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Position: Storage/Backup Engineer

Location: 100% Remote

Job Type: 3 Month Contract To Hire


  • 3 month Contract to Hire role. 100% remote role but will just need to be in Client approved states (MD, DC, VA, WV, PA, DE, NC, NY, NJ, GA, FL & TX)
  • Looking for someone with strong storage/backup mgmt exp.. Looking for 5+ YOE.
  • Storage infrastructure: Pure Storage and NetApp
  • Backup infrastructure: Dell Avamar with Data Domain, Veeam or CommVault).. Does not need to have all 3.
  • VMware is virtual environment. Must have Windows or Linux skills
  • Monday to Friday 8-5 position. Two on-call rotations. patch mgmt rotation every 7 months (not a lot of heavy lifting just following SOPs and releasing updates at 5pm on one Saturday) and another on-call rotation every 15 weeks (any alerts from 6am - 6pm and then the second week is 6pm - 6am)
  • Some VMware, Cloud storage and/or backup certs would be ideal.
  • First interview with lead followed by team meeting with manager involved.
  • Azure is primary cloud platform so any exp with Azure would be ideal. Small footprint in AWS as well but does not need any skills with AWS.


Platform Engineering is responsible for the implementation, 24x7 operational support, automation, availability, and performance management of the Client cloud platforms and the on-premise virtualization platforms and virtualization infrastructure.

The candidate is required to support engineering team projects and facilitate technical design discussions as well as troubleshooting activities. This candidate is also responsible to work with multi-disciplined IT technical teams to interface and manage infrastructure, automation, and applications in both the private and public cloud with a focus on (but not limited to) AWS and MS Azure. They need to contribute valuably to the evaluation of application and infrastructure cloud readiness, work on cloud migration plans to support on-premise moves/migrations to a cloud service (i.e. IaaS or PaaS) as well as the long-term management of the Cloud infrastructure associated with these applications.

Candidate must have a strong and broad foundational IT skillset including support of Azure server virtualization environments, Linux and Windows Operating Systems (in both on-prem and cloud deployments), server configurations and baselines (including networking, storage and security principals, automation tools (i.e., Ansible, Terraform). The candidate must also have a strong understanding and working knowledge with critical IT services such as Active Directory/Azure Active Directory, DNS, Virtualization (VMware/Hyper-V), IaaS, PaaS, Containers, Automation, Azure Marketplace.

Responsibilities include working with server teams as well as with other IT teams to collaborate on designing and implementing cloud infrastructure services. This is a highly technical cross-functional role that understands all components of IT infrastructure (operating systems, network, compute, storage, security, etc.), and knows how to integrate and automate each of the components using automation tools, like Ansible, and being able to integrate these with ServiceNow to build workflows for automated server/system/infrastructure builds/deliveries.


Public Cloud & Virtualization Services Management:

  • Storage and backup infrastructure specialist.

o Familiar with backup/recovery technologies

Familiar with software. We use Avamar, but familiarity with other software like Veeam, Commvault, Rubrik, Veritas or other, may be fine

Familiar with hardware deduplicating/compression storage. We use Data Domains (physical and virtual editions), but familiarity with others like ExaGrid, Quantum or other, may be fine.

o Working knowledge of storage technology. We use NetApp and PureStorage, but others including HPE, Dell/EMC (VNX, Unity, ExtremeIO), Infinidat, DDN or other, may be fine

o Familiarity with VMware. Must be able to troubleshoot snapshots, change block tracking and other nuances related to backup technologies and storage technologies. vCenter, ESXi, vROPS, Distributed vSwitches

o Familiarity with storage switch topology/technologies. We currently use Cisco and Brocade, but practically any other switching/networking knowledge (TCP/IP and OSI model) should work.

o Familiarity with Operating Systems including RedHat Linux and Windows. Must be able to manage, troubleshoot, deploy

o Familiarity with replication technology including SAN to SAN, Zerto, Site Recovery Manager, etc

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  • Working hours

o General hours, 8-5

o Nights and weekend support/deployment

  • On shift rotations

o Escalation support on-call, 24x7 (2 week cycles)

o Monthly patch management rotation

  • Supporting

o New deployments/configurations

o Migrations

o Escalation


Individual Contributor - Position does not have direct reports but is expected to assist in guiding and mentoring less experienced staff as well as self-manage projects from inception to completion. May lead a team of matrixed resources.


Education Level: Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology or Computer Science. In lieu of a Bachelor's degree, an additional 4 years of relevant work experience is required in addition to the required work experience.


5 years software, hardware and/or systems engineering related experience

Preferred AWS/Azure/VMware certifications

Must have cross platform enterprise experience across IT (Server, Network, Storage, Security)

Additional Skills:

Backup (Avamar, Veeam, CommVault), Replication (Zerto, Recovery Point, etc), Virtualization (VMware), Storage (Data Domain, Quantum)

Dexian is a leading provider of staffing, IT, and workforce solutions with over 12,000 employees and 70 locations worldwide. As one of the largest IT staffing companies and the 2nd largest minority-owned staffing company in the U.S., Dexian was formed in 2023 through the merger of DISYS and Signature Consultants. Combining the best elements of its core companies, Dexian's platform connects talent, technology, and organizations to produce game-changing results that help everyone achieve their ambitions and goals.

Dexian's brands include Dexian DISYS, Dexian Signature Consultants, Dexian Government Solutions, Dexian Talent Development and Dexian IT Solutions. Visit to learn more.

Dexian is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.