Storage and Backup Engineer (NATO – NCIA)

Mons, Belgium, Sapienza Consulting [AAS-C001199]

Field(s) of expertise
Information Technology Software Engineering
Job type

About this job

Sapienza Consulting is recruiting a Storage and Backup Engineer to work at NCIA in Mons, Belgium.


Under guidance of Service Delivery Manager, Storage and Backup Service (Infrastructure Services), but largely on own initiative, will perform duties such as following:

  • Full lifecycle of backup storage hardware and software: architecture, design, administration, support including storage utilizations/capacity planning and adjusting data storage requirements as well as monitor and audit system utilization, and performance
  • Perform daily backup administrator activities including, backup checks, backup of new servers/services, troubleshooting, and debugging
  • Support storage administrators to perform activities including monitoring, zoning, provisioning, troubleshooting, and debugging
  • Deploy and implement storage-base replication and Disaster Recovery (Cyber Vault considered as ‘Plus’ ) solutions
  • Modifications and changes to the Backup Storage and SAN infrastructure/design/configuration by following proper Change Management processes
  • Participate/perform in root cause analysis for significant problems and suggests clear recommendations for improvements
  • Schedule, coordinate and lead planned downtimes
  • Accurately update comments and status to tickets via ticketing system
  • Participate in on-call activities
  • May require to work on shift, scheduled maintenances, service-affecting activities and contingency work outside of regular business hours


  • Required Security Clearance: NATO SECRET
  • Master Degree in Engineering or Computer Science and three (3) years experience, or Bachelor Degree in Engineering or Computer Science and four (4) years experience, or Dell-EMC Data Storage and/or Dell-EMC Backup Certification and five (5) years experience, or no degree/certification and six (6) years of total Data Storage experience
  • In-depth knowledge and hands-on experience of disk-based backup and archive storages and backup software more specifically on Avamar and DataDomain or PowerProtect
  • Hands-on experience of SAN and NAS storages
  • Hands-on experience on SAN/NAS Network fundamentals (TCP-IP, FC, FCoE, iSCSI, WWNP)
  • Hands-on experience with VMware virtual environments
  • Able to document current design & configuration and to develop/maintain Standard Operation Procedures/Instructions and training guidance
  • Hands-on experience on ITIL Service Operation
  • ITIL Foundation certification
  • Fluent English in both spoken and written


  • Detailed knowledge of MARCOM infrastructure design and service operations
  • Dell-EMC All Flash (FAS, File/Block) data storage knowledge and experience including one of following: Powermax, VMAX, Unity and XtremeIO
  • Certification in one or more of following Dell-EMC certifications: DCS-IE or DCS-SA or DCE-IE on Data Domain or Avamar
  • Certification in one or more of following Dell-EMC certifications: DCS-IE (DellEMC Unity, XtremIO), DCS-TA (XtremIO)
  • Hands-on experience on data replication technologies and data protection (Replication: Native Synchronous Block Replication and/or Native Asynchronous Block and/or File Replication and/or RecoverPoint; Data Protection: Air GapProtection with Cyber Vault)
  • Hands-on experience on fabric switches (Brocade and/or Cisco), Fibre Channel (FC) networking
  • Scripting (Python, Power-Shell, etc.) for Storage Automation or collect data/event from storages
  • BMC/ITSM Ticketing system
  • ITIL Service Operation certification


Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU

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