Buchanan & Edwards

Principal Systems Engineer (Storage & Backup)

Job Locations US-ID-Pocatello
Job ID
Information Technology


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Buchanan & Edwards is seeking a Principal Systems Engineer (Storage & Backup) to join our team in the Pocatello, ID area. 


Build your career

A challenging and dynamic work environment isn’t all that BE has to offer. When you join BE, you become an integral part of our team. Not just an employee number, but a valued opinion with a voice that carries and drives change and innovation. You’ll have access to some of the most well-respected IT industry leaders in virtually every field and learn new tools and techniques while expanding your knowledge and skillset. We’re dedicated to helping you develop your career, and our culture applauds outside-the-box thinking and initiative. Our employee-focused leadership team knows that your success is our success and empowers employees with the necessary tools to excel. Join us as we continue to move the future forward, together.




Position Requirements

  • Designing, implementing, and providing ongoing support of the Storage & Backup Infrastructure.
  • Serving as the subject matter expert (SME) for all Storage & Backup environments.
  • Creating and maintaining storage infrastructure for both bare-metal and virtual machines with the appropriate SAN, network, or local storage configurations, using both OEM and third-party tools that include virtual storage tools and services.
  • Provisioning and configuring required storage & backup for servers.
  • Evaluating, improving, and maintaining the information security throughout the storage & backup infrastructure.
  • Monitoring and correcting critical storage issues and creating recovery processes for hardware failures and performance bottlenecks and configuring alerts for proactive response times.
  • Installing, configuring, testing, and maintaining system management tools, SAN and Tape infrastructure and server plugins with the latest hardware and software patch and firmware versions.
  • Proactively ensuring the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability to include verification of the replication of data, fail over copies, redundant data sets.
  • Monitoring and testing application performance for potential bottlenecks, identifying possible solutions, and working with developers to implement those fixes
  • Maintaining security, backup, and redundancy strategies
  • Writing and maintaining custom scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on any tasks, such as automated provisioning storage with Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).
  • Participating in the design of information and operational support systems
  • Liaising with vendors and other IT personnel for problem resolution
  • Ensuring technical documentation exists for all systems and is kept up to date to include inventory and patch levels of all systems to include hostnames, property numbers, IP addresses, enclave, number of cores, number of processors, admin passwords, certificates, and service accounts on a monthly interval.
  • Integrating systems with Windows and Linux as it applies to core service dependencies.
  • Engineering and implementing solutions for multi factor authentication with FBI standardized software and hardware.
  • Documenting system configurations to include passwords, access controls, version number, and revision numbers, patch levels, and inventory to include hostnames, TCP/IP addresses, number of processors, and number of cores, memory, and license keys.
  • Transitioning knowledge to the government staff through training and assistance on how to use the technology using industry best practices.
  • Providing real-time reporting of storage provisioned and utilized resources to include performance metrics for tape and disk space consumption, storage availability, performance, and trends.



  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Ten (10) years of relevant experience
  • Five (5) years of experience with Net Backup and Tivoli Storage Manager experience for the backup portion
  • SNIA Certified Storage Engineer (SCSE)

Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. (BE) is an Information Technology and Professional Services consulting firm located in Arlington, VA. BE is a diversified high-technology services company, providing government, commercial and nonprofit agencies technology solutions and organizational management services to ensure mission success. Serving the federal sector since 1998, we base our solutions on an in-depth understanding of our clients, their mission and the unique challenges they face. BE is the winner of the 2015 Microsoft U.S. Federal Solution Partner of the Year award, a 2015 and 2016 Washington Post Top Workplace and has been an Inc. 500/5000 awardee for six consecutive years. Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is dedicated to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. We are committed to crafting a workplace that endorses creativity and innovation, and promotes engagement through open communication, acceptance of new people and ideas, and a supportive team dynamic. Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is an equal Opportunity Employer–Minorities / Women / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation. Buchanan & Edwards is an E-Verify employer.




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