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Storage and Backup Administrator - Team Lead 

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Req Number KGS20-0061  
Category Information Technology  
Division Koniag Government Services  
Location KGS Fort Collins, CO  

Koniag Government Services is looking for a Storage and Backup Administrator (Team Lead) to join our team in support of a federal client located in Fort Collins, CO. Pursuant to PL 93-638, as amended, Preference will be given to qualified applicants who are a member of a Federally Recognized Native American Tribe.

We offer competitive compensation and an extraordinary benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance, 401K with company matching, flexible spending accounts, paid holidays, three weeks paid time off, and more.

  • Skills in evaluating specifications and features of new products, performing product comparisons, feasibility, cost benefit analysis, performance and compatibility testing. Determine customer business requirements and make technical recommendations regarding software and hardware to meet those requirements.  
  • Participate in creation of storage and SAN RFP’s and RFQ’s based on product analysis, design, and evaluations of storage, SAN, and user requirements.
  • Use technical expertise to assist database administrators, server administrators, and end users to identify methodologies to integrate servers, databases, and applications into the storage, SAN, and DR infrastructure.
  • Lead the initial configuration, install, and deployment of storage arrays, DR, and SAN.
  • Use expertise to manage the day-to-day operation of storage; including VNX, VMAX, VCE, Power Vault, EqualLogic arrays and SAN infrastructure (Cisco and Brocade).
    • Determine virtual disks (LUN) requirements and create LUNs from storage arrays.
    • Create storage pools on the storage arrays based on various user requirements (i.e. db, logs, filetypes…) and storage groups to map virtual disks to servers.
    • Monitor usage of storage pools, LUNs, I/O, and overall health of storage arrays (including I\O, pools, hardware, firmware…).
    • Monitor performance of storage including LUNs, storage pools, I/O…).
    • Troubleshoot issues with storage array via diagnostic tools, logs, tech docs, and expertise.
    • Troubleshoot performance issues using performance tools, tech docs, and expertise.
    • Work with vendors to open trouble tickets, and take corrective actions as necessary.
    • Tune performance of storage arrays.
    • Upgrade storage firmware and software as required.
    • Proficiency in array based replication, snaps, and cloning; both local and remote.
  • Maintain storage management toolset (i.e. Unisphere, Navisphere, CLI, ESRI…), with skills in using CLI to script various jobs or tasks in storage array, SAN, and RecoverPoint.
  • Knowledge of VCE converged infrastructure; to include storage array, SAN networking, VDS, and management tools like Vision and UCS manager. Also a working knowledge of VMware vSphere.
  • Install, maintain, and administer enterprise SAN storage solutions; in both core-edge and mesh topology using enterprise class fibre channel Cisco and Brocade switches.
    • Configure, monitor, and troubleshoot the SAN fabric, including the ability to create zones, assign ports, and bandwidth allocation.
    • Expertise in integrating new SAN switches or modules into either core-edge or mesh topologies, this includes merging fabrics, adding or enhancing ISL’s, trunking to increase bandwidth or redundancy, increasing port count without losing performance.
    • Expert knowledge in SAN management tools (i.e. DCNM, disk manager, CLI…).
    • Maintain all SAN hardware, software, and firmware; which includes keeping all components at the latest versions.
  •  Expertise in remote and local replication via RecoveryPoint for DR.
    • Configuring new appliances.
    • Creating new consistency groups for new or expanding replication.
    • Managing daily ops.
    • Configuring and tuning to meet customer performance requirements.
    • Troubleshooting issues with replication.
    • Maintaining software and firmware versions, and licensing.
  • Configure, monitor, and maintain device security to specified security guidelines and STIGs. Resolve and document resolution of any resulting security findings.
  • Review and update procedures/documentation for all storage, SAN, and replication appliances.
  • Skills in Microsoft tools (i.e. spreadsheets, powerpoint, word, visio…) to provide technical information, and documentation, configuration and usage data to meet requests for internal system reviews, audits, or for planning and reporting.
Position Requirements


  • EMC VCE, VMAX, and VNX storage arrays
  • EMC Control Center, Powerpath, Navisphere, Unisphere, VCE Vision
  • EMC RecoverPoint, EMC Replication manager
  • Cisco and Brocade SAN switches
  • Cisco Fabric Manager, DataCenter Network Manager (DCNM), Brocade Enterprise Fabric Connectivity Manager (EFCM)
  • VMware SRM
  • DELL EqualLogic and PowerVault arrays.

Working Environment & Conditions

This position is primarily indoors, consistent with a standard office position and has a noise level of mostly low to moderate. The incumbent is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. The work load may require the incumbent to sit for extended periods of time. The incumbent must be able to read, perform simple math calculations and withstand moderate amounts of stress. The incumbent must occasionally lift and/or move items that weigh up to 25 lbs. Specific vision abilities required for the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Our Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The company is an equal opportunity employer. The company shall not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity (except where gender is a bona fide occupational qualification), national origin, age, disability, military/veteran status, marital status, genetic information or any other factor protected by law.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity in all decisions related to employment, promotion, wages, benefits and all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment.

The company is dedicated to seeking all qualified applicants. If you require an accommodation to navigate or to apply to a position on our website, please contact Heaven Wood via e-mail at or by calling 703-488-9377 to request accommodations.

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About our Company

Koniag Government Services (KGS) is an Alaska Native Owned corporation supporting the values and traditions of our native communities through an agile employee and corporate culture that delivers Enterprise Solutions, Professional Services and Operational Management to Federal Government Agencies. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Koniag, we apply our proven commercial solutions to a deep knowledge of Defense and Civilian missions to provide forward leaning technical, professional, and operational solutions. KGS enables successful mission outcomes for our customers through solution-oriented business partnerships and a commitment to exceptional service delivery. We ensure long-term success with a continuous improvement approach while balancing the collective interests of our customers, employees, and native communities. For more information, please visit


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