Senior IT Technical Backup Administrator

Senior IT Technical Backup Administrator
Reporting to IT Infrastructure & Architecture Manager
    • Minimum Grade 12 with relevant tertiary qualification in the IT Field
    • IBM Tivoli Qualification
    • Minimum 5 – 6 years in Systems administration role
    • Minimum 2 -4 years backup administrator position
    • IBM Systems and Server architecture
    • IBM tape library architecture
    • IBM Tivoli Storage manager
    • Azure cloud backups
    • Backup designs, concepts and architecture
    • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
The Backup Administrator is responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of backup hardware, software and related infrastructure.
This individual participates in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure.
    • This individual ensures that system hardware, operating systems, software systems, and related procedures adhere to organizational policies and methodologies.
    • This individual will be responsible for ensuring that all required systems are backed up as per the Strategy and Policy.
    • The Configuration of the required storage pools, management classes, Admin and Backup Schedules and Retention periods adhere to the Group standards and requirements.
    • Disaster recovery and business continuity plans need to be developed, maintained and tested.
    • This individual will assist project teams with technical issues in the Initiation and Planning phases of our standard Project Management Methodology.
    • These activities include the definition of needs, benefits, and technical strategy; research & development within the project life-cycle; technical analysis and design; and support of operations staff in executing, testing and rolling-out the solutions. Participation on projects is focused on smoothing the transition of projects from development staff to production staff by performing operations activities within the project life-cycle.
    • This individual is accountable for the following Backup Systems including but not limited to: IBM Tivoli Storage Manager, Azure cloud backups, Group Backup software and Systems.
Backup administrator Engineering and Provisioning
    • Engineering of Backup related solutions for various project and operational needs.
    • Install new / rebuild existing systems and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories,
    • storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements.
    • Develop and maintain installation and configuration procedures.
    • Contribute to and maintain system standards.
    • Research and recommend innovative, and where possible automated approaches for backup
    • administration tasks.
    • Identify approaches that leverage our resources and provide economies of scale.