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
Identify approaches that leverage our resources and provide economies of scale.