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System, Storage and Backup Engineer

Abu Dhabi | United Arab Emirates

At DarkMatter, we are building an organisation of specialists to provide the ultimate integrated cyber security protection available. Whatever the scope, scale or sensitivity of our clients’ work, we'll assess their risks, resolve their vulnerabilities and always keep them ahead of the threat, offering them the best possible products and solutions.

The Role: 

In a shift based role possessing expert level experience in one or more of the following Dell EMC products and systems (Unity, Avamar, DPS, Tape Library, Servers and Data Domain)

Expert Level experience in VMware products (vSphere, vCenter, Horizon and VMware Suite)

Expert Level experience in automating, maintaining, upgrading, securing and supporting Enterprise Linux / Open Source environments

Using Open Source software and tools on a Linux environment; automating the management of the estate with scripting and other automation tools for patch management, monitoring and support.

Advanced Level experience in Microsoft Core technologies

In this role, you will:

  • Support of RHEL, vSphere, Dell EMC Unity, Data Domain, Avamar and DPS storage and backup deployments.
  • Storage administration in a VMware virtual environment; provision of storage pools, storage monitoring, capacity monitoring and uplift.
  • Senior level operations support and engineering services for enterprise-level data protection solutions.
  • Storage optimization by analysis of long term trends for Data Protection environments with de-duplication capabilities.
  • Monitors and manages backup solutions; ensures backup integrity with regular testing.
  • Oversees operational readiness of all Backup servers and target storage devices.
  • Assists with operation to include: Virtual Machines (VM’s), Databases, storage pools, client’s data, user management, and OS management pertinent to Data Protection.
  • Ensures operational documentation (technical reference, process, and training documentation) meets completeness and quality thresholds.
  • Leads on all data recovery activity from files to entire server storage pools
  • Follows ITIL processes.
  • Plan, optimize, automate and execute routine administration and patching of Linux environments.
  • Create and maintain as well as application installation automation using various scripting languages (PowerShell, VBScript, batch, Python, Bash, Perl etc.).
  • Provide direction and day-to-day support for the systems infrastructure VMware vSphere and RHEL in a large scale enterprise environment.
  • Ensure effective security, operation and peak performance of OS and virtualization management environments.
  • Assist with providing administration, troubleshooting, configuration, installation, deployment, maintenance, upgrades, and critical projects.
  • Leverage virtualization and scripting technologies to automate/orchestrate overall system creation, management, and deployment across the infrastructure.
  • Develop scripts & queries to validate functionality and security of all systems and performance metrics.
  • Participate in the preparation of standard operating procedures, protocols and guidelines.
  • Analyzes metrics to identify optimization opportunities and utilization/capacity trends
  • Assist with hardware maintenance and lifecycle planning.
  • Trains and mentors less senior colleagues as required.
  • Ensures operational documentation (technical reference, process, protocols, guidelines and training) meets completeness and quality thresholds.

To bring your dream to life, you’ll need:

  • Minimum 5+ years of experience in a similar role
  • In a shift based role possessing expert level experience in one or more of the following Dell/EMC products and systems,Unity, Avamar, DPS, ML3 Tape
  • VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV)
  • ISM v3 (Information Storage Management)
  • EMC DPA (Data Protection Admin)
  • Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)
  • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MSCE: Core Infrastructure)
  • ITIL v3 Foundation

Working in Abu Dhabi

Just off the Arab Gulf and right at the edge of your imagination, is a place where geniuses make their cyber security dreams come true. At DarkMatter, we’re turning our biggest ideas into reality in the fastest moving and most dynamic city on the planet. Working here, you’ll lead technical innovation in the region while taking advantage of all Abu Dhabi has to offer. From first class healthcare and education, to superior living accommodations and cultural attractions, you’ll find your ideal career and more in this global crossroads. The UAE is one of the safest and most secure areas in the world. And with its location between Europe, Africa and Asia, you’ll expand your worldview in just a short flight. But you won’t have to venture far from the city to experience its diversity. You’ll find people of over 50 nationalities working in the DarkMatter Group. Join us and see that while far away from the concrete tech jungle, Abu Dhabi is an oasis where your latest innovations will thrive and grow.

DarkMatter is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status or disability.

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DREAM ENVIRONMENT

At DarkMatter, you’ll find a fast-paced environment where you can shape our product roadmap. We’re a young company with the agility of a startup, but the experienced talent and resources of an established firm. With a sense of adventure and drive to succeed, you can make your dreams a reality in the Middle East.

A hub for innovation

  • The Middle East is one of the fastest moving economic regions on the planet and the UAE plays a largerole in this growth. In 2014, the government launched its National Innovation Strategy, which aims to transform the UAE into one of the world’s most innovative countries through a seven-sector plan.
  • The plan includes creating innovation incubators and technological infrastructure and supporting the private sector in building research centres, innovation communities and more. 
  • Additionally, the UAE Vision 2021 National Agenda aims to shift the nation to a knowledge-based economy. Smart cities such as Dubai and the technologies they employ are examples of how the UAE has set these goals in motion.
  • This connectivity and investment in innovation can lead to exciting career opportunities for you in an expanding economy.

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