Backup and Recovery Systems Engineer

Wayne State University
Michigan, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 31, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology, Technology Administration/Other, Chief Technology & Information Officers
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Information

Posting Details

Posting Number

Position Title
Backup and Recovery Systems Engineer

Number of Vacancies

25 - Computing & Info Technology

Primary Department
H2565-C&IT Computing Services

Working Conditions

Essential Functions (Job Duties)

Reporting to the Associate Director, Enterprise Computing, the position will design, construct, configure, and operate the enterprise systems backup and restore environments that supports over 1,000 systems and servers. This includes management of the physical server, storage and network environments that host the backup systems, the Operating System (OS) installation, and the backup application system. The current backup system in use is VEEAM on Windows Servers. Further, this position provides guidance and direction to the various Application System Administrators to support effective backup configuration and restore processes and Enterprise servers.


Install, implement, configure, and manage the enterprise backup software system including the management systems, database, and repository services to support the backup of over 1000 servers and protect enterprise data assets.

Design, install, configure, and manage the backup system hardware infrastructure required to support the backup services. This includes over 1.5PB of storage located at both the production data center and the remote disaster recovery facility.

Install, implement, configure, and manage Windows Server Operating Systems (OS) installations and Active Directory administration of objects such as Group Policy Objects (GPOs), Accounts, and permissions.

Install, implement, configure, and manage the central enterprise systems monitoring application used to monitor and detect issues with Windows and Linux server-based systems and services. Maintain the dashboards that reflect the current state of the monitored systems.

Provide support to Application System Administrators that rely on the backup services, Operating Systems (OS) administration, and monitoring applications.

Other duties as assigned.

Unique Duties


Bachelor Degree in IT or Engineering or an equivalent combination of education and experience, required.

Requires a minimum of three to five years relevant job-related experience.

Extensive knowledge and experience in the installation, management, configuration, and operation of Enterprise Backup Systems such as VEEAM to assure the effective protection of enterprise data assets.

Experience in the design, installation, configuration, and management of server and storage hardware for highly available and reliable system operation.

Experience in the Linux Operating Systems is also desirable. Experience managing Active Directory Users, Computers, and Group Policy Objects (GPOs).

Experience in the configuration and administration of at least one Systems management and monitoring system.

Preferred Qualifications

Strong skills in the installation, configuration and management of the Windows Server Operating systems. A working skillset in scripting languages such as PowerShell for process automation.

Ability to collaborate with others in the accomplishment of a common task or program.

Ability to produce consistent quality work and meet established deadlines with strong attention to detail and follow-up on each task and assignment.

Ability to manage and protect confidential information.

Testing Requirements
Not Applicable

Test Scheduling

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Job Category
Professional/Administration & Supervisory/Management

Duration of Posting

Fiscal Year of Job Open Date

Job Open Date
(When job is posted in the system)

Job Close Date
(or until suitable candidate is found)
Until Suitable Candidate is Found

Is this position reposted?

Reposting Reason:
Extended Search Opportunity

Application Information

Background Check Requirements
University policy requires certain persons who are offered employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal history check, before starting to work. If you are offered employment, the University will inform you if a background check is required.

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**NOTE: If 'Yes' is selected, then this is a Bump Ineligible Position (BIP). The person who bids or hires into this 100% grant funded position has no bumping rights upon grant expiration or in a reduction of force.

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