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Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
JOB #R1802167

Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) Administrator

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ICF is hirnig a TSM Administrator to support our work based out of Washington, DC. The TSM Admin is responsible for monitoring, correcting errors, and working together with technical support to isolate any non-specific error condition. Error or critical conditions include storage pool shortages, mirror write failures, communication errors, device problems, media errors, full or partial disaster recovery, and any other non-specific problems.

The TSM Administrator shall also perform Tivoli Storage Manager daily task and special server procedures including:

  • Verify that the database file system has enough space.
  • Examine the database percent utilization, available free space, and free-pages.
  • Check the database and recovery log statistics.
  • Run database backup when necessary.
  • Verify that there is enough disk space in the file systems that contain the log files (ie. active, archive, etc.)
  • Monitor reports from TOR make necessary corrections (ie. backups fail, storage pool overflows, license data, dedup ratios, total data per data type, etc.)
  • Check events and summary table for process failures.
  • Check both admin and client schedules for failures.  If they failed, research, correct and restart the schedule.
  • Check activity log for errors.
  • Check and collect accounting data.
  • Check that the instance directory has sufficient space.
  • Insure that the volhist, devconfig and dsmserv.opt files have been saved offsite either through email or PREPARE.
  • Check libraries, tapes and paths to insure they are all online.
  • Check libraries for cleaning tapes.  Order when usage is almost exhausted
  • Insure migration completed successfully.
  • Review the stgpool size to make certain there is enough space to hole all backups.
  • Make sure the backups to copy stgpools are occurring on time.
  • Check to insure vaulting ran successfully. 
  • Monitor scratch volumes.
  • Take corrective action for any data backup that does not complete successfully.
  • Restore data services as requested and/or required within 24 hours.
  • Use Operations Center monitoring software to monitor the backup infrastructure.
  • Assist with the decommissioning and removal of backup devices, and support equipment.
  • Ensure data is successfully backed up and properly stored in the event a restore is necessary.
  • Follow written standards on properly handling data spills.
  • Estimate the future growth of backup data when necessary.
  • Provide data restore services as requested and/or required.
  • Insure all Spectrum Protect software (server and client) is current and up to date
  • Insure all drivers, firmware, etc. are current

Basic Qualifications:

  • Current active DOD Security Clearance is required
  • Must have extensive backup experience IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM);
  • 5 years of full-time professional experience working in IT as system, server, database administrator
  • Strong knowledge of LINUX and Window operating system
  • Some knowledge of Avamar is required;
  • 10 or more years of direct experience in a medium to large data backup environment;
  • Seven (7) or more years of direct experience in backup tool and software with an emphasis on IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM);
  • Proficient in NDMP backup and recovery;
  • Proficient in SAN/NAS Storage and snap mirror and snapshot recovery;
  • Proficient in Virtual Machine, Email, SQL, and SAP Hana backups;
  • Proficient knowledge of UNIX/LINUX experience in data recovery for Microsoft Windows Server, LINUX Servers, Virtual Machines and IBM AIX servers;
  • BA/BS degree from an accredited college majoring in Computer Science, Computer Security, Computer Networking or a related field of equivalent knowledge;
  • In lieu of required years of experience, candidate may include certifications in the following disciplines:
  • IBM Certified Administrator for TSM
  • Microsoft Windows Server – Minimum Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
  • Red Had Certified Engineer

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • 5+ years working with TSM (Tivoli Storage Manager)
  • 5+ years IBM SAN (Data Protector and Virtual)
  • IBM Storwize V5000, V7000 SAN
  • HyperV/VMware/VEEAM
  • TCP/IP
  • Redhat Linux
  • IBM Certified Administrator - Tivoli Storage Manager
  • SAN administration and Tivoli Storage Manager / Spectrum Protect Experience
  • Experience with storage technologies: Brocade, NetApp amd IBM Storage
  • Experience with DRM implementation, management and daily tape rotation
  • Experience with Spectrum Protect housekeeping tasks, migration, and Storage pool management.
  • Experience with Physical (IBM TS3200/TS3310) and virtual tape libraries (Quantum)
  • Experience with Netapp NDMP backup
  • Experience with Microsoft Exchange/SQL/Oracle/HANA TDP
  • Experience with Library manager and library client architecture and configuration
  • Experience with Spectrum Protect TDP for VMware environment
  • Experience with SQL queries for TSM reporting
  • Experience with shell scripting (bash or korn).

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

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