Lead Systems Engineer - Backup & Restore - Military veterans preferred

ManTech (www.mantech.com)


  full-time   employee

United States

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Become an integral part of a diverse team while working at an industry leading organization, where our employees come first.? At ManTech International Corporation, you’ll work on innovative projects that offer opportunities for advancement. ManTech’s Health Division is seeking an experienced  Lead Systems Engineer - Backup & Restore specializing in backup/restore, disaster recovery, and business continuity solutions for a potential project with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Rockville, MD 


This position will support data center operations and cloud-modernization efforts, and acts as technical lead of a small team, a hands-on technical architect and domain expert, and an escalation point for troubleshooting challenging issues within a 200+ person program. This position is designated as key personnel on the program, reports directly to the Program Manager, and works with senior government officials day-to-day and needs to have the ability to both manage technical efforts and deliver on business requirements.   



  • Lead the backup/restore, disaster recovery, and business continuity team

  • Analyze business requirements and define practical business continuity and disaster recovery recommendations, analyze risk for different approaches 

  • Serve as a customer-facing subject matter expert, including responsibility to craft and communicate recommendations, risk analysis, and architecture roadmaps to a mixed business and technical audience

  • Triage, prioritize, and assign a backlog of tasks to a team of engineers

  • Create technical documentation, standard operating procedures, and plans

  • Mentor and support team members through difficult technical problems

  • Perform as team leader and hands-on team member as necessary


Required Qualifications: 

  • 10+ years of relevant experience, including at least 4 in specialized roles focused on backup/restore, disaster recovery, and business continuity

  • Experience working in a large data center environment and understanding of data center infrastructure. Enterprise-level backup/recovery, high-availability, and failover approaches

  • Experience with a heterogeneous environment and wide variety of hardware vendors, technologies, and operating systems in on-premises, cloud-hosted, and hybrid environments

  • Deep and specialized experience in defining and managing operational continuity and disaster recovery plans, including determining staffing needs, standard operating procedures for response and escalation, and monitoring/alerting approaches

  • Hands-on experience with a variety of vendors related to backup/restore, disaster recovery, and high-availability tools and platforms such as Veeam, Commvault, Veritas, Rubrik, Acronis, etc. No candidate will be an expert in all these platforms – but you must have proven depth in at least one – and broad exposure to the pros/cons of products in the enterprise backup and recovery space

  • Experience in large/enterprise environments with thousands of servers, virtual machines, containerized applications, and network devices

  • Experience creating and managing technical and process documentation, including conducting formal risk analyses, defining roadmaps to improve disaster recovery and continuity in a large-scale enterprise (thousands of virtual or physical servers and network devices)

  • Active (current) credential with one of the following Cisco certifications: CCNA Data Center, CCNP Data Center, or CCIE Data Center certification

  • Active (current) credential from the Storage Networking Certification Program (SNCP) administered by the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) - such as the: SCSP-SNIA Certified Storage Professional, Engineer, Architect, or Storage Networking Expert

  • Active (current) credential/certification in one or more vendor-specific products in the enterprise backup and restore space – particularly Veritas or Rubrik


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Certification in, or exposure to operating within processes as defined by the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) v4 framework

  • Certifications in additional source-system products from Microsoft, VMware, or RedHat – focused on backup/recovery or high-availability

  • Experience with large (100+ FTE) government programs focused on enterprise IT infrastructure support and operations, particularly those involved in healthcare

  • Knowledge of FDA data centers, enterprise IT infrastructure, or maintenance of FDA Center-specific software applications


Location and Travel:  

This is an on-site position primarily in Rockville, Maryland that also requires travel to data centers located in Ashburn, VA and Silver Spring, MD. Telecommuting is not a long-term (post-COVID) option. Exceptional candidates will be considered for relocation.  


Security Clearance Requirements: 

Must be a US citizen and be able to obtain and maintain a Tier 2 (sensitive moderate risk) background investigation and clearance. 

Physical Requirements: 

Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time, move about both office and data-center facilities including examining/configuring equipment in standard-depth 42U racks.  

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