN storage concepts - zoning and multi-pathing, Solaris 10, CentOS/RHEL 5 and 6, Windows 2008 and 2012 server, IP networking (including firewalling, DNS, and multi-homed hosts), Symantec/Veritas clustering, VxFS, ZFS, Symantec OpsCenter reporting, and process documentation and improvement skills. An ability to interact with various levels of server administrators is necessary.


Required Skills:

  • Tape library background to include:
  • Experience with ACSLS, and ACSLS Security is preferred
  • Experience with tape and disk used in a SAN environment with RH Linux servers
  • StorNext File system and storage manager experience.


Desired Skills:

  • Experience in maintaining a backup infrastructure, to include tuning and troubleshooting NetBackup systems.
  • Experience with Installation and configuration of backup clients, media servers, and SAN clients, along with an ability to perform upgrades, configuration management, and management of SAN devices., which includes experience with Fibre Channel tape units (particularly ACS units from StorageTek) and high-volume tape libraries.
  • Experience with corporate backup and recovery, using NetBackup, (Preferably with shared storage option and multiple media servers) - including upgrading and installing new servers. Includes Symantec OpsCenter (Reporting for NetBackup)


Required Education and Experience:

  • Either a Doctorate plus 8 years ,OR Master’s plus 10 years, OR Bachelor’s plus 12 years, Associate’s plus 15 years, OR H.S./GED plus 20 years.
  • One of the following DoD approved certifications is necessary to meet the category/level IAT-2 (DoD 8570) requirement for this position: Security+, GSEC, SSCP, CCNA-Security, CISA, CISSP (or -Associate), CASP, GCIH, or GCED.
  • Must be available for on-call support.
  • Possibility of travel (CONUS & OCONUS), less than 5%.


Additional Information

We have a unique approach to compensation and benefits.

Benefits Snapshot:

  • 100% Fully-Covered Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 100% Fully-Covered Life Insurance
  • 100% Fully-Covered Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Competitive Paid Time Off
  • 10 Paid Federal Holidays
  • $500 New Uniform Bonus for Transitioning Military
  • Monthly Cell Phone Stipend
  • Monthly Gym Wellness / Streaming Subscription Stipend
  • Competitive 401k Matching
  • Annual Training Allotment
  • $5,000 Employee Referral Bonuses
  • Business Development and Client Expansion Bonuses


*100% Fully-Covered means the employee does not pay a dime from their paycheck for these benefits.

Posted On: Sunday, November 25, 2018

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